Saturday, 29 October 2011

Review: Succubus Shadows by Richelle Mead (Georgina Kincaid #5)

Publisher - Bantam
Publication Date - 18th March 2010
Paperback - 320 pages
Genre - Urban Fantasy

Source - Received from publisher for review

Rating - 4 out of 5: I really liked it.

Book Info - 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.

My Thoughts - I think you have probably guessed by now that I am a big fan of Richelle Mead's work - and this book is no exception. Although at times I can find Georgina to be a bit frustrating, I really enjoyed reading Succubus Shadows.

Once again, there is Georgina's group of supernatural friends who are all a lot of fun and who all look out for Georgina. My favourite has got to be Carter - there is just something so intriguing about a hard-drinking, chain-smoking angel. He seems to have a special interest in Georgina and her situation and I really hope we find out the reason for this in Succubus Revealed.

Although I have had some trouble believing in the love between Seth and Georgina in the past, their feelings for each other really shone through in this book. There are many touching moments between the two of them that totally made me believe in their love. I hope that they will get their Happy Ever After before their series comes to a close.

What I didn't like was Georgina's attitude throughout the book. She spends a lot of time being depressed and feeling sorry for herself. Although I can understand how hard her life is (she can't be with the man she loves, the mortals she cares for are all going to die just like all the other mortals before them etc etc) but at the same time this can make the book drag and you do feel as though you are hearing her complain about the same thing time and time again. Luckily her attitude does change later on in the book and she becomes a lot more positive about her future and actually starts taking steps towards achieving happiness. I am looking forward to seeing where this new attitude will take her in the final book in the series.

Summary - Another great installment to this fun series. I can't wait to read Succubus Revealed even though I am feeling a bit sad that the series is coming to an end!

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:
BelleBooks / Feeling Fictional
(If you would like your review of Succubus Shadows included here, please leave a link to your review in the comments and I will be sure to add it)


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