Saturday, October 25, 2014

[Review] Insatiable - Meg Cabot

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In INSATIABLE screen writer Meena Harper falls in love with the son of Dracula. 

What intrigued me: I love Meg Cabot!

Cliché Plot, Writing, And Characters

Meena Harper is the typical chick-lit protagonist. She's in a feud with her co-worker Shoshona, who just got promoted in her place, doesn't really have her life together and is heartbroken and disappointed because of her last failed romance. Cabot tries very hard to make this novel differ from every other paranormal chick-lit out there by making Meena not very girly and throwing a lot of diverse characters in.

I didn't like the love interest Lucien, who is probably the most Gary Stu to ever Gary Stu. He's the heir of the Romanian Vampire King, he's powerful and rich and thoughtful, but oh shucks,- he sucks blood in his free time. Hasn't been done before at all. The naivety of all of Cabot's characters makes this even worse. Every single character that turns out to be a vampire, either lets their glow red or looks like a walking corpse but none of the oblivious humans in this novel seem to notice.

"Yeah I last wore this dress in the 60s."
- "Wait, aren't you like 30, how can you have worn it back then?"
"Haha, you misunderstood me."

Hello Reading Slump!

Have you ever read something that was so not your thing that you just felt like stopping to read altogether? This novel did this to me. I completely lost all my motivation and faith in humanity while reading this. I told myself it would get better, I told myself that I just needed to get into it and then I'll enjoy it eventually. Which just didn't happen.

Sometimes books just aren't what you're looking for and this is ultimately why I wasn't a fan of INSATIABLE. I love Cabot and her writing dearly, but this time it was simply a miss for me. I guess I have read too many other vampire novels and have pretty high standards when it comes to those.

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆


"Sick of hearing about vampires? So is Meena Harper. But her bosses are 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. 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. 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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