Thursday, July 21, 2011

Mini Reviews: Succubus Blues & Succubus On Top

Succubus Blues
Georgina Kinkaid #1
Richelle Mead


Succubus On Top
Georgina Kinkaid #2

Richelle Mead

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. 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...

Since I absolutely love the Vampire Academy series, I've been wanting to try Mead's other books for a long time.

A while ago I got the chance to read Succubues Blues, the first book in her Georgina Kinkaid series. And while it didn't "wow" me as Vampire Academy did, it was still an enjoyable read. Even though the book was okay, I was a bit disappointed - I had expected another amazing series from Mead!

All characters in the book were very likeable, especially Georgina's friends (both humans and supernatural beings - but all of them male). Georgina herself were quite likeable too; down to earth, spunky and spirited.

I did figure out who the killer in Succubus Blues was, but not until the very end (just before Georgina did). And I have to say that Succubus Blues was a fun mix of mystery, suspense, attraction and comedy.

I think the mystery in Succubus On Top was tamer, and didn't feel as serious. The focus were more on Georgina's personal life and carrier, than on her supernatural nature.

I have to admit that I didn't see Seth's appeal at first, but my understandance grew while reading Succubus On Top. He really is a sweet, normal and down-to earth guy. Just what Georgina needs in her extraordinary life!

Lastly, I have to say that there is several differences between Mead's Vampire Academy and Georgina Kinkaid series, these books are marketed as adult books for a reason!
Just because you love the VA books doesn't mean that you will like the Georgina books, and vice versa. I suggest that you borrow the first book from the library, before you buy the whole series on a whim! :)

Rating: 3 of 5

1 kommentarer:

Bere said...

I have actually not read anything by Richelle Mead but, I have to say that I've been extremely curious on her Vampire Academy series. I just haven't had the guts to pick it up. Maybe I will. Sooner or later. Fantastic review, Sara, thanks! =]