Thursday, June 10, 2010

Review: Succubus Shadows


Succubus Shadows is the 5th book in the Georgina Kincaid series by Richelle Mead and a Kensington Fiction.

Book Blurb:

Georgina Kincaid has formidable powers. Immortality, seduction, shape-shifting into any human form she desires, walking in heels that would cripple mere mortals--all child's play to a succubus like her.

Helping to plan her ex-boyfriend's wedding is a different story. Georgina isn't sure which is worse--that Seth is marrying another woman, or that Georgina has to run all over Seattle trying on bridesmaid dresses. Still, there are distractions. Georgina's roommate, Roman, is cluttering her apartment with sexual tension. Then there's Simone, the new succubus in town, who's intent on corrupting Seth.

But the real danger lies in the mysterious force that's visiting her thoughts, trying to draw her into a dark, otherworldly realm. Sooner or later, Georgina knows she'll be too weak to resist. And when that happens, she'll discover who she can trust, who she can't--and that Hell is far from the worst place to spend eternity. .

I enjoyed Succubus Shadows. :)

Georgina Kincaid has been a succubus for thousands of years and it is her job as an employee of Hell to sleep with men (or women) of virtue and take a part of their life force from them - shortening their lives and darkening their soul.

Over the years Georgina's job has lost some of its original appeal and she would rather sleep with people who are already destined for Hell. But as a succubus, Georgina relies on the energy she takes from her victims - she needs it to stay 'healthy' - and victims who are already tainted by Hell don't offer the same energy boost as the virtuous.

What is a girl to do? Surrounded by a group of friends that include vampires, demons, half-demons and even an angel - Georgina does the best she can with what she has been given.

I love this series.

I give Succubus Shadows 4 out of 5 stars and can't wait for the next installment.

M

Georgina Kincaid
1. Succubus Blues (2007)
2. Succubus On Top (2008)
aka Succubus Nights
3. Succubus Dreams (2008)
4. Succubus Heat (2009)
5. Succubus Shadows (2010)
Succubus BluesSuccubus On TopSuccubus DreamsSuccubus Heat
Succubus Shadows


8 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

Lallalla, not reading ;)
But read that you liked it, so perhaps I should try book 1

Michelle Greathouse said...

B,

I think you should give this series a try. :) I really like Georgina and her group of friends.

M

Anna said...

This is one of my favorite series. Enjoyed this last one too. I was very happy over a certain event that
happened in this book... but won't spoil it. ;)

Michelle Greathouse said...

Anna,

I'm glad you like this series. :) I'm also glad to see that they are being re-issued in mass market paperback - I think that will open this series up to a great many more people. :)

You'll have to email me and let me know what event you are talking about. LOL I think I know...but

M

Kah Woei said...

This series sounds really interesting ... succubus and angel as friends.

Michelle Greathouse said...

Kah,

Well, I wouldn't classify them as friends - exactly. LOL He does pop in every now and again - which is odd considering the rest of the group are demons, vamps and such. LOL But it makes for an interesting get together to say the least. :)

M

Danielle87 said...

*LOVED* this installment. It felt like, in this book, Georgina was given a bit of a break. In previous books she has been put through the emotional ringer - and to an extent she was again in this book - but there was a happy pay-off toward the end.
LOVE this series. Ms. Mead can do no wrong IMO.

Patti said...

I love this series and am sad the next book is the last. I enjoyed this book and was happy to get a glimpse into Georgina's past and also to see how much she means to her "crew".