Review: Succubus Shadows by Richelle Mead (Georgina Kincaid #5)


I realize many of my favorite books — and recommended series — may not have their first few books reviewed on VBC. I’d like to get everyone caught up. In the coming weeks, I’m going to try and get reviews up-to-date on series from two of my favorite authors: Richelle Mead for her Georgina Kincaid series and Jeaniene Frost for Night Huntress.

Succubus Shadows by Richelle MeadSuccubus Shadows (Georgina Kincaid #5)
Richelle Mead
Published: 2010 (Kensington)
Purchase at: Book Depository, B&N or Amazon

Rating (out of 5): 4 stars

Note: This review is spoiler-free for this title only. If you have not read earlier Georgina Kincaid novels, I suggest you read our review of Succubus Blues instead.

Have you ever wanted more about Georgina? We’ve had the flashback to her decision to trade her soul to erase her from the memories of others’, but in Succubus Shadows we get to relive pivotal moments in her life. And while memory after memory can overwhelm one at times, when you come out the other side you’ll understand Seattle’s succubus much better.

Georgina and Seth finally got a taste of what it could be like to be together — in the Biblical sense — in Succubus Heat. But when Georgia’s powers returned, she decided to call it off. In his guilt, Seth proposed to Maddie. So, now we have Georgina wishing things were different, trying to figure out how to fix the dark mark on Seth’s soul due to him cheating on Maddie and, oh yeah, help plan their damn wedding.

Roman is living with her, and as much as he says he hates her, the nephilim doth protest too much. There’s a bit of beauty in bringing Roman back. He’s a good challenge for Georgina. They both want this freedom from what they are, but neither really wants to forgo the immortality perks. Perhaps having good friends saved Georgina from a similar spiral? Maybe it’s just that she’s a succubus and not half angel. Either way, the guy who was a stalker from the first book is now someone you care about. And that’s impressive.

Georgina’s sadness over letting go of Seth, again, have her susceptible to another immortal. No one can find them, but a type of siren song, a promise of peace calls to her. Only to have Georgina in a dream world, where she relives so many moments from her past.

That said, I continue to hold out hope for Seth and Georgina. I promised no spoilers, but the end of Succubus Shadows sets things up to either work out gloriously or fail miserably. And, really, would we have it any other way? Succubus Shadows continues the Georgina Kincaid Emotional Rollercoaster, where we’re thrilled at the promise of love one moment and near tears as it’s ripped away again. And, at this point, Georgina isn’t the only one suffering from romantic woes. Secondary characters have earned my loyalty as well.

Once you finish Succubus Shadows, you’ll be counting down the days until the release of the final book in the series, Succubus Revealed. (It hits shelves on August 30, and, yes, you can pre-order it.)

Sexual content: Sex

3 Responses to “Review: Succubus Shadows by Richelle Mead (Georgina Kincaid #5)”

  1. C.J Duggan says:

    One of my all time favourite series! And what an emotional roller coaster it is! Richelle Mead is amazing! I can not wait for it’s epic conclusion. Thanks for reviewing this!

  2. Denise Z says:

    How wonderful. I have been seeing a lot of wonderful reads that are series and being new to the series always prefer to start with book one. I look forward to reading your thoughts on the beginnings 🙂

  3. SUN says:

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