Book: Succubus Blues, #1 of 6
Series: Georgia Kincaid
Author: Richelle Mead
Publisher and Publication Date: Kensington, 03/01/07
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
My Review in a Nutshell:
I have mulled over writing this review for quite some time; reviews are harder for books I love. Richelle Mead knows how to put a unique twist on paranormal, adding in a touch of comedy, action, and lots of romance. Forewarning- this is an ADULT book, so no fading to black on sex scenes. Also, I have a major girl crush on the graceful heroine, Georgina Kincaid, she’s sultry yet humble AND works in a book store, kind of hard not to love that!
What’s It All About?
Georgina Kincaid has the blues. She is a part of an organized effort on behalf of the devil to darken the souls of mortals. Therefore, Succubus’ like Georgina get to go suck the souls out of unsuspecting humans while having sex. She never kills them, and chooses to only prey on those who are already on a dark path. She is a Succubus with a heart, and a longing to have a real relationship- which would be deadly for any man. Making things even MORE difficult, her favorite author, Seth, is smitten with her; as well as a hunk named Roman (YAY! Love triangle!!). To top it off, now there is a demon/angel murderer on the loose, killing those around her. And whoever it is, they’re now stalking her.
I cannot stress how much I enjoyed Georgina’s character. If not for the whole “I suck the life out of people I love, by accident” thing- I would want her life! Being able to glamor yourself into any outfit and fix the hair frizzies is A OK by me! I’m sounding very vain. Let me add that she is extremely loyal to her hilariously eclectic group of friends, you know: gay vampires, the angel who smokes cigarettes, and some seriously moody demons- totally normal. Georgina will do whatever it takes to protect them, even if it means putting her life at risk. Basically, every character in this book is written to perfection; especially her love interests, the romance is INTENSE! 10 points for swoon!
Richelle Mead has a niche for writing murder mysteries, without making it feel like a mystery. Although Georgina is trying to solve the murders, she is also navigating a plethora of other problems. A LOT is going on, but everything happens at a slow pace, but you’re so involved in the characters and world, it doesn’t feel like a bad thing. Mead always saves the best for the last fifty pages, ALWAYS!
I am going to DEVOUR this series! I must know if a happy ending is possible for Georgina. I would like to add that after finishing this book, I may have went out and bought a whole new wardrobe. Books make me do weird things like that. Sookie Stackhouse made me cook casseroles and form an unhealthy obsession with lemonade. We all have our thing, right?
My Favorite Quotes:
“Vampires. Honestly, they’re like children sometimes. ”
“Well, that depends, I suppose. I heard someone once say that men dance the same way they have sex. So, if you want everyone here to think you’re the kind of guy who just sits around and—”
He stood up. “Let’s dance.”
“Very often the things we most desire come only after much patience and struggle.”
“Books were a lot less messy than orgasms.”