Thursday, October 22, 2015

Review: Succubus Shadows by Richelle Mead

Succubus Shadows (Georgina Kincaid #5) by Richelle Mead
Georgina Kincaid has formidable powers. Immortality, seduction, shape-shifting into any human form she desires, walking in heels that would cripple mere mortals—all child’s play to a succubus like her.
Helping to plan her ex-boyfriend’s wedding is a different story. Georgina isn’t sure which is worse—that Seth is marrying another woman, or that Georgina has to run all over Seattle trying on bridesmaid dresses. Still, there are distractions. Georgina’s roommate, Roman, is cluttering her apartment with sexual tension. Then there’s Simone, the new succubus in town, who’s intent on corrupting Seth.
And if that wasn't bad enough, she's started having dreams shadowy, dangerous but alluring dreams, dreams that don't want to let go. These dreams are created by the Oneroi, demons in the service of Nyx, a creature from Hell who's bent on revenge. These are dreams that can trap their chosen victim and drain their powers through nightmares. This mysterious force that’s visiting her thoughts, is trying to draw her into a dark, otherworldly realm. Sooner or later, Georgina knows she’ll be too weak to resist. And Georgina is powerless as she watches those in the real world try to find her, she comes to understand that her freedom her fate lies in the hands of the only one who can find her soul, who just happens to be the man who s about to marry someone else. She’ll discover who she can trust, who she can’t—and that Hell is far from the worst place to spend eternity…


Publishes in US: April 1st 2010 by Kensington Books (first published March 30th 2010
Genre: adult uf
Source: library
Series? Georgina Kincaid #5
my series reviews:
1- Succubus Blues
2- Succubus on Top
3- Succubus Dreams
4- Succubus Heat

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    I have been thoroughly enjoying this series and am really thankful that all of the books are already released and I've had a nice little gap in my reading schedule where I have been able to fit these in and just read and read and read.

    I love Georgina our main character. She is feisty and confident and oh yes she's a succubus. While she is an employee of Hell basically she has a way of really just bringing up the people around her and even though she needs to steal life energy during sex in order to survive she would prey on and bad men to get her energy instead of corrupting the ones that are more pure. She made a deal in the first book to protects her boyfriend at the time Seth memory OF who she is and the knowledge of the supernatural world that most people in this book don't know about. She also went off the rails after seth broke up with her. One of her friends Hugh had put in Seth's mind that he is not the one that is going to ultimately suffer from the relationship. Georgina would because he's a mortal and Georgina's already terrified of something happening to him and knowing that he will die and once he's gone after loving like that she would hurt and carry that hurt around for a long long time.

    This book basically picks up where her best friend Maddie is asking for her help and planning her and Seth's wedding. Mattie you like most people had no idea that Georgina and Seth used to date because they kept it a secret from a lot of the people they were around at the time and Georgia and then it just kept being friends even though Georgina was so hurt at Seth breaking up with her.

    After finally getting to see Georgina and seth make love in the last book when Jerome was summoned and the immortals in Seattle were in a holding pattern they were still immortal but they lost their powers so Georgina could be with him without stealing his life energy. Georgina convinced him that their relationship wouldn't work especially now that she was back to being a succubus and urged him to go back to his relationship with Maddie because she could tell that seth really cared for Maddie and she wanted them to have every chance to be happy. because of a relationship with her meant being in the middle of cosmic battles and putting his life in danger and abstinence because she doesn't want to end up stealing his life energy. So basically right after that conversation he went and proposed to Maddie. It was really hard on me to see this funny sweet charismatic guy that felt so much love for Georgina now in the arms of another woman. I'm just wondering how this is all going to work out. I'm mad at him for going to the arms of Maddie and even though she is such a sweet girl and I want her to be happy I really just feel like so but has been the story of Georgina and Seth and their forbidden love and their undeniable chemistry.

     Towards the last half of the book things really start to come to a head and fore shadow some of the things that are coming. Seth has the existential crisis about the ending for his characters in his long-running series that is what brought him and Georgina together in the first place. He says that his muse is left him and he can't figure out how he wants to end things for them. as all this is going on he's wedding planning with Maddie and feeling the guilt over what happened with Georgina but there still the tension and chemistry between him and Georgie. So he is just wanting to figure out the root of that and if anything's possible with him and Georgina. we don't have his point of view so just guessing a little bit.

      Of course I ended up finding out what is going on with visions that Georgina sees almost like a siren and calling her to something happy and bright and usually attacking her when she is in a more depressed mood. As her friends including Eric and Roman in his own way are trying to figure out how to rescue Georgina from what's going on with her visions it is neat to see them all band together and strive for an answer for her. She is usually the one that is so adamant about finding answers and not giving up. She would bring her friends along with her as back up if someone else has problem even if they wouldn't get unsolved without her urging. and now they're trying to help her.

    The dreams continue to be a big part of the plot line and Georgina realizes something that I've noticed too. that trouble seems to be drawn to her and that she ends up being in the same kind of situations over and over and then she will seek help and then finally get to the bottom of things. but that it just seems like such a pattern and the cycle that she is on. Also liked the situation with godiva in this one showing that some parts of what she was shown to have the possibility to come true and that's it she might be on that path.

     The ending definitely made me have more questions but it also started to show me how some of the things might unravel and having certain plot lines either be tied up or showing the possibilities of what might happen. Its kind of wild how close to the ending of full series we are and it's been a wild ride and I can't wait for an extra moment to go ahead and read more.

Bottom Line: Perfect storm leading up to the finale of this series that I've enjoyed immensely.

My question to you, my lovely readers:
Have you ever had dreams of something that later came true in some form?

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