Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Succubus Heat by Richelle Mead

Title: Succubus Heat
Author: Richelle Mead
My RatingB

Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Georgina Kincaid #4
Main Characters: Georgina & Seth

Release Date: June 2009
ISBN: 978-

Publisher: Kensington
Links to Purchase:
Sexual Intensity: spicy

Story Overview:
Georgina Kincaid has been a bad, bad succubus. . . 

. . .which should be a good thing. But lately, thanks to her foul mood over breaking up with bestselling writer Seth Mortensen, she's been so wicked that Seattle's über-demon Jerome, decides to "outsource " Georgina to a rival—and have her spy for him in the process. 

Being exiled to the frozen north—okay, Vancouver—and leaving Seth in the cozy clutches of his new girlfriend is unpleasant enough. Then Jerome is kidnapped, and all immortals under his control mysteriously lose their powers. One bright spot: with her life-sucking ability gone, there's nothing to keep Georgina from getting down and dirty with Seth—nothing apart from his girlfriend that is. Now, as the supernatural population starts turning on itself, a newly mortal Georgina must rescue her boss and figure out who's been playing them—or all hell will break loose. . . 

My Review:
Book #3 left Georgina and me in a weeping puddle, but now it is about 4 months later, and rather than weepy, Georgina has turned bitter, cold, and depressed. Jerome, her archdemon, is tired of dealing with her attitude so he decides that a bit of work away from Seattle might be good for everyone, so she is hopping between Seattle and Canada, and getting caught up in demon politics.

This series has 6 books in it and, for me, this book...#4...was the one that didn't quite do it for me. It's still a good book, but overall, it just has a depressing feel to it. Things aren't in a happy place for anyone and that affects the overall feel for the entire book. Jerome mysteriously disappears which does have a good side-effect for Georgina & Seth, but not so much for their significant others, Dante & Maddie. This didn't sit quite well for me. It just didn't seem to be in-character for either of them and I know that there were extenuating circumstances, but these two care about other people and, as a general rule to their moral fiber, they don't hurt other people if they can help it. But that just goes to show you just how bad of a place that everyone's mentality is at.

There was one really good high point for me in this book though... the return of Roman. Roman was the serial killer nephilim in Book #1, but even with his psychotic tendencies, I liked him and how he treated Georgina. I loved the way that Richelle wrote him back into the story. I like that he is keeping Georgina safe and actually acting as her protector while she still isn't sure that he isn't there to kill her.

There were some shocking revelations at the end of this book that once again were just really not happy. I liked the suspense aspect of the book with Georgina & Roman trying to recover Jerome and what developed from there. I also liked the addition that Seth's niece Kayla added to the story. Her psychic abilities always add a surprising observation to what is happening.

In comparison with the rest of this series, the was a "meh" book for me, but in a series like this, you are almost always going to have one of those. It just makes the others when they come along, that much better.


Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

again I need to read this series. I actually own it *sigh*

Christi Snow said...

Yeah, you really do, Felicia, but be ready for the emotional roller coaster. I am still not sure that I am over it. smiles....