Monday, September 6, 2010

Succubus Shadows (Georgina Kincaid No.5) by Richelle Mead - A Guest Review

It's Tuesday, YEAH!! This week's guest reviewer is Jessica B! I actually met Jessica over on Goodreads and believe it or not she was one of my first friends on there. She loves PNR and UF as well as Historical Romance. Please put your hands together for one of my very favorite reviewers!!!
*Jen the Bibliophile claps hands maniacally*

Title: Succubus Shadows (Georgina Kincaid No.5)
Author: Richelle Mead
Pages: 281 (paperback)
Published: March 30th, 2010
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Synopsis: 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 over Seattle trying on bridesmaid dresses. Still, there are distractions. Georgina’s roommate, Roman, is cluttering her apartment with sexual tension. Then there’s Simone, the new succubus in town, who’s intent on corrupting Seth.

And if that wasn't bad enough, she's started having dreams shadowy, dangerous but alluring dreams, dreams that don't want to let go. These dreams are created by the Oneroi, demons in the service of Nyx, a creature from Hell who's bent on revenge. These are dreams that can trap their chosen victim and drain their powers through nightmares. This mysterious force that’s visiting her thoughts, is trying to draw her into a dark, otherworldly realm. Sooner or later, Georgina knows she’ll be too weak to resist. And Georgina is powerless as she watches those in the real world try to find her, she comes to understand that her freedom her fate lies in the hands of the only one who can find her soul, who just happens to be the man who s about to marry someone else. She’ll discover who she can trust, who she can’t—and that Hell is far from the worst place to spend eternity…(from goodreads.com)

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Jessica's Review:

Richelle Mead is the author of three very popular series including Vampire Academy, Dark Swan and Georgina Kincaid. The Georgina Kincaid series follows a succubus in Seattle who now goes by the name Georgina Kincaid and works in a bookstore. Her existence is slightly sad because she is a succubus who wishes she was human. The series follows her many escapades and romances. (If you could call them that)

** spoiler alert ** If you haven’t read all the books in the series proceed with caution.

The fifth installment of the Georgina Kincaid and a another fantastic read!

Georgina has been suffering without Seth and she begins to slip slowly into depression. She has moved away from Queen Anne in hopes of getting away from Seth but no matter what she can't seem to stay away from him.

When her depression gets the better of her she slips into the dream world after being coaxed over with false feelings of comfort. Once there she is imprisoned and struggles through the
...more The fifth installment of the Georgina Kincaid and another fantastic read!

Georgina has been really suffering after the events of the previous book. She tries to cut ties from the things that hurt her and she moves away from Queen Anne with her roommate in tow. Roman is back and it looks like he is here to stay. After desperately trying to avoid Seth, Georgina realizes there is no way that they are going to be able to stay away from each other.

Seth and Maddie are now engaged and Maddie has asked Georgina to be a Bridesmaid at her wedding. Georgina eventually agrees and begins to slip into a crippling depression. She experiences a dream which gives her false comfort and eventually she is trapped in the dream world by the Onerei where she experiences the worst mental torture you could imagine.

I loved how this book took us through Georgina's past and we got to see all that she had to endure. I felt we finally got to understand the real Georgina and maybe understand a little bit about why she is the way she is. I didn’t feel Seth was a worthy hero, it felt more like everyone else did everything and he was just kind of there. I wish Georgina could find a strong hero, one that might already be rooming with her at her new place...

The story was fast paced and heart breaking, two elements I really enjoy. When I was finished I felt a little sad that my experience with Georgina was over. It was like we had grown so close over the course of 5 books and now it was like she was leaving my life. I gave Succubus Shadows a solid 5 out of 5 stars and Richelle Mead has officially become my favourite author with three amazing series available.

3 comments:

Midnyte Reader said...

I haven't read any of her books yet, so I skimmed your review so I wouldn't spoil it for myself. But, they sound really good from what I did read.

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Jen the bibliophile said...

I did love her YA series Vampire Academy and I've been highly debating reading her adult series. This review decided me. I also only skimmed because I haven't read the beginning in the series, but I've been looking for some new UF to read.

Jen
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