2.5 stars SPOILERS YOU WERE WARNED. "Demons**spoiler alert** November Pick-it-for-me-challenge Romance Reader's Reading Challenges Picked by: Melissa
2.5 stars SPOILERS YOU WERE WARNED. "Demons are scary" are anything further then the truth in Succubus Blues. Jerome the "higher" demon that Georgina works for is not terrifying or intimidating whatsoever. The story follows a "young" appearing immortal who's centuries old who was once a mortal but cheated on her husband with his best friend and made a pact with an imp. She wanted to erase his memory of her and his pain so in return she had to spend eternity as a succubus having sex with men so they would sell their souls to hell. Statistics apparently show that mortals will sell their souls for 5 reasons; sex, money, power, revenge & love. Okay, I think I could see acouple of those reasons.
I'm not going to lie I was excited about SB getting picked for my monthly challenge (So thank you Melissa), about a succubus a sex demon! I've heard about them & Incubus before but its hard to actually find a book that features these demons. However the actual story was far cry from what I was expecting, the plot more mundane and a lot of characters that excentially had nothing to offer to it.
Georgina. She works at a bookstore so half of the story is her constantly talking about meaningless tasks like not being late for work and running the cafe. I mean if I really wanted to hear about how I made a mocha cappucino with caramel syrup on top for excitement I would just go apply at starbucks. I think a sex demon that has lived for centuries would be a little more exciting then that, even one that was forced into it. She is a little too squeaky clean for my tastes, maybe selfishly I wanted to read about a fearless sex demon who gets what she wants but can still wish she were mortal too. Now theres your succubus.
There is also NOT that many sex scenes in this one so if your a horn dog and you thought this sex demon gets in on constantly in this book, your tough out of luck. Sure there are in there but not that much. She is too busy trying not to suck the life out of the mortals. There's also the love interest of Seth, I didn't even find this amusing. I didn't feel any connection to him, he was somewhat of a dweeb, boring, socially awkward in a un-cute way. I like dorks infact I prefer them however he was simply NOT swoon-worthy just a fruit tart. Personal opinion.
I loved Roman. I know he's nephilim and he is so called "evil" but he was my favorite. I didn't find him evil at all really, infact in a wierd way what he said made sense. Georgina IS a slave to Jerome. Which by the way they have AWARD ceremony for putting people into hell? WHAT? Really? I doubt demons have that much free time on their hand that they would make it sound like again-a retail job. Back to the point, Roman played a mean trick on Georgina. But I understand WHY he did it. Infact I feel like Georgina is kinda dull for him. However if you remember after he rated her out before he knew, he was willing to change his mind about his whole plan.
This is the part where Georgina actually makes me pissed off. She constantly up until the part where she turns him in, says sure she cared about Seth but she always loved Roman. How in love she was with him and didn't want him to die. When she does something stupid and calls before really trying to convince him, she accidently kisses Seth and finds out he's in love with her. Now she's all over Seth and he's the love of her life 100% Team Seth. Really? You really can flip flop between men. There is also the fact that she got Roman's sister killed after using him. It reminded me of how Nora Grey was with Scott. You ruined his life and then he buys you a car. WTH? I just didn't get that.
I feel bad for him really, and I know he'll be the enemy in the books to come which makes me kind of hesitate to continue on with this series. Roman & Carter are the only things that really made me continue with the story. If she ended up with either of those two, it would have been even more enjoyable but atlast I can never get what I want. I'll probably read the next one just to see if Seth gets any wierder and probably to find out what happens out of curiosity. Thanks to Melissa though for recommending me to read it otherwise I probably would have passed this one up. Overall. Could have been so much better, but it was a light read. OK but not something I would read again.
If you are reading Halo, Fallen, Hush Hush or any other crap fallen angel bull thats going around lately. STOP! Just put that book down right now andIf you are reading Halo, Fallen, Hush Hush or any other crap fallen angel bull thats going around lately. STOP! Just put that book down right now and go pick up this one IMMEDIATELY. You think your done think again.
This is where Fitzpatrick failed me and Taylor succeeded. <3
So I gave it 5 stars because of that. Just go get it. Now.
I wanted to give this 2 stars because I rated Cresendo 1.5 stars also and this was atleast slightly better then that disas**spoiler alert** 1.5 stars
I wanted to give this 2 stars because I rated Cresendo 1.5 stars also and this was atleast slightly better then that disaster but my rating system is off. I want to quickly say that this first book is MUCH better then that one. However, I still trash canned this book. Infact there was a lot that I found wrong with it that it gives me a headache just to write it all out. So I decided to have a little fun with my review. Pretty much my version of the story short and my reactions.
The Short Version
Nora: Eww Vee I HATE my lab partner he is like so pyscho. I swear he's stalking me. Vee: But he's SOOO HOT! look at his abs. YUM. Nora: I think I'll ask the teacher to move me but I know he won't. Because he believes in sexual harrasment and torturing young girls. Vee: Ya your right. Well you could just sleep with him just saying. Nora: Whine Whine Whine Patch: I'm a jerk. I'm super hot. Every girl loves me even though I'm a jackass. What more could you want? I talk down to you and flirt with you at the same time to mess with your head. Your so fun to pick on. Hey want to go out? Me: Dear Patch.... Nora: Sure only because I'm a dimwit. Marcie: I'm a s-l-u-t. A biotch with no feelings. Typical anorexic cheerleader stereotype yupyup.
Later on..... Patch: I want to kill you Nora, but I never take up all the opportunities I have. Instead I'll just make out with you because its fun and I'm a sick bastard. Nora: *drools*...no wait I hate you but your eyes are pretty. But lusting for you means I'm SO in love. *swoons* I can't stay away even when your pyscho. Me: Patch: I seem to have that effect on people *flexes like a big girly man* Vee: Ugh I think you should go out with Elliot and Jules. They are like so much hotter. Nora: Don't go anywhere near them!! Vee: What I can't hear you? Oh I'm in the car with them heading to a party in the city, we're drunk just picked up some tequila at the liquor store and my cat is sitting on the dashboard. I'm SUCH a good role model and friend, seriously girl you need to start listening to me you dumb girl. BYE!! [click] Nora's mom: Don't go out. Don't do anything. Infact let me be the overbearing protective mother stereotype I'm suppose to be. Nora: I'm going to do something really stupid and chase after her. I always get myself in these messes and I always do something stupid without thinking about it first. It's just who I am. Patch: I'm coming with you. Don't worry I'm badass nobody can touch THIS fallen angel. Me:
Later at the school..... Vee: OMG Nora you are missing out. I'm totally with these two guys that are awesome. We are playing "hangman" and I get to put this loop around my neck and swing from a tree sounds like fun right? Nora: *grows a brain* Wow...I think that sounds messed up. I'm coming in there for you! I know who the killer is. Patch: I'll just go in by myself and leave you unguarded. Because I know your going to listen and stay in the car because thats what anyone would do when their friend is in trouble. Jules: MUHAHAHAHAHA!! I'm such an evil mastermind. Even though I hide everytime patch is around so it's like SO obvious what I'm up too. Nora: Oh No!! He was faking and called me weak minded! He said I was easy to be mind-tricked and I have no spine. [crys] Me: Jules +1 Brownie Point Nora: *Gets trapped inside gym* Help me Patch! I can't handle this on my own. Patch: I'm here to save the day. Nora: *falls and dies* Patch: Noooooo! Well there's my human sacrifice. However I'm just going to not accept it because I can't live without her. Who else would I stalk for six months? Me:
Okay so that was a really lame imitation of the book. For those of you who read Becca Fitzpatrick's "Be Nice" post which I DID, I just want to say Becca I have nothing against you as a person, I do believe we have a right of freedom of speech. While the saying "If you have nothing nice to say don't say it at all" implies to a lot of cases, you have to take negative reviews with a grain of salt. I don't believe in limiting myself to what I say, and while I might poke fun at certain books there is usually reasons behind them. In fact if I was ever able to get a book published in the future, I would expect there to be scathing reviews. I think it would help get a wider view on WHY they didn't like this book, and where I could improve on in the future.
Hush Hush really wasn't as bad as some other books I have read and while I originally gave it 2 stars. I decided to mark it down .5 because I've given books 2 stars that were way better. My rating system is a bit...off. It wasn't unbearable, I could read through this which gives me some hope because that is one thing I can't stand is when the writing is completely boring. I even enjoyed Patch's quirky behavior somewhat in the beginning, I can handle a jerk but lately its been boys who go into the term "pyschotically bad" that I don't like. What I want to say is I think Becca has potential as an author, but I wasn't a fan of the Hush Hush series simply not simple because I'm biased and I'm getting a little sick of these fallen angel love stores [ Seriously I say this in ever review, Fallen angels are the NEW vampire. First its Werewolves, then faeries, then vamps now this! ] but that it just became what they all do, predictable.
I wanted my brain to think. Not guess the motivation behind the fallen angel. Not to know where this book ends. It's a big task to do. Still I find some pleasure from some predictable books but this one I did not. So to you becca, while I agree that there are some reviews that could scald even a dragon's hide and it might take it more then a little TOO far sometimes, most of them have the basis of why they say such things.
I think that this book will appeal to a much younger crowd and therefore I'm an old granny goat and just don't get it. I don't like Patch. I don't like Nora. Infact I'm not drawn to any of the characters which leaves nothing to me. If I can't connect or feel attached without wanting to choke somebody, then obviously the storyline becomes dust to me. Sorry but I just couldn't get into it.
I would have gave it a one but it was so much better then Cresendo. Boring but still bearable. There is a book 4 as well comi**spoiler alert** 2 stars
I would have gave it a one but it was so much better then Cresendo. Boring but still bearable. There is a book 4 as well coming out? I'm pretty much with the people saying WHYYYYYY?
Her turning Nephilim didn't shock me in the least bit. I thought she was going to turn into one in book two but they broke up. Nora is still the same except she gets her memory erased. So she has a chance to redeem herself but nope she'd rather be the airhead braindead twit she was in Cresendo. REALLY nora?
Scott came back which I'm glad. You see a more playful side to him and I still don't know why he even cares about her when she put him through so much bullshit. Hank Millar got more snarky and evil towards the end and gasp I actually liked Marcie. I didn't really expect that to happen. Truth be told, she tells it how it is and she hates Nora for her dumbness about as much as I do.
Nora: Cry. Whine Whine Whine. Does something stupid. Why poor ole me? Everyone is so unfair. Pouts. Color black turns me on. I'm not shallow but I only like guys for their sexy figures. Marcie is mean. Im being mind tricked! but I won't do anything about it think I'll just sit here. Yea good idea. I'll just complain because that will solve everything.
Nora's Mom: Don't forget to eat your vegetables and do your homework. I'll freak out everytime you leave, did I mention I'm dating your dad? Oh thats right I never told you he was. I just kept you in the dark. I'm as clueless as you dear. I think I'll control your life and who you date from now on.
Vee: Sex Sex s e x. Omg Cheetos and sex! I miss old Nora who was shallow as me. I'm going to lie to her like everybody else and claim to stay away from boys because i always date ones that try and kill her but we know thats not going to happen hah! I'll end up screwing up something in your life but im SUCH a good friend!
Patch: I'll protect you from your evil daddy. I'll wipe your memory clean cause thats going to protect you like that edward cullen did leaving you in the forest with vampires. This is just like that. Oh and of course I'll leave out Marcie too, even though we just kissed we cant have you knowing about that. Don't worry when you get your memory back I'll just lie and say Oh what that thing? Psshh old news. I won't tell you about our breakup. We were always happy in love and everybody else doesnt matter. Look at my sexy abs and muscles, isnt that enough for you baby? Yea...Yea I know it is. Smirk Smirkity Smirk.
Hank Millar: Im so badass nobody can kill me. I have an army and my daughter sucks but oh no i might get killed now. So I gotta have her run my army. Think I'll turn her Nephilim because that totally makes sense in my plans. I really pretend I sacrificed a lot for her at the end even though I got her into a car accident and try to kill her mom. Ya I'm not so bad.
That's pretty much all the characters I despised said. Hank Millar I can't lie actually made the book bearable. Can I say that? I guess I just did. Truth be told there have been worse villans. I still don't like the whole mythology its got more plotholes than cheese it isn't even funny makes no sense whatsoever.
I also didn't care much for the army of Nephilim versus Fallen Angels which is basically the whole plotline for this book. That says enough as it is right? It was more interesting then the romance between Nora & Patch however I don't even want to get into it because I'm pretty sure I'll pop a blood vessel. Patch lies. Nora doesn't ask enough questions. We still don't know that much about him. However I did like the end of the book (black with white ink nice touch) where we got to see his version of how they met. Interesting. I wish the book could be half in his view like that and half Nora's I think it would appeal to people more. It's like for me Shiver was awful but I did appreciate the colored text. Expensive but nice.
I gave this book 2 stars because even though I knew it was going to be a hot mess, I could still read through it. It's like watching a trainwreck, you know its going to happen and you know its going to be awful but you just can't pull your eyes away. It still has enough action to pull you through the end of the book. But that doesn't mean I'm a fan of the series. I'll read the fourth one when it comes out simply just to hear the ending. Let's hope its not another Cresendo. I'm sure Nora will be as annoying as ever.
Why the .5 you say? Honestly cause atleast it was better then The Fallen Omnibus. That was like nails on a chalkboard. Th**spoiler alert** 1.5 Stars
Why the .5 you say? Honestly cause atleast it was better then The Fallen Omnibus. That was like nails on a chalkboard. This was like going to dentist to get my wisdom teeth pulled. Hurt like a bitch but was necessary. Why? Because I always finish a series no matter what, or atleast attempt it. This book however reminds me of Shift which not only dissapointed me but irritated me too. I'll explain why.
Let me say that Hush Hush wasn't AS BAD as I thought it was going to be. But it wasn't great. Still Nora Grey in that book compared to this one are hugely different. If you thought she was dumb, annoying, just overall a complete fool well then this sequel will prove you right. Not only does Nora complain constantly but she takes it out on Patch and her friends. Her constant drama with her doing one thing and then regretting it five seconds later gets old. Fast. I'm seeing this pattern over and over again and its like she never learns her lesson from the first time.
Come on Nora its not to hard to figure out if you put your finger on the stove, your gonna get burned. Not only is half of this unbelievable but don't let me get started on Patch. In the first book he was a jerk but somewhat reedemable, but in this one he just came off as a complete utter douche. It never really states what really happened between him and marcie except that really he just didn't stop marcie from kissing him. I know he said he got reassigned to her I get it but really acting like your dating with the girl your supposedly madly-in-love-with isn't like going to make her swoon. Of course this doesn't stop Nora from obsessing. What honestly made me mad was the stupid key ironically. I mean when you were with Nora she couldn't have any of your belongings but you get with skank bitch to "protect" her and she can have anything? This is about how mad I got with Shift with Zachary. Read my review cause I won't even go there.
This also gets to the most crucial point of why this book reaks of potholes and nincapoop. Guardian Angels can supposedly lust and have sex with humans but not somebody they love. Cause heaven forbid you should love? But sex? Sure that's totally okay. Why your at it go pick out the sleeziest woman you can find. Honestly I can't tell the difference between Fallen and Non-fallen angels they pretty much blur into one mesh pot. Seriously Patch would have been better off just staying how he was in Hush but again Nora screwed it up.
I mean have you obsessed over your first love? Sure. I probably was a crazy bitch to be honest. But I don't want to read about stuff like that, I had enough drama in my high school days. What's sad, is Vee is so desentizied to her friends feelings. I use to find the quirky humor somewhat entertaining now I just find her completely stupid and annoying. Really Vee? And how is it that you always end up dating the murderer? Who's got the worst taste in guys Nora or you?
If that isn't worth shes sisters with Marcie. The only character I liked in this book was Scott but even he got ruined. Don't get me wrong guy is pretty much as pyscho at Patch is, but he had somewhat depth. Then Nora fucked it up again. She called the police ruined his future, had him shot, steals from him, gets his hopes up over an audition, lies to him and in the end? He sends her a car and tells her not to worry and he's SORRY. Seriously? I almost hoped in the amusement park he would shank her. End of story.
But no. It had to be Rixon. Which I knew from the beginning because of all the BS he was feeding her. Nora is so much a pushover its not even funny, I actually find it kind of sad. Like what role model are you setting for teens? If I don't have a guy I'm going to die? I'll just go to a dangerous bar so that I can get his attention? She is WORSE then a Bella Swan. Like Double. Maybe even worse then Lucinda Price. I can heap those three in a bunch.
Most people compare this to the immortal series but I could handle Ever. Atleast in the end she learned her lesson but Bella, Nora, or Lucinda well its like these girls just DONT learn their lesson. It's like watching a dog run into a glass door over and over again not getting its closed. Really?
All I can say is the mythology and drama in this book are suffocating. Scott was the only reason I gave it a .5. I liked patch in the beginning but now I just want to slap him and Nora. I want to slap her mom too. Add Marcie in there and we got a party. Seriously going to take some nyquil and pass out for the next hour. Brain aches.
However I'll still be reading Silence just to get a feel for how this series end. I mean could it get worse? I hope I'm not eating my own words at the end.
EDIT: Also I'd like to add in that Nora also outs Rixon as the killer when she figures it out. Its like bitch don't you know your in an underground tunnel with your dad's killer? So let's confront him now so that he can kill you sooner. Use your brains and try to figure a plan to escape. It's not that hard. Seriously brain dead I tell you.
Amazing. Honestly I can't really get very detailed with this review as far as details because I read it awhile ago, but I will say this. It definatelyAmazing. Honestly I can't really get very detailed with this review as far as details because I read it awhile ago, but I will say this. It definately was way more entertaining then I thought it would be.
A very spiritual book I want to say. About the afterlife and what happens after death. Your soul. What it means to die and values on the belief that when you "die" your never really gone that your soul is immortal. It kind of reminded me of The Immortal series ALOT, but condensed into one book. That and it was more realistic, no making tuliups appear out of thin air or unrealistic death defying romances either.
I enjoyed this book quite a lot which means its still sitting on my shelf. That says something because there the only ones that I could read again in the top 50. It was just different, and it was a nice fresh of air from the standard books I was reading. Vampire/werewolf love stories, faeries, demon & angels get kinda old after awhile. It touched me on a personal level.
If your looking for something more on the spiritual/mystery side, pick it up. You won't be dissapointed. It was an amazing journey....more
This book REALLY sucks. There isn't even words to describe it or the time. Worse then the book Shiver which really bored me. I won't even elaborate onThis book REALLY sucks. There isn't even words to describe it or the time. Worse then the book Shiver which really bored me. I won't even elaborate on it. ...more