[REVIEW] Succubus Blues – Richelle Mead

Richelle Mead
Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid, Book 1)
Kensington (US: 27th February 2007); Random House Bantam (UK: 1st August 2007; AU: 1st October 2007)
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Georgina Kincaid is tired of being a succubus. She wants to settle down, fall in love and have a family, and her crush on thriller writer Seth Mortensen is doing nothing to change her mind – quite the opposite. But that’ll have to wait until she can shut down whoever’s murdering demons and angels alike in Seattle.

I’d gone in expecting a succubus-in-love story with a chick-lit voice. Not really my thing. But once Georgina got serious and the plot developed, I was surprised, and mightily impressed. The stuff about angels is so fascinating, the drawcard of the novel, but no one alerted me beforehand about this factor. Had I known of its presence, it probably would’ve moved up my reading order.

Social commentary brings books alive for me, makes them feel more real, and I definitely like characters more when I agree with their opinions…

“This country is so in love with itself,” he complained, sipping sake. “It’s like one big mirror. It just sits all day and looks at itself. When it can be bothered to look away, it’s only to tell others ‘do this’ or ‘be just like me.’ Our military and economic policies bully people outside our borders, and inside, conservative groups bully other citizens. I hate it.”

Good thing I already have Books 2, 3 and 4 in the series waiting on my shelf 🙂

4 responses to “[REVIEW] Succubus Blues – Richelle Mead

  1. Great review! I really liked this one too – G is such a great character and the world–the angels thing–is cool.

    Interesting about social commentary, though if I don’t agree, it can SO turn me off to a character. Reading this comment of Seth’s that you quote, it is sort of dangerous! I mean, I personally liked it, but I could see people not. (I put Seth in as Jim Butcher.)

    I once read a book where I had a real problem with the main character for her opinion about something related to animals, which I won’t get into here, which was clearly the author’s opinion, and I haven’t been able to go back, even though the author has like, tons of books.

    • Actually, I think it was Roman who said it.

      And there are lots of authors with lots of books that I don’t read. Not necessarily because of the author – just that their books aren’t for me. Mind you, there was a book I wanted to try this year, but then found out that the author was a douchebag, so I never read the book.

  2. Wait, i think that was Seth who said that. Right?

  3. I really want to read this series. Definitely gonna think about buying more than just book 1 when I go book shopping soon.

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