Us Weekly on Insatiable: "Attention Twi-hards! Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries, tackles the vampire craze with this modern-day take on Dracula."
New York, NY (PRWEB) July 1, 2010
Right after the midnight launch of the most anticipated movie of the summer, Box Office Mojo reported “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse ripped into the record books with its midnight launch, grossing over $30 million at more than 4,000 theaters,” surpassing The Twilight Saga: New Moon's “previous benchmark of $26.3 million.” Millions of vampire addicts are suffering a serious case of post-premiere anemia, and #1 New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot has the cure: her new novel, INSATIABLE, is “an inspired transfusion of the vampire novel into chick lit” (St. Petersberg Times).
In a review of INSATIABLE, Us Weekly proclaims “Attention Twi-hards! Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries, tackles the vampire craze with this modern-day take on Dracula." The novel, which Cabot dubs “Girl Gothic,” tells the story of soap opera writer Meena Harper, who is cursed with the power to see how people will die. Surrounded by visions of death daily, she’s not a fan of the current vampire mania – until she meets the one man whose future (or lack thereof) she can’t read: Lucien Antonescu. Turns out he’s already dead – a serious dating disaster for a girl who won’t sink her fangs into Nosferatu lore.
Selected as one of the hottest reads of summer 2010 by Weekend Today Show, The Early Show, Good Morning America, the L.A. Times and Marie Claire magazine, Twilight Saga fans are in for a post-Eclipse treat with INSATIABLE. The story plays nicely with the recent vampire trend. Cabot says, “I kind of went back to the whole Dracula thing, the evil vampires. I like the ones that are kind of old fashioned, you kill them with a stake and sunshine kills them.”
Why is there such hunger for vampire books? What is it about the vamp hero that readers (and movie goers) find so sexy? Why are so many teen girls and grown women proclaiming themselves ardent supporters of “Team Edward?” Cabot has a theory: “The rich, sexy vampire keeps popping up, in different but vaguely similar incarnations (kind of like Ryan Seacrest, this generation's Dick Clark). Every ancient civilization, including the Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and Hebrews, all have narratives about demonic creatures who feed on the blood of the living. It's not hard to see why they've re-risen from the grave this time. According to a recent Pew Report, the percentage of women who outearn their husbands has more than quadrupled and college-educated wives are less likely to have a husband who graduated from college. With the stress of being the sole breadwinner (and often single parent--many times caretaker to her own parent), in a time when so many young women who do graduate from college can't find employment at all, who wouldn't mind a rich, handsome immortal whisking her away from it all?”
INSATIABLE is available now from William Morrow/an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, wherever books and e-books are sold. (ISBN 9780061735066; cover price $22.99)