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Insatiable by Meg Cabot

Insatiable (edition 2010)

by Meg Cabot

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Authors:Meg Cabot
Info:William Morrow (2010), Hardcover, 464 pages
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Insatiable by Meg Cabot

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    Size 12 is Not Fat by Meg Cabot (f_ing_kangaroo)
    f_ing_kangaroo: My favorite of Meg Cabot's adult books. Recommended if you liked the humorous aspects of Insatiable.
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    Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (Books007)
    Books007: VA series reads like a youth adult version of this book.
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    Soulless by Gail Carriger (rhonna)

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I have never really understood the appeal of vampires. Why on earth would you enjoy some dude not only biting you but also drinking your blood? Can you imagine kissing that? I thought kissing a smoker was unappealing, but the aftertaste of iron takes the cake! That's why I was so relieved to discover that Meg Cabot had created a character who could actually agree and understand my disdain for the vampire species.

My favorite thing about Cabot is that she has a wicked sense of humor. This novel had some fairly intense moments but Cabot kept it light by making it very clear that this is a parody of sorts. If you have read Insatiable and didn't laugh at least once, I'm sorry.

At first I was a tad irritated when Meena started falling for the vampire, but then I realized that she thinks he is a prince and she may just be more in love with the idea that she could be a princess. You point me in the direction of four heterosexual women who would not feel the same. Therefore, I decided to not be annoyed by her feelings. What ended up really irritating me was actually how unbelievably quickly everything progresses. One minute Meena loves Lucien and hates Alaric and then in a hot minute everything changes.

The book seemed to start off really well and then morphed into, daresay, lazy writing. It stopped being quite as funny and just kind of irritated me. With that said, up until the last hundred pages I was enjoying the ride and looking forward to more which is why I gave it the rating I did. I doubt I will read the next book because I'm just not really interested.

As a random side note. If you have read this book, did/could you picture Meena as Tina Fey? ( )
  Emma_Manolis | Jun 27, 2017 |
I both loved & hated this book.

The characters are incredibly one dimensional, very flat, and for the most part, you can't like any of them. I loved the premise - the main character, Meena, is psychic & knows when people are going to die, and she ends up meeting up with the Prince of Darkness. I loved the little bits tying in history & real places. I did like the pop culture references, though I wish there weren't quite so many of them. There is some attempts at humor throughout the book, though the jokes were mainly as flat as the characters.

All of that being said, I couldn't put the book down & read the book pretty quickly, lugging my library hardcover copy back & forth to work every day just so I could read a few minutes every day at lunch time. I wish I had realized that there is an intended sequel, because the book was very much written like it was setting you up for a sequel but that drove me nuts at the time because I didn't know that. I felt like there were all these open storylines. And the book leaves you with a cliffhanger which made me so mad I threw the book across the room (sorry, library).

Will I read the sequel? yes, probably. I'm addicted to vampire books of all kinds, even the badly written ones. Will I be impatiently waiting for it to come out? Probably not. Will I pay money for the sequel? No, probably not, I'll wait for a library copy. But I will recommend this book to other vampire lovers, especially other modern-day vampire lovers. ( )
  anastaciaknits | Oct 29, 2016 |
I'm not sure about this one. I pulled out four story lines that came from other books I've read recently, so that was a little annoying. Yes, I realize these damned vampire books are tripping over themselves, but still... At least this one had a dragon. ( )
  imahorcrux | Jun 22, 2016 |
Meena Harper can see people's future deaths. She always tries to warn them, but this makes her seem weird. Friendless, she turned to her mother's favorite soap opera for companionship. Nowadays she writes for it, but her new boss insists on adding vampires to the show. And Meena hates vampire fiction conventions. Unfortunately for her, she seems to be trapped in a vampire novel of her own. Because her new boyfriend turns out to be the prince of darkness himself.

The characterization leans a little too heavily on quirky traits, but that meant every character was immediately memorable. The only character that actually grated on me was Meena's brother Jon, who was just too myopic and childish during very dangerous situations for me to believe in him. What I especially liked, however, was Cabot's take on a vampire romance. Lucien comes across as a perfectly romantic hero, but Cabot drops little hints throughout the narrative that he's just a bit too removed from humanity. Although he loves Meena, he thinks about other humans with a disturbing detachment. He even views Meena's blood a little too much like it's his own after she lets him bite her once, and less like it's hers to give or withhold as she chooses. Meena's own feelings for him are suspect, as there's no way for her to tell whether she truly loves him, or whether his vampiric powers are subtly influencing her. And Meena can't think about becoming his cherished vampire bride without remembering that she sees vampires' futures as empty black voids--they are, after all, dead. Cabot has a sprightly but often ham-handed style, so I was pleased with the nuanced romance. ( )
  wealhtheowwylfing | Feb 29, 2016 |
I'm now a fan of Meg Cabot. This book, while cliche and silly through much of the plot, had me laughing out loud more than once. I enjoyed the characters, and the woman can write the shit out of dialogue. That earns my respect. I think she avoided the sexual encounters, subtly hinting at what happened rather than cranking up the heat, but I suspect it was simply her style. I guess we can't have steam in every romance. In this case, it didn't feel like she evaded the issue or sugar coated it, she simply felt it wasn't necessary to the plot, and she may have been right.

I'm adding her next book to my list and I can't wait for more giggles. ( )
  ReneeMiller | Feb 25, 2016 |
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Sick of hearing about 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, Lucien's already 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.
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Meena Harper, forced to write about vampires even though she doesn't believe in them, falls 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! And while Lucien seems like everything Meena has ever dreamed of in a boyfriend, he might turn out to be more like a nightmare.… (more)

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