Yes on both counts.
That is tough to say. I started out liking this series, and this book is not horrible. However, the male lead in the series has become a douchebag and I kind of want to slap the main characters.
I liked the interaction between Georgie and the farcial Satanic club. They were so silly.
I could see it as a series on Showtime, since it is pretty risque'. I could totally see Mila Kunis as Georgie.
Probably one of the best entries in the series yet. This book deals with a variety of very serious issues and presents some very real threats both to Georgina and her friends and to the entire hierarchy of power in Seattle. Themes of betrayal in various forms run strong here, as do issues of trust, both knowing who you can trust and knowing when to trust and not to trust. The status quo is shaken from top to bottom, and as with previous volumes in the series, nothing will be the same again once all is said and done here.
Georgina has been trolling around at rock bottom in the months since her spectacular and heart-rending breakup with Seth in Succubus Dreams. She's since hooked up with Dante, a human psychic that we met in that book, much to the dismay and disgust of her friends. Instead of the caring and charming woman that we've known so far in this series, she's become bitter and angry, caught in a downward spiral of drinking and evil-doing that seems more than a little unlike her. The situations she is thrown into here, however, make her re-examine her attitudes and her reactions to everything that has happened to her, and thankfully serve as a catalyst to bring her out of her funk and restore her mostly to her former self. Of course, given the nature of some of the trials she has to face, it's inevitable that they will leave her changed as well, though this time it seems the change will be for the better going forward.
Characters and storylines from previous books resurface here, some which it had been obvious would be continuing but also some that are a bit surprising in their return. Because of this I'd highly recommend reading this series in order, for while the basics of who people are and what has happened previously do get explained here, you'll most likely be lost here if you haven't read the previous books. This is partly due to the way the author so adeptly throws out things that seem to be a minor detail at the time but later gain much greater significance, and not every allusion to previous events gets explained enough to really give the reader a complete appreciation of the intricate storylines at play here. Even if it hadn't been obvious before, it's completely obvious by the end of this book that this series is telling a larger, likely finite story, with each book revealing just enough more of the larger picture to keep the reader intrigued and reading on.
In summary, I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone who has been following the series and agree with what I've heard many say regarding this being probably the best one of all, at least so far. If you haven't read the previous books, definitely go back and start with book one to get the full effect of the series. 5 solid stars to a book that held me enthralled from beginning to end.
Reading is a must-have ESCAPE...
This was by far the best of the first five editions to the series. Unlike earlier editions, all the mystery & intrigue that develops is interconnected and revealed near the story's conclusion. The previous cast, including a reappearance of Roman, was utilized exceptionally well along with a host of newcomers.
Georgina's arch-Demon Jerome is kidnapped leaving all those within his purview free from their abilities... vamps can walk in the sun and Georgina can have sex without taking their life energy! Seth & Georgina take advantage of this new found freedom at the expense of tainting their souls. Both are torn over their respect and love for Maddie and wrestle with the guilt of their betrayal. The dark magician introduced in Book 3, Dante, disarms us with his endearment of Georgina. Many others have negatively commented on having lost respect for Georgina & Seth due to their infidelity, but I found their moral struggle realistic. I especially felt Georgina's moral inner conflict and found sympathy with both couples. Again, rocking installment!
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
Everything......The storyline, the narration....The anticipation to know what is going to happen is killing me, yet I don't want it to end............
Georgina of course!!! She is funny, loving and strong and takes her job as a succubus in stride with no shame.....
ER does a fabulous job narrating, she performs all characters wonderfully but Georgie is the bessssssst!
I am always sad when Georgina is sad but she takes it a little better than book 3. I cried in book 3 but not this one....she is sooo strong and giving I just know she has to win in the end!!!!!!
Of course start with book 1 you won't be disappointed. I am like Georgina in that I have stretched this series as long as I can because I don't want it to end!!!!!!!!!!!!
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This series continues to keep me entertained -- I really like the growth of the characters and the central relationship.
This series is getting increasingly commercial, and I don't find it as amusing or creative as I did in the past.
For background, my favorite authors are George R. R. Martin, Robin Hobb, Jacqueline Carey, Ken Follett, Bernard Cornwell, Kevin Hearne, Jim Butcher and Margaret George.
I wasn't sure how I was going to like this installment to the series because I figured I should be getting bored with Georgina by now. That was a silly worry because I loved her through the entire book and found myself laughing and crying through this book just as much as the first three. I plan to start book 5 tomorrow at work and I can't wait :)
I really only write these reviews to give an idea of my enjoyment and not really to give ideas about the plot because I really don't like to do that.
I will say that the end made me want to start the next book right away but it was the end of the work day for me so couldn't start it today!
Intrigue, suspense, romance.
Georgina - she is so brave and strong and ethical. I love Seth - I want to marry him! And I love Carter - he is so angelic!
Intimacy with Georgina and Seth.
I laughed. I cried.
The drama of Georgina and Seth never ends, and with her losing her "powers" leaves the door open for some extra curricular activities. Very fun listen.