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by Meg Cabot

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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

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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 whom 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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A vampire war is raging in New York City, with dead bodies piling up on both sides, and Meena Harper lands right in the middle of it. The coupling of breezy storytelling and vamp soap drama in No. 1 New York Times best-selling author Cabot's ( new series starter will appeal to younger readers/listeners, but the story has little real substance. Self-centered, shallow main characters and turgid dialog are, however, mitigated by amusing situations. Actress Emily Bauer's ( girlish, dramatic vocals heighten the maudlin, romantic feel of the novel. A good match for YA listeners and fans of Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" novels. [The Morrow hc was recommended for "Cabot's fans, chick-lit followers, and crossover readers from the paranormal romance and urban fantasy genres," LJ 6/15/10.—Ed.]—Terry Ann Lawler, Phoenix P.L.

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Insatiable 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 401 reviews.
YA-Addict More than 1 year ago
Just like all the other Cabot fans out there, I was excited to get my hands on Insatiable. I have to admit, I was tempted to put it down in the beginning. If it wasn't Cabot, I might have. The first few chapters were pretty mundane and boring. Not only that, but the point of view switched between characters. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE stories with different point of views. But we saw point of views from big and small characters, and that made it hard for me to get a "feel" of this book at first. But I stuck through, and once the story picked up, I was so glad I did! By the time of Meena and Lucien's first encounter, it was unputdownable (yes, I made up a word) for me. Meena was such a strong main character. She did what she thought was right, no matter the consequences. Her ability to know how one will die was very neat. It was also a fun twist that she happened to hate the whole vampire craze, then one of her love interests turns out to be a vampire. You gotta love the irony. What would a paranormal romance be without a love triangle? Insatiable certainly has one. You have Lucien, the powerful and scary vampire prince with a sensitive side. Then there is the charismatic Alaric. While I am team Lucien, I can't claim to dislike Alaric. They both bring good and bad qualities to the table. I loved seeing each of their point of views. It gave the reader a good look into all sides of the story. Insatiable brings back the Dracula appeal to vampires. They are dark and dangerous by nature. Insatiable felt a like Dracula meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer. But Cabot also adds her hilarious sense of humor to the mix to balance out the angst and action. I have mixed feelings about the ending. On one hand I am upset, because it did NOT go the way I wanted it to. On the other hand, it looks like it sets it up for an exciting sequel. And boy do I want a sequel! Insatiable was another win that Cabot can add under her belt. She continues her ability to capture her readers. I recommend this one to paranormal romance lovers that are looking for a different spin on the vampire love story. Just wait it out for the first few chapters. You will be so happy that you did!
sifu-hotman More than 1 year ago
Because of Meg's very juvenile style of writing, which works very nicely when she writes for teens doesn't work here; In trying to mock the Vampire phenomenon and writing a more realistic view of the whole subject, she still manages to sound like the Twilight books, only with a little less understanding of Vampires and their dark appeal. I in no way like Vampires and was really looking forward to what I thought was going to be a very witty, good story with doses of Vampire hate thrown in. But obviously it's not a good idea to write a whole book based on what you hate instead of what you love; There were many times where I wondered if the superficial way Meg described her Vampire characters and their shallow personalities was a jab at the way others wrote their Vampires, but why would an author even attempt something like that in her own work? The book won't solely be based in comparison with other Vampire stories but for its own sake, and people will judge her writing capabilities based on it. Oh Meg, Why couldn't you have forgo the Vampire Hate and just wrote an original Vampire story instead? If I didn't know where it came from my review for it would have been word for word the same as for Twilight. A book that is better at this in my opinion is the Sookie Stackhouse (which is mentioned in Insatiable) and it's pro Vampires. Quite a realistic look on the savageness of Vampires, and what a relationship with one brings.
MissysReadsAndReviews More than 1 year ago
I have heard pretty decent things about this book, so it's been on my TBR list for a while. I was ecstatic to have the opportunity to review it for one of the publications that I review for, which is usually my cheap excuse to bump some good titles up a bit. Having said that, I have to say that this book, even though it only registers at a mere 320 pages, took me longer to finish over any other book this year. I don't want to be harsh, but I feel as though the length of the description in this novel gets tedious quickly and, unfortunately, continues to stay so throughout the entire story. I'm all for good story background and getting to know your characters better... but there has to be a limit and somewhere along the way, Insatiable found and surpassed that limit. I found myself putting this book down entirely too many times... as well as skipping over paragraphs because they just didn't feel important or necessary to me. At all. Aside from this, I guess I definitely cannot say that there wasn't good character descriptions and the characters were very dimensional.. down to pretty much knowing every single solitary thought going through their mind at every single solitary moment. However, no matter how much description and inner monologue I had, I still felt as though I didn't know Meena at all when she made certain decisions. Her thought process was bi-polar and erratic at best. I enjoyed the two male leads, and I have to say that Meena's brother did a complete turn-about that absolutely annoyed the crap out of me. Minor characters were surprisingly enjoyable, though. I think a lot of paranormal lovers will enjoy this book and I wish that I could have gotten into it more than I did to truly appreciate such a well-written novel. Unfortunately, it fell a little flat for me though not enough to completely turn me against the series. I'm planning on picking up its sequel, Overbite, to see what happens next with Meena and crew... and hope I like it a little more.
kittydanza More than 1 year ago
INSATIABLE, by Meg Cabot, was a fiery love story in the midst of a supernatural battle. Cabot took a classic vampire legend and twisted it into a modern New York love story. Reader be aware, this is not your typical vampire book! Each character in Insatiable was vivacious and one-of-a-kind. Meena seems like a normal woman just trying to find a man and a well-deserved promotion, but her supernatural abilities to see someone's death makes her truly unique. It was hard to believe this woman had such trouble in finding a man because within days of vampires taking over her beloved television program, two men fall head over heels for her! The tension between Lucien, Meena, and Alaric was captivating. I enjoyed the different point of views that the book revealed and I liked digging into these mens brains about how they truly felt about Meena. I really loved the sassy exchanges between characters even "the Contessa" next door and her constant needling in Meena's life made me laugh. And the general desperation for a job that her brother, Jon, possessed was very amusing. I enjoyed the plot line with the soap opera and how the executives were changing a timeless drama into a modern vampire tale to snare in the newer audience. Cabot did an amazing job of weaving Meena's real-life into the supernatural twist of fate that occurred after meeting Lucien. Also, how great is the cover? The red dress encompasses the title, Insatiable. And the stake and dragon arm clasp hints of the danger and suspense that is exposed beyond the cover. Overall, I adored this book! I felt the characters were very real even with the added element of vampires and premonitions. I could imagine knowing any of these characters in real-life and experiencing the normal day-to-day that they do. Cabot left this book wide open for more tales of Meena fighting against vampires and trying to veer away from her love for Lucien. I really hope there is more to come!
knicmo More than 1 year ago
I am a HUGE Meg Cabot fan, I actually think I would read her grocery list. So, I could not contain my excitement for the release of Insatiable. As others have mentioned it started very slow and sadly, I was tempted to put it down, but once the story truly began I could not let go. The Good: Meg's witty, humorous style does not diappoint. Her characters are releveant and she pokes just the right amount of fun at a craze she herself has become part of by penning this novel. The Bad: There are a few unneccessary characters and plotlines. Meena's brother and his crush? Why? And Meg seemed to harken her Patricia Cabot writing days with the overdramitized romantic encounters. Overall, I love this book for Summer Fun on the beach. For those who love Meg, this book is right along the lines of the beloved Heather Wells series. I am sure a sequel is planned (how could it not be with the ending) so here's to hoping to see more from these characters again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Will you people please stop telling the end of the story somepeiple read the reviews to see if the book is any good not to read the ending....F*** peoples
DarlingNicki More than 1 year ago
I love Meg Cabot. I was skeptical about reading another vampire book being that all of them seem to come way too close to Twilight but this was far from it. The whole time I was rooting for Lucien and Meena. I never wanted to put the book down. I loved everything about this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i am a huge Meg Cabot fan, i just love all of her stories. insatiable was amazing! yes i admit it was a little dry at the beginning but once the amazingly ho Lucien was introduction i was sold! Meena is an interesting new kind of character who speaks her mind and doesn't let love blindly cover her true feeling and what she believes in i think Meg Cabot has successfully captivated her readers once again!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the first book I read by Meg Cabot and would read more. It was just good and could have been better. It felt too long and drawn out and I couldn't wait for it to end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will admit to being new to Meg Cabot’s work and thus am not able to compare this book to any that came before it. Nor do I usually read books in this genre. However, I found out about this book through a podcast interview and was intrigued by the idea of the heroine of a vampire novel hating vampires. I picked up this book in hopes of a spunky heroine whose entire life didn’t entirely revolve around her new vampire boyfriend and some good old fashioned bashing of the genre’s clichés. Unfortunately, this was not to be. The novel started off with practically every character discussing how annoying and weak girls who fall for vampires are; which is all good until the spunky main character ends up becoming one of them. She did not even put up the slightest fight. Sure there was a little moaning and some “how could he?”s thrown in there for a good measure, but the second he turned up again she completely forgave him without any explanation needed. It was rather irritating to watch how every time Meena saw another girl get abused it was bad, but when her boyfriend hurt her it was only because he loved her so much. I really hoped that by the end it would be revealed that she was being mind-controlled like all of the other girls and ditch the vampire. Cabot also seemed to go off on tangents about things that were really not significant to the plot. A good fifty pages probably could have been lopped off the novel if Meena would just stop obsessing over a stupid purse that has absolutely no significance to the plot. The whole “I want to become a head writer for the television show” also seemed to drop off the face of the planet about halfway through the book and was almost completely forgotten in the light of her new bf’s drama. In the end, I am still not sure if Meg Cabot intended this book to be a sarcastic look at modern vampire romances or if this was an serious attempt to redeem the genre that failed. Based on people’s reviews for her previous works I am hoping for the former and look forward to reading some of her other novels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At first I thought it would be just like her other books predictable, it was anything but. I highly reccomend this book!
Zeusie72 More than 1 year ago
I guess I should start by saying I'm not a big Meg Cabot fan. I read the Back of the book and well it did sound good.So I said its been a few years lets give her another chance. Let me just say the person who wrote the back of the book should have wrote the book. In true Meg style she babbles ALOT! this book was WAAAY too long. She could have told the story in 200 pages not the 441 that she did. Maybe its me but I thought the need to retell what happened from everyones point of view ie: you have the same fight scene told from Meena, Lucien, Jon and Alric's point of view was redundant. The repete of every chapter was boring and dated they wrote alot of books like that in the late 80's early 90's.I did like the whole I can tell you how you are going to die thing. Different.
fireflymom More than 1 year ago
I am assuming you are not reading a vampire book for enlightenment, but rather, entertainment. This book is that for sure! It was funny, easy to read and kept me up when I should have gone to sleep. I will read the next in the series coming out this summer.
bj36 More than 1 year ago
I like meg cabot as a writer and have read some of her other books but this one was not good at all. i had high expectations for this book and it failed to excite me but i gave The book two stars because of the author and it was not over all horrible. many teens would like this book but i did not.
Seraphim-san More than 1 year ago
The first time that I encountered this book was when it was up for clearance at a Barnes and Noble that I went into to. The cover piqued by interest and so I decided to read the summary on the back of the book to see if this book was worth paying the $6.00 for. The summary to this book sounds really interesting to say the least, but do not be fooled by its intriguing elements. The summary completely misleads a person into expecting a great story, when in actuality the story lacks any sort of mysterious and creative element to it. Now, I must mention that I haven't read any other books by Meg Cabot. Insatiable was the very first book that I have read from this author and the first impression that I got from this book didn't do anything to make me want to jump up and buy more books containing her name. If you are a reader looking for a complex storyline with some intriguing characters that you can relate a little to, then I suggest you go and find another book. The storyline starts out like any typical storyline would in other books, the characters are formally introduced, followed by the main plot. Meg showed no desire to introduce any elements that would mislead a reader into believing that their could be multiple endings to this book. In all honesty, the biggest disappointment besides the lacking of a complex storyline, was the simplicity of the main and secondary characters. The level of knowledge that reader gets from these characters is equivalent to just walking into any store and talking to a random stranger. Although, their are many things that I didn't like about this book, the one scene that I savored the most had to be when Lucien was confessing his past to Meena. This was the only scene in the book that really captured my full attention and intrigued my curiosity enough to finish the book. Overall, Insatiable is a good starting book for young adults to read before upgrading to more complex storylines.
TLynn6126 More than 1 year ago
I was only able to read to page 75. Therefore, I am not sure that my review counts. Unfortunately, it seemed to me that it was a typical romance plot, but insert vampires characters and change names. I was seeking a more original plot, I didn't get it with this book. Nice cover, though.
Moira_Jubilee More than 1 year ago
I normally love Meg Cabot's books, but Insatiable was not nearly as good as I had hoped it would be. I did not like the constant changes in points of view throughout the book. It made it difficult to connect with the characters as well as follow the plot at times. The characters are not well developed and the overall plot line of the story seems forced. I was really looking forward to this book, but after reading it, I am very disappointed. Meg Cabot is an amazing writer, but I think a combination of a cultural obsession with vampires, as well as a terrible suggestion made by her editor, influenced the creation of Insatiable. I would suggest reading any of her other books, but I will be avoiding the other books in the Insatiable series.
bookworm-chick More than 1 year ago
The story turned out to be a huge disappointment, considering that I am very excited to read the book starting from its great book cover, interesting title and intriguing plot.....all of it doesn't lived up to the expectation. I ended up skipping the pages until I decided I am no longer interested to finish the book. The story got a lot of things going Meena's gift, the vampires, the Palatine guards and the soap opera Insatiable. I just thought Meena's ability to feel how a person will die is already a wonderful story by itself.....there's no need to add the vampires or the other things going on in there because It can be a good subject for another story. I felt like the story was rushed and the writer didn't even take time to develop the characters to be able to connect with the readers. Most of all the ending just LET ME DOWN!! It gave me this " I JUST WASTE MY TIME AND MONEY FOR THIS" kind of feeling. I don't know if I will be interested in buying another Meg Cabot's book in the future ever again!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Normally I am a fan of Meg Cabot's adult books, but this one is seriously lacking. The characters are flat, the story takes too long too develop, and overall it is easy to put down and not pick back up. Try one of Meg Cabot's other books instead.
WhatsBeyondForks More than 1 year ago
Insatible is book one in the Insatiable series by Meg Cabot. This is the first Meg Cabot book I've read so far, and it was pretty entertaining. There were a lot of similarities to other book and tv/movie series that are out there right now. The overall story was goofy and fun though, so that made me wonder if the similarities weren't a round about way of making fun of the vampire popularity. It wasn't until after I finished reading the book that I watched the book trailers. Yup, the is definitely making fun them. Overall, Insatiable was a bit predictable, but still entertaining. I'm curious about what's to come next, so I'll be reading Overbite.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great character development, a nice weekend read! 
Maili_Jane More than 1 year ago
An amazing book from an Amazing Author. Insatiable starts out well and gets better with every page.  Meena is a really fun character with a really great personality and chemistry; she feels real from the first words out of her mouth. I love how characters you meet in the beginning that you don't think are going to have a really big impact wind up having a rather consequential piece of the plot dependent on them.   I don't mind the shifts in points of view, I think it gives a deeper insight into the other characters; how a person thinks says a lot about their personality. Take Wulf for example, he's gruff and moody and stubborn as Hell but at the same time he's really a very interesting person when you get to know him a little better. This is definitely a book I'll re-read and recommend to all my friends, whether they like Vampires or not.   I can't wait to read Overbite!
CatrinaBear More than 1 year ago
This book is not worth it. I read it and loved until the end. And then I found out how the second book ended and got even more pissed. This book could have been good, I'm upset with Meg for writing to of her worst books ever. Her other books I read we're so good. I don't know what happened. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good evening everyone i read this a while ago ' but i didnot review the book almost a year now becuse my nook was acting up, but i enjoy this book.