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3.43  ·  Rating details ·  22,278 ratings  ·  2,446 reviews
Sick of hearing about vampires? So is Meena Harper.

But her bosses are making her write about them anyway, even though Meena doesn’t believe in them.

Not that Meena isn’t familiar with the supernatural. See, Meena Harper knows how you’re going to die. (Not that you’re going to believe her; no one ever does.)

But not even Meena’s precognition can prepare her for what happens
Hardcover, 451 pages
Published June 8th 2010 by William Morrow
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Dec 01, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Only to people who want something completly unoriginal and very silly.
Recommended to Ela by: The Works when it priced it on £1.99, how was I meant to resist?
I was in kitchen just now, and I attemped to cut a piece of cheese to put on a cracker, but (because I'm a bit of a disaster) I slammed the knife down too hard and had a cheese EXPLOSION on my hands. Why am I telling you this? Because the phrase 'an explosion of cheese' pretty much sums up this book.

Cheese variety number one: The main character was called Meena, her brother was called Jon (or Jonathan); their surname was Harper. Meena and Jonathan Harper, MEENA and JONATHAN Harper. Now why does
Jun 25, 2010 rated it it was ok
(Warning: contains heavy sarcasm!)
This book was so annoying. First of all – I loved Princess diaries, so I’m not a hater of Mrs. Cabot. (And I also like dogs, for the record)

But Insatiable was just too much for me to bear. Characters were flat, main heroine was a silly girl surrounded by even sillier people.

The Main hero – irresistible vampire Lucien is either trying to make a point how harmless and human-loving he is, or he’s demonstrating his powers by threatening his half-brother.

Vampire hu
Jul 01, 2010 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: people who think Twilight is too sophisticated
I'm so out of step with the other reviews that there must have been something I didn't get about this novel, but come on, it's light vampire chick lit, not Foucault. I like Meg Cabot, her YA more than her adult fiction, but have read most of her work at one point or another (and absolutely loved the last Princess Diaries book). Point: I'm not a hater, and was really looking forward to this one, a semi-satire about vampire obsession set in NYC among celebs and soap operas. What's not to like?

 ♥ Rebecca ♥
Mar 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: ppl interested in a more cynical take on vampire romances
I actually really enjoyed this although I didnt expect to. I like the predictable PNRs. Girl meets vampire, girl falls for vampire, vampire risks all for girl, HEA. Once I realized that this was not going in that direction, I got a little worried. But I ended up really enjoying it anyways. No, this was more like girl meets vampire, girl falls for vampire, vampire terrifies, terrorizes, and incinerates dozens of ppl in an attempt to protect girl, girl runs from vampire, vampire stalks girl. Haha, ...more
Jun 13, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2010, bite-me, lib, adults
I think I've only read a couple of Cabot's books before and they were okay books, so I wasn't sure I'd like this one.
This was a good read. Very solid, slightly predictable, plot that has your standard Vampire, Vampire Hunter and the girl who's stuck in the middle, with a variety of characters to chose amongst your favorites. The writing is obviously very skilled but it took a bit to get use to the multiple point of views from different characters. It didn't take away from the experience but ther
Jul 01, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: vampire fans and vampire haters
Recommended to Julie by: Oh, I'm willing to give pretty much any Meg Cabot book a try
Shelves: paranormal, 2010, ebook
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Asghar Abbas
Oct 10, 2017 rated it did not like it

Don't even bother reading this, for a lack of a better word, novel. To borrow a very popular phrase and in the words of Stupid of Today. I can't even. Haha. Which, to be fair, is usually reserved for something good and maybe even positive. Something that's overwhelming. Which this certainly wasn't. Nope. Not at all.

You know, I had this whole elaborate take down prepared, this entire thing lined up where I'd disparage this blow by blow. Complete with witty Red Letter Media references, and everyt
Nov 28, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-arc
Leave it to Meg Cabot to take something as dark, brooding and oh-so-serious as vampires and turn it into something fun, funny and frivolous! Just when you think you can't take another vampire book, she throws something a little different into the mix. (Although for the record, I am still riding the vampire wave and loving it.)

This is just such a different vampire story than anything I've read. There is so many references to popular 'vampire culture,' even my girl Sookie gets a shout out. Cabot i
This may be my favorite Meg Cabot novel to date. And that's saying a lot.

The novel follows Meena Harper, a dialogue writer on a major soap opera called Insatiable. She desperately wants to be promoted to head writer, but loses the promotion. She shares an apartment in a nice old coop building with her unemployed brother. And she can tell you when and how you're going to die.

This last thing is a real problem in her life. She doesn't like to ride the subway, as there are simply too many people tha
Apr 06, 2011 rated it liked it
my favorite line- "lucien was furious...but even when furious, he was conscientious about litter." who wouldn't laugh at that?

this is the face of guilty pleasure reading. ridiculous plot, vampire/"wulf" overkill, soapy characters, multiple characters falling in love in about 20 minutes. i think the soap opera subplot was brilliant as this whole book read like one gigantic, over-the-top vampire soap opera. thrilled to find out it's a series. i laughed and laughed the whole time i was reading. eve
Bree T
Aug 12, 2010 rated it did not like it
This is the first Meg Cabot book I’ve ever read and I read it based on the strength of a very good review for it at a book review blog. So I reserved it immediately at my local library as although I quite like a lot of vampire novels, the craze is almost out of control and I thought a tongue-in-cheek look at the phenomenon would be funny. The blurb sounded good, the quote on the back (which I mentioned before, in my Library post) had me laughing.

Pity it would be pretty much the only time I actua
Lana *Lifeinwordsandlyricscom*
Jun 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Unexpected delight!
I mean... It was so close to being bad that it was comical. But then, it was meant to be this way, wasn't it?
Meena, a dialogue writer for a soap opera called Insatiable, is an ordinary girl with not so ordinary gift. She can predict how people she meets will die. Not a very useful gift, but there you have it. Other than that her life is pretty normal, with normal problems. Like an unemployed brother, who has a crush on one of the stars of Meena's show. Or a bitchy co-worker,
[actual rating; 3.5 stars] 🦇

“It's simple, really," Alaric Wulf said. " Lucien Antonescu is the prince of darkness."Jon nodded. "Yeah," he said. "We know. He's got a castle and stuff.”

Meg Cabot's writing style was so entertaining. Funny scenes included.
As I mentioned in one of my reading updates I found this book at home and picked it up. I had not high expectations because; why would this book just lie there? So I started to read the first pages and I was about to just drop it because you can t
Jun 08, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Definition: in·sa·tia·ble
Impossible to satiate or satisfy: an insatiable appetite; an insatiable hunger for knowledge.

Meena Harper is having a bad week. Instead of having the type of precognition that could actually be useful, say like picking winning lottery numbers, Meena's gift is more like a curse. How would you like to meet someone and instantly know how they are going to die? Not exactly a great way to make new friends either. To make matter's worse, her recently unemployed brother
Jun 02, 2010 rated it it was ok
First of all, let me explain my star rating. The first part of the book was extremely slow to the point where I was asking myself why I bothered to keep on reading, so 1 star. The second half of the book was entertaining, funny and exciting – 3 stars. Put them together and you get a 2 star rating.

So as I said above, once I started reading this novel, I had difficulty staying focused on it. I found it irritating, and slow. I promised myself that I would give it a chance, at least until page 100,
Mindy (Naughty Book Snitch)
Nov 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Recommended to Mindy (Naughty Book Snitch) by: Work friend - Melanie H

I enjoyed it. I was really into it until the end when Meena started accusing Lucien of all these terrible things he had no control over. Im not a huge fan of love triangles because they stress me out. This one wasnt that stressful, more irritating because of Meena's bull crap indecisiveness. I guess Im on team Lucien and not team Alaric. Plus, the connection between Meena and Alaric is not believable at all. And... Senor Sticky? Really?? Que sarcastic eye roll...
No sex, stops at bed
Sophie Narey (Bookreview- aholic)
Having read a lot of Meg Cabot books I find them abit hit and miss, but I thought I would give this series a shot and the first book was not a disappointment too me. I have read previous books along these lines before and you think oh it is going to be a typical vampire novel....but it actually wasn't.

I will admit I did judge it before reading it thinking it was going to be another book copying Twilight. This book however had more unexpected turns and twists than I was expecting. I will definite
Aug 31, 2010 rated it it was ok
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May 23, 2012 rated it did not like it
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Angela  M
Jun 14, 2010 rated it liked it
I almost wish I could write 2 completely separate reviews for this book. One for the first half and one for the second. I absolutely could not get into reading this book for a little more than the first 200 pages. I wasn't connecting with the characters at all, the story seemed to drag on and on, and I had absolutely no interest in the storyline. But somewhere around the 1/2 way, that all changed. It's like it finally decided to have substance. The story finally decided to go somewhere, and that ...more
Kelly Oakes
Aug 06, 2010 rated it really liked it
WOW. I have to admit I didn't recognize the author's name at first when I received this book. Meg is well know for her series, the princess diaries, and not my usual read.

Just the name alone is enough to intrigue one to look beyond the beautifully designed cover, but once you do; you'll be glad you did. Vampires. Doesn't it seem we have enough books for them, with them and about them? I may have thought so, scared that I might find the same old conflict of good and evil; not expecting to find th
Jun 02, 2010 rated it liked it
This book arrived on my doorstep, without solicitation (sort of: it's a HarperCollins book, which I regularly receive, but I didn't request it). When I opened the package and read the blurb, I rolled my eyes. Enough with the vampires, already! I have too many vampires in my life between the vampires of Forks and the vampires of Bon Temps!

Still...I'm not one to look a gift horse in the mouth or whatever. Besides, I do love me some YA fiction. So, I picked it up and started reading. The next thing
DNF - The cover for this book caught my attention from the get-go, I absolutely love the cover. Must be the red, my favorite color. Insatiable was my first book to read by Meg Cabot and I couldn't finish it. It wasn't that it was bad but I put down after about 100 pages in and have no desire to pick it back up again. I've tried talking myself into finishing this book but it lacks that spark of excitement that I usually get from reading an Urban Fantasy or Paranormal Romance. The story line was o ...more
Oct 24, 2011 rated it did not like it
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Never judge a book by its cover.
The lady in the red dress with the dagger and the cool armband with the dragon, she’s intriguing, right? Maybe, I wouldn’t know – she’s not in this book. And please don’t get too excited about the title – it’s the name of the overly hacked soap opera the modern day heroine (really? Is that really the right term for someone who cries this much) works for.
The description of this book says that Meena Harper is sick of vampires. As a matter of fact the entire book go
The BookWhisperer
May 26, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series
As a huge fan of the Young Adult Mediator Series by Meg Cabot; I was estactic to discover Cabot’s attempt at a Adult Novel. Insatiable is a modern sequel to Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Unfortunately, from the start this is was a very trying novel. With the first four chapters each being told from another characters point of view I found it very difficult to follow with the storyline, and accurately keep the characters straight. By chapter twelve things had begun to fall into place; leaving the story ...more
Steph Su
Nov 28, 2009 rated it it was ok
From the moment I first heard of INSATIABLE’s plot, I was tempted. Curiously enough, I do not have vampire burnout like most avid readers apparently do. Unfortunately, INSATIABLE was a plotting and characterization disappointment, an ambitious novel that failed to entirely put the “chick lit” into the “bit lit.”

I never fully connected with Meena being the anti-vampire-obsessed modern woman. She is introduced to us as an independent and responsible woman who disdains the romanticization of vampir
Jun 16, 2010 rated it really liked it
If I were to give an opinion on Meg Cabot, I'd say I like her writing. Fun, flirty, frothy, frivolous - most of her books exemplify one or more of the aforementioned adjectives. Most of the world probably knows her best for her Princess Diaries series, which, given the eventual repetitiveness of the series AND the number of books she's written, is a shame.

Here, Cabot turns her pen to the vampire craze that's sweeping the nation, courtesy of Edward Cullen and friends. The catch? That the main cha
Jun 01, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Aug 12, 2010 rated it really liked it
“You know how I feel about vampires.”
“Yeah,” Leisha said, sounding a little bored. “What is it you’re always saying again? In the cult of monster misogyny, vampires are kings?”

“Well,” Meena said, “they do always seem to choose to prey on pretty female victims. And yet for some reason, women find this sexy.”

“I don’t,” Leisha said. “I want to be killed by Frankenstein. I like ‘em big. And stupid. Don’t tell my husband.”

“Even though these guys admit over and over to wanting to kill us,” Meena went
Feb 07, 2012 rated it it was ok
You know, at first I thought that I was in on the joke. I read some the reviews here and I thought I knew that this book was going to be a parody of 'Twilight' and the likes. I mean Lucien can't read Meena's mind, like Bella and Edward. Alaric "Wulf" is in love with her, i.e Jacob. But not even half way through the book I began to wonder if this was actually a serious attempt at a good story. Then I convinced myself otherwise and thought it was a mockery of Twilight and Bram Strokers Dracula. Bu ...more
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