Monday, July 4, 2011

58 of 111 Insatiable by Meg Cabot

Sick of hearing about vampires? So is Meena Harper.But her bosses are 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. It's a dark side a lot of people, like an ancient society of vampire hunters, would prefer to see him dead for.
The problem is, Lucien's already dead. Maybe that's why he's the first guy Meena's ever met whom 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 (From Back Cover)

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | May 31, 2010 | Hardcover

I really enjoyed Insatiable. It has a fun, light tone that balanced the darker aspects of the story. There are lots of references to pop culture and soap operas that I really liked. I've been a fan of The Young & The Restless since I was twelve years old & Meena working on a soap opera was the icing on the cake for me with this book. 
Insatiable is a great mix of fun chick lit elements and darker Dracula themes. In some ways it's like Meena and Lucien are in two different books.
 Lucien is the son of Dracula trying to stop a rebellion by violent vampires intent to overthrow him so they can kill humans. Lucien is rich, handsome and alluring -everything the prince of darkness should be. He is extremely powerful and dangerous.
Meena is a bright young writer on a popular soap opera, only she can also tell how every person she meets is going to die.
There are also some great secondary characters, particularly Meena's lay-about brother Jon and Alaric Wulf, the vampire hunter intent on killing all vampires and Lucien in particular. Each character was unique and had their own interesting take on what was happening. The book follows different characters and we get a chance to see how they see events. The different perspectives made the action even more exciting.
This wasn't a traditional romance with HEA and while I won't spoil it the ending sets up the second book nicely and I'm really looking forward to finding out what happens to Meena's character.
Overall, It wasn't what I expected but it was a really nice surprise. 

A fun, fast-paced take on the Dracula story

Mostly implied sex, nothing graphic

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