Review: Succubus Revealed by Richelle Mead

28 September, 2011 Reviews 0 comments

Review: Succubus Revealed by Richelle MeadSuccubus Revealed by Richelle Mead
Series: Georgina Kincaid #6
Published by Kensington on August 30th 2011
Pages: 277
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
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two-stars

In Georgina Kincaid, succubus and she-demon, #1 New York Times bestselling author Richelle Mead has created one of her most enticing characters. But with a shot at love, and maybe even redemption, is the ultimate seductress finally going soft? Like hell she is. . .

Georgina Kincaid has had an eternity to figure out the opposite sex, but sometimes they still surprise her. Take Seth Mortensen. The man has risked his soul to become Georgina's boyfriend. Still, with Lucifer for a boss, Georgina can't just hang up her killer heels and settle down to domestic bliss. In fact, she's being forced to transfer operations. . .to Las Vegas.

The City of Sin is a dream gig for a succubus, but Georgina's allies are suspicious. Why are the powers-that-be so eager to get her away from Seattle and from Seth? Georgina is one of Hell's most valuable assets, but if there's any way out of the succubus business she plans to take it—no matter how much roadkill she leaves behind. She just hopes the casualties won't include the one man she's risking everything for. . .

I finally figured out the issue with the conclusion of Richelle Mead’s series: the last book is not necessary. This is the problem I have with Mead. She starts off relatively good with her plot; the third and/or forth book being the strongest. Her stride begins to really diminish at the fifth book and she crashes and burns with the final book. This is the direct result of there being too many books in the series. The ending to this series could have easily been included in Succubus Shadows and in the process saving us all a headache.

We last left Georgina hearing Seth whisper her first name Letha. This book picks up with her still questioning how it’s possible for him to know that name. I don’t understand why she couldn’t guess reincarnation. It was so obvious at this point! The plot was so thin in this book you could see right through it. Georgina asks her friends and Jerome how Seth could know her original name and soon after finds herself being shipped off to Vegas. Yet, again she just couldn’t connect the dots of the sudden transfer. It was very frustrating.

The first half of the book was pretty much fluff filled with angst over her impending move, Seth’s family issues and…wait for it…bowling. This is why I say Mead could have wrapped this up in book 5. By the time we get to the big reveal, the anticipation is lost because the reader has already come to a conclusion Georgina was too slow to get. The second half is full of predictable plot closures ending with a neatly tied “happily ever after” bow.

I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t really like it either. I barely had the will to write this review.

Steph Sinclair

Steph Sinclair

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