The Book Worm: Review: Insatiable

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Review: Insatiable

Book Review: Insatiable, by Meg Cabot


When it comes to devouring her delightfully outrageous, phenomenally fun fiction, Meg Cabot’s fans are Insatiable! And now the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Princess Diaries—not to mention a host of wonderfully winning grown-up novels like Queen of Babble, Big Boned, and Every Boy’s Got One—has a subject she can really sink her teeth into: vampires! A deliciously twisted modern-day sequel to Bram Stoker’s classic Dracula, Cabot’s Insatiable will leave you laughing…and hungry for more!

Genre: paranormal

Publishing date: June 2010

Mature content: yes

Review: this is a book that was clearly written and published during the vampire media hype that seemed to hit the world a few years ago, and Meg Cabot was just one of many authors to take advantage of the phenomenon. 

Insatiable is one of those books that, judging by the reviews I've seen before downloading and reading it myself, you either love or hate. There seems to be no middle term. Luckily for me, I fall into the category of those who love it. 

I don't care very much whether or not a certain book subject is in or out of fashion, so it really doesn't bother me to see one more author writing about vampires. Not more than I usually care for vampire stories. In fact, I rarely read them, because they never feel believable to me (if there can be anything "believable" about vampires). 

And so I started reading Insatiable suspecting that I would not like it very much. Boy, was I wrong. Granted, the beginning of the story develops a bit too slowly, and it lacks the humor of some of Meg Cabot's other "adult" books, but after a while I became so engrossed in the plot that I was up late reading it until the very end. 

Insatiable is certainly not a traditional romance novel, and there is no happily ever after, but I found it a very fulfilling story and, in my opinion (vampires, dragons and demon hunters aside), containing some interesting lessons about how everyone is capable of both good and evil and how the easy path may not always the best. 

Meg Cabot could have taken the easy way out herself and written a happy ending. But she didn't, and the book is so much better because of it. Though, of course, now I have to read book 2 in the series (Overbite), because I'm totally curious about what happens to the Insatiable characters next...

Happy Wednesday,

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