Audio Review: Succubus Shadows by Richelle Mead

Posted September 28, 2013 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 4 Comments

Audio Review: Succubus Shadows by Richelle MeadSuccubus Shadows by Richelle Mead
Series: Georgina Kincaid #5
Narrator: Elisabeth Rodgers
Published by Audible on 03-30-10
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: Audiobook
Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
Audio | Goodreads

Georgina Kincaid has formidable powers. Immortality, seduction, shape-shifting into any human form she desires, walking in heels that would cripple mere mortals - all child's play to a succubus like her. Helping to plan her ex-boyfriend's wedding is a different story. Georgina isn't sure which is worse--that Seth is marrying another woman, or that Georgina has to run all over Seattle trying on bridesmaid dresses.

Still, there are distractions. Georgina's roommate, Roman, is cluttering her apartment with sexual tension. Then there's Simone, the new succubus in town, who's intent on corrupting Seth. But the real danger lies in the mysterious force that's visiting her thoughts, trying to draw her into a dark, otherworldly realm. Sooner or later, Georgina knows she'll be too weak to resist. And when that happens, she'll discover who she can trust, who she can't - and that Hell is far from the worst place to spend eternity.

Well-Written CliffhangarInfuriating

I’ve got to say that Succubus Shadows is my least favorite in the Georgina Kincaid series. WHY? Because there is still too much back and forth with Georgina and Seth. Seth needs to man up and be with Georgina and cut Maddie loose or stay away from Georgina. I’ve never really been a 100% on board with Seth as the main love interest and now that Roman is back I find myself rooting for him.

Don’t get me wrong I still enjoyed Succubus Shadows and can’t wait to listen to the last book in the series, Succubus Revealed but a part of me just want’s the series over so that Georgina can get a HEA (and she better!).

Much like other books in the series we get some flashbacks on Georgina’s life as a human and her early days as a succubus. I liked seeing them but at the same time I thought she’s made the same mistakes over and over when it comes to men. You think she would have learned by now. But that’s also some of Georgina’s charm. She has not let the fact that she serves on Hell’s side jade her. She still tries to hang on to her humanity and is a romantic softy at heart. It’s not easy being a succubus forced to sleep with countless men to stay alive when all she wants is a love of her own.

Richelle Mead has done an excellent job of slowly weaving a complex overall arc to series that looks like it will have a big pay off for Georgina. She’s given us bread crumbs and now has finally given us a big chunk of that loaf of bread at the end of Succubus Shadows, one that I didn’t see coming.

Succubus Shadows was very dark in the emotional department and I’m hoping for a ray of sunshine in Georgina’s ending but I have a feeling that she will have to go through a little more heartache to get there.





About Elisabeth Rodgers

Elisabeth S. Rodgers is an actress and audiobook narrator, living and working in New York City.

After graduating from Princeton University, she came to New York and completed a two year program at William Esper Studio, where she studied with Maggie Flanigan. She has also studied extensively with Tim Phillips. Her audiobook narration training came from Robin Miles, who has also directed her in several productions, as has Paul Ruben.

She has recorded over 100 books for a multitude of publishers, including Audible, AudioGo (formerly BBC Audiobooks America), Benefit Media, Blackstone Audio, Brilliance Audio, Hachette Audio, Harper Audio, MetaBook, Recorded Books, and Talking Book Productions.

Her onstage work – ranging from Shakespeare to children’s theatre, original/experimental theatre, and corporate training events – has taken her everywhere from City Center in the Big Apple to regional stages in New York, Illinois, California, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Virginia, Oklahoma, Georgia, Minnesota…and even Tanzania.

Elisabeth is a proud Lower East Sider, having lived in the neighborhood for over 25 years.

About Richelle Mead

Scorpio Richelle Mead is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of urban fantasy books for both adults and teens. Originally from Michigan, Richelle now lives in Seattle, Washington where she works on her three series full-time: Georgina Kincaid, Dark Swan, and Vampire Academy.

A life-long reader, Richelle has always loved mythology and folklore. When she can actually tear herself away from books (either reading or writing them), she enjoys bad reality TV, traveling, trying interesting cocktails, and shopping for dresses. She’s a self-professed coffee addict and has a passion for all things wacky and humorous.

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4 responses to “Audio Review: Succubus Shadows by Richelle Mead

  1. I have had this series on my TBR for way too long. Even though it wasn’t good as the others it still sounds pretty good. I’m going to have to check it out on audio, too – I read faster that way and a B rating is usually doable for me. Thanks for the review 🙂