29 May 2012

Teen Tuesday

Insatiable by Meg Cabot*

Although this series was intended for adults, I think it's equally (or maybe even  more) appropriate for the young adult market.

Insatiable introduces us to Meena Harper, a young woman who writes for a popular daytime drama called Insatiable, and has the annoying ability to predict how people will die.  Meena doesn'tbelieve in vampires, and is self-righteously miffed when she's informed that the soap opera will be introducing  a story arc featuring one.

Then, she meets Lucien Antonescu, who just happens to be the son of Dracula.  He saves her from certain injury due to an attack by evil bats.  She falls head-over-heels in love with him, and they begin to develop a relationship.

Of course, at first Meena doesn't believe that Lucien is a supernatural being, but eventually she begins to realize that vampires are much more common than she could possibly imagine.  She even has neighbors who are vampires, for heaven's sake!

The story is written in a charming tongue-in-cheek style, and is obviously Ms. Cabot's response to recent proliferation of intense paranormal romantic fiction.  Cabot does have stray from the facetious tone on occasion, but  on the whole, this is an enjoyable, laugh-out-loud interpretation of the genre.

The reviewer with Meg Cabot, earlier this year.

Meg Cabot is the author of many books for adults, teens, and younger readers including the Heather Wells mysteries, the Princess Diaries series, and the Allie Finkle series.  She also wrote the Mediator and the 1-800-Where-R-You young adult series under the pseudonym Jenny Carroll.

FTC full disclosure: This was a library book.*

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