by Meg Cabot
Audiobook Runtime: 16 hours, 28 minutes
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Sick of hearing about vampires? So is Meena Harper. But her bosses are making her write about them anyway, even though Meena doesn't believe in them.
Not that Meena isn't familiar with the supernatural. See, Meena Harper knows how you're going to die. (Not that you're going to believe her. No one ever does.) But not even Meena's precognition can prepare her for what happens when she meets - then makes the mistake of falling in love with - Lucien Antonescu, a modern-day prince with a bit of a dark side. It's a dark side a lot of people, like an ancient society of vampire hunters, would prefer to see him dead for.
The problem is, Lucien's already dead. Maybe that's why he's the first guy Meena's ever met whom she could see herself having a future with. See, while Meena's always been able to see everyone else's future, she's never been able look into her own. And while Lucien seems like everything Meena has ever dreamed of in a boyfriend, he might turn out to be more like a nightmare.
Now might be a good time for Meena to start learning to predict her own future....If she even has one.
- Gown and pose suggest historical novel, it is not and I have passed over it many times because I thought it was.
- Wooden stake looks like a knife in a scabbard without close inspection
- Feels generic and unrelated to the story
- Warm foreplay, but skipped the juicy stuff. No explicit sex scenes.
- Narrator Emily Bauer does a good job, BUT I have heard better distinction between character voices along with mental verses spoken dialogue.
- I enjoyed the audio, but found myself slightly confused a couple times due to lack of tone change to signify a secondary character voice.
- pre-apocalyptic, mystery style, paranormal romance
- Primarily set in modern day New York City, the paranormals live among us undetected.
- Dueling emotions within Meena, echo the dueling men suddenly shadowing her life; Aleric & Lucian. 2/3 of the way through the book and I am still not sure who is going to get the girl, if any one.
- My suspicion grows throughout the story that this may be a set up to a series. I don't think I want that. My vote is for this to wrap up into a stand alone. *Darn, it is a series.
- Nice integration of true history paired with vampire folk lore to create a believable backstory; Joan of Arc, George and the Dragon, Vlad the Impaler
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