Succubus Revealed (Georgina Kincaid Series #6)

Succubus Revealed (Georgina Kincaid Series #6)

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In Georgina Kincaid, succubus and she-demon, #1 New York Times bestselling author Richelle Mead has created one of her most enticing characters. But with a shot at love, and maybe even redemption, is the ultimate seductress finally going soft? Like hell she is. . .

Georgina Kincaid has had an eternity to figure out the opposite sex, but sometimes they

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In Georgina Kincaid, succubus and she-demon, #1 New York Times bestselling author Richelle Mead has created one of her most enticing characters. But with a shot at love, and maybe even redemption, is the ultimate seductress finally going soft? Like hell she is. . .

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. . .

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ISBN-13:
9780758232014
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Series:
Georgina Kincaid Series, #6
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
173,353
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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Succubus Revealed


By RICHELLE MEAD

KENSINGTON BOOKS

Copyright © 2011 Richelle Mead
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-0-7582-3201-4


Chapter One

This wasn't the first time I'd worn a foil dress. It was, however, the first time I'd done so in a family-friendly setting.

"Vixen!"

Santa's voice rang out above the mall crowd, and I hurried away from where I'd been corralling a group of Burberry-clad kids. It wasn't actually Santa Claus calling me, of course. The man sitting in the holly-and-light-bedecked gazebo was named Walter something-or-other, but he asked that those of us working as his "elves" refer to him as Santa at all times. Conversely, he had christened all of us with either reindeer or Seven Dwarves names. He took this job very seriously and said the names helped him stay in character. If we questioned that, he'd start regaling us with tales of his extensive career as a Shakespearean actor, one that he claimed had come to an end because of his age. We elves had our own ideas about what might have cut his career short.

"Santa needs another drink," he told me in a stage whisper, once I reached his side. "Grumpy won't get me one." He inclined his head toward another woman dressed in a green foil dress. She was holding back a squirming boy while Santa and I conducted our conversation. I met her pained expression and then glanced down at my watch.

"Well, Santa," I said, "that's because it's only been an hour since the last one. You know the deal: one shot in your coffee every three hours."

"We made that deal a week ago!" he hissed. "Before the crowds picked up. You have no idea what Santa endures." I didn't know if it was part of his acting method or just a personality quirk, but he also referred to himself in the third person a lot. "A girl just asked for SAT scores good enough to get her into Yale. I think she was nine."

I spared him a moment's sympathy. The mall where we were earning holiday pay was in one of Seattle's more affluent suburbs, and the requests he got sometimes went beyond footballs and ponies. The kids also tended to be better dressed than me (when I wasn't in elf-wear), which was no small feat.

"Sorry," I said. Tradition or not, I sometimes thought putting children on an old guy's lap was already creepy enough. We didn't need to mix alcohol into it. "The deal stands."

"Santa can't take much more of this!"

"Santa's got four hours left of his shift," I pointed out.

"I wish Comet was still here," he said petulantly. "She was much more lenient with the drinks."

"Yes. And I'm sure she's drinking alone right now, seeing as she's unemployed." Comet, a former elf, had been generous with Santa's shots and also partaken of them herself. Since she was half his weight, though, she hadn't held her liquor as well and had lost her job when mall officials caught her taking off her clothes in The Sharper Image. I gave a curt nod to Grumpy. "Go ahead."

The little boy hurried forward and climbed onto Santa's lap. To his credit, Santa switched into character and didn't pester me (or the boy) further about a drink. "Ho ho ho! What would you like for this nondenominational winter holiday season?" He even affected a slight British accent, which wasn't really necessary for the role but certainly made him seem more authoritative.

The boy regarded Santa solemnly. "I want my dad to move back home."

"Is that your father?" asked Santa, looking toward a couple standing near Grumpy. The woman was pretty and blond, with the look of someone in her thirties who'd been preemptively hitting the Botox. If the guy she was plastered all over was old enough to be out of college, I would have been very surprised.

"No," said the boy. "That's my mom and her friend Roger."

Santa was silent for a few moments. "Is there anything else you'd like?"

I left them to it and returned to my post near the line's start. Evening was wearing on, increasing the number of families turning out. Unlike Santa's, my shift ended in less than an hour. I could get in a little shopping time and miss the worst of the commuting traffic. As an official mall employee, I got a considerable discount, which made drunken Santas and foil dresses that much easier to bear. One of the greatest things about the happiest time of the year was that all the department stores had extensive cosmetics and fragrance gift sets out right now, gift sets that desperately needed a home in my bathroom.

"Georgina?"

My dreams of sugarplums and Christian Dior were interrupted by the sound of a familiar voice. I turned and felt my heart sink as I met the eyes of a pretty middle-aged woman with cropped hair.

"Janice, hey. How's it going?"

My former co-worker returned my stiff smile with a puzzled one. "Fine. I ... I didn't expect to see you here."

I also hadn't expected to be seen here. It was one of the reasons I'd chosen to work outside the city, to specifically avoid anyone from my old job. "Likewise. Don't you live in Northgate?" I tried not to make it sound like an accusation.

She nodded and rested her hand on the shoulder of a small, dark-haired girl. "We do, but my sister lives over here, and we thought we'd visit her after Alicia talks to Santa."

"I see," I said, feeling mortified. Wonderful. Janice was going to go back to Emerald City Books and Café and tell everyone that she'd spotted me dressed as an elf. Not that that could make things worse, I supposed. Everyone there already thought I was the Whore of Babylon. It was why I'd quit a few weeks ago. What was an elf dress on top of that?

"Is this Santa any good?" asked Alicia impatiently. "The one I saw last year didn't get me what I wanted."

Over the buzzing of the crowd, I just barely heard Santa saying, "Well, Jessica, there's not much Santa can do about interest rates." I turned back to Alicia.

"It kind of depends on what you want," I said.

"How did you end up here?" asked Janice, with a small frown.

She actually sounded concerned, which I supposed was better than her gloating. I had a feeling there were a number of people at the bookstore who would have loved the idea of me suffering—not that this job was so bad.

"Well, this is just temporary, obviously," I explained. "It gives me something to do while I interview for others, and I get a mall discount. And really, it's just another form of customer service." I was trying hard not to sound defensive or desperate, but with each word, the intensity of how much I missed my old job hit me more and more.

"Oh, good," she said, looking slightly relieved. "I'm sure you'll find something soon. Looks like the line's moving."

"Wait, Janice?" I caught hold of her arm before she could walk away. "How ... how's Doug?"

I'd left behind a lot of things at Emerald City: a position of power, a warm atmosphere, unlimited books and coffee . . . But as much as I missed all of those things, I didn't miss them as much as I missed a single person: my friend Doug Sato. He, more than anything, was what had spurred me to leave. I hadn't been able to handle working with him anymore. It had been terrible, seeing someone I care about so much regard me with such contempt and disappointment. I'd had to get away from that and felt I'd made the right choice, but it was still hard losing someone who'd been a part of my life for the last five years.

Janice's smile returned. Doug had that effect on people. "Oh, you know. He's Doug. The same, wacky Doug. Band's going strong. And I think he might get your job. Er, your old job. They're interviewing for it." Her smile faded, as though she suddenly realized that might cause me discomfort. It didn't. Not much.

"That's great," I said. "I'm happy for him."

She nodded and told me good-bye before hurrying forward in line. Behind her, a family of four paused in their frantic texting on identical cell phones to glare at me for the holdup. A moment later, they hunched back down again, no doubt telling all their Twitter friends about every inane detail of their holiday mall experience.

I put on a cheery smile that didn't reflect what I felt inside and continued helping with the line until Sneezy, my replacement, showed up. I got him up to speed on Santa's drinking schedule and then abandoned the holiday nexus for the mall's back offices. Once inside a bathroom, I shape-shifted out of the foil dress, trading it for a much more tasteful sweater and jeans combo. I even made the sweater blue so that there would be no confusion. I was off the holiday clock.

Of course, as I walked back through the mall, I couldn't help but notice I was never off the clock for my main job: being a succubus in the illustrious service of Hell. Centuries of corruption and seduction of souls had given me a sixth sense for spotting those most vulnerable to my charms. The holidays, while ostensibly being a time of cheer, also tended to bring out the worst in people. I could spot the desperation everywhere—those hoping to frantically find the perfect gifts to win over the ones they loved, those dissatisfied with their ability to provide for their loved ones, those dragged along on shopping trips to create a "perfect" holiday experience they had no interest in.... Yes, it was everywhere if you knew how to look for it: that sorrow and frustration tucked in amongst the joy. Those were exactly the kinds of souls that were ripe for the taking. I could have picked off any number of guys if I wanted to tonight and taken care of my quota for the week.

My brief exchange with Janice had left me feeling strange, however, and I couldn't muster the energy to go strike up a conversation with some discontent suburban businessman. Instead, I consoled myself with impulse purchases for myself and even found a couple of much-needed gifts for others, proving that I wasn't totally and completely selfish. By the time I left, I felt confident traffic had died down and would give me an easy drive back to the city. As I walked past the center of the mall, I heard Santa ho-ho-ho-ing loudly while waving his arms energetically around, much to the terror of a small child on his lap. My guess was that someone had cracked and broken the drinking rule.

On the way home, I noticed I had three voice mail messages, all from my friend Peter. Before I could even attempt to listen to them, the phone rang.

"Hello?"

"Where are you?" Peter's frantic voice filled up the small space of my Passat.

"In my car. Where are you?" "At my apartment. Where else? Everyone's here!"

"Everyone? What are you talking about?"

"Did you forget? Damn it, Georgina. You were a lot more punctual when you were unhappy and single."

I ignored the jab and scanned through my mental calendar. Peter was one of my best friends. He was also a neurotic, obsessive compulsive vampire who loved hosting dinners and parties. He usually managed to throw something together at least once a week, never for the same reason, so it was easy to lose track.

"It's fondue night," I said at last, proud of myself for remembering.

"Yes! And the cheese is getting cold. I'm not made of Sterno, you know."

"Why didn't you just start eating?"

"Because we're civilized."

"Debatable." I pondered whether I wanted to go or not. Part of me really just wanted to get home and snuggle with Seth, but I had a feeling he'd be working. I likely couldn't expect snuggling for a while, whereas I could appease Peter right now. "Fine. Start without me, and I'll be there soon. I'm just getting off the bridge now." Wistfully, I drove past Seth's exit and instead set my sights on the one that would take me to Peter's place.

"Did you remember to bring wine?" he asked.

"Peter, until a minute ago, I didn't even remember I was supposed to be at your place. Do you really need wine?" I'd seen Peter's wine cabinet. On any given day, he had a dozen each of reds and whites, both domestic and international.

"I don't want to run out of the good stuff," he said.

"I seriously doubt you're going to—wait. Is Carter there?"

"Yes."

"Okay. I'll pick up some wine."

I showed up at his apartment ten minutes later. His roommate and apprentice, Cody, opened the door and gave me a broad, fang-filled smile. Light, music, and the scent of fondue and potpourri washed over me. Their home put Santa's gazebo to shame and had decorations filling every square inch. And not just Christmas ones.

"Since when do you guys have a menorah?" I asked Cody. "Neither of you are Jewish."

"Well, we're not Christian either," he pointed out, leading me toward the dining room. "Peter wanted to take a multicultural slant this year. The guestroom is all done in Kwanza decorations, if you know someone looking for a truly tacky overnight experience."

"It is not tacky!" Peter stood up from a table where our other immortal friends sat around two tubs of melted cheese. "I can't believe you're so insensitive to other people's religious views. Jesus Christ! Is that boxed wine?"

"You said you wanted wine," I reminded him.

"I wanted good wine. Please tell me it's not blush."

"Of course it's blush. And you didn't tell me to bring good wine. You said you were worried Carter would drink all your good wine. So I brought this for him instead. Your wine is safe."

At the mention of his name, the only heavenly creature in the room looked up. "Sweet," he said, accepting the box from me. "Santa's little helper delivers." He opened up the box's dispenser and looked at Peter expectantly. "Do you have a straw?"

I sat in an empty seat beside my boss, Jerome, who was contentedly dipping a piece of bread in molten cheddar. He was the archdemon of all of Seattle and chose to walk the earth looking like a circa 1990 John Cusack, which made it easy to forget his true nature sometimes. Fortunately, his brimstone personality always came out the instant he opened his mouth. "You're here less than a minute, Georgie, and already you've made this get-together fifty percent less classy."

"You guys are eating fondue on a Tuesday night," I retorted. "You were well on your way without me."

Peter had settled himself back down and was trying to appear calm. "Fondue is very classy. It's all in the presentation. Hey! Where'd you get that?"

Carter had set the wine box on his lap, dispenser on top, and was now drinking from it with an enormous straw that I suspected had been literally conjured from thin air.

"At least he's not doing that with a bottle of Pinot Noir," I told Peter good-naturedly. I helped myself to a fondue fork and speared a piece of apple. On the other side of Jerome, Hugh busily typed away on his phone's keyboard, reminding me of the family at the mall. "Telling the world about this lowbrow party?" I teased. Hugh was an imp, a type of hellish administrative assistant, so he could have actually been buying or selling souls via his phone for all I knew.

"Of course," said Hugh, not looking up. "I'm updating Facebook. Do you know why Roman won't answer my friend request?"

"No clue," I said. "I've barely spoken to him in days."

"When I talked to him earlier, he said he had to work tonight," Peter explained, "but that we should go ahead and draw for him."

"Draw?" I asked uneasily. "Oh Lord. Tell me it's not Pictionary night too."

Peter sighed wearily. "Draw for Secret Santas. Do you even read the e-mails I send?"

"Secret Santas? Seems like we just did that," I said.

"Yeah, a year ago," said Peter. "Just like we do every Christmas."

I glanced over at Carter who was quietly drinking his wine. "Did you lose my hat? You look like you could use one." The angel's chin-length, blond hair was even more unkempt than usual.

"Tell us what you really think, Georgina," he replied. He ran a hand over his hair, but it somehow only made things worse. "I'm saving it for a special occasion."

"If I get your name again, I'll buy you two hats so you don't have to ration yourself."

"I wouldn't want you to go to the trouble." "No trouble at all. I get a discount at the mall."

Jerome sighed and set down his fork. "Are you still doing that, Georgie? Don't I suffer enough without having to endure the humiliation of a succubus who moonlights as a Christmas elf?"

"You always said I should quit the bookstore and find something else to do," I reminded him.

"Yes, but that was because I thought you'd go on to do something respectable. Like become a stripper or the mayor's mistress."

"This is just temporary." I handed Carter the elegant crystal wineglass that had been sitting by my plate. He filled it with wine from the box and gave it back. Peter groaned and muttered something about despoiling Tiffany's.

(Continues...)



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RICHELLE MEAD New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Vampire Academy series and its spin-off series, Bloodlines. Originally from Michigan, she now lives in Seattle, Washington.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was my favorite of the series. Learning that everyone is indeed redeemable is awesome. Also to have the book mention that for one soul to be redeemed all of heaven rejoices. Whay wonderful series. I am truly happy to see a truly happy ending.
winkipinki More than 1 year ago
I have to admit I was incredibly excited about this book but at the same time hesitant. I didn't want it to be over :( But now it is, and I'm pretty happy with the result. I was a little surprised it was so short, but most of the answers I wanted were given. I don't think I need to give too much praise, I know the rest of the Georgina fans will read this last installment regardless of what I have to say, but if anyone hasn't read the series yet, pick it up and savor it from beginning to end :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series and I am so sad to see it end. However, I am very glad the author didn't drag out 10 books out of it and completely lose the characters and story quality!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very rarely is a book series tied up perfectly, with a big gorgeous bow. Finished with a wry dreams-coming-true flash mob like ending. Too witty to be strictly chic-lit, but too deliriously snarky to be taken seriously, the whole Succubus franchise is just.....FUN.
Vestacha More than 1 year ago
Succubus Revealed is a solid ending for this series. I would definitely recommend you read the previous installments in order to fully appreciate the history and growth of these characters. The storyline moves nicely with just the right mix of action, humor, and personal interactions. While there might be a few predictable aspects to the plot, I still thoroughly enjoyed seeing Georgina take risks for a future with Seth. Hopefully a few of these characters will be popping up in future Mead books.
PanolaJD More than 1 year ago
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... Ever since Georgina, a lesser immortal, revealed the shocking fact that her boyfriend, Seth, unbeknown to him, mentioned her original mortal name (Letha!) while falling asleep one night, things have gotten a little out of control. Her bosses in Hell are transferring her, on short notice, to Las Vegas in a time when she desperately wants to stay in Seattle. She still can't find a sensible job since quitting her last one and she is now required to bowl against her will for the 'Unholy Rollers'. On top of that, her roommate, Roman, thinks something is fishy about her job transfer and is determined to uncover the truth. When Georgina's past comes to haunt her, can she finally uncover the hidden secret about her succubus contract before time runs out? I always get a bit bummed when a favorite series comes to an end and thus Georgina's tale is officially over, BOO! But I'm happy for the way it ended, which was something all the books have been truly leading up to brilliantly. If you're a loyal reader, this book won't hold many secrets, but overall it was a satisfying and delightful read. What I enjoy most about the Georgina Kincaid series is that its a story about relationships, be it with friends, family, co-workers, or significant others . . . its a great read with lots of emotional development (ex: I can't forget how heart-broken I was after Book #3) All in all, I will miss the crazy immortal gang, Georgie's kooky adventures, and the fun trip that was G & Seth's relationship, so farewell my favorite Succubus! Likes: I enjoyed how mature Seth & G's relationship has gotten. So cute to see it grow from Book #1. Dislikes: If you read the series, you'll be able to pretty-easily predict the outcome w/ just a few twists here & there!
djd292 More than 1 year ago
This is the last book in the series. All of them are good, fast reads and entertaining.
cer-2 More than 1 year ago
Excellent Finish to Georgina Kincaid's Story. For shame on the reviewers who slammed this one. It was a very good read and a very satisfying wrap up of series. Okay, maybe delayed a few books too many coming to the plot resolutions and no real shockers -- but this is Georgina Kincaid and the other cast of character's storyline coming to a conclusion. The series is character driven; not exactly a real deep, intellectual, profound kind of series so what else were fans expecting from this final (at least for now) book? Hard to put too much in this review without spoilers, so I'll just say I really liked this read.
bmarie5 More than 1 year ago
First I am going to start off by saying that I am so sad that this series has come to an end. And secondly, I am going to miss the characters in these novels! I really enjoyed this last installment of the Kincaid series. It had a happy ending with everything that Georgina could have wanted, and it was a good feeling to end the book on a good note, even if it was bitter sweet.
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Review by Shannon Review originally posted at Romancing the Book Finally, things look like they are coming together for Georgina Kincaid. Sure she's lost her job at Emerald City Books and her good friend Doug, but she still has her demon friends and most importantly she had Seth Mortensen.  Of course, having Seth comes with a cost. She's has to compromise with him on her no sex rules (because what Succubus wouldn't want to save the soul of the man she loves), but she figures losing a little piece of him every few months was worth it. Unfortunately, her bosses in Hell can't risk that.  Where do you send a succubus you're trying to control? Why Las Vegas of course. Only things with this transfer aren't what they seem an it takes Roman, Carter, and Hugh to figure out why Hell is hellbent on getting Georgina out of Seattle. This, the last book in the series, did not disappoint (especially for those of us that have been waiting what seems like forever for it). The road to Georgina's happily ever after did not come easily. Her first life, the one she's been running from all these years, comes crashing down on her just as she's dealing with the issue of her contract. Instead of doing what she normally does when that first life rears it's ugly head, she instead stayed and fought. Fought for her soul and fought for Seth. It was refreshing to finally see Georgina realizing that maybe, just maybe, she's paid for the mistakes of her past life and it was her time to find happiness.  This was a great ending to a wonderful series. Have the Kleenex ready, because Seth and Roman will have you wiping those tears away in a couple of scenes! Favorite Quote: He reached out and tipped my chin up. “You do, Georgina. And if you don’t believe me now, then strive to be. Live your life. Be kind. Love those you know. Lost those you don’t know. Be worthy of your soul.”
Novelsontherun More than 1 year ago
Succubus Revealed, the final book in the Georgina Kincaid series was a quieter book. Richelle had fun with her quirkiness of putting Georgina in a foil Santa’s helper outfit and the looming bowling tournament between Nanette’s peeps and Jerome’s normal crew, Cody, Peter, Georgina and Hugh. Hell, why not....ha? I love Carter and I kind of want a Carter spinoff, even though Angels aren’t allowed to find that somebody because if they do the chances are they are going to wind up at Hell’s door for breaking the rules. Roman, I noticed that Richelle did something either just normal for a final book or to make us think that possibly we will hear more from Roman. I am intrigued..... Peter is hilarious with his mannerisms, Cody was just sweet. I never really thought of them as vampires, Richelle never really brought that into play. No bloodlust or vampire excitement or even much if any fang showing. This was a succubus series. I did figure out a bit of where Richelle was heading with a couple bits on the plot as there really wasn’t anywhere else it could be heading. The one thing I did notice was Georgina didn’t get her funky on with any poor unsuspecting person and drain their energy in this book. I enjoyed this book but it wasn’t its normal fast moving pace like others in the series. I do love Seth and we always knew he was going to get the gal, so no surprises there. All in all I really have enjoyed this series. It was a very clever series with all the emotions and just living the life of a succubus and trying to be a good person when you work for hell and trying to be happy. I loved all Richelle’s characters and I think I will miss them.
LovelyLindaLush More than 1 year ago
Georgina finally gets right down to the issues and deals with everything in her past and present. I just hate to see it end. I wish there were more books! I want to know where the characters progress even after the ending. I'm glad that I read this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, all questions answered and a solid ending for the series!
demon09 More than 1 year ago
Richelle mead is one of the best writers i have found i have a hard time putting down her book she makes you feel like you are there must read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series was amazing... i laughed, i cried, it really kept me guess the whole time.
LJKentowski More than 1 year ago
Perfect ending to a great series! Some of my favorite characters came out to shine!
TSteiner More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic conclusion to an exceptional series. With every novel in Georgina's series I have felt a connection. She is such a lonely soul you can't help feel for her. Never wanting the hand that was dealt to her, she chose her life for love. Ms. Mead has written an amazing heroine and I will miss her immensely. Georgina has been a succubus for way too long. She is in love with a man that she can't live without, but is destined to slowly drain away his soul. Seth has come to terms with his relationship with Georgina and understands her duties as a succubus. He would do anything to be a part of her life no matter the consequences. I highly recommend that you read the whole series in order. Now that the story is concluded all the lovely little morsels of information and mystery have come to light under Ms. Mead's masterful storytelling. I remember reading Succubus Dreams ready to never read about Seth again. I had never been so enraged while reading a story. The emotions that this series has pulled from me have left me drained and elated at the same time. My normal reviews go into the details of the characters and plot. I'm going to forgo that this time, because you really do need to start from the beginning. After reading this final book I'm content and satiated. Ms. Mead closed the series brilliantly. While I can see an inkling of a spin off, I can rest assured knowing that this journey is concluded. I do hope she will bless us with the continued stories of several of the characters. The supporting cast is exceptional and I loved every one of them. Run don't walk to get this whole series!! It is sexy, funny, infuriating and a pure joy to become immersed in. Ms. Mead does not disappoint her readers in her telling of Georgina's adventures. This series will have a permanent home on my bookshelves and will be a well read series for years to come.
SmittenWithReading More than 1 year ago
My Review: The end of the series came almost exactly the way that I expected...I doubt that the resolution of Seth & Georgina's story line was a surprise to many after the ending in Book #5. What was a huge surprise was, even though I knew that it was coming and even guessed how it was going to occur, I still literally sobbed throughout a lot of this book. I don't know if that if it was because I read the entire series in less than four days or if the writing was just so phenomenal (I would guess that it was a combination of the two,) but this series moved me to such an extreme...not many books touch me at such an elemental level. I am attached to these characters. I am not sure how to leave them behind (which is one of the best things about writing book reviews, because I can have a bit of lingering over their story.) And if any story deserves some lingering, this love story between Seth & Georgina does. Soul Mates...I love the idea of it and the story of Georgina & Seth definitely shows what happens when you have two soul mates that have been separated. Even in this final book, there is NOT smooth sailing for these two, but the way that the story developed was so perfect for everything that they have been through. I absolutely loved the way that it was completed and resolved. There is an INCREDIBLE scene between Georgina & Carter (the angel) at the end of this book which sums it all up so beautifully. I loved his character throughout the book. He ALWAYS believed in their love even when Georgina didn't and was always there to give her a supportive shoulder to lean on. And speaking of supportive, I have to touch on the other character in this story that I fell in love with throughout the series, Roman. His self-sacrifice in this book for Georgina literally left me bawling. He is the one question mark that really wasn't addressed at the end, although there is hope with a single sentence from Carter about him. I really hope that there is a spin-off series with Roman or Carter....or even better, with both of them in the future. I am just not ready to leave their characters behind. It's interesting, one of the first scenes and ones of the last scenes in the series are Georgina & Seth at a book signing by Seth. Before Georgina knows who Seth is, she is discussing the inane questions that are asked at signings by readers and then this same subject comes up at the end. There are 6 books and one novella in this series and the details that come across simply as background story in ALL the novels come into play in the climax of the final novel. If I could ask one question of Richelle Mead, I would want to know how much of those details were planned and plotted before the series began getting published? Did she realize that it was all going to come back to be important at the end? I have said it all along throughout this series, the writing is simply amazing, but I believe it even more so after reading the conclusion. Such a powerful story and book...in every way. The story. The romance. The characters. The moral. If you can't tell, I am overwhelmed. Just a phenomenal series.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Las Vegas would be the ideal location for a succubus as Georgina Kincaid knows she can find what she is looking for to keep her hellish employer Lucifer from bringing her home. However her beloved boyfriend Seth Mortensen, who risked his soul for her, resides in Seattle. Her fiery boss assigns her to Vegas. Georgina ponders what to do as Seth denotes love and redemption while Lucifer means eternal damnation with all the sex she could desire. However, she wants out of the whoring business but refuses to allow her beloved to risk damnation again. An escape from hell seems impossible but Georgina prefers Seattle over Sin City as even the underground Powers will learn that hell hath no fury like a succubus' wrath (paraphrasing William Congreve). The latest Georgina Kincaid romantic urban fantasy (see Succubus Bites and Succubus on Top) is an enjoyable action packed tale as Georgina and her friends wonder why the Powers That Be want to split up her and Seth. Fast-paced from the moment she is ordered to leave the Pacific northwest for Nevada, fans of the Succubus saga will relish this exciting entry while newcomers need to start with an earlier tale to appreciate the seemingly star-crossed relationship between the lead protagonists. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous 3 months ago
This series is over with this final book and I enjoyed every word of it. Thank you Rochelle Mead for your lovely characters and the story you told. Sad to see it end, but Georgie will always have a little place in my heart. -Maritza H.
BlkosinerBookBlog More than 1 year ago
   Oh wow. I can't believe that this is the last book about my beloved Georgina. I have said a lot in the years that I have been blogging that I need to wait until all of the books in a series came out until I read it (ha. Ha. ha. Yeah, not going to happen, too many beauties) but this is the perfect example why. I have been able to binge read this and my head is so full of Seth and Georgina plus the rest of this beautifully crafted cast of secondary characters.      Not even sure how coherent and not fan girly this review will be but here we go:       Once we got into the heart of the story it started going after a breakneck pace that I'm used to. Of course there are surprises like stuff with the family and the transfer of course was mentioned in the synopsis but it's still a huge change just as it seems like Georgina and Seth have figured out something some normalcy for their relationship     It's hard to see in Georgia enough so upset about leaving and knowing that seth wants to be around for Andrea and the girls who we have all come to love especially Kayla.     There are of course questions and it seemed like the transfer was really rushed so of course Georgina follows her gut and it does seem like something more what's going on then what could be looked at as just a normal transfer. she's been in Seattle for quite a while after all. On there newly reformed relationship.    Oh my gosh she is a genius. I'm nearing the end of the book and everything is perfect. From the first page of the first book all the details that were there are just come in together and its just like a puzzle that is so beautiful. I am loving loving loving it she is providing such a good closure and I'm just so excited to finish reading it but I just had to put in my paragraph being all fan girl.    We get to see carter in this new magnificent light and the way that he is with the Mortensen's the girls and Andrea she's so sick just the things that he does and his willingness to really stand up for good it's just beautiful and I love it. Also the way that he is helping Georgina and then somehow he's just been such a good friend and caring for her even when he's an angel and she is an agent of hell All the details from the plot line with Erik everything that he knew to his unfortunate ending all lines up. Roman Roman has come full circle and its me to sleep even though he still hiding himself from a lot of people he's been able to get into Georgina's inner circle and really just become her friend and put some of their not so fortunate past behind them and really help her out     Along with all the intrigue and just wrapping up a the transfer beautiful story lines there still the humor and the snark that I've come to love and expect. Of all things Jerome is trying to prove that his crew in Seattle is better than Nanette's and the way that they're settling it is of course a bowling competition I mean really. All of these servants of hell with the exception of occasionally having Carter around are having a bowl off. From the weird way that we transfer papers came to Georgina and how the transfer seem to be so rushed to her weekend in Las Vegas. She had such a good time plus she was hired for a Vegas dancing position and her old boss Lewis was the supervisor there when the addition of the presence of Bastion her longtime friend. it all comes together as them covering something huge up and we get the hint of what the something is that they're hiding.      When the big reveal of the plot line of her contract and something being off about that starts to come out I wanted to do a little dance and scream because somehow it never really crossed my mind that it was a possibility but it was just so so perfect.     So just too kind of highlight and show what kind of wonderful writing there is and kind of sum up this book. Here's a quote from one of the last page: "a sacrifice born of love is almost as powerful a thing as a redeemed soul, both of them are blows to hell."          Oh man, that epilogue and that ending oh my gosh it could not have been more perfect and made me want to cry and I loved it and it was beautiful and it was everything I wanted, it was perfect. In short, she's a genius. Bottom Line: Perfect ending, Mead is a genius. 
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anastasiaoa More than 1 year ago
Georgina Kincaid's story comes to a close. I loved reading about the character since Succubus Blues and I'm glad see that Georgina gets what she wants out of life but not before hitting some speed pumps to get there.