Saturday, February 18, 2012

Succubus Blues

Succubus (n.) An alluring, shape-shifting demon who seduces and pleasures mortal men. Pathetic (adj.) A succubus with great shoes and no social life. See: Georgina Kincaid.

When it comes to jobs in hell, being a succubus seems pretty glamorous. A girl can be anything she wants, the wardrobe is killer, and mortal men will do anything just for a touch. Granted, they often pay with their souls, but why get technical?

But Seattle succubus Georgina Kincaid's life is far less exotic. Her boss is a middle-management demon with a thing for John Cusack movies. Her immortal best friends haven't stopped teasing her about the time she shape-shifted into the Demon Goddess getup complete with whip and wings. And she can't have a decent date without sucking away part of the guy's life. At least there's her day job at a local bookstore--free books; all the white chocolate mochas she can drink; and easy access to bestselling, sexy writer, Seth Mortensen, aka He Whom She Would Give Anything to Touch but Can't.

But dreaming about Seth will have to wait. Something wicked is at work in Seattle's demon underground. And for once, all of her hot charms and drop-dead one-liners won't help because Georgina's about to discover there are some creatures out there that both heaven and hell want to deny...

I’ve read all of the books from Richelle Mead’s “Vampire Academy“ series and I must admit, it’s  one of my favorites. I was a little sceptical about her second biggest series, but decided to give it a try and was pleasently suprised. Can this suave and loved young adult author write in a totally different style? It felt extremely weird at first and I feel like I got to know Richelle more as a writer.
Succubus Blues: The story itself was good, up-tempo and over a long period of time I could keep my hands away from turning the pages and from spoiling the story for myself. This series about Georgina Kincad is definitely for a more mature reader than 15-17 year olds. It’s different, but good. I liked that the characters were more mature themselves and had more life experience, expected more from life than the teenagers and young adults I’ve been reading so much about lately. The use of tongue was a bit gruesome and savage at times, but made me smile at times to. There are lots of scenes to smile about, but none made me laugh out loud, unfortunately.

Georgina’s name reminds me of the terrifying and hilarious Georgina Sparks from “Gossip Girl“, but the main character of “Succubus Blues“ is similar to her only by her determination and devotion. Georgina Kincaid, as Rose (TVA), is a strong, confident, humorous, caring and a diligent figure, who has a strong vision of her future. I felt for her, because she gave everything she wanted and cared for in order to make up for one mistake and has to pay for it throughout the eternity.

I liked the writings between Georgina and Seth, it was sweet, because, yes, they met each other on daily basis, but in the writings they both were more sincire and Seth could open himself up thwough something he felt comfortable and at ease.

It was a great start to the series. At times, very, very steamy.

“We all have moments of weakness. It’s how we recover from them that really counts.” 

Rate: 3/5.

Reading order:
  1. Succubus Blues
  2. Succubus On Top
  3. Succubus Dreams
  4. Succubus Heat
  5. Succubus Shadows
  6. Succubus Revealed

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