Reviewing Romance & Urban Fantasy
Richelle Mead did a great job of sprinkling clues throughout the Georgina Kincaid series and with Succubus Revealed we get the big pay off.
Through the whole series we’ve seen Georgina’s long life through flashbacks. While these have been fun and entertaining they set up the grand finale to Georgina’s HEA. She’s been a succubus doomed to repeat the same mistakes over and over. At some point she has to learn from her mistakes and make different choices.
In Succubus Revealed we see Georgina out of the bookstore and working as an elf at the mall with drunken Santa included. She is missing her friends at the bookstore and not sure what she’s going to do as far as a new job. That is until she gets an unexpected transfer order from hell. She’s Las Vegas bound, a succubus’s wet dream. But how will she and Seth keep their relationship going? Seth can’t leave Seattle just yet and Georgina can’t say no to the move.
Georgina goes the Vegas to meet with her new boss and get the lay of the land. Everything in Vegas could not be more perfect from her best incubus friend to getting a dancing job as a showgirl. It’s all too perfect (if it’s too good to be true…). Which throws up all kinds of red flags but in true Georgina fashion she doesn’t see them. But thanks to her roommate, Roman, he’s on the case.
I think that Mead gave Georgina a great HEA and did a wonderful job of closing up the loose ends of the series in the finale. If you’re looking for a PNR/UF series with snark, mystery, romance and some smoking sex then you need to give Georgina Kincaid a try.
Elisabeth Rodgers did an outstanding job on the narration throughout the whole series. I will check out more of her narration work.
I listen to a bit of everything. Mostly Fantasy and paranormal romance with my wife. Along with mysteries/thrillers, even some sci-fi.
I felt seeing the conclusion of Georgina's story wrapped up nicely was the most enjoyable aspect.
It was good, not too unexpected, but good enough. No real surprises in the details, but some of the storytelling elements were well told.
She seemed a little tired, but she was back on form after the un imaginative performance of book 5.
It was a solid, but predictable ending to the series. It had some heartworming parts, but it was formulaic in the execution. Mead foreshadowed a lot of what would happen throughout the series, and I was OK with that. I don't think it was a particularly outstanding novel, but it wrapped up the story in a nice little bow.
Speculative Fiction Book Review Blogger
I’ve been postponing reading the final novel in this series because I just couldn’t bring myself to say goodbye to Georgina Kincaid. The ride has been fantastic, nearly every installment is a 5 star read however, like all good things it had to end sometime. But, boy what a way to go! Succubus Revealed sure wrapped things up with a bang! I never really picked up on the overall plot line of this series; Seth and Georgie’s on-again-off-again relationship has always been at the forefront but the significance of it never really hit me until this book. Their HEA not only exceeded my expectations but actually left me in awe. Well played Richelle Mead. Well played.
The opening chapters of this book start out like all of those that came before it. Georgina is given a new assignment from Hell which in this case means she’s being shipped to Vegas; yet another obstacle in her relationship with Seth. I didn’t really think much of it nor did Kincaid because it was pretty much status-quo that is, up until things just seemed a little too perfect. Roman, being the sh*t disturber that he is, encourages his roomie to look into her succubus contract. Again. This leads them to search for answers in the most unlikely of places: Seth. What they uncover shatters both of their worlds beyond repair. The time for playing ostrich is over; now that the truth is out, it can not be ignored.
I thought that Mead did a great job of gathering all of her characters together for one last hurrah. Aside from the bowling tournament which seemed a little ridiculous in my opinion (demons duking it out with strikes and spares, seriously?), I was happy to get some face time with each of them one last time. That’s the thing about this series, as much as I LOVE Georgie, I adore her friends almost just as much. Well, except Jerome. I enjoyed seeing Roman and Carter’s roles in Kincaid’s life come to fruition as well. Many other reviewers complained about the predictability of this book and I’m not sure if I just read the installments too far apart or if I was just too blind to see what was right in front of my nose but the big reveal caught me completely by surprise.
The main plot of Succubus Revealed is pretty straightforward so I won’t delve into it any further for fear of revealing too much. This series really is worth experiencing from beginning to end so I don’t want to ruin it for anyone. The audio versions are all the more satisfying thanks to Elisabeth Rodgers’ brilliant narration skills. Having listened to every one of these books I now find it hard to picture any other voice other than hers as Georgina Kincaid. Her performance as my favourite succubus is incredibly memorable and spellbinding.
Succubus Revealed is highly emotional, jaw-droopingly shocking and just plain fab. If you’re searching for a new series, you should make this one a priority.
avid audiobook listener, sociopath, nerd.
I loved every book in this series. I enjoyed every character, even the baddies. My favorite part of this one was definitely watching Roman's character develop and evolve. I think the ending was absolutely perfect. This series had me laughing and crying through every book and the conclusion was neat and satisfying without seeming rushed or contrived.
I loved the GK series so much and I really enjoyed this (hopefully not) last book. It's quite a bit darker than than the previous books in the series and despite my constant mental dialogue ("Get back with her, you dummy!") I found the story to be very engaging.
As with many of the other reviewers, Elisabeth Rodgers is the quintessential Georgina. She's got that perfect blend of smokey voice, sensuality and strength of character. Absolutely love her narration.
I just loved this series. I have all of Mead's books, and this is my favorite series. Don't get me wrong, I loved the vampire academy books, but this one was even better. Maybe because I have read so many books about vampires that this was a great change.. This was the last book in the series, and I had it figured out about half way thru the series, but it was still an awesome book.
I just loved everything I took a chance on this book series and I am very happy I did!
When they were in court and Roman came to be her lawyer
When I heard the hypnosis I was crying I could not believe what happend
I listened to this entire series on audio and the way Rodgers brings alive Mead's characters and world is incredible. This is one of those series that I just couldn't quit listening to because both author and performer so perfectly capture Georgina's emotional highs and lows, her history, her relationships. . .
And this last book in the series is no different, pulling at all your emotions, Mead leaves you with a bittersweet ending as you say hello and goodbye to so many things & people that the series brought forth.
It was a great end to a wonderful series. I hate to see it end but am very glad it was so well done.
I love the continuation of the Georgina Kincaid story.... it keeps the depth of characters and doesn't lose the mystery component or the great writing as some series do.
The main mystery/character arch throughout the series has a suspenseful, intriguing, and satisfying conclusion. The whole puzzle comes together in a captivating way. I wish the series didn't end, however, Richelle Mead found the recipe to write an enthralling, charming, sexy, and humorous entire series with a genuinely great ending.
Elisabeth Rodgers has truly been fantastic throughout the series, bringing to life the wonderful words on the page. She echos the humanity, grace, sensuality and humor of Georgina in the book and injects a certain vitality and spirit in to, not only the hero, but to all the characters.
Yes, if time could allow such a thing.