Saturday, August 28, 2010

Review- Insatiable by Meg Cabot

So this book is Meg Cabot's response to the vampire craze.  There are several minor, both subtle and unsubtle references to other vampire books/shows (I'm assuming you can guess which ones).

I have been on a bit of a vampire kick lately, and I do have one more vampire book in my physical TBR stack by my bed, but I PROMISE I actually read books other than vampire books- the next two reviews, at least, will be completely different.

Anyways- this book was great.  It had an excellent plot involving Meena Harper, a single woman who writes for a soap opera called Insatiable, a sexy vampire professor named Lucien Antonescu (who has a very infamous father), and a VAMPIRE HUNTER named Alaric Wulf who works for the Vatican.  I have read at least one other review where the reader didn't particularly like Meena, but I thought she was just fine.  It's true, she is a little bit underdeveloped, but sometimes that's refreshing- less description and more people are able to identify with her.  Meena's ending really surprised me, but unfortunately I figured out the main twist of the book less than halfway through (whereas none of the characters, who are all supposed to be very smart and observant and have a couple different psychic powers, did not).

I loved this book because it was a different kind of plot, funny, and tongue in cheek.  The romance is also more satisfying than some other similar books I have read.  I give this book 4 stars, which for me, means that I loved it but I'm not sure other people would.  I have to be able to recommend it to almost anyone to give it 5 stars.  Most men, for example, and serious people would probably dislike this book, but I imagine that most of my followers would enjoy it.  Thanks for reading, and give this book a shot!


  1. Do you think that this book would be appropriate for high school girls? A lot of them like Meg Cabot and of course many are into Vampires. Your thoughts?


  2. I also read this book a couple of weeks ago and thought it was preety good. I would def. pick up the sequel to see what happens next. Right now I'm reading the first book in the Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot and loving it. Super cute book you should give a shot if you like her writing.

  3. @ Anne- I'm not sure if it's good for high school girls- it is definitely written for adults and it contains some major sex and language (more graphic than Breaking Dawn, less graphic than Sookie Stackhouse). I would give it a try or skim through it to see what you think. The MORAL of the story, however, is good for teens- but I don't want to spoil the story!

    @Tammy- I actually own all of the Princess Diaries books- I am serious Meg Cabot fan, although I have never read her paranormal books. I might try those now that I am on this little paranormal kick! I also encourage you to read the rest of the P.D. books- I know there are a lot but Mia just grows so much as a character and changes throughout them, plus the ending to the series is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. Mia also "writes" a historical romance novel called Ransom My Heart or something like that, and it's pretty funny (Meg Cabot wrote and published it using Mia's voice).