Wednesday, 3 February 2010
Review: Succubus Dreams - Richelle Mead
...especially when the girl in question is Georgina Kincaid, a shape-shifting succubus. First there's her relationship with gorgeous bestselling writer Seth Mortensen, which is unsatisfying on a number of levels. It's not just that they can't have sex in case Georgina inadvertently kills him (generally a turn-off for most guys). Lately, even spending time together is a challenge.
Then there are the dreams. Someone, or something, is preying on Georgina at night, draining her energy, and supplying eerie visions of her future. Georgina seeks answers from Dante, a dream interpreter with ties to the underworld, but his flirtatious charm only leaves her more confused. Now Georgina faces a double challenge - rein in her out-of-control love life and go toe-to-toe with an enemy capable of wreaking serious havoc among mankind. Otherwise, Georgina, and the entire mortal world, may never sleep easy again.
Georgina Kincaid Series:
Succubus Nights (Called Succubus on Top in the US)
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This is the 3rd book in the Georgina Kincaid series and it lived up to my expectations. I think this series just gets better & better with every book. I love the characters in this series - Georgina is great but I also love her crazy friends, both human and immortal.
This book follows on from Succubus Nights and life is still pretty complicated for Georgina. She is still dating Seth & they are struggling to fight their urges to avoid risking Seth's soul. She still needs to have sex to feed off the life force she receives & fullfill her quota of corrupting souls to keep Jerome happy. Not only that but she now has to mentor a trainee succubus - one who has absolutely no idea how to attract a man! I have to say her trainee was more than slightly irritating but luckily we're not forced to spend too much time listening to her.
Carter the angel is still on the scene but this time he has 3 other angel friends with him. I really liked the new characters, Yasmine in particular, and I hope we get to see more of them in future books in the series. The angels are on a mission but refuse to give Georgina any details. Of course this only makes her more curious so she is determined to find out what is going on. She doesn't have much time to devote to their problems though - she has more serious issues of her own.
Every time she has sex the life force she has gained is stolen while she is sleeping & she wakes up feeling like she hasn't fed. She is also having very strange dreams - her dream shows her the one thing she wants more than anything but it is something she knows is impossible for her to have. That just makes it even harder for her to accept.
I really loved this book & would highly recommend the series to anyone who loves paranormal books - I would recommend you read the books in order though so make sure you start with Succubus Blues. I have to say I was completely shocked by some of the things that happen towards the end but I can't say anymore without giving spoilers. I'm just relieved I've already got book 4 as I can't wait to find out what happens next - I'm off to start reading Succubus Heat now!
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