Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Review: Overbite

By Meg Cabot
Publication date: July 5, 2011

My review:

Meena Harper survived some pretty tough times and has come out of it a stronger person and a new employee of the Palatine Guard, the secret Vatican sponsored organization that rids the world of demons. The Palatine Guard wants to use Meena's ability to predict people's deaths to keep their members safe. Meena is still determined to prove that Lucien is capable of good though Alaric and the Palatine Guard don't believe her. Unfortunately a new type of vampire has arrived in New York and they are much worse than anything the Palatine Guard has faced before.

Overbite is a darker book than Insatiable. There is less humor here after the events of the first book and that lack of sarcasm and funny moments was sorely missed.  Even Alaric is not himself. Meena is not quite over what happened in the last book which is understandable. Though she shows that she is capable of taking care of herself, she seems to have lost her spunk. Another change is the romance. Insatiable was a good deal steamier and Overbite is very tame in comparison, nearly like a YA book. 

Even with the changes, I still enjoyed Overbite. There are unexpected plot twists and the characters are still fun to read about, especially Alaric.  Though I've grown tired of a lot of vampire fiction (except for Richelle Mead's series), Meg Cabot is a talented writer and I usually like her books. I don't know if there will be a third book but if there is, I will probably read it. If you liked Insatiable, you should consider giving Overbite a try, especially if you are an Alaric fan. I would also suggest this as a fun alternative to fans of the Sookie Stackhouse books.

Readalikes: The Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris, Crusade by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie


  1. Great review, Christina! I agree that Overbite is darker than Insatiable. I really enjoyed both books, but I liked Insatiable a bit more. You are so right that they are similar to the Sookie Stackhouse series....I never made that connection!

  2. I didn't realize this had come out already. The word out seems to be that Insatiable is the better book. I'll probably get to it though just to see where things go. Thanks!

  3. I have been wanting to read Insatiable, as I have always loved Cabot's writing, now I am behind in yet another series. Based on your lovely review I need to correct this soon.

  4. I did like Alaric in Insatiable but I don't think I care about these characters enough to read the second book; thanks for the review.


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