Review: Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead

235718Succubus Blues
(Georgina Kincaid, #1)
By: Richelle Mead
Publisher: Kensington
Published: March 1, 2007
Genre: Urban Fantasy

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When it comes to jobs in hell, being a succubus seems pretty glamorous. A girl can be anything she wants, the wardrobe is killer, and mortal men will do anything just for a touch. Granted, they often pay with their souls, but why get technical?

But Seattle succubus Georgina Kincaid’s life is far less exotic. At least there’s her day job at a local bookstore–free books; all the white chocolate mochas she can drink; and easy access to bestselling, sexy writer, Seth Mortensen, aka He Whom She Would Give Anything to Touch but Can’t.

But dreaming about Seth will have to wait. Something wicked is at work in Seattle’s demon underground. And for once, all of her hot charms and drop-dead one-liners won’t help because Georgina’s about to discover there are some creatures out there that both heaven and hell want to deny.


1thoughtsGeorgina is a succubus who’d really rather be human. She works at a bookshop, has a cat, and reads books. Sure she does the whole succubus thing when she needs the energy boost but it’s not something that she really enjoys. So to make up for it, she tries to choose men who aren’t good people to begin with. Because of what she is, she can never get close to men and have a relationship because she can’t control her feeding powers. However, when she happens to meet two men in the same night, she finds it difficult to keep her distance.

I like that not only is there romance in this story but there is suspense as well. There is a murderer going around killing immortals in the neighborhood. Pretty soon, when notes start showing up for Georgina, it appears that she’s gained the murderers attention. However, being me, I liked the romance part. I think, for being a book about a succubus, that Mead did a fantastic job. It wasn’t a closed door romance but it wasn’t terribly explicit. She kept the story on track and kept the story rolling. I also enjoyed that Mead doesn’t go into too much detail. You meet a lot of characters and she doesn’t spend pages informing you that Hugh is an imp and what that means. Instead she shows us who they are as the story continues. Which for me worked.

I enjoyed this story and like any good series, we are left with some questions answered while others emerge. While I didn’t fall head over heals with this one, I have a feeling this is one of those stories that builds with every book. I can’t wait to see what happens next with Georgina and the gang.


1favequoteWhen Georgina’s favorite author stops by the shop for a book signing, Georgina is teased about big of a fan she is and how she only reads a chapter a night in order to prolong the story.

“Because… because it’s so good, and because there’s only one chance to read a book for the first time, and I want it to last. That experience. I’d finish it in a day otherwise, and that’d be like… like eating a carton of ice cream in one sitting. Too much richness over too quickly. This way, I can draw it out. Make the book last longer. Savor it. I have to since they don’t come out that often.”


5 Thoughts on “Review: Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead

  1. This sounds like something I’d enjoy. And I want her job! LOL

    Thanks for your awesome review.

    • I know, right?! I think it would be fun to work at a bookstore. Especially hers. It’s more like a B&N with a coffee shop and what not. Definitely sounds like something any book lover would enjoy.

  2. Oh I forgot to get back to these. I read this one way before the blog happened and always meant to go back. I liked it too and thought their first meet was pretty dang funny. Thanks for the reminder about these!

  3. I loved this series. I read them all in a row ages ago. A paranormal romance in a book shop, how awesome is that!

  4. Not sure how I feel about the fact that she doesn’t go into detail too much :/ But you say we don’t need it, so it is probably fine! I bought my first Richelle Mead book a while ago. Yes, it was the fourth in a series, but it was only a pound so I can go back and buy the rest ^^ Good review!

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