Review: Succubus Shadows by Richelle Mead

Filed in Review , Richelle Mead , The Geeky Lover Posted on April 8, 2010 @ 6:02 am 8 comments

Format Read: Paperback

Number of Pages: 292
Release Date: March 30th, 2010
Publisher: Kensington
Formats Available: Paperback, eBook

Book Blurb:
Georgina Kincaid has formidable powers. Immortality, seduction, shape-shifting into any human form she desires, walking in heels that would cripple mere mortals—all child’s play to a succubus like her.

Helping to plan her ex-boyfriend’s wedding is a different story. Georgina isn’t sure which is worse—that Seth is marrying another woman, or that Georgina has to run all over Seattle trying on bridesmaid dresses. Still, there are distractions. Georgina’s roommate, Roman, is cluttering her apartment with sexual tension. Then there’s Simone, the new succubus in town, who’s intent on corrupting Seth.

And if that wasn’t bad enough, she’s started having dreams shadowy, dangerous but alluring dreams, dreams that don’t want to let go. These dreams are created by the Oneroi, demons in the service of Nyx, a creature from Hell who’s bent on revenge. These are dreams that can trap their chosen victim and drain their powers through nightmares. This mysterious force that’s visiting her thoughts, is trying to draw her into a dark, otherworldly realm. Sooner or later, Georgina knows she’ll be too weak to resist. And Georgina is powerless as she watches those in the real world try to find her, she comes to understand that her freedom her fate lies in the hands of the only one who can find her soul, who just happens to be the man who s about to marry someone else. She’ll discover who she can trust, who she can’t—and that Hell is far from the worst place to spend eternity…

My Thoughts:

Okay I will say it at the start: I adore this series and I pre-ordered Succubus Shadows as soon as I could. I was so not disappointed. Succubus Shadows is a great addition to this series and it was a fun and emotional read for me.

I think I fell in love with Seth the moment Georgina did in book 1 and like her I just can’t give him up. The book starts where we last left our favorite succubus and everything is the same: She still knows how to get into trouble. She’s a real master in that. It’s hard to review this book because I don’t want to give you any spoilers if you haven’t the previous ones so I will just talk about my impressions now.

This book made me feel like a really bad person from time to time. It’s hard not to feel bad if you understand a succubus and her decisions in life. Ms. Mead is really good in making you feel for her heroines even if they do something bad. Succubus Shadows also made me cry because of the unfairness of life in general. My heart really hurt while reading this book. It was so wonderful written that it touched my heart from the start. I knew it would make me cry but I just couldn’t stop. Do you know that feeling when you know something will hurt you but you want it nonetheless? That what I feel like while reading a book in this series. The whole setting is a mess and the only thing I really want is a HEA for Georgina. I want it with all my heart and I so hope she get’s it in the next book.

This book is a must read in this genre like all the Georgina Kincaid series. Recommended to all who love Paranormal Romance.

I give this book 5 out of 5 bookies.

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  • Lily Child April 8, 2010 at 6:08 am

    Ooooh! Sounds like a wonderful read! I'll definitely have to look into this series! 🙂

  • Minx April 8, 2010 at 6:51 am

    OMG I need to stalk Mr Postman… mine is enroute!

    I am gonna cry- I know- I LOVE these books, I want her and Seth to find a way… *sob* he gets married doesn't he… I know and she is already worried he is stained, she would have to help with the wedding… argh!


  • SusiSunshine April 8, 2010 at 8:30 am

    @Lily Child You really should! I lurve that series!

    @Minxy *my lips are sealed* Can't say anything to that!

  • A Buckeye Girl Reads April 8, 2010 at 10:19 am

    How have I not heard of this series before? I'm off to find book one!

  • Smokinhotbooks April 8, 2010 at 10:59 am

    I don't think I can read this one. My heart said ouchie with the first book, I don't do well with angst, but…I also am in love with Seth, so…I will just have to buck up and read this one.

  • Blodeuedd April 8, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Must read, must read 😀

  • Danielle87 April 9, 2010 at 12:16 am

    Great review.
    "I think I fell in love with Seth the moment Georgina did in book 1 and like her I just can't give him up. " – hmm… I still had a soft spot for Roman at that point. So while I kinda fell in love with Seth, it was quite easy for me to write him off after his actions in book #3. And I still haven't 100% forgiven him.

  • SusiSunshine April 9, 2010 at 3:28 am

    @A Buckeye Girl Reads You haven't go and get book one "Succubus Blues" hon ASAP!

    @Smokinhotbooks I expected worse and I never was too down to keep reading. But you know our heart always bleeds for Georgina.

    @Blodeuedd Yes, yes!

    @Danielle Really? I never was much for him. Seth was always the cneter of my adoration. LOL Okay you are right about Seth but I think I'm too easy with forgiveness.

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