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I’d have been a lot more appreciative if he hadn’t pushed me first." Cassandra Palmer ― Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Review - Succubus Shadows by Richelle Mead!

Succubus Shadows (Georgina Kincaid, #5) Succubus Shadows by Richelle Mead

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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.

But the real danger lies in the mysterious force that's visiting her thoughts, trying to draw her into a dark, otherworldly realm. Sooner or later, Georgina knows she'll be too weak to resist. And when that happens, 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:
Wow! I've been dying for this book since Succubus Heat. I also want to know whats next with Georgina. Richelle Mead really knows how to write a book. She's one of my favorite authors, and is one of the best emotion portraying writers I've read. She does such a great job creating both a tight plot and wonderful characterization. I read this book in 3 hours last night, and although I LOVED it, I hate that it's over for another year. I just couldn't put it down.

Georgina's struggles are not only believable but also quite moving. I found myself crying along with Georgina many times. Georgina is troubled on two extreme ways.. Her feelings for Seth, when he's due to marry her best friend, while the seriousness theme concentrates on the assault on her mind from an unknown entity that is driving her mad, taking her over and having her consider suicide. It only seems to be happening when she's depressed, and lately Georgina is just that.

Georgina spends a good part of this book trapped in a dream state where she is forced to relive a lot of her past. I was very happy to learn more about Georgina's past. Although most of her past is pretty tragic. Not that she can help being a Succubus and treating people the way she does, but you can tell she truly hates hurting people, and hurts herself more each time she's forced to.
We get a great back story to her past relationships and when she first tired of her role as a succubus. Georgina's life is more complicated than most, and I truly feel sorry for her.

As for her present love life, I find myself torn. I loved Seth for so long, and they really do belong together.. but I find myself loving Roman also. And Roman loves Georgina so much. Besides the fact that he can be with her and not get his life force sucked from his body, he is also immortal. Seth is great, but I don't see what good can come from their time spent together. He's only going to get her physically and them both emotionally. In one way, I'm rooting for them, but then I see the hearts they trampled on to be together and I feel bad.
Maddie was such a great character, and the way she found out was not pretty or kind.
I can yo yo my feelings for the couple all day, but I would just end up at square one. Confusion. *shrugs*

This series is so amazing, I can't figure out what I want to happen. I get so wrapped up in it that I just want everyone to be happy, but I can't see it happening..yet.
The only thing I was disappointed in was the size. I wanted it to be so much longer. I hope book six is.
And speaking of book six, I want it out now! :P
So if you are a fan of this series and haven't read this book yet, you have just got to. It was filled with action, mystery, love and heartbreak. Mead really knows how to write a series!

For my review of Thorn Queen, Click HERE.

For my review of Shadow Kiss, click HERE.

For my review of Succubus Blues, Click HERE.

For my review of Storm Born, click HERE.

For my thoughts on Spirit Bound, click HERE.

For another reviewers opinion on this book, click HERE to link to Kindle Vixen's awesome review of Succubus Shadows.
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Chas @ LLL in the 808 said...

AHJHHHH... another MUST read series that I will probably never get to *ugh*!

Great review Tasha.... as always I am on the same wave length and understand what you're saying!=)

Anonymous said...

I love richelle mead's books sooo much i think their way better then twilight and love your review!! keep up the madd work!!

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