Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead

Title:  Succubus Blues
Author:  Richelle Mead
Genre:  Fantasy/Urban Fantasy
Publisher:  Bantam Books
Publication Date:  August 2010
Book Length:  477
Series: Series
First Lines:  Statistics show that most mortals sell their souls for five reasons: sex, money, power, revenge, and love.  In that order.

Synopsis
Succubus (n) - An alluring, shape-shifting demon who seduces and pleasures mortal men.

Pathetic (adj.) - A succubus with
great shoes and no social life. See: Georgina Kincaid.
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 get-up 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…

My Thoughts
Okay.  I admit it.  I'm a little slow to get on the bandwagon for great books.  I've read every book in the Vampire Academy so far and I know for a fact that Richelle Mead is a fantastic author.  Why oh why had I not read Succubus Blues sooner.  I guess I'm a bit of an anti-Succubus person.  Well, not anymore.  Thanks, once again to Rose.

Georgina, the main character is attractive, charming and has the best job in the world, working in a bookstore.  I think what drew me the most to Georgina was that she could shapeshift. She's friends with two vampires, Cody and Peter, and an imp called Hugh.  I don't know what made me think Peter and Cody were an item but I'm wondering if anyone else thought that at first?

The beginning of the novel caught my attention right away.  It involves a bit of soul sucking, a favour asked, and two confrontations.  If that doesn't suck you in(excuse the pun lol).  Well keep reading.  I'm quite thankful too, that, while this is about a Succubus, it does not bombard you with sex scenes etc like I initially thought it would.

Succubus Blues is an easy read, filled with witty characters, a great plot line and one hot succubus.  Richelle Mead has done a wonderful job and I can't wait to get my hands on her next book. 

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