Thursday, July 14, 2011
Believe it or not, I'm pretty sure this is the first Meg Cabot I've ever read. I have several friends who love Meg, but none of her books ever grabbed my eye until this one showed up on my doorstep. While this is the second book in Meg's Insatiable series, it totally stood on it's own and I was never lost with either the character's or the plot.
Meena works for the Palatine Guard, a secret branch of the Vatican that hunts demons. Hired for her gift of knowing how someone will die, Meena spends most of her time on research. Meena seems a little naive for someone who works for an organization that hunts demons, and believes that the vampires retain some of their humanity and can choose to reform. Especially her ex-boyfriend Lucien, the son of Dracula. Needless to say, Meena's belief is not shared by her co-workers. Alaric Wulf is the most vocal in his dissenting opinion of the good vampire, as he seems firmly in the camp of the-only-good-vampire-is-a-staked-vampire!
Never really warmed up to Meena for some reason. Maybe I've read too many vampire books, but this one seemed to have too many cliches and this was a little off-putting. It was an okay story and I did enjoy reading it, but I didn't love it. Didn't really care for the ending either. Meg is a good writer and I think I'll try one of her other books, but this one just didn't do it for me.