I want to start by saying I loved and adored the Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead. So it would be safe to say I held very high hopes and standards for this series.
We begin the series by meeting Georgina, who is a succubus.
What is a succubus I hear you ask? Well it’s a female demon who can appear as a very attractive women and will seduce men in order to feed off their life energy. Thus stealing their soul for the purpose of Hell.
It’s a great premise for a story. Especially when Georgina is not enjoying her life as an immortal. She wants love and to be able to find someone to share it with, without taking their soul.
This story focuses on the fact that something is going around killing immortals. Even though you shouldn’t be able to do that. Georgina being the immortal Nancy Drew gets on the case and begins to come up with her own ideas and suspects. While doing this she is dating, dancing and trying very hard to not having feelings for Roman and the sexy writer Seth.
But this is where I got stuck with the book. It’s a really great storyline but it took me 3/4 of the book to really get into it. For the first half I was actually contemplating put this on the ‘Don’t not finish’ pile. However, I gave Richelle the benefit of the doubt and kept going.
I’m glad I did, as I felt the story picked up after that and I started to enjoy it. Towards the end I actually found myself getting more interested in the other characters in the book. Like Hugh (the Imp), Carter (the Angel) and of course Peter & Cody (vampires) and I look forward to reading more about their antics going forward.
Georgina is still not a character that I’m fully in love with yet and perhaps this is why I struggled at the start with the story. But as we progressed further into the story we learnt more about her history and how she came to be a succubus. Slowly, I’m beginning to thaw on my opinion of her. However it could still take a few books.
Seth (the writer and love interest) is a great character and I found him to be an important mortal character in a demon heavy story. He’s calm, thoughtful and has a strength that Georgina needs in her life.
Who knows if Georgina can find the relationship she is after, but I’m hooked enough to read the next book in the series.
My rating is 3.5/5