My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Meg Cabot is my guilty pleasure. I have a lot of love for her work and have followed her across all her series so far. I was very intrigued to see that she’s written a vampire novel and picked it up in a manner reminiscent of somebody crossing the Rubicon (this is a genre that I do *not* frequent)
Insatiable is the first (naturally) of a series which deals with Meena Harper. The Mina Harker allusions are most intentional. Meena is gifted, or not, with a skill to predict people’s deaths. She knows how you’re going to die.
The problem is that she’s never been able to see her own future. And that might be kinda handy right now because she might be sort of on the verge of falling in love with the wrong sort of guy…
Meena’s healthily sceptic and self-aware throughout and there’s a heavy dose of humour throughout. Meena is a TV writer, working on one of the most popular soaps of the day, and I really enjoyed how Cabot worked all her possible angles of parodies.
It’s a fun, albeit lightweight, book that might just turn me back onto a genre which I couldn’t abide previously. This is a vampire book for people who do not do vampire books and it’s pretty awesome in a very beach-book, not too serious-y, romance-y in the right places sort of way. A lot of fun all round.
Please note that this book does include sexual scenes and some healthy doses of violence so I wouldn’t suggest it for the younger demographic of Cabot’s fanbase.