Re is one scene where even the heroine herself relises that she may be tempting fate and decides to have a uick skim read of Dracula in case it contains any tips After This may be my favorite Meg Cabot novel to date And that s saying a lotThe novel follows Meena Harper a dialogue writer on a major soap opera called Insatiable She desperately wants to be promoted to head writer but loses the promotion She shares an apartment in a nice old coop building with her unemployed brother And she can tell you when and how you re going to dieThis last thing is a real problem in her life She doesn t like to ride the subway as there are simply too many people that she feels compelled to warn about their future demises And as the novel opens she meets a young immigrant that s going to die within a week Meena s action here will come to direct many of the events that followThe other complication in Meena s life She s finally found an interesting man one that she values as highly as she does her job And he s a vampireThis book is a departure for Meg Cabot It has many of her familiar traits the heroine with a layabout brother close friends with complications of their own and a snarky attitude However it feels like many of her romances were training for this book While it does deal with vampires it s also the most original vampire novel I ve read in some time It deals with consent in a far deeper fashion than most of the vampire novels I ve read In Cabot s book a human must be bitten three times by a vampire and drink that vampire s blood in order to be turned Meena can t stand vampires even after she learns that her boyfriend is one But others don t share her feelings and Cabot explores the many reasons they d be willing to allow those bitesFar from jumping on the vampire bandwagon Cabot has done her best to not only write a steamy romance but also deconstruct the reasons why so many people are drawn to vampires I recommend this book highly With Insatiable Meg Cabot has thrown her hat into the ring of paranormal fiction She s started a series that is both about vampires and about hating vampires and the vampire crazeI totally agree with what people have said that she is cashing in both on the vampire craze AND the big backlash against the vampire craze She manages to do so pretty successfully offering a book that has enough action and romance to hook the usual vampire fan and also enough humor and parody to get a few good chuckles out of people sick to death of Twilight and its like There s at least one speech that is almost verbatim out of New Moon which I found funny and sad at the same time Insatiable also has some humor all its own Senor Sticky which I expect from Meg CabotWhat really struck me was this in a lot of ways this book is the anti Twilight It s like Meg Cabot read Twilight and decided to write a book that highlights everything she doesn t like about it Meena is much self sufficient than Bella she is older has gone to college has a job she likes her own apartment and close friends She doesn t have a boyfriend and this is a big gap in her life but as we see by the end of the book she is not so DESPERATE TO HAVE A RELATIONSHIP THAT to have a relationship that will compromise her own morals or
And the ey is for Bella Edward doesn t really ask her for anything she isn t willing give up whether you agree with her decisions or not Lucien represents something very different He isn t a BAD guy he s probably the safest and most moral of all the vampires and so Meena couldn t really have picked a better vampire to date But his ideas on their future relationship differ greatly from Edward s toward Bella While Edward would pretty much do anything to eep Bella human and therefore eep her from suffering as he sees it Lucien just ASSUMES Meena will change for him It s even implied that he would sort of trick her into it if he could having bit her twice already he s clearly already on the way there Lucien s also been spying on Meena and while Edward did this too it never creeped me out like it did with Lucien probably because of Meena s reactionMeena finds Lucien s behavior intentions and some of his Super Vampire Prince Powers like the dragon thing seriously intimidating and creepy in a way Bella never felt about Edward I suppose you could say that Meena s reactions to Lucien are normal than Bella s toward Edward but then again Bella always said she wasn t normal DAnyway like I said Meena makes a stand against Lucien s behavior and makes some tough decisions about her love life and career It s admirable watching it but I was sad to see where the
ideals And the ey is for Bella Edward doesn t really ask her for anything she isn t willing
book was going I LOVED Twilight and I loved its love story and so I was was going I LOVED Twilight and I loved its love story and so I was for something along those lines BUT and here s the icker I agree with Meena s choices I found Lucien very presumptuous and a little intimidating too so while I am Team Edward all the way the way this story was presented I was Team Jacob Er Team Alaric but you now what I mean Cabot successfully presented things in a way that I went for the non vampire s side in this one I was surprised and intriguedIn fact the whole EdwardLucien vs JacobAlaric comparison is pretty easy to make based on their personalities And yet I still picked the other team this timeI will really be looking forward to the next book HOWEVER There is a big problem with repetition in this book Seriously there were MANY times where a phrase or idea was repeated within the same page or a few pages and it really started to get annoying after a while It seems like an editing fail to me one I can t believe got as fa. R 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 forThe problem is Lucien's already dead Maybe that’s why he’s the first guy Meena’s ever met that she could se. My favorite line lucien was furiousbut even when furious he was conscientious about litter who wouldn t laugh at thatthis is the face of guilty pleasure reading ridiculous plot vampirewulf overkill soapy characters multiple characters falling in love in about 20 minutes i think the soap opera subplot was brilliant as this whole book read like one gigantic over the top vampire soap opera thrilled to find out it s a series i laughed and laughed the whole time i was reading even though the cover was an embarassment i simply covered it with something high brow when i was out in public Don t even bother reading this for a lack of a better word novel To borrow a very popular phrase and in the words of Stupid of Today I can t even Haha Which to be fair is usually reserved for something good and maybe even positive Something that s overwhelming Which this certainly wasn t Nope Not at all You now I had this whole elaborate take down prepared this entire thing lined up where I d disparage this blow by blow Complete with witty Red Letter Media references and everything But the thing is yes I can let you drown but I can t bring this ship into Tortuga all by me onesies savvy In other words I am pressed for time and warmly pressed up against something else Something supposedly silken I ll admit I am guilty of gullibility here I fell for this book for its cover It s catchy it definitely sucked me in But in the end it was what was within that totally sucked And not in a fun way relax it s a double entendre But this offering there s nothing good here It s not funny Scary Or sardonic It s not even amusing enough to be a self parody Simply put this book is offensive It s an insult to the readers writers dragons it s insulting to Charlaine Harris whom Cabot was ripping off here and Harris is not that great to begin with so it s shameful on so many levels And it s insulting to Dracula Last words here I can t even say still a better love story than Twilight It really wasn t Trees didn t die for this Paper is too sacred to be used this callously and casually That s the true horror It is this randomness they bludgeon us with and expect us not to care But that s how we bear the blunt of humanity I really really hope the dead trees haunt Cabot and her publishers I actually really enjoyed this although I didnt expect to I like the predictable PNRs Girl meets vampire girl falls for vampire vampire risks all for girl HEA Once I realized that this was not going in that direction I got a little worried But I ended up really enjoying it anyways No this was like girl meets vampire girl falls for vampire vampire terrifies terrorizes and incinerates dozens of ppl in an attempt to protect girl girl runs from vampire vampire stalks girl Haha he definitely has a darker side Its not all fluff and hearts and sparkles but I still really enjoyed Lucien s character He was intense but sweet There was a reason Meena fell for him in the first place A complete prince charming when he wants to be Although the romance did happened rather uickly They had sex the day they met and again the next dayI also really enjoyed Alaric When his character was first introduced I thought he would be some sort of villain being a vampire hunter and all But he was a
"Tentative Ally Like Lucas And "ally Like Lucas and in Evernight He was funny in his completely arrogant and self centered way He thinks so highly of himself and his money and his silk bath robe But he was still entirely lovable I wish Meena could just have them both P Yes his name is Alaric like the vampire hunter in The Vampire Diaries which I dont think is ironic but a bit annoying and way too obvious Also Meena was the name of the heroine in Dracula for those who didnt already now thatI actually didnt like Meena that much She seemed like such a flake Both Lucien and Alaric love how she is so different from anyone they have met before She is always saying or doing things that surprise them When Lucien first met her he actually thought she might be crazy literally crazy She might have just had ADD or something Lucien could read minds and he still had no idea what she was talking about half the time It made her come off as ditsy and stupid to me Like she really didnt understand what was going on around her But she writes for a TV show so she cant be stupidI heard that Overbite wasnt nearly as good as this one but I am still excited to read it and find out what direction the story will take Will Lucien come back and convince her he is worth the risk Or will she end up with Alaric Like I said I like predictable PNRs where Meena would end up with Lucien and live happily ever after But as long
As The Ending Isntthe ending isnt I dont mind different or unexpected sometimes Thats why I enjoyed Eden and Wicked Lovely so much I was in itchen just now and I attemped to cut a piece of cheese to put on a cracker but because I m a bit of a disaster I slammed the nife down too hard and had a cheese EXPLOSION on my hands Why am I telling you this Because the phrase an explosion of cheese pretty much sums up this bookCheese variety number one The main character was called Meena her brother was called Jon or Jonathan their surname was Harper Meena and Jonathan Harper MEENA and JONATHAN Harper Now why does that sound familiaroh yes because it is an complete rip off of Mina and Jonathan Harker from Dracula Now I understand that most vampire novels are probably going to contain some reference to Bram Stoker s classic novel but the ey word here is SOME there is such a thing as taking it too farIn fact the. 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 nows how you’re going to die Not that you’re going to believe her; no one ever doesBut not even Meena’s precognition can prepare her fo. .