‘Succubus Blues’ (Georgina Kincaid #1) by Richelle Mead

succubus bluesI 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

‘Crow Moon’ (Crow Moon #1) by Anna McKerrow

crow moonWhat a delightful and fascinating way to start a series.

We are introduced to Danny who is a teenage boy who has a high level of hormones, who chases just about everything. haha! He lives in what is known as the ‘Greenworld’. Turns out we are running out of oil/energy, so the witches got together and decided to create a place where they could live off the land and the magic of a spot instead of it’s limited resources. It’s a great set-up for a story.

Danny turns out to be a pretty powerful witch who throughout the book begins to learn more about what he can do. I liked reading about what he was learning and his visions etc. It certainly helped to develop his story line and how powerful he may well be further on.

Yes there is a love story  in this book and given this is about a teenage boy, its hard to avoid that. Look, I wasn’t a huge fan of Saba (the love interest). She annoyed me with how ‘perfect’ she came across as and I was kind of happy that the ending did not see them together. I think Danny needs to develop further on his own and then… you never know. I might change my mind.

I did however thoroughly enjoy the character of Melz. This is Saba’s twin sister and she takes on the gothic witch persona. I think there is more depth in her, than there is in Saba and I’m stoked to find out that the second book will be about her adventure. I can’t wait to learn more about her and I’m cheering for her to find her ‘true love’.

The next book is already on the TBR pile and I can’t wait to tackle it.

My rating for this book is 3.5/5

 

‘Rose Bride’ (Lust in the Tudor Court #3) by Elizabeth Moss

I am a massive fan of any and all books to do with the Tudor era. So strap yourselves in forrose bridev2 a lot of book reviews that will involve this part of history.

This book was the third one in a series and to be honest this one has been sitting on the ‘TBR’ pile for a while. I wasn’t a huge fan of the second book in this series so I was little worried we were on the downward spiral.

However, this book was a pleasant surprise. If anything I thought the action in this book was a lot sexier and steamier than in the previous 2 books. Virgil and Margerie are both likeable characters and in the end you are really ‘cheering’ for them to confess their love for each other and to live happily ever after (or as much as you can in Henry VIII’s court).

My only one issue with this book was the ending. It felt rushed and I wasn’t  fully satisfied with where my characters ended up. But I think I can overlook that due to all the other “fun, sexy stuff’ that was in it.

My rating for this book is 3/5.

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Reading = Happiness

I love reading and it’s no secret that I’m usually reading more than one book at once. So I thought why not share my thoughts on the books I read with a greater audience.

Yes, I’m well aware there are plenty of websites and apps that I can do this on, but why not spread my love and passion for reading on my very own blog as well.

My favourite types of genres  are romance, history, fantasy and young adult. But I’m going to branch out and maybe try some new topics and genres. I might even try an audiobook. haha!

So wish me luck, with this new endeavour.