Overbite by Meg Cabot is the sequel to Insatiable (which I’ve read but haven’t reviewed yet) and I quite enjoyed both books! After finishing Insatiable just the other day I was really anxious to get to Overbite and while I may have picked a different ending I still really enjoyed the book.
Meena has a gift; a gift that isn’t always welcome. She can see when and how people are going to die. After many bad experiences growing up Meena doesn’t just come out and tell people what’s going to happen; she just gently guides them in another direction. However, in her new position in the Palatine Guard, she is respected for what she can do for them, which is keep them out of danger. For those who don’t know the Palantine Guard is a branch of the Vatican that focuses all it’s energies on searching out demons, such as vampires, and getting rid of them.
With her job at the Palatine Guard and all that happened previously with vampire boyfriend Lucien she has decided that she doesn’t want to see him anymore – but is that really what she wants? Meena does want to rid the world of vampires and that’s what her new job entails but Lucien is different – she loves him. She believes and always has that Lucien is good at heart; well as good as a vampire can be, that is. However there is also Alaric who works with the Palatine Guard and Meena isn’t quite sure how to feel about him. There’s an attraction for sure but it seems to head south most of the time instead of anything concrete happening.
There’s plenty of action once again that kept me turning pages as fast as I could. There is also Lucien who has a few different ideas for Meena as well. Sometimes he downright scares her yet in her heart of hearts she loves him…but she also cares about Alaric. How will it all end? Who will she pick? Ultimately will she have a choice?
As I said previously I enjoyed this book – it was light reading and I needed that. I really liked Meena although at times I wanted to bat her upside the head for being a bit of a bonehead. Really all of the characters are good from Meena’s brother Jon to two of my favorites which were Mary Lou and the dog Jack Bauer. While I didn’t find as many funny moments in Overbite as I did in Insatiable, there are still a few. I do think reading Insatiable before reading Overbite is a good idea or you may find yourself a bit lost. All in all a good way to spend a few entertaining hours for me!
I read Overbite by Meg Cabot for her book tour with TLC Book Tours. Be sure to check out the other tour stops and see what others are saying about the book. You can find Meg Cabot on her website, blog, Facebook and Twitter. Your own copy of Overbite can be purchased here in the US and here in Canada.
Source: Review copy provided by TLC Book Tours and William Morrow. No compensation was received for this review and all opinions are my own.
Sounds like a fun, light book.
Mary, this is a light read which was what I needed when I read it.
bermudaonion (Kathy) says
I’m just not sure about the vampire aspect in this book.
Kathy, you gotta like vampires to read this one. lol.
I enjoyed this too but I liked Insatiable better. And I agree with you about wanting to bat Meena from time to time! :–)
Jill, I’ve got to pop over and read your reviews. Yeah, Meena was a doze occasionally and her brother just cracked me up.
I do think this sounds like a fun series, and I knew very little about it before reading your review. I am so glad that you enjoyed it and that it was such a great read for you. I am thinking about grabbing Insatiable from the library soon. Great review today, Dar!
Heather, it is a fun series. I had bought Insatiable quite a while ago and I’m glad I waited to read both of them together. If you do read them I hope you’ll enjoy them too.
These are books I still haven’t read yet.
Serena, I hope you get a chance to one day. They are fun and light.
I enjoyed your review of “Overbite” and your recommendation for “Insatiable”. I requested them from my library!
Muzette, I hope you’ll like them. When you do read them send me an email and tell me what you thought of them.
I picked them up from my library, and hope to start the first one tomorrow! 🙂
Heather J. @ TLC Book Tours says
The books where I want to smack the main characters are the ones I generally feel most invested in – those are the ones where I really care about the characters and want them to make the best decisions they can.
I’m glad you’ve been enjoying this series! Thanks for being on the tour.
Heather J, you’re right – when a character is driving me crazy I usually am more invested in them. It was a good series – I’m hoping there will be another one yet.
Sounds like a good read, glad you enjoyed both books. I haven’t read Meg Cabot yet.
Naida, these are the first of Cabot’s books I’ve read although I’ve heard good things about her books. I have a few more on my Kindle to try out one of these days.
Light is sometimes soooo good, I love light
Linda, I think you might like these. I like light too once in a while.
I thought this was something totally different!!
Jenners, I’m almost scared to ask what you thought it might have been. lol.