Book Review + TBR Discussion: Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Book Review + TBR Discussion: Succubus Blues by Richelle MeadSuccubus Blues by Richelle Mead
Series: Georgina Kincaid #1
Published by Kensington on March 1, 2007
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 343
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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. 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. . .

5 Rambles about Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid #1) by Richelle Mead:

  1. Georgina is a supremely likable heroine. She’s sassy, loves to read, has a cat for a roommate, and drinks never ending white chocolate mochas. She may be a succubus (aka a female demon who steals souls and life energy through sex) but that doesn’t mean she’s going to conform to the stereotype. She only sleeps with the worst of the worst, attempting to keep the bright souls out of hell. This, of course, leads to a lonely and unfulfilled existence, making her both sympathetic and likable.
  2. A teensy bit too much time is spend on a dissatisfying love triangle. After finishing the book, I recognize that this was all necessary, but you all know how I feel about love triangles.
  3. Awesome supporting characters are awesome. Vampires, imps, clever humans, cats, angels – the list goes on and on. Georgie has a great scooby gang that brings both levity and surprising dimension to her character development and also to the plot as a whole.
  4. I loved having a non-typical love interest. Seth Mortensen was an adorable introverted nerd author who was better with email than conversation, and I totally related to him for like, 95% of this book. His slow burn romance with Georgie is adorable and sweet and totally a nice representation for the quiet guys out there.
  5. Obvious antagonist is obvious. Alas, I saw the “big reveal” pretty much from the moment we were introduced to certain characters (pretty much every other review I’ve seen says the same thing), but honestly, it didn’t lessen my enjoyment any. We got info later on that made all the madness possible that I didn’t guess early, so that made it all more interesting.

Pretty much if you like Urban Fantasy, you’ve probably either already read this book, or its high on you TBR pile. This one is lots of fun, with Richelle Mead’s signature sass.

Reading Challenges: Good Reads Challenge (Book 44 of 75); TBR Challenge (Paranormal or Romantic Suspense); Read My Own Damn Books Challenge (Book 17 of 25+); Reading Bingo (A Book That’s Been on Your TBR for a Long Time).

Content: 18+ for language and graphic sex.

3.5-4 Stars


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