Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Succubus Blues [Mead]

Book: Succubus Blues [Georgina Kincaid book 1]
Author: Richelle Mead
Reason for Reading: for fun
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Review: The first book in her 'Succubus' series, Mead introduces us to a new heroine who is additively charming, funny and tragic. After selling her soul for immortality, Georgina Kincaid needs men to survive. But after years of seducing, Georgina is slacking. She is content with her job at a book store, her assortment of friends (both mortal and immortals) and only preys on losers. When Georgina unexpectedly meets her favorite author, who happens to be cute and single, as well as another potential suitor, she is at a crossroads. How can Georgina have a relationship when even a simple kiss takes time off someones lifespan? And when someone starts hunting immortals in town, will Georgina defy her archdemon Jerome (who bears a striking resemblance to John Cusak) and try to find the killer?

With an uncanny ability to infuse supernatural elements into the modern world, Mead succeeds in creating a dynamic group of characters. Readers of her Vampire Academy series will undoubtedly draw comparisons between Rose and Georgina (both have sharp tongues and quick wit), but there is enough depth of the character to separate them. While the mystery surrounding the story was rather predictable, I still can't imagine how the series will end.

Recommend: yes

Book Junkie's Grade: B+

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