Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Review SUCCUBUS HEAT by Richelle Mead

It’s amazing how books can break my heart over and over, yet I keep coming back to them. 

When demon territorial politics heats up. Georgina is outsourced to the arch-demon in Vancouver as a gesture of goodwill.  Her goal is to break up a local cult, but before she is able to do so, her boss, Jerome, is kidnapped and all of the Seattle immortals under his control lose their supernatural abilities.  While not being able to shape-shift control over her frizzy hair is an annoyance, the temporary loss of her succubus powers means Georgina is finally able to have a sexual relationship with Seth.  If only his new girlfriend wasn’t getting in the way. 

As Georgina sets out to find Jerome, she ends up in the middle of a power struggle between multiple demons with not even her succubus charisma to aid her.  One of my favorite scenes in the book is when Georgina has to walk two blocks from her apartment to work once she realizes she can be hurt or killed like a regular mortal.  It is interesting how many perils we face every day without giving thought to it.  We drive cars, we cross busy streets, we pass strangers with guns.  I thought this was very insightful of Mead. 

More than anything, this book is about betrayal.  Seth betrays Georgina, Georgina betrays Maddie, Dante and Georgina betray each other, and everyone seems to be betraying Jerome.  Sometimes it sucks being a succubus.

Overall I give SUCCUBUS HEAT…

Plot – 4 ½ bookmarks
Character Development – 4 ½ bookmarks
Love Story – 5 bookmarks
Sex Scenes – 5 bookmarks (The emotion put in these was amazing)
Dream Cast (otherwise known as who I pictured while reading) – Same as previous books with a few additions.  Robert Pattinson (Seth), Sophia Bush (Georgina), Javier Bardem (Jerome), Kyle Howard (Doug), Andrew Rothenberg (Dante), David Anders (Carter), Ian Somerhalter (Roman), Kristin Bauer (Kristen), Keiko Agena (Maddie)

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