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Succubus Shadows

(Georgina Kincaid #5)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  22,734 ratings  ·  1,008 reviews
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
Paperback, 281 pages
Published March 30th 2010 by Kensington
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Apr 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"And when I was there and Erik sent me wherever he did, I felt…well, it was beyond anything I’d experienced. At first, I was so confused and disoriented. I didn’t get what they were saying about finding you. It seemed surreal. Then, it was the easiest thing in the world. I just looked for you, and there you were. In all that space and all that chaos, reaching you was like looking into myself. We were so close…it defied physics and every rule of nature I knew. It didn’t seem real that I could be ...more
The Flooze
Georgina Kincaid might be the most emotionally draining character I’ve ever encountered. In Succubus Shadows she’s perpetually depressed--consumed with mourning her lost relationship. Not a page goes by without her lamenting the could’ve beens.

It’s all too much. All right already, Georgina. You’re sad. You’re aching. You’re oh so torn over your special wuv and forevah connection.

You’re also dim-witted and a glutton for punishment so I have to admit, I’m having a very hard time feeling sorry fo
Lindsey Rey
Mar 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, romance, 2015
Jan 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
I loooove this series.

This is one of my favorite UF series, ever. Admittedly, the first book is the weakest of them all, while book 4 is my favorite. The plot, characters and romance get better and better with each installment.
The love story has an incredible arc and it is absolutely beautiful. You'll need to go all the way to book 6 to find out how it ends, and it is utterly worth it.

Georgina Kincaid is a great strong female character with all her faults. Her insecurities and weaknesses make
Mar 09, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Nov 25, 2009 rated it did not like it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Dear Miss Mead,

If I'd purchased the paper back instead of the ebook I would have burnt it. I've never encountered such a dimwitted main character before. I fear I have now developed Tourrettes.

God. Damn.
Apr 24, 2009 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: fans of Georgina Kincaid
Shelves: 2010, urban-fantasy, 2011
"Succubus Shadows" is, I think, my least favorite Georgina Kincaid book to date. It's not really bad, but compared to previous installments it is rather dull, it is not a supernatural mystery, as previous installments were, but supernatural chick lit/melodrama.

Georgina is depressed and down most of the time. She is compelled to help Maddie to plan her wedding with Seth, the man she loves. On top of it, a new visiting succubus in town is trying to seduce Seth and taint his soul even more. Even he
Jan 07, 2010 rated it it was ok
::Big gusty sigh::



This book was boring. Not only did Georgina whine and pine throughout the entire thing, she didn't really have anything else to focus on other than Seth. Even when she was in the "dream realm" with the wonder twins she kept dreaming of Seth or her past which ties into Seth. So basically the book was really about her feelings for Seth. Even the business with the contract is about Seth! Seth, Seth, Seth, Seth, Seth.

Also, I love how Roman has somehow become
Nov 24, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This book just about killed me. It's brilliant. I felt like this book was almost one big crescendo. I cannot even believe we have to wait another year. GAH!

I am going to talk a bit about it below and I won't give spoilers. However- you may not want to read b'c I may hype it too much for you & then set your expectations too high. Although I think that's near impossible b'c if you're in love with this series, then it should just be another gold star but still....fair warned is forearmed.

Mead pull
Sep 10, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2010
Having been brutally let down by Mead’s Vampire Academy series, I was afraid to read this installment of Succubus. I still loved Georgia, though there was no love lost for Seth. He could have died in this installment for all I cared, though I knew he would not. But as Mead has so willingly proven, she isn’t afraid to destroy her characters in order to add length to her series, and just as I feared, she butchered Georgia.

This story was BORNING! Granted I gave it three stars, because even a boring
Hmm ... was it as good as I was hoping? Not quite. I almost want to give this one 3 stars but I can't bring myself to do so because there were enough really good parts for me to feel justified with the 4. I think a lot of people are going to be angry and happy with this one, and then there's people like me in the middle. I don't dislike Seth or Roman so I'll probably be happy with whomever she chooses, but I really just wish she'd choose already.

With this installment in Georgina's woeful tale w
Warning: This review will sound corny because I can't write reviews for books I like, so it's even worse when it's about a book I loved.

I want to thank all my Corner friends around here who keep nudging me into the direction of the right books.

These books are... really something. I'm sorry, it sounds stupid, because how can a series about a Succubus living in Seattle be the best thing you've read in the past 10 years? It sounds crazy, I know, but it's still true. I've spent the past 2 weeks obse
Ash Wednesday

Seth's favorite cake flavor.

Jerome's real name.

The joys of Pictionary.

This is not baseball.

Crying is encouraged.
“Miracles are real, Georgina. You’ve just got to lift yourself out of the muck to make them. You’ve got to take the chance.”
Yes, I was definitely getting a cigarette after this. Carter probably had one on him. I gave him as much of a smile as I could muster. “Easy for you to say. Can you make miracles?”
“I try
Feb 22, 2010 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of the Georgina Kincaid series
Reading it again in preparation for the sixth book. Observations this time around? Georgina is a major hypocrite and not nearly as likeable as I remember her to be. Also, Richelle Mead needs to figure out how to write a less-selfish character.

Rose Hathaway = Georgina Kinkaide

Also, I sort of hope Seth dies. (Actually, I don't sort of hope it. I totally hope he dies. I hate Richelle Mead for writing a such a despicable set of lovers)


Richelle Mead is a very talented writer. Her books have sol
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Gloria Mundi
After five books, I find that I no longer like or have any sympathy for either the heroine or the hero and cannot face the thought of another book full of sickly sweet soliloquys about how lovely and wonderful Seth is and how cute he looks in his quirky t-shirts with his messy hair, which one might expect from a love-sick pimply teenager but not from a millenia old denizen of hell, for crying out loud. In fact, I could barely drag myself through this last instalment, skipping whole chunks and pa ...more
Laura Lulu
Aug 20, 2009 rated it liked it

Honestly, this book was going to get 4 stars from me up until the very end--although I put off reading it for awhile, completely sick of Georgina's woe-is-me schtick and her annoying infatuation with schlubby Seth. But, and maybe it was because I wasn't expecting anything from it, it was a fast, entertaining read, and I was fully prepared to give it 4 stars. Until the end. Ugh. shit. You're just figuring this crap out, 1700 years later? So...l
Christy LoveOfBooks

I am seriously loving the audio for this series. Elisabeth Rodgers is rocking the hell out of the narration. She really does deserve a huge amount of credit for pulling me into the story so deeply. I just miss having the ability to highlight, because believe me, there would be a lot of it.

The plot thickens! Some crazy stuff goes down as we head into the homestretch of the series. This book doesn’t have as many different storylines going on at once, but there’s still so much that happens. Everyt
Feb 16, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Richelle Mead is one of my favourite authors and this book did not disappoint. This book had it all. It was witty, humorous, had a great love story, action and twists and turns.

The writing in this book is fast paced so I easily read this within 24 hours. The character are well written and I love Georgina even more in this book. I found I liked Seth more as well than I have in the last couple which is good because I think he is going to play a major part in Georgina getting her happily ever after
Stacia (the 2010 club)

So it appears that people are giving this book either a "just good" or "very excellent" rating based on where they fall in regards to the Georgie and Seth situation (or lack thereof...not going to spoiler one way or the other). I didn't realize people were so passionate about the whole dilemma, hah!

I wavered again between the 4 and 5 stars, but had to bump it up this time because I thoroughly enjoyed the whole book. If you've read it, then you will know where I stand on the Georgie/Seth issue.


Absolutely amazing..... again!


Bloody Hell (pardon the pun), what can I say???

ANOTHER TEAR JERKER, another heart-string puller but at the same time, full of fun, laughter and plenty of action...

I feel like I'm family with Cody, Peter, Jerome, Carter and the rest of the gang, and I am not sure that's a good thing, we all know we 'feel' when families go through whatever they go through - well I felt and I cried and I felt again and I cried some more!!! and the list goes on...

Which now brin
Kat Kennedy
I really enjoy this series. Really. My only complaint would be that the mysteries are just to easy.

Now I'm not saying it's not cleverly thought out or poorly planned. Usually they're actually quite clever plot twists actually.

It's the way the clues are presented that is the let down. Everytime one appears, Richelle mead erects a twenty-foot flashing neon sign stating: CLUE!

It makes it easy to piece things together when you know what's important.

This book is the same as the others. Well writte
Jan 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romantic, vampires
I bloody love Richelle Mead.... I love her because her books are as descriptive as hell and all her heroines are girl I would like to be in their place (hmmmm probably NOT) or being their best friend (hmmm apparently not again) - anyway, I love them all. I also think that my favourite one is Georgina (I think I love her more than Rose)... Things were hard for her in the last books, but... there is some sunlight in the horizon or do I think so? Is Seth the one we are tend to believe he is? Oh My ...more
Tessy Ijachi
Apr 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal
Not a lot happened in this book, the only good thing about this book is Roman and nothing else. I found myself being so annoyed at Georgina and her ridiculous decisions, also her obsession with Seth. It's going to take me a while before I read the next book.
Feb 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Solid 4 Stars

Previously on One Life to Live uh..."One Soul to Steal" A.K.A The Georgina Kincaid Series.

Georgina lost her succubus powers and had an affair with Seth, betraying his girlfriend Maddie (who is still the most oblivious idiot I have ever seen, but I digress).

They break up again because what they did was wrong (duh!).

Seth overcompensates for his guilt and proposes to Maddie (craaaap, overkill much, dude).

However, because of his guilt, he now has a blight on his soul meaning that wh
Shera (Book Whispers)

Is it me, or does Georgina get whiter and whiter with these covers. No, I'm not talking pale. White. As in clown white. Scratch that, this is mime white, I feel like she's going to put her hands up to imaginary glass and do that creepy thing mimes do.

The covers may be degenerating over time, but Succubus Shadows picked up nicely from the last one. After the affair, I wasn't sure how Mead would make me get sucked back in. She did though, and this is the big turning point in the series.
Sep 09, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I started out reading this series I really loved Georgina. I'm not quite sure how I feel about her now…
Because eventhough Georgina seems very altruistic and angelic for a hellish creature, she is actually quite self centered. It's all about her. Always. Plus, she’s got the Rachel Morgan "woe is me, but in the mean time I’m the hottest thing on earth"- vibe going on.
Mead has a way of making her characters seem ir-re-sis-ti-ble to everyone. Same with Eugenie from Thorn Queen. Everybody love
Oct 02, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: urban-fantasy
This book was freaking awesome. I loved it. Couldn't put it down, not for a single second.

I must say again that the world Richelle Mead has created is different from everything out there, so original.

I know it's weird but I think that what makes this series so amazing is Georgina. I just love to see a sex demon so concern about doing good to others and having so much happening to her. I love that the most moral person in the series is the one who shouldn't be. I think Georgina is one of the mos
Deborah Obida
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult, paranormal, romance
This is my favourite in the series, not only because Roman is more in this but because there is more action here, lots of things are happening apart her relationship with Seth which really annoyed me in the previous book.

I love the writing so mush, written in the first person POV of Georgina the MC as always,The character development is one of this things I love so much about this series, its so great and the plot is also amazing.

“Georgina’s being stalked,” declared Roman.
“Georgina’s always b
SPOILERS AHEAD ---Don’t read if you don’t want to get upset with me.

It’s 2am on a Thursday morning, and I am utterly frustrated after finishing yet another Richelle Mead mind boggling novel after recently finishing Iron Crowned. I am totally sick of Georgina, and wish she would evaporate somehow and go away. Seriously! Her righteous indignation and mood swings have worn me out to the point that I feel like I’ve been drinking for a month, when in actuality, I haven’t had a sip in a decade or more
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Scorpio Richelle Mead is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of urban fantasy books for both adults and teens. Originally from Michigan, Richelle now lives in Seattle, Washington where she works on her three series full-time: Georgina Kincaid, Dark Swan, and Vampire Academy.

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