Book Review: Succubus Shadows (Georgina Kincaid #5) by Richelle Mead

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…

Ok, I'm still embarassed to admit I'm reading such a smutty series but I can't help's good! As is typical with Richelle Mead, there is a cliffhanger ending and I can't believe that we have to wait until 2011 to find out how the series will end. Seriously, I've read all five books within one week and now I have to wait months to a YEAR?!?  Help me out here, Richelle!

*Spoiler Alert*
I love the idea that Georgina may be able to get out of her contract after all. I am so relieved that Seth and Maddie broke up but also sorry for Maddie. Andrea's diagnosis is awful, and I'm sure that she will die since it seems that Richelle loves to kill people off. There will be no Stephenie Meyer ending here, I'm afraid.

Just One Gripe:
Ever since Bastien took Georgina to the piano bar in one of the previous books, I can't get the Fiona Apple song "Criminal" out of my head while reading this series.  All I can hear is "I've been a bad, bad girl..."

The Best Thing About This Book:
The unexpected plot twist at the end.  Wow!

Appropriate for a younger audience:

Characters: 4/5
Plot: 4/5
Setting/Imagery: 3/5
Originality: 3/5
Ending: 4/5
Total Score:  18/25

1 comment:

  1. This is another series I love :o) Just to let you know I've added links to all of your Vampire Academy & Georgina reviews!


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