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Belle's Book Club: Overbite

Hey everyone

Next up in my Belle's Book Club: Summer 2013 series I'm sharing - Overbite by Meg Cabot


Synopsis (via Goodreads

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, but finds impossible to resist.

This time, Meena may finally have bitten off more than she can chew.

My Thoughts

I read the first book in this series a couple of weeks back (read my review {here}) and I loved it so I was eager to get on and read this second book. Now, I'm sad to say this but I really didn't enjoy this one as much as the first. 

I just thought that the story was a little slow and full of insignificant details. I don't know what it was but I felt like it took a while to get going - I have to say that the last few chapters were pretty interesting but most of them were pretty blah. Sadly.

Maybe this was because Lucien/Alaric weren't in it as much - I feel like this whole story was just about Meena and to be honest I don't think she's interesting enough on here own to read a whole book about. 

I do think that Cabot was sort of airing on the side on unbelievability with this one - I mean, a stream making a vampire totally evil, a vampire being able to control the weather? It just didn't make much sense to me. Especially the ending plot twist - I was just really confused as to how this happened and how no-one noticed it before. It was just odd.

To be honest, when I'm writing this I'm struggling for things to say about this book because it just didn't really do much for me - nothing about it really has stuck in my mind like things in books usually do - which is so disappointing because I loved the last book so much!

Come to think of it, this may be because the ending wasn't the one I wanted - she didn't end up with the guy that I wanted her to and to be honest I don't know why she didn't! In my mind there was only one option as to who Meena could be with and she didn't - so that sucked.

I have to say (as if you hadn't gathered already) I wasn't very satisfied with this book and because of that I don't think that I will be rushing to read the next when it comes out - sadly, because I thought I'd stumbled across a really great new series!

Would you read this book?

aHm xoxo