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Overbite by Meg Cabot
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Jan 16, 2012

did not like it

I'm so glad that other readers feel, like I do, that this was a really lackluster sequel. I honestly had to force myself through the first seven or so chapters, and continually found myself skipping whole paragraphs because they kept restating and going through the same things I'd read earlier from the same character and knew I'd have to read again from another character's perspective. I eventually gave up and skipped to the end to find out what happens and was incredibly displeased. Obviously, Lucien did a lot of things that would be hard to reconcile with a happy ending, but I felt like the wrap up there was far too cheesy even for this genre.

More importantly, I was left with a really bad taste in my mouth about Meena as a character in this novel. Where I felt some manner of compassion for her in the previous novel, in this one, she's pretty unlikeable. Aside from having lost the humor and charm she possessed in the previous novel, Meena has transitioned to a wishy-washy girl who doesn't know what she wants anymore. It seems like Meena didn't actually care about Lucien at all, and in the end, his survival became a means to an end for her, a tool to save people. Her wavering between Alaric and lucien came across as incredibly pathetic and dis genuine to me; i don't think it mattered ever to her who ultimately filled the romantic hole in her life as was made evident from her continual back and forth her very swift turnaround after Lucien fraking DIED at the end of the book.

Part of me hopes there is a third book wherein Cabot can redeem this character and this book series, since I paid good money for a very dissatisfying read and I, like Meena, was left with a very strong sense that there are too many loose, dissatisfying ends. But another part of me thinks that if this is the result of Cabot's foray into the vampire romance genre, she would be better off finding something else to write about because this was just not good.
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J. d'Artagnan I agree with your point about the repetitiveness. Ugh.

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