Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid #1)
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...more
***RE-read July 2011 as a buddy read with the TPR girls***
I am giving Succubus Blues a higher rating the second time after realizing that the first time I read the book, I had come down off a high from one of my favorites and was way too hard on this one. Even though I enjoyed SB the first time and did consider it to be about a 3 to 3.5, I enjoyed it much more the second time around after knowing the s...more
On one hand, I enjoyed the plot, story and characters. It was paced well, easy to read, enjoyable. The characters were fresh, original in some regards and likable.
The great "reveal" was painfully easy to guess and I had suspected it from the beginning, but I feel that the writing style and characters made up for this lack...more
But back to the sassy her...more
I read Succubus Blues first over 2 years ago and liked it A LOT. Since then Mead embarked on a money-making trip and managed to completely ruin Vampire Academy for me. The latest Succubus book was meh as well. (Her Dark Swan books are not even worth mentioning IMO.) I started questioning myself - were Mead's books ever good? Or I simply liked them because this series was one of my first encounters with fresh then genre of urban fantasy?
Good news, Succubus Blues is still great entertainm...more
This gif represents EXACTLY how I felt about this book... I was eager to start it, I found it a little tough to get into though, I struggled (with convincing myself to keep going) midway through, but at the end everything started happening really fast and suddenly I was finished it lol
I read this book on several glowing recommendations from trusted readers who compared it to the Fever and Night Huntress series (both of which are among my fav PNR/UFs so I was pretty excited to start it....more
Well, you're in luck.
Oodles of it in these books.
But aside from all the
Once again we are introduced to another of Richelle Meads' baddass heroines, Georgina. Who manages to rid the city of various demons, evils, etc. whilst maintaining an equally baddass sex life.
I ask you. What more do we need?
Georgina Kincaid, Succubus, is leading a lonely life having traded her mortality for eternal youth and beauty and let’s just not get into the reasons why. In order to survive she gets the life force out of humans that she’s having sex with, but being a Succubus with a conscious she only does the low lives, hating the idea of damning the souls of good men. She is unable of forming meaningful romantic relationships with men that she actually likes since even a kiss would suck a considerable amount...more
Succubus Blue is one fantastic book. It is full of witty characters who you will fall in love with, deliciously hot romance and plenty of twists and turns you never see coming.
This story is about Georgina Kincaid who works for hell. She is succubus an alluring shape shifting demon who seduces mens while sucking life force from them as payment to hell. She much prefers her day job as a manager of a local bookstore in S...more
I love Richelle Mead's writing. She writes action packed books with plenty of humor, and amazingly real, varied characters. Unfortunately, as I feared, I'm not so keen on the Succubus theme. The fact that I liked this book despite this amazes me...
What I liked
Seth is amazing. He's not like the usual alpha heroes I love. he's sweet, creative, shy. I like the way he acts around Georgina and the fact he's an author and gets absorbed into writing.
Carter and Jerome, I loved the angel/demo...more
I don't know how Mead does it, like the first VA book it was a slow go in the beginning and this one was the same way for me, but then out of know where your hooked to ever word, every character and it was impossible to put down.
I really should have...more
I don't really have a lot of criticism for this book. The cover i...more
I had resigned myself to a too, too precious wanna be witty read complete with me rolling my eyes and wondering "was I really that bored?"
But imagine my surprise when the book turned out to be pretty good and not quite the archly-witty piece of fluff the blurb makes it out to be. Georgina is a succubus with a hea...more
When I first started reading this I thought “Thank the good lord” because reviewers whom I follow and adore all rated it highly. Also, I’ve been reading far too many YA-Contemporary/YA-PRs lately and this seemed like it would provide me with a much needed break. I thought it would clear my intellectual pallet of the sugar it’s been fed these past two weeks. Don’t get me wrong, sugar can be a good thing. Sometimes it’s just the pick me up I need. But too much of...more
I cannot believe I am feeling sorry for a succubus. Georgina has been a succubus for a long time and tries to limit her "meals" to bad men. But now she's met two guys she really likes and is trying hard to stick to her rules. This book was better than I thought. The covers did nothing for me and when I had heard that the major heroine and heroes try to keep the...more
The supernatural community in Seattle is being attacked by unknown forces, and it's up to Georgina and a motley crew of demons, vampires, imps, and angels to figure out what's going on before anyone else gets hurt. While facing the supernatural threat, Georgina also finds herself threatened by her growing attraction to two mortal men- one of them her...more
I started this series not expecting to like it at all. I mean, for crying out loud, it's about a succubus that can't sleep with men without taking away their life force and corrupting their soul. What can you do with that? Kind of difficult to spin a love story in there somewhere, right?
But the Georgina Kinkaid series took me by surprise and I have to say it's now one of my favorites. Richelle Mead did a great job utilizing the complicated nature of the succubus issue...more
What continues to bother me is how the gratuitous sex overshad...more
Wow. I was very pleasantly surprised by Succubus Blues. I was expecting a tongue-in-cheek story about a snarky succubus who loves designer shoes and pals around with not-so-frightening vampires. But there is a lot more to this book than an irreverant depiction of immortal shenanigans in modern Seattle. Succubus Blues delves into some very serious themes, such as the consequences of falling from grace, the importance of memories (even bad ones) in shaping our identities, the nature o...more
So, why the low rating? The writing was good. I wasn't blown away by it, but I certainly have no complaints on that front. The characters were well fleshed out and all unique, no cardboard cutouts here. It must be the plot then right? No, the plot was solid for all the books. Nothing unusual mind you, it's pretty standard as far as plot complexity (which means fairly predictable), but it's not thin, and it is believable within the...more
Georgina is gorgeous, smart, friendly, loyal... and a succubus.
--- That's right folks. She has sex with men to survive. It doesn't sound half bad, right? Wrong. The catch... and there is always a catch, while it might be fun for awhile.. but I would imagine it would get tiring after awhile. She is basically sending good or even not so good souls to hell. But who is she to blame? All she is doing is surviving.
And she was. Until her aut...more
Although I can predict some of the twists in the book, the remaining part really made me catch my breath. Seth, a famous writer in the book, is...more
I have to admit, I didn't liked this book at first.. But caught myself saying "Oh my god!" out loud when Georgina Kincaid flirted with a guy, NOT KNOWING that he is Seth Mortensen (the author whom she worships), I felt the embarrassment Georgina got herself into. I really do hate books where there are pretty, but also pretty stupid...more
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