Feb 2, 2011

Review--Succubus Heat by Richelle Mead

Georgina Kincaid has been a bad, bad succubus...

…which should be a good thing. But lately, thanks to her foul mood over breaking up with bestselling writer Seth Mortensen, she’s been so wicked that Seattle’s über-demon Jerome, decides to “outsource” Georgina to a rival—and have her spy for him in the process.

Being exiled to the frozen north—okay, Vancouver—and leaving Seth in the cozy clutches of his new girlfriend is unpleasant enough. Then Jerome is kidnapped, and all immortals under his control mysteriously lose their powers. One bright spot: with her life-sucking ability gone, there’s nothing to keep Georgina from getting down and dirty with Seth—nothing apart from his girlfriend that is. Now, as the supernatural population starts turning on itself, a newly mortal Georgina must rescue her boss and figure out who’s been playing them—or all hell will break loose…

I was actually surprised when I was able to finish Succubus Heat today! I had taken a nap midday because I was over tired for some reason and lost some ample reading time, but still managed to finish it today!

And boy was this a good one! First Georgina has been a "bad girl" because she is still hurting from her breakup with Seth and him dating her new friend still stings. And when Jerome sends her on a seemingly pointless task, but Georgina feels like Jerome is just sick of her attitude.

But then Jerome gets kidnapped and Georgina, along with her friends are temporarily stripped of their supernatural powers until they get a new boss. Or Jerome comes back, whatever the case may be. So that means Georgina and her friends are temporarily mortal in some ways. Her vampire friends can walk in the sunlight and Hugh can read people like he used to, and Georgina, she can't steal the life essence from the men she sleeps with anymore.

What a time to have her abilities stripped from her! Here she thought the worst part was not being able to shapeshift her hair and clothes, but now she can have sex with a man and not drain away his life and the only human she would want to sleep with is currently unavailable. Oh what a world Georgina lives in!

The title of the book alone lets you know that there is definite heat in the book and plenty of other oozing secrets!! Georgina soon discovers that she has a sort of stalker on her tail and can't figure it out. Her current flame, Dante--yeah the same one from Succubus Dreams--is a decent boyfriend, but still has an attitude problem which seems to match her own lately. There is just too much chaos going on for the poor girl!

I definitely liked the pacing better this time around, I thought the book moved rather nicely, not overly fast, but not too slow. We are thrown into things with Georgina being moody about her current predicament. Things are very intense this time around and the mystery behind who had kidnapped Jerome still lingers near. There are plenty of suspects too, and Georgina is not sure who she can trust.

And the dream she had last time around still plays a part here. Georgina can't get it out of her head. She still isn't sure if Nyx was telling the truth or not, but things keep happening that are linked from her dream. Who knows what will happen next and where her mysterious dream might lead her.

Overall I give this one 4.5/5 stars! I really did enjoy this one and feel like sometimes I over rate things by wanting to give them total 5/5s so I feel I need to restrain myself from continuing to do so. I am really enjoying this series so far and after all that has happened can't wait to see what in Succubus Shadows and prepare myself for yet another long wait for the conclusion of this series!

1 comment:

  1. Great review! I love this series! I havent read SS yet cause Im waiting for SR hehe =D


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