Wednesday, March 21

Review: Succubus Revealed by Richelle Mead

The Georgina Kincaid Succubus series by Richelle Mead is one of my top favorite urban fantasy series ever.  And Succubus Revealed is the final book.  Needless to say, I put off reading this book for quite some time.  I really didn't want it to end!  Monroe felt the same way.  As this is the final book in the series, there are definitely some spoilers.  But here's our review!

Succubus Revealed by Richelle Mead
Published by Kensington in August 2011
Genre:  Urban Fantasy
Series:  Georgina Kincaid #6
Georgina Kincaid has had an eternity to figure out the opposite sex, but sometimes they still surprise her. Take Seth Mortensen. The man has risked his soul to become Georgina's boyfriend. Still, with Lucifer for a boss, Georgina can't just hang up her killer heels and settle down to domestic bliss. In fact, she's being forced to transfer operations. . .to Las Vegas.

The City of Sin is a dream gig for a succubus, but Georgina's allies are suspicious. Why are the powers-that-be so eager to get her away from Seattle—and from Seth? Georgina is one of Hell's most valuable assets, but if there's any way out of the succubus business she plans to take it—no matter how much roadkill she leaves behind. She just hopes the casualties won't include the one man she's risking everything for. . .

Monroe: ....NOOOOOOO!!!!! I refuse to believe it's all over! =(

Ames: LOL I felt the same way, but I really really wanted to know how things would turn out for Georgina. It's always sad to see a series come to an end and Georgie's in particular, she was such a great character.

Monroe: I love how no matter what happened in her life she was so kick ass! She was a character who learned from her mistakes...this was no helpless heroine!

Ames: She was kick-ass, that's how she remained so plucky after thousands of years as a succubus.

Okay, so what did you think of Succubus Revealed itself?

Monroe: Loved it! I honestly felt that it gave me everything I was wanting but at the same time kept you guessing what the outcome would be! The only thing we didn't get was Roman...but I have a feeling we will at some point...maybe her next series??? *fingers crossed*

What about you? Were all your I's dotted and T's crossed? Was it what you expected?

Ames: Yes it was. I liked how there was a slow build-up to Georgie realizing something was wrong with the whole scenario of her being moved to Las Vegas. She was a bit naive to think hell didn't have something up it's sleeve, but I liked how Roman smartened her up. And I had the same thought about Roman too - that he might get his own series.

One thing that seemed unexplored was Doug. Remember how he said he always seemed to be aware of what she was feeling? I wonder if they had a connection in a previous life or something.

Monroe: Hmmmm...I didn't think about that! Wonder if it too might come up down the road?

As for Vegas I was fooled for a second but then everything was just falling into place too easily for her. I hated her old buddy what's his name was in on it. But I guess that's Hell for you.

I love how we are so used to her everyday life at the book store etc in all the past books and yet this one were pulled put of that aspect so we can focus on getting to the nitty gritty ya know? So for me it was sad not getting to finish the series in our normal setting but I see why it had to be done. And it shows the story itself (just like the character) evolving.

Ames: I missed the bookstore too and all the characters there. But I agree, the focus was more on the main characters in this one. I love how much we saw of her friends. And that even though they all work for hell, they were willing to go out on a limb for a friend.

Now Seth. I loved how much his family played a part in the book too. And his niece! The psychic one. And Carter, playing Santa for them. That's one of my favorites. I love Carter.

Monroe: Yes! I love that the niece was the one to break everything open with the cancer! And when Carter helped her mother I had tears! Just such a touching moment.

As for her friends...yes I loved that when it came down for it they felt she deserved so much more and decided to put their necks out for her.

My favorite part is Seth being hypnotized! Just all the past lived coming out...And I forgot about the priest! Out of all the past lives I loved that one the most. I always hoped we would get like one book that touched on all those lives....that would be awesome!

Ames: Seth being hypnotized, now that was a great scene. Just Georgie's reaction and then his reaction when he wakes up. Imagine Seth having to remember all that, and then the last thing he sees before he wakes up is when she cheated on him, in their very first life together. Harsh stuff. His reaction was believable.

One thing I was worried about was Seth's soul. In the previous book, we find out that if he died, he'd go to hell, he'd sinned so much. I was glad to find out he'd redeemed himself. Awww.

Monroe: Yes I was so happy Seth gained his soul back! I mean I just don't get him going to Hell he's too good for that!

Ok question...were you sort of hoping Carter and Georie would have something? I totally did...I mean I live in the land of Oz most days so I know it's not possible but a girl can dream right? I mean that last scene with them at the wedding? Sigh...

Ames: Throughout the whole series I always thought Carter and Georgie had something connecting them. That if Carter wasn't an angel, they'd totally hook up. LOL So yeah, I thought that last scene with Carter was very touching and I liked it. And I understand why they couldn't have something.

Monroe: Yeah, forbidden love and all that mess *eye roll* lol

You know who I still hate? Maddie! ha!

Ames: I don't hate her. I felt bad for her, falling for a man who loved Georgie. I kinda want to reread those books, where Georgie finds out Seth was with Maddie and then when Seth was with Georgie when she was human. LOL

Monroe: Omg I don't....remember how upset I was? It took me FOREVER to continue the series! Obviously I'm glad I did but still. That heartache sucked. And I know if it happened in real life it I would hate it for Maddie but because it's a book and fake I hate her lol I'm so glad she didn't really get brought up in this book except for like once.

So, grade?

Ames: Oh a solid A. I enjoyed it and thought it wrapped up the series in a good way.

Monroe: An A for me as well. Sad to see everyone leave but what a great send off!

Ames: I hope Roman gets a book or story at least.

Monroe: Me too! He was yummy!


1 comment:

nath said...

One day, I'll give this series a go, especially now that it's over and I know with who she ends up with :)

I'm glad the series ended on a high for both of you! :)