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Title: Meg Cabot
Post by: Letitia on July 29, 2010, 09:44:01 am
She has just come out with a book called Insatiable that marks her debut into the YA's paranormal scene. It was released last month. I haven't read it yet but the reviews seem solid. I thought I'd start a thread in hopes of seeing what any fellow Hurogs opinions of it are...

Here is the synopsis: Cabot (Princess Diaries) winningly applies her trademark likably fallible protagonists and breezy storytelling to a vampire war in New York City. TV writer Meena Harper creates fabulous plots for Insatiable, the second-highest–rated soap opera, thanks to her burdensome if lucrative psychic ability to see into the future and determine how people are going to die. And just as Insatiable is switching to a vampire theme to attract a younger demographic, a spate of chilling murders-by-exsanguination grips New York City. Enter Lucien Antonescu, a sexy, melancholic Romanian history professor/vampire who recognizes that the murders are the work of rogue vampires who have broken away from his order. (Lucien happens to be the son of Vlad the Impaler, whom Bram Stoker gave such a bad rep.) Lucien's opposition: Alaric Wulf, a sympathetic detective from the Palatine Guard, who hopes to use Meena and her prophetic gift to stop the murders and track down Lucien. Unfortunately for Alaric, Meena is a little in love with Lucien. Cabot is less concerned with creating a convincing family tree for Lucien than with creating sparks between her characters, who feel pleasantly natural even as they live alongside the vampires next door.
Title: Re: Meg Cabot
Post by: Gerd D. on July 29, 2010, 09:59:43 am
Well, well, I've been contemtplating to pick-up the first Missing book, "When Lightning strikes", but I might as well give this one a try.
Title: Re: Meg Cabot
Post by: charmed on July 29, 2010, 04:15:17 pm
My local bookstore has this as generla fiction and when I looked at the dust jacket, no genre was specified so I'm moving this over to General Fiction.

Meg's site (http://www.megcabot.com/books-by-meg-cabot/)