Friday, February 20, 2015

Review: Succubus on Top

“His eyes, I’d long since discovered, could be as eloquent and expressive as his pen. The messages they sent me now hardly seemed decent for a public setting.” 
Succubus on Top (Georgina Kincaid #2) by Richelle Mead is an excellent follow up to Succubus Blues, and the cover is phenomenal compared to Succubus Blues
Love hurts, and no one knows it better than Georgina Kincaid. If she so much as kisses Seth Mortensen, the shy, sexy writer she's been dating, she'll drain his life force. Admittedly, the shape shifting and immortality perks of a succubus are terrific, but it's completely unfair that a she-demon whose purpose is seduction can't get down with the one mortal who accepts her for who she is. . .
It's not just her personal life that's in chaos. Doug, Georgina's co-worker at a local bookstore, has been exhibiting bizarre behavior, and Georgina suspects something far more demonic than double espressos. She could use an assist from Bastien, an irresistibly charming incubus and her best immortal friend, but he's giving Georgina some highly distracting come-hither vibes. Georgina is going to have to work solo on this one--and fast, because soon, Doug's life won't be the only one on the line. . .

     Bastien, the incubus, was an interesting addition to Georgina Kincaid World. I liked that Bastien was Haitian it added a great deal to the already diverse group. As far as the main plot, the god giving humans ambrosia that turned them essentially into drug addicts, I'm not so sure it was as interesting as the subplot, Bastien trying to woo Dana, the organizer of a pro Christian family values group. 
     Georgina's semi-aloof personality is starting to wear on me. I knew within the first few chapters that some god/higher demon was in town and that Doug had sold his soul to some new Imp or had done something similar to become so popular and talented. The god date raping humans was a bit much. Oh, I also new that Dana was a lesbian. She was just way too interested in Bastien's "sister." 

Overall this series is very formulaic and is turning into a junk food read for me. With that being said I did enjoy the read, but I'm also glade Richelle Mead had enough common sense to not pull an Anita Blake or Stephanie Plum and turn this into an extremely long and predictable series. 

Really 3.5 out of 5
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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Review/Teen Tuesday #5: Gone (DNF)

"Welcome to Perdido beach, where our motto is: Radiation, what radiation?" 

Gone by Michael Grant isn't a horrible book if you are wondering why I didn't finish it (DNF). I'm just not into third person point of view books, and everyone in the book is under 15 years old, which shouldn't be a big deal considering it's in the premise, but it bothers me. I picked this book out because I have never read a post-apocalyptic novel, even though I'm a big fan of movies from the same genre (e.g. The Road, Waterworld, and The Book Of Eli). *Wait, I actually think I need to amend that last statement. I've read The Host by Stephanie Meyer, which I think counts as a post-apocalyptic novel.

In the blink of an eye, everyone disappears. Gone. Except for the young.
There are teens, but not one single adult. Just as suddenly, there are no phones, no internet, no television. No way to get help. And no way to figure out what's happened. 

Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents—unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers—that grow stronger by the day. It's a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen, a fight is shaping up. Townies against rich kids. Bullies against the weak. Powerful against powerless. And time is running out: On your birthday, you disappear just like everyone else...

I would recommend this book to actual young adults around the ages of the characters and also to people who enjoyed Lord Of The Flies. This series does have a supernatural flare though so if that bothers you I would steer clear.

Is it fair for me to rate this book, since I didn't finish it? I'm not sure but there's my rating anyway.

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