[Review] Georgina Kincaid 5: Succubus Shadows by Richelle Mead

Georgina Kincaid has formidable powers. Immortality, seduction, shape-shifting into any human form she desires, walking in heels that would cripple mere mortals – all child’s play to a succubus like her.
Helping to plan her ex-boyfriend’s wedding is a different story. Georgina isn’t sure which is worse – that Seth is marrying another woman, or that Georgina has to run all over Seattle trying on bridesmaid dresses. Still, there are distractions. Georgina’s roommate, Roman, is cluttering her apartment with sexual tension. Then there’s Simone, the new succubus in town, who’s intent on corrupting Seth.
But the real danger lies in the mysterious force that’s visiting her thoughts, trying to draw her into a dark, otherworldly realm. Sooner or later, Georgina knows she’ll be too weak to resist. And when that happens, she’ll discover who she can trust, who she can’t…and that Hell is far from the worst place to spend eternity.

Source, Sample, Buy (AD)


Reading anyone of Richelle Mead’s books is like coming home.

From early on, she establishes a fascinating urban fantasy setting. She also gives us a strong, witty female lead, and her some great friends to cope with the dramatic, life-threatening happenings. And there are a lot of them during each series. Georgina Kincaid is such a badass female with great friends and a tendency to be stalked, attacked, or simply caught up in her unattainable romantic goals. And that is, simply because she is a succubus doomed to suck the life out of those she gets too close to.


In this fifth installment of the series, Georgina needs to deal with rather personal difficulties.

I love her resilience and aim to not hurt anyone but herself. Coping with Maddie and Seth’s approaching marriage, she does not even use Ronan as a distraction. Trying to figuring out some immortal occurrences, she unfortunately finds herself far off from any interpersonal distractions – and contacts. Richelle Mead grants us a lot of insights into Georgina’s emotional past. We learn a lot about her losses and emotions during her immortal life. I enjoyed that a lot, but found myself rather questioning the circumstances of her imprisonment.


Over all, this fifth book sets up the presumably amazing finale.

There are a lot of questions unawnsered that make the happenings appear forced. The dreamt flashbacks Georgina encounters seem solely to be there to frame other dreamt scenes that allow us to follow developments out of her perception. Although I loved getting back together with our protagonist, her love interest, and most-importantly her friends, I did not enjoy the overall dynamic of this book’s plot. Nonetheless, the many questions and the muddle make me more excited to read the final book later this year. I am convinced that Richelle Mead will tie together all loose ends and finish this series as strong as all her others.


In conclusion

I’ve been back with Georgina, her endearing friends, and her dramatic, engaging life from the first page. Although generally enjoying the novel and loving all our characters‘ interactions, this book is the thus far weakest of the series. Nonetheless, I am sure the author will masterfully tie together all loose ends in the final one.



The author:

Scorpio Richelle Mead is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of urban fantasy books for both adults and teens. Originally from Michigan, Richelle now lives in Seattle, Washington where she works on her three series full-time: Georgina Kincaid, Dark Swan, and Vampire Academy. Source

Schreibe einen Kommentar

Deine E-Mail-Adresse wird nicht veröffentlicht. Erforderliche Felder sind mit * markiert

* Die DSGVO-Checkbox ist ein Pflichtfeld


Ich stimme zu