Todd W. Brown
I grabbed this book after finishing the Kim Harrison "The Hollows" series. This is actually one of the books suggested to me by my female beta readers of my "That Ghoul Ava" series. This series was recommended because it is considered to have some excellent examples of what female readers are looking for in the paranormal romance/urban adventure genre.
I enjoyed it, but I might still be too fresh from the adventures of Rachel Morgan. I did not really connect with Georgina. I felt that some of the supporting cast were a bit flat, but what did work for me was getting doses of adventure mixed in with Georgina's back story.
I did find the way writers are portrayed in this book. Georgina's infatuation bordered on rock star status for Seth. And then there is Roman. This is the horns of a dilemma that Ms. Kincaid will likely have to figure out whilst whatever new mysteries crop up through the series.
I look forward to book 2 so that I can perhaps see how this potential budding love triangle might evolve.
I was hoping for another witty series about the supernatural like the Dresden Files. While the Dresden Files are admittedly detective novels with a thick layer of supernatural, this series is 90% romance novel with a very thin layer of supernatural. Most of the dialogue revolves around comments concerning which man is more "hunky", fashion, makeup, and other things only women can relate to. While Elisabeth Rodgers gives a fair reading, most of the men come off sounding like teenagers going through puberty. Maybe the series redeems itself later on with more action, but I couldn't get there because I kept gagging at all the flirting scenes. The main character is very unbelievable as a succubus, but comes off more as a confused woman who makes a vow "not to date" and then wonders why her social life is so bad. Bottom line: teenage girls will probably love this series, men will hate it.
I've listened to and read McGuire, Harrison, Andrews, Armstrong, Briggs, Butcher, Chance, Estep, Frost, Hamilton, Harkness, Harris, Hearne, Hunter, Jones, Neill and Ward, ... All good urban paranormal series but I keep coming back to Richelle Mead's Georgina Kincaid Succubus Series. The author was able to draw you into caring for the characters and storyline. You couldn't wait for the next book to arrive and the narrator was excellent. I have listened to this series four times and have recommended to others. Like Jim Butcher's Dresden's files and Faith Hunter's Jane Yellowrock series, you really care about the main character and will come back again and again to re-read or hear the story. This is a keeper!
Say something about yourself!
The narrator is very good I feel like she gave a voice to all the different characters.
The battle at the end.
Georgina of course
I prefer urban/para romance right now for the fantasy aspect, but I listen to other genres as well.
Yes! I have both. I liked listening to it because the narrator gives the different voices to the characters better than my imagination did. I guess my brain was having an off day. Seriously though, the book is very good in audio format.
The originality of the storyline. This book is DEFINATELY not a YA book. Its all adult, but not overly erotic. It has sexy scenes, but it isn't over the top. The story is about their day to day lives more than their jobs. (Yes, being a succubus is a j.o.b.) Its a really well crafted concept with original characters you become attached to.
I really loved the narration. As I stated above I also have the print version, but I liked being able to listen to her portray the different characters.
Wow, they really can turn anything into a job.
I really enjoyed these books. There are 6 books total and they are all worth the read. The series is finished, so you don't have to wait for the next one to come the way I did. It blows my mind that Richelle Mead can go from Vampire Academy to Succubus to Storm Born and now Age of X. She is very talented and I think if you like any of her other books you will enjoy this one as well. If you haven't read any of her books before, give this one a shot. Its smart, at times witty and genuinely unique in the urban/fantasy genre.
I had some trepidations about this series, and was unsure if I was going to like it. I really like urban fantasy, and had found myself at an impasse for new series to get in to. However, I was pleasantly pleased with the story line and the plots that followed throughout the series. The first book is interesting and depicts a modern day Seattle filled with creatures from both heaven and hell fighting for human souls. The main character is in fact a succubus, but wrestles with her nature and her need for long term companionship. Throughout the book, she finds herself with several otherworld obstacles and real life ones. She continues to attempt to live a normal life while being anything but ordinary. The series continues to improve.
Series I Love:
Kim Harrison- The Hallows
J.R. Ward- The Blackdagger Brotherhood
Charlene Harris- Sookie Stackhouse Series
George R. R. Martin- Game of Thrones
Suzanne Collins- The Hunger Games
The hodgepodge of cast encompasses most 'supernatural' creatures. Vampires, Imps, Arch Demons, Angels, and etc. The book doesn't hold back on details while remaining classy. There is a good deal of sex (what would you expect from a Succubus) but, the author does a great job of not getting into a smutty porno description.
Georgina. Lived over 1000 years and very well rounded. I like her daily routines and her life never seems to be boring.
I really like the no holds bar on the descriptions of everything in the book.
Elisabeth Rodgers is an excellent narrator but she tends to draw out the last word she says of a sentence. At first, this seems annoying but you get used to it quickly and is less subtle.
An interesting story line, but I found the dialogue quite juvenile and difficult to follow, especially considering the story line. A minor immortal with millenium of existence would hardly behave like a valley girl, but this one does. A teen or young adult may find this series quite good, but it isn't for the more mature reader.
I thought Ms Read did a fine job with ere narration and character depiction.
SPOILERS! I reviewed all the books of the series because I like a HEA and it seems to have one in book 6 this author draws you in and I enjoyed the book immensely !