Review: Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead

Title: Succubus Blues
{Georgina Kincaid, #1}
Author: Richelle Mead
Publish Date: August 1, 2010
{First published March 1, 2007}  by Zebra
Pages: 320, paperback
Reason for reading: Reviewed for The Season

Review by: Isalys

Georgina Kincaid is a succubus (a female demon that seduces men and lives off the life force they release during sex), albeit a reluctant one. She was human once, hundreds of years ago, but she made a big mistake and paid for it with her life. Now hundreds of years later she longs for the life she could have had; love, a family and intimacy without the fear of killing her partner. All and all, she’s done well for herself though. She’s in good standing with the demon bureaucracy that she works for, has a trio of best friends made up of two vampires and an imp, a steady job at a book store with all the White Mochas a girl can drink, and stacks of her favorite Seth Mortensen novels.

One day, during an incredibly awkward and laugh out loud funny moment, she meets her favorite author only to discover that he’s not the clever and witty guy that he is via print. He is unsure and introverted yet incredibly sweet. While at the bookstore, she also meets Roman who is the polar opposite of Seth. Roman is tall, dark, handsome and a complete charmer. Georgina soon finds herself being drawn to both men but for entirely different reasons, all understandable.

Meanwhile, some of Georgina’s “frienemies” have mysteriously died and one of her real friends is attacked by an unseen force. Georgina is suspected of having murdered the first two victims since she had recently argued with them. However, she is quickly exonerated when other clues as to the real killer’s identity start appearing.

For someone who tried to live her life as simply as possible, life has become quite treacherous. She is now trying to investigate two murders (even though she was told to stay out of it) and discover a killer who has made his intentions all too clear all while balancing a rather precarious love life. She can only be with one guy and one of them is not who she thinks he is.

I loved everything about Georgina’s character. She was independent, assertive, sarcastic, and spunky. Seth is a guy you cannot help but love with his aloof, sweet and quiet ways. And Roman, although very charismatic indeed was the only character that you sense is a bit “off” but it plays into the story in some surprising ways. While this is not a romance novel, there are some fun love scenes and really tender moments between Georgina and her two “boyfriends” (although not all at the same time, lol).

As a fan of Richelle Mead’s YA series, Vampire Academy, I was very excited to read her adult novels. Richelle impressed me yet again with her ability to craft an engaging story filled with interesting and unique characters and outright funny dialogue. I will most definitely be reading the rest of this series!


  1. I love Richelle's VA series! Thank you for sharing - I will definitely be looking into this series now...

  2. I've only read the first two in her VA series and found them pretty entertaining. This series sounds even better so I'll have to check out soon. Great review.

  3. I have this one sitting and waiting for me. I wish I could read faster so I could get to it! Your review made me want to read it more!

  4. You know, I have yet to read any books about succubi. This series sounds like a good one to start with.


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