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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