Saturday, February 4, 2012

Overbite by Meg Cabot

Published: July 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 278
Copy Provided by: Library
Summary: Goodreads

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.
Imagine being in love with an undead boyfriend while working for an organization that is trying to destroy him.  Once again Meg Cabot delivers a hilarious and outrageous supernatural read.  Her story is fun, intriguing, has action and romance.  It made me remember that not everything has to be so serious in life...  That includes your reading material!  If you're looking for something (a little over the top) that is light and fun to read, this is it.  If you need something a little more serious and vampire themed, you might want to try re-reading Dracula by Bram Stoker.

One last thing about this book...I did find that it ended rather abruptly and that the ending was not as developed as I was hoping.  The book was entertaining but the ending did leave me a little flat...kind of like a good movie whose budget ran short at the end.

Overbite is book #2 in the Insatiable series.  I wasn't sure if I was prepared to read it since Book #1 took such a bizarre twist at the end of the story.  However, I love Meg Cabot.  She's like a girl's best friend when it comes to book writing and whenever I'm in the mood for something fun and less serious, she is in my lighter read book "arsenault" (hee hee).  Plus, she has a wicked sense of humor.  Start with Insatiable then try Overbite.  Be prepared to be entertained for awhile, laugh a little, roll your eyes, enjoy the ridiculousness and stop taking yourself so seriously.  You know, it could be worse.  Your ex-boyfriend might be "nibbling" your neck the next time you meet up....

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