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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 ...

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Overview

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 (www.megcabot.com) 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 (www.emilybauer.com) 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061735066
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/8/2010
  • Pages: 454
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Meg Cabot

Meg Cabot was born in Bloomington, Indiana. In addition to writing adult con-temporary fiction, she is the author of the bestselling young adult fiction series The Princess Diaries. She lives in Key West, Florida, with her husband.

Biography

Meg Cabot knows that one of the best cures for feeling gawky and conspicuous is reading about someone who sticks out even more than you do. Her books for young adults invariably feature girls who have extraordinary powers that carry extraordinary burdens. Cabot's Princess Diaries series offers up the secret thoughts of Mia Thermopolis, who discovers at age 14 that she is actually the princess of a small European country. This revelation adds significantly to her extant concerns about crushes, friendships, school, and other matters falling under adolescent scrutiny.

Cabot, a native of Indiana weaned on Judy Blume and Barbara Cartland, was already a successful romance novelist (as Patricia Cabot) before she began writing for young adults; her alter-alter ego, Jenny Carroll, began a new series shortly after The Princess Diaries debuted. The Carroll books are divided between the Mediator series, starring a girl who can communicate with restless ghosts; and the 1-800-WHERE-R-YOU books, in which a girl struck by lightning acquires the ability to locate missing people.

Cabot writes her books in a conspiratorial, first-person style that resonates with her readers. She has obviously kept a grip on the vernacular and the key issues of adolescence; but what makes her books so irresistible is the mixing of the mundane with the fantastic. After all, who wouldn't like to wake up and be a princess all of a sudden, or a seer? Cabot takes such offhand notions and roots them firmly in the details of average, middle-class American life. She has also tiptoed into mystery and paranormal suspense with other YA novels and series installments.

Cabot continues to write adult novels under various permutations of her given name (Meggin Patricia Cabot): from 19th-century historical romances to contemporary chick lit. And, as with her books for teens, these romances have earned praise for their lighthearted humor and well drawn characters.

Good To Know

Some interesting outtakes from our interview with Cabot:

"I am left handed."

"I hate tomatoes of any kind."

"I really wanted to be veterinarian, but I got a 410 on my math SATs."

"Writing used to be my hobby, but now that it's my job, I have no hobby -- except watching TV and laying around the pool reading US Weekly. I have tried many hobbies, such as knitting, Pilates, ballet, yoga, and guitar, but none of them have taken. So I guess I'm stuck with no hobby.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Meggin Patricia Cabot (full name); Patricia Cabot, Jenny Caroll
    2. Hometown:
      New York, New York
    1. Education:
      B.A. in fine arts, Indiana University, 1991
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  • Posted June 21, 2010

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    Dracula meets Buffy

    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!

    17 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 18, 2010

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    Total Sell Out

    Meg Cabots latest book was a complete dissapointment. While she mocks the new vampire craze, she dimisses the fact that she has just written a vampire love story herself. The characters are empty in comparison to her other written books. This book was probably only written due to the fact that everyone is buying vampire books and Cabot just wanted to shine in the spotlight again. Lost total respect for her as an author. Now she's just another sell out.

    8 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 13, 2010

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    Please Never Again Meg

    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.

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 25, 2010

    Supernatural chick-lit at its finest!

    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!

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 29, 2010

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    A SETBACK...I must call It!!

    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 on....like 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!!

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 22, 2010

    Take a bite out this one...

    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.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 3, 2011

    ITS OK

    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.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 17, 2011

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    Missy's Reads & Reviews

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2010

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    Not worth reading.

    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.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    Okay

    Not the ending i wanted. I am not lookibg for a realistic ending in a book about vampires! I want the fairytale.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    Pretty good.

    I didn't expect it to end the way it did, but the way it ended concluded there had to be another.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    Ify

    Was great till the end ugh! Id hoped for her to be with the vampire

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  • Posted May 29, 2011

    Don't waste your time or money

    It feels like the editor should have noticed the rip off of other writers vampires .Did the editor even read this; besides the grammar errors I noticed there was several characters (some even down to their names) that I have seen in other books and movies that pre-date this book. It's a good book if you haven't read a lot of books or watched any movies that have a vampire line of thought. I guess it could be a good starter book. It had promise but I just couldn't get over the rip off of the main characters. I am really glad that I went to the library and got this instead of buying this. If you feel the need to read this go to the library and don't waste your book fund on this one.

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  • Posted March 19, 2011

    it could have been better

    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.

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  • Posted March 10, 2011

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    A Vampire Book Made for Teens

    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.

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  • Posted February 14, 2011

    Ugh. Cheesy.

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2010

    Disappointing

    I am reading this book now, and have found it to be poorly written, with cliched and predictable dialogue between characters. The frequent asides (enclosed in parentheses) drive me nuts, and it seems like some of the ideas were copied from "The Vampire Diaries" and "Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side". For example, the main vampire-hunter's name is Alaric, and the main vampire's last name is Antonescu. This book has improves a little the more it progresses, but I feel overall disappointed in a $22.00 some dollar book; very underwhelming novel, and I was really looking forward to reading it.

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  • Posted August 3, 2010

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    Disappointing

    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.

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  • Posted July 12, 2010

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    In shock.

    I'm not a BIG Meg Cabot aficionado, but i do have some respect for her. I really did love the Mediator series, and the 1-800-Where-Are-You's were pretty good.
    But this just seems like a giant step down. Reading it, I felt like it was something Cabot was just pressured into doing because of the whole vampire craze. Nothing about the book is originally, from the cover to the content to the characters within. I felt like she wrote this kicking and screaming, and had to forcefully keep herself from mocking the whole genre the entire story (even though the sentiment often leaked through).
    There was just nothing sincere at all in the book. She didn't seem to be sincere about any of the characters; most of them just came off as half-baked, one-dimensional, and ridiculous. I can't believe she really wrote this. I mean, the synopsis on the jacket honestly starts off with, "Sick of hearing about vampires?" and then seems to pull out an unbelievably generic story that excuses itself only by having the audience aware of the vampire craze that the world is currently in.
    In short, this was terrible.

    -Lisa Marie

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2010

    Kudos to Cabot

    Leave it to Meg Cabot to take a bite out of the saturated market of Vampire books and write one of her own that bests them all.

    In true Cabot fashion the characters are rich, witty, and real (as real as they can be in a world of fantasy). She has woven an intricate blanket of mystery, horror, romance and chic lit all in one while managing to subtly deliver a commentary on this whole Vampire craze.

    Will there be a sequel? If not Cabot will no doubt reward us with something equally good. She always delivers.

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