This is a review of “Succubus Dreams” by Richelle Mead. It is the third book in the Georgina Kincaid Series. It follows on from “Succubus On Top“.
It goes without saying that this review will most probably reveal details of the previous novel/s in this series. You have been forewarned.
Georgina is still with Seth. They get by. Even though they still can’t get physical (or all the way physical at least) their relationship is surviving. Seth still gets in his writing frenzies, and Georgina still has to prey on the souls of men, but they’re doing ok. The mortals still don’t know about their couple status, and the immortals still think they’re absurd.
Doug’s sister Maddie has stuck around to keep an eye on Doug, and as she’s just a freelance writer, she’s landed Georgina’s old job at the bookstore. Georgina and her get along well. Although Maddie’s a little shy with others, Georgina discovers just how much fun she’s been missing out on by not having a girlfriend over the years.
Jerome calls a meeting for all the hellish workers in the area to attend. Georgina is mildly curious. This curiosity sours when she is face to face again with Niphon, the imp who brokered her mortal soul. Georgina can’t stand him. And when Jerome introduces Georgina to a brand spanking new succubus, Georgina is even more dismayed to hear that Niphon is hanging around until Tawny (the new girl) bags her first victim. This is especially awful when Georgina realises how truly awful a succubus Tawny is. She can’t seem to get anyone to sleep with her. And even worse, Georgina is charged with being her mentor.
And Carter is meeting with a group of angels in the local watering hole. They’re being very secretive. Of course this piques Georgina’s interest, but the angels are tight lipped. Georgina does however agree to host their mortal friend Vincent in her apartment.
Georgina dreams a very strange and vivid dream where she is doing the menial task of washing dishes. It’s a very ordinary dream, but it feels so real. When she wakes her energy has been sapped. No it’s been completely drained. Which is more than weird, because she’d only “topped up” the night before. She thinks it is suspicious and quizzes Jerome, who just brushes her off. But when it happens again, and more of the dream is revealed (and her energy is drained yet again) she decides to visit her friend Erik, who directs her to Dante, someone whom Erik dislikes immensely, but admits he knows about dreams.
Can Georgina and Seth’s relationship survive? Can Georgina help the hopeless succubus Tawny? What is Carter and his angel posse up to? And what’s with these creepy dreams?
My thoughts: WARNING: POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD.
I liked this one. The plot was interesting. I didn’t really like the dynamics between Seth and Georgina. What he does to her in the end is completely douche-y, and I dislike him immensely now. I mean dude. WTF?! And the ‘Thetis’ thing really doesn’t do it for me.
I liked Dante. I liked the angel Yasmine, and Carter is always entertaining. Tawny was pretty funny too. This book ended in a bit of a sad manner for poor Georgina.
All in all though, I really liked it.