Monday, 10 October 2011

Review: Succubus Nights by Richelle Mead (Georgina Kincaid #2)

Publisher - Bantam Books
Publication Date - 5th May 2008
Paperback - 480 pages
Genre - Urban Fantasy

Source - Library

Rating - 4 out of 5: I really liked it

Book Info -  Georgina Kincaid’s job sucks. Literally. Love hurts, and no one knows it better than Georgina Kincaid. If she so much as kisses her new boyfriend, she’ll drain his life force. Georgina is a succubus – a demon who draws her power from other men’s pleasure. Admittedly, the shapeshifting and immortality perks are terrific, and yes, Georgina did choose to join the ranks of hell centuries ago. But it seems completely unfair that a she-demon whose purpose is seduction can’t get hot and heavy with the one mortal who knows and accepts her for who she is.

It’s not just her personal life that’s in chaos. Doug, Georgina’s co-worker at a local bookstore, has been exhibiting bizarre behavior, and Georgina suspects that something far more demonic than double espressos is at work. She could use help finding out, but Bastien, an irresistibly charming incubus and her best immortal friend, is preoccupied in the suburbs with corrupting an ultra-conservative talk radio star – and giving Georgina some highly distracting come-hither vibes. Georgina is going to have to work solo on this one – and fast because soon, Doug’s life won’t be the only one on the line…

Review - Succubus Nights carries on from where Succubus Blues left off. Georgina and Seth are trying to make their relationship work but there are several things working against them. Firstly, because Georgina is a succubus, they are not able to have any kind of physical relationship as this will drain Seth’s life force and could even end up killing him. Secondly, Seth knows that it is part of her ‘job’ to have sex with lots of other men. These things are bound to make it impossible for a relationship to survive.

I think that the relationship is only able to work because of Seth. He is mature, level-headed and loves Georgina a lot. On the other hand, Georgina is very insecure in the relationship and at some points doesn’t even seem to love Seth very much – she just enjoys being loved by him. But they are such a likeable couple that you will find yourself hoping that everything will work out for them.

There is a lot going on in this novel and because of this the story moves along at such a fast pace that it becomes impossible to put the book down. As well as the difficult romance between Georgina and Seth, there are also storylines surrounding Georgina's mortal friend, Doug, and her immortal friend, Bastien. Although I love Doug, I found Bastien to be a very nasty character, who is egotistical and selfish. I disliked him so much that I had to wonder why Georgina was such good friends with him.

Summary - Overall, the book was written in a style that was incredibly easy to read, and it was full of romance, action and mystery – what more could you ask for! I loved this book and I can’t wait to read the next one in the series.

Other books in the series:
1. Succubus Blues
2. Succubus Nights
3. Succubus Dreams
4. Succubus Heat
5. Succubus Shadows
6. Succubus Revealed

Other reviews of this book:
Belle Books / Brooke Reviews / Dear AuthorFeeling Fictional / Love Vampires


Shelagh said...

Hey Chrissie. *waves*

I REALLY need to get my hands on the first book in the series! I'm keen to see what Richelle Mead does with a more adult series. I love her writing in Vampire Academy and it looks like she delivers a great read here too.

The Word Fiend

Chrissie (Once Upon a Series) said...

*waves back frantically*
Hi Shelagh. I think you would love this series. Both this one and her other adult series (Dark Swan series) are amazing. Make sure you try them soon :)

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