Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Review: Overbite (Insatiable #2) by Meg Cabot

Overbite
Author: Meg Cabot
Pages:278
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: July 5th 2011
Author Website
Available: Amazon|Barnes and Noble

Meena Harper has a special gift, but it's only now that anyone's ever appreciated it. The Palatine Guard — a powerful secret demon-hunting unit of the Vatican — has hired her to work at their new branch in Lower Manhattan. With Meena's ability to predict how everyone she meets will die, the Palatine finally has a chance against the undead.

Sure, her ex-boyfriend was Lucien Antonescu, son of Dracula, the prince of darkness. But that was before he (and their relationship) went up in flames. Now Meena's sworn off vampires for good ... at least until she can prove her theory that just because they've lost their souls doesn't mean demons have lost the ability to love.

Meena knows convincing her co-workers — including her partner, ├╝ber-demon-hunter Alaric Wulf — that vampires can be redeemed won't be easy ... especially when a deadly new threat seems to be endangering not just lives of the Palatine, but Meena's friends and family as well.

But Meena isn't the Palatine's only hope. Father Henrique — aka Padre Caliente — New York City's youngest, most charming priest, has also been assigned to the case.

So why doesn't Meena — or Alaric — trust him?

As she begins unraveling the truth, Meena finds her loyalties tested, her true feelings laid bare ... and temptations she never even imagined existed, but finds impossible to resist.

This time, Meena may finally have bitten off more than she can chew.

My Take:
I enjoyed it because it brought back the Alaric Wulf who I adore. Meena is of course the one to who knows about her decisions and she knew that when she turned her back on Lucian she just knew he would never be too far. But when an ex wants to kill and all it takes is another ex to rescue her she is glad that Lucian still cared. While reading I actually did get emotional and of course I got attached to all of the characters it was hard to see that sadness. I really enjoyed this sequel because Meena is able to choose for herself and she is way too smart to not go her own way. Meg gave me the chance to romance again with the very sexy Alaric Wulf I mean come on if I had to choose for my book boyfriend it would be him because he is that sexy I love his character, okay I'm going to go fan myself now.

5/5 stars

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