Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Succubus Blues - Book Review

Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead

What is it about:
When it comes to jobs in hell, being a succubus seems pretty glamorous. A girl can be anything she wants, the wardrobe is killer, and mortal men will do anything just for a touch. Granted, they often pay with their souls, but why get technical?

But Seattle succubus Georgina Kincaid's life is far less exotic. Her boss is a middle-management demon with a thing for John Cusack movies. Her immortal best friends haven't stopped teasing her about the time she shape-shifted into the Demon Goddess getup complete with whip and wings. And she can't have a decent date without sucking away part of the guy's life. At least there's her day job at a local bookstore--free books; all the white chocolate mochas she can drink; and easy access to bestselling, sexy writer, Seth Mortensen, aka He Whom She Would Give Anything to Touch but Can't. But dreaming about Seth will have to wait. Something wicked is at work in Seattle's demon underground. And for once, all of her hot charms and drop-dead one-liners won't help because Georgina's about to discover there are some creatures out there that both heaven and hell want to deny...

What did I think of it:
I really liked this book. Georgina is a cool character and the whole demons and angels running around on earth without us mortals knowing about it is well worked out and intrigiung. Georgina's co-workers, friends and superiors - both demonical and those at the bookstore - are fun and interesting characters. I mean: a demon who looks like John Cusack, an angel who'd rather socialise with demons than his fellow angels and a bookstore manager who is lead singer of a band at night, doesn't that sounds like the kind of characters who are fun to read about!?

There's just one thing I didn't like about this book: Seth! I just thought he was bland and even annoying at times so that made it hard for me to understand why Georgina is so lovestruck with him. But luckily the romance thing isn't the only storyline in this book so I could live with it.

Why should you read it:
It's a cool Urban Fantasy story featuring demons and angels!
(It's the first book in a series of 6 of which 5 are released so far)


Patti said...

This is a great series - I love Georgina and her crew!

Midnight Sapphire Books said...

I want to read this series. But they never have it at my book store =(

Danielle87 said...

I *LOVE* this series (actually anything by Ms. Mead I love)

This is one of the best UF series out there!

Larissa said...

I LOVE thi series too! and I agree with Danielle, I love anything that Ms Read writes... she rocks! =)

Great review!

Sullivan McPig said...

I have tried Vampire Acedemy, but wasn't too impressed with it, but I really want to try her Dark Swan series.

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

I've enjoyed this series but you nailed it right on the head—Seth is a constant thorn in my side! And Georgina's as well... *sigh*

Thanks for the review! If you wanna read mine, it is here.
~ Miranda