Succubus Shadows by Richelle Mead

Georgina Kincaid, Book 5

Synopsis: 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…

Review: It took me a long time before reading this new novel, so when Milady (French publisher) decided to release the book in a smaller format; I thought it was time to go back to the series and to continue it. Richelle Mead is an author I really enjoy, even though I still struggle with the choice of her characters and Georgina is also the perfect example about that.

We find our heroine trying to get used to this new life without Seth. This is something quite difficult for her and gloomy evenings accumulate. Especially when she is forced to help Maddie to prepare her future wedding with Seth. So when something or someone tries to attract her, it is difficult for her to resist this call with all the sadness she has within her. But luckily for her, many friends are always there for her, desperate to save her.

I really liked to see the adventures of Georgina, and thus learning more about her past and some of the episodes of her life. We have many revelations throughout the story and I confess that it also raises many questions. A new character appears here: Simone. This girl looks completely bland and uninteresting, and yet when she begins to pay close attention to Seth, we begin to wonder what she actually wants. I confess that at the end of the book, I still struggle to decide about her fate. It is a strange character who unveils little by little, but I’m sure that we’ll understand everything in the next and last novel. I loved Roman in this book and I confess that I find hard to understand our heroine when she has a man like this before her. Seth isn’t that good compared to this character so colorful. He is ready to do anything to save our heroine and she doesn’t seem to understand what is going on, or she doesn’t want to. I had a bit of trouble as I said with the choice of our heroine as hiding their relationship to Maddie, or staying completely obsessed with the same man, but I’d really like to understand the reason about all that. And I can not wait to see the progress and conclusion of the story in relation to this.

The mystery of our heroine is gradually revealed in this novel and we know little by little what the author is trying to reveal to us. I’m also really curious to discover the truth!




7 thoughts on “Succubus Shadows by Richelle Mead

  1. I thought this series started out very strong, then got weaker as it went on… Great review, Melliane 🙂 I agree, the sadness Georgina feels in this book is very strong, and I thought it was well written, because I could also feel her sadness.

    I hope you’ll like the next book as well 🙂

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