Book Review: Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid #1) by Richelle Mead

Succubus (n.) An alluring, shape-shifting demon who seduces and pleasures mortal men. Pathetic (adj.) A succubus with great shoes and no social life. See: Georgina Kincaid.  

When it comes to jobs in hell, being a succubus seems pretty glamorous. A girl can be anything she wants, the wardrobe is killer, and mortal men will do anything just for a touch. Granted, they often pay with their souls, but why get technical?

But Seattle succubus Georgina Kincaid's life is far less exotic. Her boss is a middle-management demon with a thing for John Cusack movies. Her immortal best friends haven't stopped teasing her about the time she shape-shifted into the Demon Goddess getup complete with whip and wings. And she can't have a decent date without sucking away part of the guy's life. At least there's her day job at a local bookstore--free books; all the white chocolate mochas she can drink; and easy access to bestselling, sexy writer, Seth Mortensen, aka He Whom She Would Give Anything to Touch but Can't.

But dreaming about Seth will have to wait. Something wicked is at work in Seattle's demon underground. And for once, all of her hot charms and drop-dead one-liners won't help because Georgina's about to discover there are some creatures out there that both heaven and hell want to deny...

I put off reading this book for months due to the title and cover. I just didn't want to be reading a series with the word "Succubus" in the title. The old saying is true and I shouldn't have judged this book by its cover. 

This read quickly, similar to Mead's Vampire Academy. In fact, I think it's written on the same reading level; however, this is Richelle Mead's adult series. The main difference between the two series is that the Georgina Kincaid series has quite a bit of sex in it.

The book had the same appeal as VA and I just didn't want to put it down. In fact, I started and finished this book within several hours while home sick from work. I read Succubus Blues (there's that awful title again) after finishing Kim Harrison's White Witch, Black Curse and don't think the story is as deep as the Rachel Morgan series. However, it is the first in a series, so there's lots of room for growth. It surprised me at the end, which is always nice, and I'm looking foward to reading more of this series.
Just One Gripe:
It's a somewhat shallow story.

The Best Thing About This Book:
I like the way Mead writes

Appropriate for a younger audience:

Characters: 3/5
Plot: 3/5
Setting/Imagery: 3/5
Originality: 3/5
Ending: 3/5
Total Score:  15/25

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