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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead

Released: March 1, 2007
Publisher: Kensington
Rated: Adult

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 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 I thought:

I'm glad I finally got the chance to start this series. Georgina will be a great character to follow. I have read most of Richelle Mead's other books and I have to say, I have yet to come across a book I didn't like.

The Succubus Blues was a very interesting novel, great plot, great twists and great characters. Georgina may be desperate not to date those she likes (as she is a succubus and steals their life force) but she can't help who she falls for. I can't wait to read the rest of this series, and I definitely recommend this author to all my friends.  This was definitely a book where I was judging by the cover, although I'm trying to break that bad habit.  This was a great read.

I gave it 4 stars.


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