Monday, 17 May 2010

Review: Succubus Shadows - Richelle Mead

Georgina Kincaid has formidable powers.  Immortality, seduction, shape-shifting - 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 he's marrying another woman or that she's having to run around trying on bridesmaid dresses.  Still, there are distractions.  There's a new succubus in town who seems intent on corrupting Georgina's soon-to-be-wed ex.

But the real danger lies in the mysterious force that's taken to visiting Georgina's thoughts.  Soon she's going to discover who she can trust, who she can't - and that there are far worse places than Hell in which to spend eternity...

Georgina Kincaid Series:
Succubus Blues
Succubus Nights (Called Succubus on Top in the US)
Succubus Dreams
Succubus Heat
Succubus Shadows
Succubus Revealed

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Succubus Shadows is the 5th book in the Georgina Kincaid series & continues the story not long after the ending of Succubus Heat.  While my review won't give you any spoilers for this book I can't help but give information about the previous books so if you're new to the series please don't read any further.  I'd highly recommend checking this series out though - so have a look at the reviews for book 1 Succubus Blues.

Georgina has a lot on her plate, not only has she gained one of her ex-boyfriends as a roommate but she is also helping to plan her best friend's wedding which would be fine if Maddie wasn't marrying the love of Georgina's life.  To top it all off there is a new succubus in town who seems intent on hooking up with Seth and she is being targeted by a strange supernatural force that wants to destroy her.  She is going to need the help of all of her friends if she is going to survive.

All I can say is wow!  This latest installment in the series had me on the edge of my seat and gripped until the very last page.  We learn so much more about Georgina's past and get to understand how she got to where she is now and what life has been like for her as an immortal.  It's heartbreaking watching Georgina help Maddie prepare for her wedding to Seth but there are also laugh out loud moments with her friends.  Richelle Mead has done a fantastic job starting to tie the threads from the ongoing storyline together and the plot takes even more twists that I really didn't see coming.

I don't want to give anything away because I want you to be able to enjoy the unfolding story as much as I did.  I will just say that we get to see just how much Georgina means to her friends when they go all out to rescue her when she is in trouble.  We also get to see much more of both Carter and Jerome in this book & I enjoyed finding out more about them both.  If you're a fan of the series then you're going to love this installment which I think is probably my favourite book in the series so far.  The only disappointment I have is that I've got to wait a year to read the next book which will be the final book in the series!

Source: Library

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