Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Succubus Shadows by Richelle Mead


"Georgina Kincaid has formidable powers. Immortality, seduction, shape-shifting into any human form she desires, walking in heels that would cripple mere mortals 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. Thanks to her roommate, her apartment's crackling with sexual tension plus there's Simone, the 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. It's trying to draw her into a dark, frightening, otherworldly realm and there's going to come a point when she won't be able to resist. And when that happens, 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... " - Book Cover

Poor Georgina never has it easy, in her latest adventure, events are lining and competing for the "worst that could happen" title. Our lovely succubus never got over her ex, fabulous author Seth, and she now lives with her potential nemesis, Roman. Not only does she have to deal with seeing Seth with his new girlfriend Maggie everyday, she has to help them with wedding plans, which involve her as bridesmaid. Can the picture get any worst? Yes.
Some supernatural force manifest itself when Georgina is down, which is quite often lately, and tries to lure her for some darker motives.
 
I particularly loved this installment in the series because we get to live many events from Georgie's past. In doing so, we get a new light on why she's how she is now and the reasons behind a good conscience even though she's a servant of hell.
 
Friends and foes aren't always as black and white, the line between truth and lies is very thin and Georgina reaches a point where she doesn't know the difference.
 
Most of the book is about Georgie's unhappiness and I dare say despair, but her true friends will rise up to the occasion and get her out of deep trouble, helping her find a spark of hope in what she thinks is a lost cause.
 
I love Carter as much as usual, but I truly can't wait to see what's behind all his cryptic advise and what his true intentions are.
 
I really loved the end, it's bittersweet and leaves a door open for hope, even maybe a glimpse of solution to Georgina's Succubus status. Could she possibly get her soul back?
 
If you haven't read Richelle Mead's books yet, you are seriously missing out on some fabulous material. I read every single one of her released books and I can't get enough of her witting. Give her a chance, you won't be disappointed!

Read an excerpt

Georgina Kinkaid Series:
Succubus Blues
Succubus on Top
Succubus Dreams
Succubus Heat
Succubus Shadows

Books Stats:
Paperback: 356 pages

Éditeur: Bantam (Mars 18 2010)
Langue: English
ISBN-10: 0553820311
ISBN-13: 978-0553820317

Book Source: Personnal Shelf

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  1. OMG I am dying for this and it has a bittersweet end...with hope...thats good because if things end the way books 3 and 4 did...though 4 was not as bad, I dont think I could take anymore. Even so this is my favorite series, you're so lucky to have read it already!

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  2. Can't wait to read this! I'm searching the books shelves now ... just incase it's released a few days early :) I really like this book cover. Where is this one released? Looks better than the US cover.

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  3. Wow fab review - I'm sooooo excited about reading this book!!!! I can't wait to get my hands on it :o)

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  4. Reading the Succubus books always makes me tear up. Haha I love Carter too!

    Have fun on your vacation!
    -Jess.
    (Find the Time to Read)

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  5. I'm dying to read your review! I have to wait a month and a half more to actually recieve the book. The delivery counldn't be any faster than that T_T.

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