Description Review: Succubus on Top (Georgina Kincaid #2) by Richelle Mead
Love hurts, and no one knows it better than Georgina Kincaid. If she so much as kisses Seth Mortensen, the shy, sexy writer she’s been dating, she’ll drain his life force. Admittedly, the shape shifting and immortality perks of a succubus are terrific, but it’s completely unfair that a she-demon whose purpose is seduction can’t get down with the one mortal who accepts her for who she is. . .
It’s not just her personal life that’s in chaos. Doug, Georgina’s co-worker at a local bookstore, has been exhibiting bizarre behavior, and Georgina suspects something far more demonic than double espressos. She could use an assist from Bastien, an irresistibly charming incubus and her best immortal friend, but he’s giving Georgina some highly distracting come-hither vibes. Georgina is going to have to work solo on this one–and fast, because soon, Doug’s life won’t be the only one on the line. . .
I thought that this was a pretty decent description. After reading book one, I already know that I love Seth as a character—this both allows me to empathize with the first paragraph and almost makes it unnecessary for active readers. As a new reader considering picking up the series, I’m intrigued by the idea of watching a succubus try to date a mortal, so that’s a good sell.
The second paragraph does a good job of assuring me that there’s a plot arc for the book that’s not just Georgina’s love life. The “dar more demonic than double espressos” does a good job of letting you know what kind of voice and style Mead uses in the books so I have a sense of what to expect in terms of overall characterization (and it held true throughout), and the very short blurb about Bastien sets the stage for some interesting love triangles and gives me an idea of what Bastien is going to be like and what his role in the book will be.
Quite frankly, I’m not sure that that the second paragraph would have sold me on this book—I was intrigued by the concepts laid out in the first paragraph, but the second paragraph read a little too choppily, in my description, to keep my attention—keep in mind that (I assume, like me) a lot of people only skim the description and it needs to be pretty skimmable. However, since I was already hooked after book one, this description is well-suited if you just want to know what direction book 2 will head in and which characters to expect to play dominant roles. I guess it kind of depends on what Mead’s intent for this description was.
Posted on September 18, 2013, in Description Reviews and tagged books, description reviews, descriptions, fantasy, georgina kincaid, paranormal romance, richelle mead, succubus, urban fantasy. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.