August 29, 2011

Insatiable by Meg Cabot: Review

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Meena Harper has a gift; she knows when people are going to die. It isn't the most pleasant skill to have but Meena does her best to warn people about their impending doom. Too bad she can't see what's coming for herself. First, at her job writing for the soap opera Insatiable, her nemesis gets the promotion she was expecting. Her boss then announces a new storyline they'll be writing involving vampires. Meena does not want to write about vampires. They are so overdone. What next? Well, she's attacked by bats. It's the cherry on top of a terrible week. 

There is a positive to being swarmed by bats- being saved by a tall, handsome stranger. Meena can't stop thinking about him. It appears her luck is changing when her hero turns out to be the guest of honour at her neighbour's party and a Prince! Jackpot! Prince Lucien has a few secrets he's keeping from Meena, however. Like how he's a vampire, not just any vampire but the boss of all vampires. The reason he's in New York is because a rogue vampire has been killing young women. A big no-no. He's there to find out who would dare defy him and dole out the proper punishment. He had no intention of falling in love.

As Lucien struggles with a shift in power, Meena has no idea she's about to end up in the middle of a vampire war. Will she be able to save herself and the ones she loves from becoming vampire chow?

I'd forgotten that I had read one other Meg Cabot book, Queen of Babble in the Big City, and was sure this was my first. That was a long time ago. I didn't know what to expect. For the most part, Insatiable is a fun book with a spunky heroine who occasionally does dumb things. At times, it was a bit silly, especially toward the end. The only real problem I had with the book was when the characters' thoughts would wonder off in the middle of something. They'd suddenly be thinking of something unrelated, while in the midst of staking a vampire or something. It was a little odd.

Insatiable is a fluffy bit of fun. The vampires can be silly and so can the humans. If you like your vamps, less Twilight and more Love at First Bite, you'll enjoy Insatiable.

About the Audio: Insatiable is narrated by Emily Bauer. She has a nice cheerful voice and was pleasant to listen to.

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6 comments :

  1. I have this out from the library but haven't got around to reading it yet.

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  2. Meh! I've never read Cabot and books like this make me a bit tentative to take the leap! I think some of the silliness you mentioned would drive me nuts.

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  3. I don't think I like vampires at all. I can't think of a single vampire book I've enjoyed.

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  4. I read Insatiable and liked the silliness. However, I can see why some of your commenters may not love that.

    That said, glad you found Insatiable to be a fun read :-D

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  5. I don't think this is a book I would particularly enjoy, but I do think the idea of the protagonist being able to forsee everyone's deaths.

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  6. Kelly- Enjoy!

    Andi- Yes, the vampire story is silly.

    Kathy- I like some, hate others.

    April- I did have fun.

    Lola- Yeah, it's an idea I haven't run across before.

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