It’s here. Succubus Revealed, the last book in one of my all-time favorite series has come…and gone. My love affair with it began last year when I read the first four books in a span of ten days. I couldn’t believe how these books affected me SO much! I was devastated after book three and the fourth one was just as heartbreaking. Waiting for the fifth book was agony, but once it arrived and I read it, hope for that happy ending was rekindled.
If you’ve read them, that whole paragraph has made sense to you. If you haven’t, I’m sorry…and you should really move them up your TBR pile. I guarantee that they will shatter your expectations. This isn’t your typical Urban-Fantasy story. It’s deep! It’s about love and hope, and the way Richelle Mead tells it is bound to leave an impression on you. It did for me. I love this series more than Vampire Academy and the Dark Swan series! But anyway, let’s get to it.
Finally discovering the truth behind the mystery surrounding Georgina and Seth’s connection was the number one thing I was looking forward to in this book. The events in the other books in the series have all led up to it. And, oh, I loved seeing even the smallest ones come into play. View Spoiler »I’m looking at you, Yasmine! « Hide Spoiler
SO! Let the spoiler-fest begin!
Ever since I started reading about Georgina’s past personas and the men she loved in that particular time, I began to suspect they were Seth. I suspected it was her Kyriakos, the husband she cheated on and sold her soul for all those centuries ago, reborn over and over, always finding each other, never meant to be together. Well, my suspicions were certainly validated when they turned out to be right. I actually bounced off the bed and did a little dance while yelling, “Yes! Yes! I knew it! I freaking knew it!!” However, my giddiness was short lived. My heart broke for both Seth and Georgina when they discovered the truth about Seth. He had to relive all the hurt she caused him in all of his past lives, especially the first one, and she had to watch him suffer through it again. After the fourth or fifth book, I had also begun to suspect it had been a deal he had made with Hell. The details of it, I could not have even begun to guess. They made my heart ache for Seth.
One thing I did not see coming was that Roman would turn out to be the hero in this story. I mean…what a sacrifice he made for Georgina! To be able to give her happiness and freedom was so selfless, but I guess being able to stick it to Hell was for just for him. If Richelle Mead ever wanted to write a spin-off of this series, it should be about Roman. Although, we don’t really know how it ended for him. He may not be available for a spin-off, which leaves me very sad, but since there was no definitive answer to his fate, I’m keeping my hopes up that he’s alive and well somewhere.
Another thing I will miss about this series besides Georgina and Seth? The gang. Hugh (who was also a hero in this book), Peter, Cody, Jerome (I loved his bitchy, no-nonsense attitude), and last but certainly not least, Carter. Where will I find another group of immortals that will make me laugh as you did, guys?! There’s no other like you. [SAD face] The Unholy Rollers will forever live in my heart.
And speaking of Carter…that scene where he goes sees the Mortensens as Santa was one of the best moments in this series. I laughed while crying because I was so touched by him. It’s easy to forget he’s an angel, what with his grungy appearance and love for alcohol and cigarettes, but that moment really made him shine. I just loved it.
END OF SPOILERS! Promise. :)
The end of the book is perfect. I can assure you I’ll reread it many, many times with a huge smile on my face. I just couldn’t be happier with how it all ended. If you’re worried it will let you down, don’t be. I just don’t know any other way to put it, I loved it.
Succubus Revealed by Richelle Mead
Series: Georgina Kincaid #6
Published by Kensington
Pub Date: August 30th 2011
Format: ARC | Source: Publisher
Genres: Adult, Romance, Urban Fantasy
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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…