Title: Succubus Blues
Authors: Richelle Mead
Publication Date: August 1st (First published February 27th 2007)
Goodreads Summary: Being a succubus sounds pretty glamorous. Shape-shifting, killer wardrobe, what’s not to like? But Georgina Kincaid’s life is far from exotic. Her boss is a middle-management demon with a thing for John Cusack movies, and she can’t have a decent date without sucking away part of the guy’s life, which means her crush on sexy writer Seth Mortensen is going nowhere fast. But all of that pales in significance when an unknown entity “helpfully” begins killing her immortal adversaries. For once, all her hot charms and drop-dead one-liners won’t help, because there are some creatures out there that both heaven and hell want to deny…
I am a big fan of Richelle Mead. At least that is what I have told myself since book one of the Vampire Academy series but then I always wonder is it fair to call myself a mega fan when I have only read one series by an author when they have written multiple? I have only read the Vampire Academy series and the first two books in the Bloodlines series (VA Spinoff) so I decided I needed to get on it and try some more of her books. I can now stick to my prior statement and say I still have much love for Richelle Mead.
Richelle Mead writes some pretty great characters. I loved Georgina Kincaid! A succubus who isn’t really all that great at her job but by choice. She rather spend her time working at her bookstore or reading Seth Mortensen’s new novels then complete her succubus duties. She was feisty and not one to give up looking for answers. When immortals, who are tied to her some how, start getting killed and she is told to pretty much stay out of it she still goes on and does her own investigating. She isn’t the type to search for love, the fact that she is a succubus makes getting close to people difficult, but that doesn’t stop the universe from throwing romantic prospects her way. Prospects she tries desperately to avoid but can’t seem to and thank goodness for that. They definitely made things entertaining and brought out different parts of Georgina we wouldn’t have seen otherwise.
Besides Georgina my favorite characters had to be Seth and Carter. Who wouldn’t fall for this sweet and sexy author? I like reading about Seth and am looking forward to learning more about him. I really want to see more of Carter. An angel that hangs out with demons…hmmm…He is still a bit of a mystery but I am loving him. The interactions between him and Georgina are great and I can’t wait to see more of him.
Overall, I really enjoyed reading Succubus Blues. The subject of Supernatural beings are nothing new to me and although I have heard of Succubi (mostly in tv shows) reading a book with one as the main character was new to me. I really liked getting to know Georgina, both through her current thoughts and flash backs, slowly as the book progressed. She seemed to have a lot of layers and I am looking forward to more of them being peeled back. The story was interesting with some great characters, a little sexiness 😉 and a mystery to solve. This is looking like it is going to be another favorite series of mine. I am looking forward to starting the next one. Hopefully soon!
*I didn’t feel like the mystery was as much of a mystery as I had hoped. Although, felt it was fairly obvious I was still not disappointed with how things progressed and went boom in the end.
My Thoughts on the whole Series
Overall, I can still say I am a big fan of Richelle Mead. As I finished one book I couldn’t wait to pick up another. I find her books to be fairly addicting. Throughout the series Georgina really couldn’t catch a break. If it wasn’t one thing it was something else. She did get her fair share of happy moments before something decided to ruin everything though. I loved the complicated romances, though at times they pissed me off. As people we really do tend to make things way too complicated and find ways to sabotage ourselves, being supernatural doesn’t save you from making those humanly mistakes either. The characters were great. There was a good mix of good and evil, along with the ones in between. Have to say my favorite character throughout everything still had to be Carter. I still want to see more of him but alas I know the series is over. Although the outcome was a predictable one, and I didn’t find the last book as amazing as I was hoping it would be, I was still jumping for joy to have everything come to a conclusion. I must say though that I was also very sad while jumping for joy because of a reason I can not state here. On average I’d have to give the whole series….