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Saturday, 10 September 2011

Review: Succubus Revealed by Richelle Mead


Succubus Revealed
(Georgina Kincaid # 6)
by Richelle Mead
Urban Fantasy

There are two things that Richelle Mead does amazingly every time.

The first is that she is able to end a series perfectly. Whether it be ending an epic Young Adult series or an Urban Fantasy one, Mead knows exactly how to satisfy her readers after bringing them on a rollercoaster ride. What an amazing ride we've been on with Georgina Kincaid!

Succubus Revealed is the sixth and final book in the Georgina Kincaid series and while we’re glad about what happens in this book, we’re still sad to see it end as a fan. The book starts out fun and light-hearted, hitting the high notes with lots of jokes and silliness. But there is that usual angst that comes with Georgina. As they say in the book, Georgie can be a little melodramatic. But the woman has a reason to be!

Right when her world seems to be perfect, she gets a notice of transfer from Hell. Wondering that the hell brought this on, Georgie recruits her friend, Roman aka The Nephilim to help her figure this out.

But the real mystery is how Seth knew Georgina’s real name from the fifth century...

This answer and more is revealed in this book. How appropriate that Mead called it Succubus Revealed. Because, really, EVERYTHING comes together in the end.

Which leads me to the second thing that Richelle Mead does extremely well - and that is plotting.

It’s amazing how she is able to match things up perfectly with all her events. You come to understand Jerome’s don’t-give-a-fuck attitude towards Georgie, you find out Carter’s real purpose in Seattle, you learn why Seth’s darling sister is sick. It all matches up and we love seeing an author who takes pride in making sure there is continuity in her work.

For once, we can truly say that we figured this one out. We had my theories going into this book and we think Mead went the right way with this ending.

Not only is the ending what every Georgina Kincaid fan wants for our Succubus girl, but it was very touching as well. We didn’t expect to be so emotional over this book. We’ve gone from loving Seth to preferring Roman, and back to loving Seth so many times throughout the series that we were a bit torn going into this book. That being said, Seth hasn’t been my favourite person throughout this entire series, but you just know when two people are meant to be together and it’s clear that Seth and Georgina are meant to be.

This passage really proves this point:

I tightened my arms around him and drew him toward the bed. “I’m still alive, aren’t I?”
“Yes,” he admitted, letting himself be drawn along. “But are you sure you don’t want to just wait?”
Hugh had said something after booking my flight. Everything changes when you’re mortal. You don’t know what tomorrow will bring.
“I’ve waited long enough,” I told Seth, just before kissing him.
And that was the moment I knew what it was like to have my soul back.

But it isn’t the love between Georgina and Seth that makes this book so good. It’s also Roman’s selfless act that blew my mind. There are no words. After what he’s done in the past, we weren’t sure what to expect of him. But his actions in this book redeem him completely. We absolutely adore him and wished there was a way to read more about him.

And last but not least, Carter. We are in love with Carter. Sexy angel!!! Someone please tell me there will be a Carter spin-off because we would be devastated to know there’s no more Carter coming up.
What would a heroine be without her friends? We couldn’t have asked for more, it was everything we wanted and then some.

All in all, Succubus Revealed is the perfect ending to an amazing series. We’re sure fans will be satisfied with Georgina’s final book when they flip that last page. We know we were.
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