May 22, 2011

Succubus On Top

Succubus On Top

By Richelle Mead

Series: Georgina Kincaid #2

Ebook edition

352 Pages

Published: January 1st, 2008

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

Creature Feature: Succubi, Demons, Angels, etc.

3 Stars

I've decided to combine my reviews for the first two books in this series. Before I begin, let me comment that Richelle Mead is one of my favorite authors. Ms. Mead, I totally get that sometimes we have an idea that is great, but it doesn't quite flesh out. I forgive you.

Georgina Kincaid, succubus extrodinare, tries to balance out her job, new contract for exellence with her boss, and love life, with disaterous results. In Succubus Blues, we find out that Georgie here can't have a physical relationship with any man she may be dating because she will inadvertantly suck out their life energy and possibly corrupt their soul leaving them with years off their life.

I felt sorry for her at first, and then the angsty self-pity/loathing led to a whole lot of bitching, whining, and destructvie decision making. Honestly, I'm not sure what to think about this series. It has an interesting premise with a wishy washy heroine. I can see where others would argue that Georgina is a strong female lead, however the girl can not get her shit together. She does not deserve Seth, the dreamy nerd with his cavity enducing sweatness. I love Seth, I think he was well thought out and well portrayed. So well portrayed in fact that I wanted to kick Georgina's ass for him several times. A guy this good deserves so much better.

The plot, of both books, was pretty predictable towards the end and dropped obvious forshadowing hints like one dollar bills at a strip club. Which is to say there were few surprises. So why the 3 star rating? Because I was left with a strange facination with Georgina's fuck ups and the need to see Seth get some much derserved action. Hopefully this series gets better, and by that I mean hopefully Georgina grows the fuck up

1 comment:

Book Angel said...

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