Written by Meg Cabot, this is another book that takes an old story and twists it. Sometimes these are done well, sometimes they are not. Insatiable is twist on/based on Dracula by Bram Stoker. In this instance Meena (remember Mina and Jonathan Harper from Dracula?) knows how people will die, though not necessarily when. Except for vampires, because they are already dead. What happens when she meets Lucien, the Price of Darkness, and Dracula’s son. Oh, and Dracula is dead. And the Paladin, the long dead super soldiers of the Vatican, hunt them.
If you do not like re-imagining of stories/books DO NOT READ THIS. You will be angry the whole time, annoyed by the changes that she made.
If you do not like romance, DON’T READ THIS. If you don’t like vampire stories DON’T READ THIS. If you don’t like characters not behaving the way you want them to, DO NOT READ THIS.
That being said, I enjoyed it. I have enjoyed most of Meg Cabot’s books, I grew up on her young adult novels. I loved Lucien. Meena fell to the normal level of Cabot’s female leads, which is to say that she was a little dramatic. The exceptions for these have included Avalon High, Jinx, 1-800-Where-Are-You, and the Mediator series. But a lot of the others have females that are so very dramatic. Might just be me, but they get a little annoying.
Overall, I liked this book. Plus I got it on sale, which was why I read it. I liked it so much that I bought the second book.
SPOILERS, SPOILERS, SPOILERS
And was disappointed in how that book ended. I wanted her to be with Lucien. I really did. And, I get it, it was a good ending.
I wanted them together.