The Romance Bookie hosts Meg-A-Readers each year, celebrating the books of Meg Cabot, and I am very happy to participate this year - Meg is one of my favorite authors! From The Princess Diaries series to Size 12 is Not Fat and all of her series', I love all of her books. To celebrate, I'm reposting a review of Overbite, from 2011, which was the sequel to Insatiable - both were great and definitely worth reading.
"Why do you hate him so much?" she asked. "You're always calling him a soulless monster. And yet that night at St. George's, he didn't kill you when he had the chance. In fact, he protected you. And Father Bernard, and Sister Gertrude, and me, and even those firefighters who came to dig us out. Instead, he killed his own kind. Was that the act of a soulless monster? When are you going to admit that not every demon is one hundred percent evil, just like not every human is one hundred percent good? When, Alaric? When?"
He tore his gaze from the road to look at her.
I randomly received this book in the mail the other day (I was not expecting it) and was excited because it was a Meg Cabot book.
Insatiable, which I reviewed last year, and that made me even happier to read it.
Meena has been trying to stay away from Lucien Antonescu, the son of Vlad the Impaler (aka Dracula), but he always seems to come back to her. She and her coworker, Alaric Wulf, must figure out why there have been so many deaths of tourists in NYC recently, and why these haven't been all over the news either, and Alaric, who despises Lucien, thinks Lucien has something to do with it. The circumstances of their deaths, however, end up being something completely the opposite of what they expected.
This book was just as whimsical as the first, although it has a lot of serious parts in it as well, and I liked it very much. Cabot's books are usually good, but the fact that she can write a series like The Princess Diaries, which I enjoyed when I was a teenager, and also write fiction such as this says a lot about her skills as a novelist. The book definitely sets itself up for another sequel so I am hoping one will be out soon; on Cabot's website, in the FAQ section, when someone asked if there will be a sequel, she cryptically answered "Are you sure you want one?" so there is no definite answer on that as of yet; however, on the Facebook fan page for the first novel (Insatiable), it says that it will be a trilogy, and so I look forward to the next book in the series.
4 stars out of 5.
Overbite will be in bookstores on July 5th, 2011.
*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book to review. However, the opinions listed are all my own.