This was my first Meg Cabot experience and it was definitely an enjoyable one. Right now, in the Adult and YA world of fiction, there has been an uprise of Vampire and otherworld novels that have entered our homes and our lives. I will admit that I'm a Vampire and Otherworld junkie; the other appeals to me like no other. To be able to take time out of reality and the constant 9-5 of North American life is a treat. Who wouldn't want to actually enter into these worlds of the unknown? How scary and amazing would it be to find out that there are things only our imaginations can see, walking amongst us? To enter into a world of impossibility is thirst quenching and breathtaking - no puns intended.
The vampire allure has been out there for YEARS! But only now has it taken hold of our souls and run. People are completely devouring Vampires and the worlds in which these authors have created. What I enjoyed about Meg Cabot's Insatiable was, that it looked at Vampires in more of an old school tradition. They can turn into bats and fly, they are able to vanish, read minds, there is no sunlight for them - they will burn and they are suck you into their web of the insane, unrealistic and truly frightening. You will find yourself upon reading Insatiable wanting to choose between the slayer and the Vampire. What novel is complete without a Love Triangle. But instead of having both men being Otherwordly characters, one is human and one is the undead. I found myself rooting for the undead option. Not because the human option wasn't good, but I found myself having a soft spot for a vampire who is trying to do good and maintain his species in a world where he isn't welcome. Kudos to Meg Cabot for creating a story about vampires that is different from other authors writing in this genre. I'm excited for the second book!
About the Book (Taken from Meg Cabot's Webpage):
A modern sequel to Bram Stoker's Dracula
There's a killer loose in Manhattan. He's leaving young women drained of all their blood. Some are starting to whisper he may not even be human...
Meena Harper is a dialogue writer for Insatiable, the highest rated soap on television...at least until Lust—Insatiable's main competitor—launches its new vampire romance storyline.
Now Lust is breaking every daytime rating on record, and all Meena hears from her bosses is: Give the female leads of Insatiable hot vampire love interests.
But Meena's tired of the monster misogyny rampant in the entertainment business, and refuses. Too bad this causes her to lose the promotion she's always wanted.
Work is the least of Meena's worries, however: her brother Jon has lost his high paying investment banking job and joined the ranks of the city's numerous unemployed...just like the husband of Meena's best friend Leisha, who happens to be seven months pregnant and is giving Meena — who has a special psychic gift — anxious twinges. Meena's always kept hidden the fact that she knows how everyone she meets is going to die...so what does that mean about Leisha?
And what's Meena supposed to do about her neighbor, "the Contessa," who wants to set Meena up with her cousin Lucien, visiting from Romania for reasons as mysterious as he is?
But when vampire-mania works itself to a fever pitch in Manhattan, fueled by the dueling plotlines on Lust and Insatiable, as well as the city's mounting deaths, Meena is astounded to discover that the creatures she's always despised as the sexist stuff of fantasy might actually be real...
...and that thanks to her "gift", Meena herself could be in danger of turning into one...unless a vigilante band of vampire slayers, one of whom has shown up at her door and is holding her hostage, can put a stop to it.
But does Meena, drawn as she finds herself to Lucien—who might just be the Prince of Darkness himself—really want them to?