Sunday, June 26, 2011

Book Review: Insatiable


Insatiable

by Meg Cabot
Series: Insatiable #1
Release date: 8th June 2010
Publisher: Harper Collins
Pages: 454 (hardcover)
Second book: "Overbite" 5th July 2011

Introduction from Goodreads:

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.

Review By Alaiel Kreuz:

During my short - and wonderful life- I've read lots of books by Meg Cabot ( I'll try to make reviews of most of them) and I love most of them.
Since the moment I saw the cover of this book I was hooked. I mean, look at it? Don't you think it's gorgeous? I do. I think it's elegant, sexy and really pretty. The drees is simple delightful and don't miss the detail of the tatoo in her arm and the stake she is holding.

The story goes around Meena, a woman with an special ability: She can tell when and how are you going to die. Since she understood her gift she is always trying to save as many people as she can (whitout looking as a crazy woman, of course). Her work? One of the coolest ones I've ever hear: she is the writer of a TV series that she loved since a child, "Insatiable". But now her beloved program is about to become a copy of the most boring topic in (her) the world: Vampires. As if that is not enought to make her miserable she is now sharing her apartment with her brother until he finds another job (and all he does is watch TV lying in the sofa).
Besides that her cute dog, Jack Bauer (yes, as in the TV series 24) doesn't aprove her new boyfriend... who happens to be the Prince of Darkness himself, Lucien Antonescu (one of the sexiest vampires I've read about).
And of course we can't forget the sexy and strong Alaric who works as a Palatine Guardian... killing (yes, your guess was right!) vampires.

We have everything we need to fall in love with this book: the love triangle (Lucien-Meena-Alaric), the funny characters (Mari Lou and Emil, siblings of Lucien), a strong and charismatic female character (Meena), the sexy/serious vampire (Lucien) and the focused protector (Alaric). And I did fell in love with this book but... Somehow, I didn't enjoyed it that much until chapter eleven... Maybe because, since we see the story from differents points of view each chapter it was a little bit confusing.

The ending is not the "happy ending" I was expecting but since there is going to be a sequel (scheduled for Summer of 2011) I'm going to wait for it... I'm dying to know what happens next!

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