Feb 2, 2011

Review--Succubus Dreams by Richelle Mead

Some days, a girl just can't catch a break...

...especially when the girl in question is Georgina Kincaid, a shape-shifting succubus who gets her energy from seducing men. First there's her relationship with gorgeous bestselling writer Seth Mortensen, which is unsatisfying on a number of levels. It's not just that they can't have sex in case Georgina inadvertently kills him (generally a turn-off for most guys). Lately, even spending time together is a challenge. Seth's obsessed with finishing his latest novel, and Georgina's under demonic orders to mentor the new (and surprisingly inept) succubus on the block.

Then there are the dreams. Someone, or something, is preying on Georgina at night, draining her energy, and supplying eerie visions of her future. Georgina seeks answers from Dante, a dream interpreter with ties to the underworld, but his flirtatious charm only leaves her more confused--especially as the situation with Seth reaches crisis point. Now Georgina faces a double challenge--rein in her out-of-control love life, and go toe-to-toe with an enemy capable of wreaking serious havoc among mankind. Otherwise, Georgina, and the entire mortal world, may never sleep easy again...

Making my way through Richelle Mead's Georgina Kincaid series rather well, I finished Succubus Dreams yesterday and enjoyed it. I have restrained myself from looking ahead at the other books just to read their covers, because obviously spoilers are bound to show up, and I was glad I didn't do that.

Just when Georgina thinks things are starting to take a turn for the better, she is proven wrong yet again. Her relationship with Seth is progressing, she got a new promotion and life is going good in general. Until she is told that she is going to be the mentor for newest succubus on the block, Succubus Barbie, Georgina isn't too thrilled. But the other problem comes from her energy being drained from bizarre dreams.

She can't be sure if the dreams are supposed to be prophetic or if there are nothing more than dreams. That is when she turns to Dante, who is apparently a dream interpreter but comes off as being a big fake. But Dante's main focus is trying to get Georgina to go to bed with him which rather annoys Georgina.

I will say the pacing was a little better this time around. Georgina's dreams start to happen and slowly build up to one of her problems, not even mentioning that the demon who made her into a succubus is in town, and she and he do not get along whatsoever. And all in time for the holidays! Looks like Georgina may not be having a Merry Christmas at all, especially when she gets one too many Christmas trees from her friends!

Overall I give this one 4/5 stars! A great addition to the series! Now I'm off to the next one, Succubus Heat!

1 comment:

  1. Glad you're enjoying this series - it is one of my favorites.

    I am sad to see it end with Succubus Revealed (#6) in September - but hope Ms. Mead will wrap everything up nicely. :)

    Have a great day.



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