Book Review

by Richelle Mead

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

RT Rating

Sixth in the Georgina Kincaid series, this book will be extremely hard for new readers to follow. While the characters seem interesting, this story is definitely written for readers who are intimately familiar with the succubus and her history. Still, it’s an enjoyable story.

Las Vegas. Sin City. The perfect place for any succubus to live, right? But Georgina’s boyfriend, Seth, lives in Seattle. Could the powers that be have it in for their relationship when Seth has already risked his soul for her? (KENSINGTON, Aug., 304 pp., $15.00)

Reviewed By: Terri Dukes


Published: August 2011

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4.5 Stars

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LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Succubus Revealed

Submitted by MichelleLOlson on October 5, 2012 - 3:00pm.

Our Review [by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L Olson]:

I have been a fan of the Georgina Kincaid series since the day I randomly picked up a copy of Succubus Blues and wasn't able to put it down until I had devoured the last sentence of the last available book; Succubus Shadows, Book #5. The series has everything I look for in a good Urban Fantasy - Action, wit, great dialogue, strategically placed steamy (and very REAL) romance, and best of all...intrigue. While it's hard for me to believe the series is done, Richelle couldn't have closed it out better than she did with Succubus Revealed.

In this installment, we have seasoned characters who have gone through hell (pun intended) to be where they are currently - together and happy. While that is enough, there are still things - real-life things - that need to be dealt with outside of their shiny happiness, and during their true living of life in this book, yet another curveball is sent their way (not shocking for Georgina).

At first it looks like there could be a way to overcome the hurdle that's put in their path, until it's revealed that there is WAY more to the sudden job transfer notice than meets the eye; it looks to be an honest to goodness conspiracy, and when you work for Hell, you're not paranoid if they really ARE out to get you!

With the help of her faithful friend and conspiracy theorist Roman, Georgina begins to unpeel the layers of the mystery onion, to get to the heart of the matter. In doing so, the biggest bombshell of the series yet is dropped, and I found myself in bed at 1:30 a.m. exclaiming expletives out loud and waking up my other ½ -- it was just that shocking, and that GOOD!. '

The downward slide of the novel's crescendo was filled with `what-ifs', literal soul gambling, and putting everything on the line for love even when Georgina wasn't sure she'd have a love to go back to. It was heart-pumping, breath-holding Urban Fantasy at its best, and Richelle Mead delivered like nobody's business!

There was a definite `lesson' in this book, and I think it can be summed up with an amazing quote from the end of the book: "How we love others is affected by how we love ourselves, and for the first time in a long time, I was whole. I knew who I was and in turn was able to appreciate just how much I loved him". ~Georgina Kincaid. Succubus Revealed by: Richelle Mead.

I could gush forever, but I'll get straight to the rating. LITERAL ADDICTION Paranormal Book Club gives Succubus Revealed 5 Skulls and would recommend it to everyone - Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance readers far and wide. If you're looking for a series that has a mix of supernatural creatures and plenty of Hell driven drama but that is still very `real' and relatable, then the Georgina Kincaid series is definitely for you.

This is a series that you have to read in order though in my opinion. There are just so many layers and things that make the characters who they are that happen book to book, that picking up a book in the middle of the series would be unfair to you as a reader. So... if you haven't read any of Georgina yet, go get Succubus Blues and start the series now! If you already caught up and are just waiting to read Succubus Revealed to wrap the series up for yourself, don't wait any longer; move it to the top of your TBR list immediately! You won't be disappointed, I promise.