Insatiable, by Meg Cabot | DNF | Book Review #180


Sick of hearing about vampires? So is Meena Harper.

6953500But 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 when she meets—then makes the mistake of falling in love with—Lucien Antonescu, a modern-day prince with a bit of a dark side. It’s a dark side a lot of people, like an ancient society of vampire-hunters, would prefer to see him dead for.

The problem is, Lucien’s already dead. Maybe that’s why he’s the first guy Meena’s ever met that she could see herself having a future with. See, while Meena’s always been able to see everyone else’s future, she’s never been able look into her own. 

And while Lucien seems like everything Meena has ever dreamed of in a boyfriend, he might turn out to be more like a nightmare. 

Now might be a good time for Meena to start learning to predict her own future . . . 

If she even has one.

What had drawn me into this book was not the cover; although it is pretty, but actually the fact that the main character, Meena, is sick about writing and hearing about vampires. So I thought to myself, why not just borrow Insatiable form the library? It turns out, I’m incredibly glad that I borrowed Insatiable from the library. 

I’ll be honest straight away and tell you that I didn’t manage to finish Insatiable. This review is actually a DNF review. DNF if you didn’t already know, is an abbreviation for ‘Did Not Finish.’ A lot of people have DNF’d books before, and I’m starting to accept that there are books out there that I won’t ever finish. Unfortunately, Insatiable is one of those books.

I enjoyed Meg Cabot’s writing. Her writing is detailed, but not overly so; which is nice. And I especially enjoyed reading from Meena’s point of view. From what I read, Meena is a character that I feel like a few readers could connect with: She’s tired of vampires. The world that Meena lives in seems to love and adore the whole vampire thing.

What upsets me about this book in general is that when I had originally read the synopsis for this book, I got really excited about reading Insatiable. When I finally sat down to read the book, I was happy, because the first chapter is incredibly interesting. We have the main character of this book, who, when she looks at people, she just knows when they’re going to die. Which is incredibly interesting and honestly why I borrowed the book form the library. This leads me to my next point…

I’m unbelievably glad that I borrowed Insatiable from the library and didn’t just buy it myself. After the first 2 or 3 chapters of Insatiable, we’re introduced to a few other characters points of view. I would have gladly just read Insatiable from Meena’s point of view. There were a few times these characters were funny and had something going for them. However, having all of these other points of view is not only incredibly distracting to me, but also incredibly boring. I don’t know about you, but for me that leads me to look forward to reading (in this case) Meena’s point of view, and when I’m not satisfied with her point of view, my feelings in general towards the book go down.

The story itself is slow to actually start. The story move at a snails pace, and there’s little to no action scenes. I love action scenes. These scenes get my blood pumping, my adrenaline going and I, in general, get really happy. So I was incredibly disappointed in Insatiable‘s action scenes because when there are action scenes they’re over just as fast as they started.

I only got to page 178 of this book. The total amount of pages of the copy I read has 451, so, when I decided to stop reading this book because it was going no where at all, Goodreads tells me that I was only 39% done. I’m left feeling both said and happy that I won’t be finishing this book. Sad because this story in my opinion had so much going for it, and happy because now I can move my attention onto other books. Insatiable was just a huge let down for me.

I ended up giving Insatiable 1 of 5 stars on Goodreads.

Happy Reading!

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