Title: Succubus Shadows
Author: Richelle Mead
Series: Georgina Kincaid, #5
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Date Published: April 1st, 2010
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.
But the real danger lies in the mysterious force that’s visiting her thoughts, trying to draw her into a dark, otherworldly realm. Sooner or later, Georgina knows she’ll be too weak to resist. And when that happens, she’ll discover who she can trust, who she can’t — and that Hell is far from the worst place to spend eternity…
Succubus Shadows is another emotionally heavy book in this series. This is actually one of the most feelings-filled urban fantasies I’ve ever read. I’m not sure if that’s good or bad. I think it just depends on your mood. For me it’s neither good nor bad, but I am quite ready to see Georgie finally be happy. It’s almost too much up and down without much comic relief.
Also this series, while an urban fantasy, is definitely one of those genre-bending series. It’s very close to a multi-book paranormal romance because mainly the core of the story is about Georgina’s love life and the conflicts are usually related to that as well. So if you’re not into that you might not like this series.
But I like that part of it. I don’t mind romance at all. But I’m not a huge fan of the love interest. It’s not that I don’t like him, it’s just that I don’t really understand why they want to be together other than because it’s so forbidden. I don’t feel the connection between them, although after this book I’m pretty sure I know where Mead is going with it. Me personally? I kind of want her to end up with Roman. I know she probably won’t, but that’s who I like the most. He’s so sweet and cares for her so much but she doesn’t appreciate him at all. If they don’t end up together I hope he finds someone else.
Overall I’m still liking this series but I’m happy that the next book is the last. I want to see what happens finally and everything Mead has been leading up to throughout the whole series.
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