By Meg Cabot
Sick of vampires? So is Meena Harper.
But her boss is making her write about them anyway, even though Meena doesn’t believe in them.
Not that Meena isn’t familiar with the supernatural. See, Meena Harper knows how you’re going to die (not that you’re going to believe her; no one ever does).
But not even Meena’s precognition can prepare her for what happens when she meets—then makes the mistake of falling in love with—Lucien Antonescu, a modern-day prince with a bit of a dark side . . . a dark side a lot of people, like an ancient society of vampire-hunters, would prefer to see him dead for.
The problem is, he already is dead. Maybe that’s why he’s the first guy Meena’s ever met that she could see herself having a future with. See, while Meena’s always been able to see everyone else’s future, she’s never been able look into her own.
And while Lucien seems like everything Meena has ever dreamed of in a boyfriend, he might turn out to be more like a nightmare.
Now might be a good time for Meena to start learning to predict her own future . . .
If she even has one.
This Blonde’s Review:
I have to confess that I already love Meg Cabot books. I wasn’t sure how this one would go, but from the start I really liked Meena. She is trying to do what she loves but writing for a show she loves, instead she has to deal with People who make her job hellish. Then they have to go and make it Worse by adding Vampires into the mix. She doesn’t believe in them, but the Idea of them just disgusts her. It’s not necessarily the bloodsucking, but the crap side of it. She doesn’t see how it’s romantic for a guy to Want to kill a woman and have to fight to restrain himself from doing so. I Agree. I suppose that’s why I’m not an Edward fan (sorry, Twilight is the big vampire thing now so had to relate to it). Then she meets and falls for Lucien. Who she doesn’t realize is a vampire until after she has fallen for him. And he’s not just any vampire he’s the Vampire Prince, son of Dracula. So there she is. In the same romantic tangle she despises. To further complicate her life, she has the ability to see when and how a person will die with unfailing accuracy. This was part of Lucien’s appeal. Before she found out about the whole Vampire thing. This ability of hers makes it easier for her to believe in vampires since she was able to see someone being killed by a vampire because of her. I won’t spoil details of the book, but I have to say I Love the end of the book. I love that Meena doesn’t compromise herself and what she believes, nor does she betray the man (vampire) she loves plus she is able to use her gift in ways she had never before imagined possible.
Insatiable is much much better than Twilight in my opinion. If you’ve read both of these books please let me know how you feel they compare.
If are considering reading this book and you are already a Meg Cabot fan you’ll enjoy this book, so don’t hesitate to get a copy. If you aren’t familiar with her books this could be a nice introduction. If you enjoy vampire books that aren’t of the horror variety, you will enjoy this one. In short, I loved this book and think you will too.