Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Book Review: Succubus Blues
TITLE: Succubus Blues
Book 1 in the Georgina Kincaid series
AUTHOR: Richelle Mead
GENRE: urban fantasy, angels, vampires, mystery, romance
PREMISE: Georgina is a succubus who lands herself in trouble when a local vamp gets murdered...
MY REVIEW: So I adore Vampire Academy and that led me to wanting to check out Mead's adult books. I will say this plot is rather simple compared to VA and wow, four guys into Georgina? Really? But despite some of the Mary Sueness of it I enjoyed this almost as much as VA.
A lot of it has to do with Mead's characters and writing. Her prose are nice and simple but her dialogue is fantastic. With just a few conversations you get a good feel for characters and how they intereact. Her characters are also hilarious. Like VA all of them are interesting in their own little ways. Her world building in this is also wierd though I did find the angels hanging out with demon thing a bit odd myself. I liked it, don't get me wrong because Carter is awesome but it was wierd. Georgina is just as awesome as Rose though maybe not as kick butt. She doesn't sit there and whine constantly she goes out and enjoys what she's given and does actually use her brain to get things done. But my favorites were hands down Peter and Cody. They were the highlight of this series for me.
I rec this series for anyone into the urban fantasy scene, and for all adults into Vampire Academy. Speaking of which, Bloodlines comes out in August you guys! It's apparently about Sydney and Jill. Can't wait!
WHO SHOULD READ: adult fans of Vampire Academy, fans of Women of the Otherworld, fans of Kate Daniels, fans of Mercy Thompson, urban fantasy fans
MY RATING: Four out of Five whips