June 24, 2010

Insatiable (Meg Cabot) Review & Giveaway

Publisher:  William Morrow (June 8th 2010)
Hardcover: 451 pages
Book from Wiredset
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. (Source)

INSATIABLE, by Meg Cabot, was a fiery love story in the midst of a supernatural battle. Cabot took a classic vampire legend and twisted it into a modern New York love story. Reader be aware, this is not your typical vampire book!

Each character in Insatiable was vivacious and one-of-a-kind. Meena seems like a normal woman just trying to find a man and a well-deserved promotion, but her supernatural abilities to see someone's death makes her truly unique. It was hard to believe this woman had such trouble in finding a man because within days of vampires taking over her beloved television program, two men fall head over heels for her! The tension between Lucien, Meena, and Alaric was captivating. I enjoyed the different point of views that the book revealed and I liked digging into these mens brains about how they truly felt about Meena. I really loved the sassy exchanges between characters even "the Contessa" next door and her constant needling in Meena's life made me laugh. And the general desperation for a job that her brother, Jon, possessed was very amusing.

I enjoyed the plot line with the soap opera and how the executives were changing a timeless drama into a modern vampire tale to snare in the newer audience. Cabot did an amazing job of weaving Meena's real-life into the supernatural twist of fate that occurred after meeting Lucien.

Also, how great is the cover? The red dress encompasses the title, Insatiable. And the stake and dragon arm clasp hints of the danger and suspense that is exposed beyond the cover.

Overall, I adored this book! I felt the characters were very real even with the added element of vampires and premonitions. I could imagine knowing any of these characters in real-life and experiencing the normal day-to-day that they do. Cabot left this book wide open for more tales of Meena fighting against vampires and trying to veer away from her love for Lucien. I really hope there is more to come!


Meg Cabot is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty-five series and books that have sold more than fifteen million copies worldwide. Her Princess Diaries series, published in more than 38 countries, was made into two hit movies by Disney. Meg also wrote the bestselling Mediator and Queen of Babble series, as well as 1-800-Where-R-You? (on which the television series, Missing, was based). Meg currently writes the Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls series for middle-grade readers and the Heather Wells mystery series for adult readers. Look for Runaway, the final installment in her Airhead series, this spring, and Insatiable, a new adult paranormal, this summer. She divides her time between Key West, Indiana, and New York City.

For more information, please visit Meg Cabot's website

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Book Trailer: INSATIABLE...slash why does this dude look like he's straight out of a soap opera?

Giveaway Time!

I will be giving away two (2) copies of Insatiable by Meg Cabot from Wiredset. 
~Please U.S. residents only.
~I will not be adding extra entries but please feel free to tweet/facebook/blog this giveaway.
~Winner will be chosen by Random.org
~Giveaway ends 7/9/10.

Update 7/10/10: Winners of Insatiable are The Book Vixen & Danielle F. Congrats!!

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