Friday, September 17, 2010

Insatiable

Insatiable, by Meg Cabot.

Alaric supposed vampires avoided Target because of the parking lot security cameras. (It was a myth that vampires wouldn't show up in mirrors or on film. Certainly in the old days it had been true, when silver-backed mirrors and film had been the norm. But now that the world had gone digital - and mirrors were cheap - vampire reflections could be caught just like anyone else's.) Alaric actually liked Target. They didn't have Target in Rome. He'd bought a Goofy watch the last time he'd been in a Target. The other guards had made fun of him, but he liked his Goofy watch. It was old-fashioned and didn't do anything but tell time.

But sometimes all you needed was to know the time.


Meg Cabot is the author of "The Princess Diaries" series, which I like, but she's also written quite a few books for adults, Insatiable being one of them. This was a vampire story but almost written like a spoof, as you can see above - a lot of moments in the novel made me laugh out loud. The main character, Meena Harper, has quite a special gift - when she looks into someone's eyes, she can tell how they will die. She views this more as a curse than a gift, but when she runs into Lucien Antonescu, who ends up being a vampire, he ends up acquiring the use of her gift via means that you can probably guess.

The novel was really funny and also interesting. The way it ended was not really conventional but I liked it, and according to Cabot's website, there will be a sequel released in 2011.

4.5 stars out of 5.

2 comments:

  1. I really liked this one too!! However, I must admit I am biased when it comes to Meg, because I have never read a book by her that I didn't like! lol

    The story of how Meg came up with the concept of this book is HILARIOUS!!!

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  2. How did she come up with it?? Tell me :).
    I really liked this + its sequel.

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