Sunday 24 January 2010
Review: Succubus Nights - Richelle Mead
Love hurts, and no one knows it better than Georgin Kincaid. If she so much as kisses her new boyfriend, she'll drain his life force. Georgina is a succubus - a demon who draws her power from men's pleasure. Admittedly, the shape-shifting and immortality perks are terrific, and yes, Georgina did choose to join the ranks of hell centuries ago. But it seems completely unfair that she can't get hot and heavy with the one mortal who knows and 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 behaviour, and Georgina suspects that something far more demonic than double expressos is at work. She could use help finding out. However Bastien, an irresistibly charming incubus and her best immortal friend, is preoccupied in the suburbs with corrupting and ultra-conservative talk radio star - and 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...
Georgina Kincaid Series:
Succubus Nights (Called Succubus on Top in the US)
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Succubus Nights is the second book in Richelle Mead's Georgina Kincaid series & I really loved both books. These books are probably easier to read as stand alone than some other series out there but I'd still recommend you read them in order to get the most out of them.
Georgina is a fantastic character - obviously as a succubus she is beautiful but she has a great sense of humor and a caring personality that shines through. She cares deeply about her friends - both immortal & human and does her best to look after everyone. As a succubus she has to have sex with humans in order to steal their life force & retain her immortality which she really hates doing. This makes life particularly difficult in regards to her relationship with Seth Mortensen her famous author human boyfriend.
If Seth & Georgina so much as kiss her succubus instincts will kick in & she'll end up taking years off his life. Now that they are officially an item this is a major issue within their relationship, not to mention the fact that Georgina has to sleep with other men in order to survive so she constantly feels like she is cheating on him.
Of course relationship issues aren't all Georgina has to deal with - her incubus friend Bastien is in town & needs her help to corrupt a local radio talk show host, her human friend Doug & his band are acting very strangely & she still has her day job at the bookstore to contend with. It's enough to drive anyone crazy.
Her immortal friends from the last book make regular appearances with all the humor they showed in the first book. They are constantly teasing Georgina about the fact she is dating a mortal and add a lot of comedy to the story. The book is fast paced and has plenty of twists and turns that are guaranteed to keep you reading right to the last page.
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