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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Insatiable by Meg Cabot

Insatiable by Meg Cabot 5 of 5 stars.
To be released June 8, 2010.

Sick of hearing about vampires? So is Meena Harper. But as a writer for Isatiable, the second-hottest daytime soap, Meena's being forced to use a vampire story line to boost ratings. Not that she isn't familiar with the supernatural: Meena's always known how everyone she meets is going to die...until she crosses paths with Lucien Antonescu. Lucien's tall, dark, and lacking an expiration date: Could Meena finally have met The One?

She certainly thinks so... until Alaric Wulf, a member of a secret society of vampire hunters, swoops in to insist Meena's new boyfriend is "The Prince of Darkness." A direct descendant of the Dracul, Lucien is embroiled in an apocalyptic battle to retain control of the kingdom of night.

Meena's past relationships have always been a pain in the neck, but this is taking things to a whole new level. Now Meena's got a lot more on her mind than ratings...such as the end of the world. (book blurb)

Meg Cabot has created a story to rival all of other vampire stories of today. She hasn't run away from history. She's embraced it. Creating something that is traditional, hilarious, and fresh all at the same time. Are there any rules that haven't been broken?

I must say, when HarperCollins contacted me about reading this book I immediately wanted to say no thanks. I've never been a big fan of Meg Cabot's The Princess Diaries books, and now she was writing vampire? Please. But after reading the synopsis, I couldn't resist. It sounded typical, normal, but at the same time... different. Few authors these days have taken to calling their vampire sweethearts "The Prince of Darkness" or anything of the kind.

Now after reading it, I'm completely astounded. I have a new appreciation for Meg Cabot. The beginning was hilariously funny as it seemed to basically mock all of the other vampire story lines that are so popular today. And I mean all of them. But it made me laugh and keep reading, despite the fact I wasn't taking anything seriously.

By the middle of the book, things intensified and I found myself precariously on the edge of my seat. The history (majority of which is true!) that Meg Cabot chose to use in surrounding this story was absolutely awesome. Just like the characters, the setting, and every other itty bitty aspect of the book. Unsurprisingly, my favorite character in the whole novel was Alaric Wulf. I mean, who wouldn't love a big, strong vampire hunter walking around New York City with a sword? (I suppose I'll have to forgive him the fact that he named the sword Senor Sticky. Who does that??) But I couldn't help love all of the characters in the book. Its that good.

So, all-in-all Isatiable was a wonderful read. From the storyline to the characters, its a book I won't soon forget. Its also something I could totally see being made into a tv show or movie. And the best part? Meg Cabot left the ending wide open for a sequel!

For fans of: Meg Cabot, DraculaVampire Diaries, Devil's Kiss


Nevey Berry said...

Okay. This book is totally my type. My soul and my new all time favorite.

After Dracula, The Vampire Diaries; I thought I won't find a lovely Vampiric book with touch of history but Insatiable by Meg Cabot proved me wrong, which I really accept.

Amazing review :) ...

prophecygirl said...

I'm definitely looking forward to getting my copy of this. So glad you enjoyed it!

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