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Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Review: Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead

Title: Succubus Blues
Author: Richelle Mead
Series: Georgina Kincaid Novel
Pages: 343
Publisher: Kensington Fiction
Reading Level: Adult
Publish Date: March 31, 2007.
Rating: Photobucket.5

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...

Taschima's POV:

I picked up this book because it is written by Richelle Mead, author of Vampire Academy, one of my favorite YA authors; although after finishing her debut novel, Succubus Blues, I now understand that she has long been an amazing author, even before Vampire Academy, and is slowly but surely creeping into my Top 10 Adult authors.

Georgina that young woman who when entering a room captures the attention of all the male species, she is strong and a smart ass, always has a quick response under her sleeve, and is beautiful without comparison; though under all the charm hides a unhappy woman who just wants a way out.

She reminds me a bit of Rose Hathaway; reminds me but it is not Rose, you know how people can be alike but are not the same? Kind of like that. Our relationship has started as being a cautious flirtation, but I know that if I keep getting to know her I will fall in love with her persona.

Georgina is a Succubus, a force of evil, enticing males and making them hand over their souls is her job. But she is a rebel. She doesn't play her part to her full potential, instead choosing the life of normal human being. She works at a bookstore, has a cat, lives her life. Everything was going according to plan until the killings start happening. The first victim is a vampire. She wasn't his biggest fan, but a million questions now run through her mind. How could this happen? No one is suppose to be able to kill an immortal, right?

Attach this mystery along with the prospect of love and you have a winner. This book was entertaining and never boring. The first part of the novel can be slow because you are starting to get familiar with this new person, but the novel really picks up its stride a little closer to the middle. Here is where you will be at the edge of you seat, just dying to know what will happen next.

Some of the things I caught pretty early on, but this didn't deter my liking of the book. It has it's charm, and I believe it can only get better. One of the things that I loved about this book was that the lines between good and bad were blurred, nothing is what it seems, and rules that would apply in other installments have been banished. Also a friendly warning, it is an adult novel, so it has adult content. Don't say I never warned you.

Will be picking up the second book as soon as I possibly can! This is Richelle's debut novel, and even in this early stage the author has managed to capture my heart.


  1. I really enjoy this series and like your review. You will soooo get sucked in, but it sounds like you might already be.

    If you want to be teased, my reviews are here.

    Miranda ~ Sweet Vernal Zephyr

  2. I love this series. I cant wait for you to get caught up. I just finished Succubus Shadows a few weeks ago! IT is a wonderful series. Mead is one of my top 5 fav. authors!!

  3. Great review. After reading Vampire Academy, I went out and picked up the first three books in this series and I can't wait to start the series.

  4. I read Succubus Blues after I read Helles Bells. I think I was expecting more of a character that was ...demon like. I didn't enjoy all the angst of the character, though I should have realized from the title that she wasn't going to be happy. So I never read the secon. I almost didn't pick up any other book by her, but then I read Thorn,...OMG forgot the name. I read the first book of her other adult series, and enjoyed it. I have Vampire Academy here to read, and hope to get to it soon. I just don't care for Georgina's unhappiness. However, I did like her boss.


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