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Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead
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Apr 12, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: demons, fiction, paranormal, vampires-and-immortals, romance, angels, chick-porn, kindle-read, five-star-reads
Read in December, 2009

What took this and Succubus On Top (my next review) from 4 to 5 stars is that I could not put them down. They were a stand out in a genre that can often times seem either far too overwhelmed with world building and exposition, or like reading the script to a really horrible, low-budget porn flick.

The descriptions were enough to let you see it without making you skim for more dialogue.

The dialogue was funny, sharp, thoughtful, and captured the essence of the characters well. Seth's emails to Georgina had me laughing and falling under his charm as well. Shy little Seth writing his series that to me was Booth/Brennen-esque and held the same draw.

I didn't expect Georgina being someone I could relate to. Not in the whole succubus, attractive, etc. etc., but in her actions, thoughts, doubts, concerns, and her obsession with books.

Her group of friends: the two vampires, the imp, her demon boss and his angel bff were also so easy to like.

Yes there's the whole part of her job that is turning men to sin, and winning more for team evil, but the book doesn't paint the world (or Georgina or any of her friends/associates) in such terms. Everything is shades of gray.

Of course there's also the part of her job where she's an assistant manager of a bookstore.

All in all, I would definitely recommend this book/series. It's an enjoyable and entertaining read.

I downloaded this as the FIRST BOOK to the Kindle I got for Christmas, and half way through it I ended up downloading the other three in the series that are out right now.

I finished book #2 today as well. So moving on to review that...
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