Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead
Meet Georgina Kincaid, Seattle's resident succubus and book store assistant manager. What a life, huh? But, after centuries of surviving by syphoning the life force off of men, Georgie isn't the happiest succubus. You see, she yearns for a real relationship, to experience love again, only she can't turn off being a succubus and any relationship she'd have would be a literal drain on her boyfriend. She has friends though--an imp, some vampires, a high level demon and an angel--and, right now, it seems that someone is trying to pick them off one at a time. You don't mess with Georgina's friends and she's determined to keep everyone, including herself, safe. On top of all of this, she's about to meet her all-time favorite author who may turn out to be a bigger part of her life than she ever expected.
What an interesting premise for a series--the unhappy succubus. After signing away her soul and her mortality, Georgina Kincaid has spent centuries as a succubus. But, she's changed. No longer happy with her lifestyle, she only does the bare minimum of her job and insists on feeding only on lowlifes. She doesn't get near the energy buzz from them, especially compared to pure souls, but her conscience is a little more clear. Georgina and her friends are very interesting and likable, it's easy to forget that they are supposed to be working on the side of evil. In fact, they've even got an angel that hangs out with them.
I really liked the beginning of this series--the initial book introduces us to some great characters while still providing an interesting story. I am looking forward to reading the second book, Succubus on Top (Georgina Kincaid, Book 2) very soon.