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.

But the real danger lies in the mysterious force that’s visiting her thoughts, trying to draw her into a dark, otherworldly realm. Sooner or later, Georgina knows she’ll be too weak to resist. And when that happens, she’ll discover who she can trust, who she can’t — and that Hell is far from the worst place to spend eternity…



Rating: 5/5

So this post is a little weird for me—I normally post within a couple of hours, at the high end, of finishing the book. And, for a couple of reasons, that didn’t happen this time. The main reason is that I just didn’t have time until this evening, even though I finished yesterday (I wasn’t at home when I finished, and didn’t have time to get online once I got home). The other reason is that I wasn’t sure what to write.

I’m starting to run out of things to say about this series. I love it. I love Seth. I love Georgina. I love all of the characters, even Roman, at this point. There is so much depth to them. But you’ve already heard all of that from the previous 4 posts related to this series. It’s getting old as far as a topic of raving goes.

This evening I had an epiphany, and here is my post.

Initially, I had planned on rating this 4/5, like most of the others. Then I realized that most of the day I’ve been thinking about this book, and about Seth and Georgina and what I think is going on. I’ve been working on another book since I finished this one, and I’m still consumed by thoughts of Seth. How will his role continue to evolve? What is his role at this point? How was he able to do something supposedly impossible? (I need to stop asking these questions here because we’re getting perilously close to the realm of spoilers)

The books are talking to each other across the series, and I love it. I’d been concerned in the first couple of books that the only thing that held the series together would be the characters and Georgina’s love life, but that’s not true at all at this point. I definitely feel that we’ve reached a point where every word (in dialog at least) has a purpose for future books.

I must admit that by now I’m seriously intrigued. Almost enough to just keep going with these books instead of splitting them up as I have been doing. We’ll see how my patience for this holds.

If you haven’t read this far into the series yet, you totally should. My mind is boggled.

I love having my mind boggled.

And so, I have revised my rating to 5/5 stars.


Posted on July 12, 2013, in Urban Fantasy/Paranormal and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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