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I read pretty much anything, from fantasy (City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett) to romance (Bared to You by Sylvia Day) to classics (Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad).  The only genres I don't read are self-help and comic books/graphic novels.

Currently reading

The Last Honeytrap
Louise Lee
Progress: 100/346 pages
Complete Works of William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare

Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid, #1) by Richelle Mead

Succubus Blues  - Richelle Mead

SPOILERS.SPOILERS.SPOILERS.SPOILERS.SPOILERS.SPOILERS. AND ALSO SOME GUESSES THAT MIGHT TURN INTO SPOILERS IF I'M RIGHT ABOUT THE DIRECTION OF THE STORY.

29/11 - Really loving this. There have been some laugh-out-loud moments (especially when Georgina was telling the 'random coffee customer/Seth Mortensen fan all about what she'd like to do with Seth Mortensen if she ever met him).

It was clear from the beginning that either Seth or Roman was going to end up being the bad guy (it's almost always someone the MC already knows). It was then clear after the first time Seth accidentally touched Georgina that Roman was the bad guy and Seth the love interest (not necessarily for this book though, for some time in the future). What's still to be revealed is why Roman has decided to go rogue angel on Georgina's fellow evil beings (evil being a fluid description for what Georgina, Peter, and Cody are), while at the same time attempting to get naked with Georgina. Maybe he's attempting some kind of undercover, spying on the enemy kind of thing.

I like that Georgina is a 'good' succubus, only using her life force-sucking kiss/sexual abilities when absolutely necessary (the book would be much more difficult to read if she enjoyed her 'job' as Hugh does). She reminds me of Bo in Lost Girl, which I love. I like the way Seth Mortensen is described, his personality and strange behaviour. It makes me think Mead is using some of her own peculiar personality traits in Seth. Talking about what an author thinks of getting the same question over and over again, explaining an author's near-absenteeism at important family events, talking about the characters as if they're real people who won't behave themselves, showing that while an author may be able to write pages of prose that readers go mad for, they aren't necessarily so eloquent in person. All of that feels like true insight (as in, not exaggerated, not made up) into the life of an author, maybe even Mead herself's life. To be continued...

 

1/12 - First 'review' of the last month of the year!  Succubus Blues was a great book.  A fun, easy read with a kick-ass (verbally, not physically, despite the way she's depicted on the front cover), wise-cracking heroine.  Sort of an adult version of Rose without the physical abilities.  I like the fact that Mead has been able to write three supernatural series with three different female narrator-protagonists and give each character their own individual voice, that is clearly theirs.  You certainly couldn't confuse Rose with Sydney or Sydney with Georgina.  I suppose Rose and Georgina are a little similar but Rose doesn't swear and Georgina has absolutely no fighting skills, so that separates them despite the similarity in their wise-ass talking style.

 

Of course I was right with my supposition that Roman would be the bad guy (reading other reviews, I see that I wasn't the only one who had no trouble guessing who the nephilim would be), but I had no inkling that there would be a secondary nephilim and I was far from being sure on who it would be.  I was thinking that it could be Seth's brother's wife or one of the sales assistants that Georgina poached from Helen, I thought crazy-angry faux aura-reader Helen was a too easy guess after how easy Roman's role was to work out.  Oh well, I guess they can't all be impossible-to-solve mysteries that keep readers on the edge-of-their-seats till the last page.  I'm looking forward to getting my hands on the next in the series ASAP.