Oh Georgina, you are one of my new favorite heroines. You are full of complexity, hidden secrets and bring with you a world that makes my brain go all...moreOh Georgina, you are one of my new favorite heroines. You are full of complexity, hidden secrets and bring with you a world that makes my brain go all happy and mushy.
Hmm? Oh, hello there. Don't mind me; I was just visiting with the incredibly attractive and hilarious Georgina Kincaid, unenthusiastic succubus.
First introduced in SUCCUBUS BLUES, the first in the Georgina Kincaid series by Richelle Mead, Georgina has to overcome some crazy initial hurdles. She's a succubus, although like many of us, she hates her job. Daylighting as a bookstore manager, it's this work that really gets her passionate. Working with people on her non glowing days and drinking as much coffee as she can get her hands on while being surrounded by books makes her one happy girl.
Unfortunately, succubi aren't known for being great bookworms.
When someone starts killing the other immortals in Georgina's life, her whole world goes chaotic. Trying to investigate the murders while navigating a precarious love life surrounding two interested men, Georgina has to make tough choices. These choices, however, could mean the difference between life and death for her and those she loves.
I absolutely loved this book. I found Ms. Mead's writing to be fantastic and completely hilarious at times. In fact, I would probably have to use both hands to count the number of times I laughed out loud while reading this story.
I received some pretty interesting looks, too.
Georgina is a completely loveable character and not in that, cute and cuddly teddy bear sort of way. She is the kind of woman I would love to catch a late night chick flick with. She is spunky, intelligent, and kind. She preys on the dirtbags of society, unwilling to steal the life force from good guys. This is partially the reason why she doesn't date and hasn't had a good relationship in a while. When she's thrust in the middle of two guys she's has interest in, it's anybody's guess what's going to happen next.
I highly recommend this to any fans of Urban Fantasy. Georgina is a fabulous character, the world is fantastic and beautifully developed and the plot is great nd had me hopping on the edge of my seat. Even the side characters increased my curiosity and got my adrenaline pumping. One of the best aspects of the book was that Georgina's background was slowly woven in through the story. At the end of the book some of our questions are answered while more are formed. Ms. Mead is a master of developing a robust story line with fantastic series potential.(less)
Anytime one finishes a great series, there is always that moment of trepidation. Will the next book I choose be as good as this last one? What if it i...moreAnytime one finishes a great series, there is always that moment of trepidation. Will the next book I choose be as good as this last one? What if it isn't?
I had been through quite a ride with The Hunger Games trilogy and wasn't sure how to go about finding another series with that same level of danger, adventure, and emotion that I'd found there. I pondered my bookshelves for a while and finally decided on CITY OF BONES by Cassandra Clare. It'd been sitting there for a while, patiently waiting for me to find the right time to delve in. Although I started this new series, The Mortal Instruments, with trepidation, two pages in, all of that was thrown out the window.
As mentioned, this book has been sitting on the shelf for a while. Now, I have no idea why.
Clary seems like an average teenage girl, out with her average (if nerdy) teenage guy friend. The story begins at the Pandemonium club where the two friends are destined to have a great night of fun and dancing. Well, the story wouldn't be all that spectacular if that's all that happened, would it?
Within moments we have demons and beautiful tattooed strangers thrown at us, hinting at a world beyond what Clary could have ever imagined. A dark plot seems to be at play and somehow Clary has been thrown right into the middle of it.
There are many great young adult stories out there right now. For me, this is one of the best. Not only is Clary a fantastic little heroine to follow, full of spunk, spirit, and best of all, secrets, but the characters surrounding her each come to life with personalities of their own as well. To make matters even more interesting, while attempting to save themselves and possibly the world from a force long since dead, the group of teenagers find themselves caught up in various love triangles, the likes of which kept me guessing throughout the entire book.
CITY OF BONES is full of action, packed with emotion, and centered around a story that can't help but keep the reader engaged. Although it appears to be a larger book, this was a fairly quick read. Something about not being able to set it down for extended periods of time probably had something to do with it.
I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a good, action packed book filled with supernatural elements. The basis for Ms. Clare's world is unique and easy to follow as are her characters. Overall, this was a great read and left great promise for the second book in the series.(less)