Friday, September 24, 2010
Insatiable by Meg Cabot
Publisher: William Morrow, 2010
Genres: Action, Adult, Romance, and Vampires
Reviewed by Kate
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.
Okay so I have to admit that, yes I have not yet finished the book. *Guilty shrug* I know the whole point of reviewing the book is to tell people about the whole entire book. But I'm almost done and I did read the last chapter so I know how the book ended. And I will also come back and edit this review if I feel that I need to fix it up once I'm done. And there is the fact that I just had to review this book now.
Now for the review! Okay so this book is not your typical vampire book. Meena, our main character HATES vampires. There stomping all over the world through book, movies, and now her T.V. show! I liked that she hated vampires rather than most vampire books where the main characters just don't believe in them until they figure out they're real, not Meena. She just plain hates them. I also liked that this book doesn't focus on the whole vampire theme but it revolves around her T.V. show. Well that is until the fact that vampires are real. Then it's a whole other ball game.
Another thing that I really liked about this book was the shorter chapters and the changes in perspective. I really like getting into different characters head every once in a while, and it shows you all the characters and why they do what they do. I did find however that the book was not as funny as I usually expect from Cabot, but it did really pick up around one character in particular, whom I really fell in love with, and guess what? It was not the vampire! I know, I actually preferred the normal, okay well not exactly normally he is after all a major hot vampire hunter working for the Palatine, human guy. I thought he brought so much to the book and I found myself preferring him to our other leading man, aka the vampire. I especially love when Meena and our hot human hunter got to together, they proved to be the pair which I normally look for and love in a Cabot book. So I know who I'm routing for! I do have to give the vampire some credit, he was a definite gentleman that I know millions of women would love. Oh, and let's not forget brother Jon, who's unemployed and living with Meena. He brings a lot of humor in the book, especially when he meets our Palatine employed hunter. So, for what I've read of this book, it is a very good book and I will be picking up my own copy, currently reading the libraries, and I'll be getting the next book in the series, which has yet to be named but I believe is coming out next year.
If you've ever read a Meg Cabot book you should know that's there's a funny quote around every corner of the book. I have a huge list of pages full of mention worthy quotes but since they'll take a long time to write I'm only going to put the first few random page that I go to.
"And how's my little man?" she asked. "Did you save the world today? I think you did. I think you saved the world from nuclear anihiliation, just like you do every single twenty-four hours. Look at you. Just look at you.:
Jack Bauer was a Pomeranian-chow mix Meena had insisted on bringing home from the ASPCA the first time they'd ever set foot in it, "just look at it", after David had walked out on her she'd been pretty much comatose with depression. The tiny mutt had been sitting in a big empty cage by himself, his huge brown eyes so filled with anxiety that Meena had remarked that, with his blond fur, he resembled Kiefer Sutherland during a particulary dramatic moment on the televison show 24.
When the dog had fallen into her arms as soon as the cage door was opened, showering her face with greatful kisses, the inevitable adoption was sealed, and the name Jack Bauer stuck, because the anxious look in the mutt's eyes rarely vanished all the way unless he was lounging in the apartment by Meena's side.
"He saved the world, all right," Jon said. "He tried to hump a maltipoo in the small dog run at Carl Schurz Park."
"My hero," Meena cried, scooping the dog up and hugging him. "Keep showing your male dominance, even though you've been fixed."
Chapter 35-39 are hilarious but I can't find any quotes that wouldn't be confusing without a whole page of words. I so wish that I could scan all those pages on here, but that would be copywrite.
"Meena Harper," Alaric went on in a completly deadpan voice, ignoring her, "is in grave danger. Lucien Atonescu is a souless monster. It is imperative that I find and destroy him and that you do exaclty as I say if you want her to live."
Jon started at the man with the sword standing in the middle of Meena's living room. Then he looked down at Meena, who mimed dialing a cell phone. Then she mouthed, call the police.
"Uh," Jon said to Alaric. "Sure. Right."
"Meena Harper," Alaric said, even though he wasn't looking in her direction. "I see what you're doing. If you don't stop, I will have no problem handcuffing you to something. In fact, I will enjoy it."
"Lift up your skirt." he said to Meena.
"No I'm not going to do that."
Then, more suddenly than she would have thought possible, he'd grabbed her by the arm and yanked her to her feet. Jack Bauer, woken by the shriek she let out, looked up at this sudden burst of violence. Jon now jumped to his feet in alarm.
"Hey now!" he cried.
"Stop that!" Meena yelled as Alaric Wulf reached down and began tugging up the skirt of her slip. "What do you think you're doing?"
"The femoral artery," Alaric was saying. He was practically dangling her by one arm as he pulled up her slip with the other. "I forgot, the sexual ones always go for the femoral artery."
"Hey," Jon said, looking uncomfortable."I don't think my sister likes you doing that-"
I laughed so hard as Meena was practically screaming bloody murder and her older brother just sat there saying "I don't think my sister likes you doing that-"
This is somewhat I imagine the infamous Jack looks like. Now it's off to break it to the family that we will be getting one soon!