Wednesday, July 21, 2010
by Meg Cabot
Sick of hearing about vampires? So is Meena Harper.
But 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 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 whom 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 to 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.
(description taken from Amazon.com)
I really enjoyed the tongue in cheek humor in this book. With all the "Team Edward," "Bite Me!," and more vampire hoopla going on in YA lit right now, I was almost dreading another vampire book. However...Meg Cabot. I had to check it out!
I was glad I did. For all that, yes, this was a vampire romance, it was also a little snarky and funny and well-worth the read! Meena almost jumped off the page at me, and though Lucien wasn't exactly what I would have fallen for, his vampire hunter counterpart...oh, yes, I'll take me one of those, please! Both men, (and even Meena's brother) were some smoldering hot examples of hunkiness.
The star-crossed lovers, the epic battle between two rival factions (hmmm...more than one actually - vamps vs. vamps and vamps vs. vamp hunters), and the psychic abilities of the heroine are all familiar territory, but Cabot delivers them with a new veneer. A certain epic panash that made me immediately want another book.
I would love to see where it all goes from here.