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"Secondhand Souls" by Christopher Moore
In San Francisco, the souls of the dead are mysteriously disappearing—and you know that can’t be good—in best-selling author Christopher Moore’s delightfully funny sequel to A Dirty Job. Learn more | See related books
RICHELLE MEAD���is the #1���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.
Richelle Mead is an international bestselling author of fantasy books for both adults and teens. Her Georgina Kincaid series follows a reluctant succubus, while her Dark Swan series features a shamanic mercenary caught up in fairy affairs. Over on the young adult side, Richelle writes the much-acclaimed Vampire Academy series and its spin-off, Bloodlines, about a secret society keeping the vampire world hidden from humans.
Richelle's books have been on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists and received honors from the American Library Association. Her books have been translated into over two dozen languages, as well as transformed into graphic novels. A lifelong reader, Richelle loves mythology and wacky humor. When not writing, she can be found spending time with her family, buying dresses, and watching bad reality TV. More at: www.richellemead.com
I've thoroughly enjoyed this series and this 3rd book is no exception.
** Warning: Spoilers in my review.
Georgina Kincaid is having a heck of a Christmas so far. As she's continuing to work hard at her relationship with Seth, a relationship that everyone thinks is a hopeless case, she finds out that she's to be a mentor to a brand new succubus who is terrible at her job. Not only that but the imp who had bought her soul is the one who has to oversee her mentoring of the new succubus and he definately seems to be out to make sure she fails in her role although she does not know why.
A posse of angels sets up camp in her apartment with a mysterious agenda, she has a lot of hot succubus scenes and finds that it is getting harder and harder to deny the desires between her and Seth. More trouble is on the horizon as our heroine discovers that something or someone is draining her energy. She has strange fascinating and realistic dreams then wakes up with all her energy gone, meaning she has to 'feed' more often. This situation causes her to seek out help and she is directed towards a man name Dante who isn't really helpful in doing anything more then to confuse her further.
You see glimpses of her past and it just makes Georgina even more of a real person. You find yourself feeling sorrow and empathy for her in her remebrances of the past, her mistakes that she's made and the guilt that she carries around. Some of the characters reference that she's the 'succubus with a heart' and that may be simplistic but it's true. Her actions don't seem evil but merely those of any normal human being with emotions. She still finds joy in life even in her situation. She's still a romantic, she's pragmatic but optimistic and she has a great cast of friends.Read more ›
I loved all three of these books but I have to say this one was truly heartbreaking to read. SPOILERS: I was crushed to see that Seth left Georgina. I thought for sure that they would find a way to be together. I mean I can't really blame him but to let it go on that long and let her believe that he would be different - that he would stay no matter what. Wow - I really was shocked and saddened. I can't wait for Succubus Heat to come out. I hope that Georgina can find true happiness - sometimes I think that Carter will play a big role in that somehow. I guess only time will tell. I definitely recommend this series! Fantastic! Richelle Mead is a wonderful author - I would also recommend the Vampire Academy series.
The storyline picks up with a brilliant one line opening placing us right back with Georgina, our favourite succubi, and her line of... work? Along with the usual crowd of demonic friends, we have the introduction of angelic beings surrounding the town, along with nightmares of the past and in her dreams. Dreams which suck out her very life energy.
Although we know Georgina's life is not an easy one, this book comes with heavy burdens, a theme that suits the characters and brings depth and background to her previous existence, as well as expanding character detail of those we already know. The main storyline is based on why her life energy is being taken, but I think the deeper character insights make this book. However, you should be warned, it ends in a much troublesome way. You'll be reaching for book four so have it handy!
Anyone who has never read the series could pick this book up and start reading. For us fans, it is a more in depth look at how the demons, angels, and even Georgina herself, look at the world and especially themselves. As for the love affair... I'm not giving anything away!
Once more I was hooked within the first few minutes and couldn't put the book down. I cannot rate this series high enough.
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Georgina, Succubus extraordinaire, juggles a new protégée, some new angels and a few more immortals all while working hard to maintain her ever complicated romantic life. Bits of her past come back to haunt her and just when everything seems to be perfect more complications arise.
Georgina is a complex character. What she is, a succubus, is often a direct contrast to what she wants and how she feels, making her a demon with a heart and a conscience. It creates some interesting problems and makes for very entertaining reading.
It has been about five hours since I finished this book and closed its pages and I find that the chapters, the characters, the events, are still very much on my mind. I loved the previous books, but I am simply in awe of this one. It's a fantastic tale, yet not one thing that happens seems unrealistic. The presence of succubae, incubi, angels and various other immortals and demons all seem so real that I no longer feel like I am reading a fantasy, or reading a book for that matter. I get lost in the pages and I think that is a sign of an excellent read and a great author.
This is one of those books I will be thinking about on and off for quite some time. Emotionally this book really put me through the paces and as a result I feel drained. I feel like I have been through everything that Georgina has this go-round and even though some of it wasn't pleasant, I was hanging on and loving every written word. It really resonated deeply within me. Ms. Mead has a real flair for mixing the real with the unreal and making everything seem tangible. Every time I finish one of her books, she leaves me dying to dive into the next and that's where I find myself now...impatiently.Read more ›