Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Book Review: Succubus on Top

Succubus on Top
by Richelle Mead
Publisher: Kensington
MSRP: $15.00
Available from: Amazon and Barnes and Noble

I'm WAAAYYY behind on my reading. Too many books, not enough time! I was fortunate to be able to meet Richelle Mead at last year's BEA and get an autographed copy of her book, Succubus on Top. This book has been in my "to read" pile for a year, and I'm finally getting to it. :D

What's a succubus to do? Georgina Kincaid is not your typical immortal. She has a day job as an assistant manager in a Seattle bookstore, she spends a few nights a week luring unsuspecting men into her seductive clutches and then sucking the life force from them, and, oh, she's madly in love with a human male. Unfortunately, they can't have sex because each time she has sex with a man, she sucks out his life force and takes a few years off his life. To add to all this turmoil, Georgina's co-worker and fellow assistant manager, Doug, has been acting really weird. Well, weirder than he normally acts. Doug is in a band, and his behavior changes from bizzare to out of control, and Georgina must find out what's behind the change in Doug, or risk losing her friend.

Succubus on Top is actually the second novel in Richelle Mead's Georgina Kincaid series, and is fast paced and intruiging with many twists and turns that I wasn't expecting. I finished the book in one night. Although I was expecting far more sex scenes (she is a succubus after all), there were a few and they really made you empathize with what a "demon-whore" has to do to get what she wants. She's supposed to be on evil's side -- corrupting men, stealing their life force, leading married men astray -- but underneath it all, Georgina really does have a heart of gold. I'm really looking forward to reading the first, third, and fourth books in this series.

This first book in this series is Succubus Blues, the third is Succubus Dreams, and the most recent volume, Succubus Heat, was just released on May 26, 2009.


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