“Sick of hearing about vampires? So is Meena Harper.
Meena Harper is familiar with the supernatural. After all, she knows how you’re going to die. (Not that you’ll believe her. No one ever does.)
But while she’s always been able to see everyone else’s destiny, she’s never been able to look into her own. Maybe that’s why when she meets Lucien Antonescu – a modern-day prince who also has no destiny that she can foresee – she’s instantly attracted.
The trouble is, when an ancient society of vampire hunters shows up at Meena’s door looking for Lucien, she’s forced to face the truth: that her dream boyfriend might turn out to be more of a nightmare.
So now would be a good time for Meena to start learning to predict her own future … if she has one.”
I really enjoyed reading Meg Cabot’s Abandon (review here) so I was looking forward to this book, especially after reading its intriguing synopsis. It certainly didn’t disappoint because it was a fantastic read!
I know there are many people who are fed up with the whole vampire scene but I still love it, every new vampire story I get stuck into just completely captures my imagination and I struggle to stop reading. This book was no different, it was addictive and nail-biting with so many twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat. I’m pretty sure you can guess that I read this in just one day so it will be joining the ever-growing one-day read list.
Meena was a very interesting character, she had a fascinating yet cruel ability where she could see how people were going to die. From the very first chapter it’s clear that she sees this ability as a curse and it’s very obvious why – my heart sank as I read the last sentence of the first chapter. She soon found herself in the middle of something that was both exciting and scary at the same time, I don’t think she realised what she had gotten herself into until it was too late!
I really liked Alaric the vampire hunter, he was a lonely but short-tempered character and I just enjoyed the part he played in the book. I particularly enjoyed his first meeting with Meena and her brother Jon, it was funny to me because I could picture the craziness of that moment so vividly in my mind.
I had very mixed feelings towards the vampires in this book, I just couldn’t decide if I liked them or not. Lucien in particular was difficult to figure out, even after I had finished reading I didn’t feel sure about his intentions.
Each chapter started with the time, date and location – I really liked this because it made it easier for me to keep up with the story.
The ending was unexpected in a good way, I thought certain things were going to happen and they didn’t so I am looking forward to reading the next book Overbite to find out what happens next.
This is a dark and alluring vampire tale that had me hooked from the start.
To find out more about Meg Cabot visit her blog here.