Book: Insatiable by Meg Cabot
For: Fun and Review
From: ARC copy sent by author (Release date June 8)
One day, awhile back, Meg Cabot twittered that she had review copies available for this book, a new one that I'd not even heard of yet. So, I responded, sent my address and then thought nothing of it. Like three days later maybe, it arrived in the mail! I was so excited. Meg Cabot has been a favorite of mine for years, so this was one of those fun pay back moments when I thought, this blogging thing is just so cool! (Actually I don't think a she was only sending to bloggers, but I'm guessing maybe it helped? I have no idea.)
Anyway, the book. As I said, I hadn't read anything or heard anything about it. When I got the book, the cover looked, shall we say, a bit more sensuous than what is my normal. But hey, I didn't care. This was Meg Cabot so it didn't matter! :)
I did read the very first line of the back blurb, "Sick of vampires? So is Meena Harper." So yes, this is yet another vampire book. But if you're sick of them, then this book is for you because obviously Meena is sick of them too! She lives in New York and writes for a soap opera called Insatiable. Since vampires are suddenly such the in thing, she's been asked to write a vampire story for the lead characters. Of course she rolls her eyes at this, but what's a girl to do? After all, she wants the promotion.
Then, her neighbor throws a party for a relative that's coming to town, and Meena reluctantly goes. Of course, she meets the guy, falls head over heels in love with him, and then life completely falls apart after that!Whew, and what a ride it is to read all about it!
There's lots of fun stuff, lots of exciting stuff, lots of romantic stuff, even lots of fighting stuff. Basically, it has it all, laid out in the very fun storytelling style that is quintessential Meg Cabot. And yes, there are several references making fun of everyone's favorite vampire tale, Twilight. Of course there is!! It's also being called a modern sequel to Dracula, which I can sort of see. But mostly, it is just full on fun and the perfect so called beach book.
Bottom line: I loved it! (And p.s., the cover really has NOTHING to do with the story at all.)
More about Insatiable at Meg Cabot's website.
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