I thought I did not want to read anymore vampire books. I did, however, want to read something by Meg Cabot, who I kept hearing all kinds of wonderful things about. I see her books everywhere, but for some reason, had never read one. Then there was that sad thing that happened to a local bookstore. I found one of her books there and I had to have it. I knew it was a vampire book when I bought it. Just look at the cover, there's a stake on it. Insatiable is a vampire book that makes fun of other vampire books though. The main character, Meena, hates vampires in fiction. She makes fun of the girls that get all swoony, but guess what happens to her? Also, Meena...Meena Harper! Has anyone read Dracula or seen the movie? Mina Harker is the name of the leading lady in Bram Stoker's classic. Her husband is John Harker.... Insatiable also has a Jon Harper. Meena's brother. When I realized this, I had a tiny "eww" moment. But I got over it. Insatiable has a few of the vampire "conventions", but the book is so entertaining
Meena, oh Meena. She's not just an ordinary girl, or even a girl. She's a twenty-something woman with a career. She can also predict people's deaths. Meena had me reading the book, the way that she behaved like a twenty-something, the way she accepted her gift, that she tried, but didn't want people to think she was crazy. Meena, especially in the end, did not do what was expected. Lucien, the prince of darkness, he was kind of typical, but when he is perceived by Meena, it makes him different. I appreciated a lot of the characters. Alaric did have an annoying side though. I liked that he wasn't a talker, he was all about business, but he was also very narrow-minded. He learned something and changed. The Señor Sticky thing though, seemed a little out of place for a guy who liked the finer things.
I was hooked by Insatiable. I love that it is the name of a soap opera series. The vampires story-line thing was so funny. I like that people text in this book too. I was out all night, better text my brother and my friend. I just haven't noticed it a lot with stories lately, the use of modern technology beyond email.
I am also hooked on Meg Cabot now. I've already sought out the sequel to Insatiable, Overbite. She has written so many books though, I feel like it might be my desire to read all of Stephen King's books, it'll either take forever or never happen. I'll be keeping her in mind though, whenever I head out to a bookstore.