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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Overbite by Meg Cabot

Overbite by Meg Cabot
"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, Über-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 impossible to resist.

This time, Meena may finally have bitten off more than she can chew."- summary from Amazon

This book was a perfect follow-up to Insatiable and is a fantastic roller-coaster of a ride. Cabot throws in tons of twists and turns, and I gasped a few times while reading this book. It's a difficult read to put down, as most of Cabot's books tend to be. There's just something so inviting and familiar about the voice Cabot uses for her heroines, which just sucks the reader into the story.

I loved revisiting these characters and I'm kinda sad to see them go after this book. There's such a definitive ending (though I won't go into details so as not to spoil anything) though I do hope Cabot comes back to them sometime in the future. My favorite characters are Jonathon, Meena's brother, and Alaric the vampire hunter. They're both just so funny and I love seeing them in scenes.

This book, like Insatiable, is also told from multiple perspectives though it's dialed back from the multitude in the first book. It's mainly just told from Meena, Lucien and Alaric's perspectives, with the very rare chapter or two featuring another character, like Jonathon.

Overall, another Cabot hit and I love the humor she infuses the book with, usually in regards to the whole vampire culture and cliches. It's a fun ride, so if you're looking for a vampire read that doesn't take itself too seriously, this is it.

FTC: Received hardcover from publisher. Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.


  1. I can't wait for this one! I loved Insatiable and I treasure my copy of it.

    I'm so glad this one lived up for you, because I know you're a fan of Meg's, so I know I can trust your opinion in this matter.

    Anyway, I'm so pumped for this book. I'm glad that Alaric is one of your favorites because I loved him in Insatiable.


    anyway, thanks for this review!

  2. Very cool to hear that there's a definitive ending :)

  3. I'm reading Insatiable now and while I'm not loving it I can see why so many people adore Meg's writing.

    Not sure if I'll pick up Overbite but great review!

  4. Awesome review! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy!

  5. Great review! For some reason I thought this was a trilogy. I loved the first one, so I'll definitely be getting this one asap!

  6. I just can't help but think of someone with a dental issue when I saw the title. That could lead to a whole 'nother series of books! Sorry, I am in that kind of mood right now LOL

  7. i liked overbite but is so sad and so tragic so i liked and didn't like

  8. I love Meg’s writing I devour Insatiable but was very disappointed with Overbite is missing to much I had to push my self to keep reading it waiting for the book to get better but nothing and was more than disappointed with the ending. Am wondering is there will be a 3 book for this series that will take the bad taste of this one