Book Review: Succubus Heat

Succubus Heat (Georgina Kincaid, #4)
Title: Succubus Heat (Georgina Kincaid #4)
Author: Richelle Mead (author of Vampire Academy)
First Published: 2009
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars (average rating on Goodreads: 4,25)
Format: e-book, 344 pages
First line: Sleeping with my therapist was a bad idea.

This series is one of my favourite guilty pleasures. Although, I don’t really feel guilty about it. It’s such a cozy read! It’s about Georgina Kincaid who’s a succubus – i.e. she’s immortal, can shape-shift and gets energy by sleeping with men. She’s a very cool and fun character, she gets drunk and sleeps around and always has a clever remark ready. And then she loves books and coffee, works in a bookstore and is in love with her favourite author who often writes in the coffee-shop attached to the bookstore. A cozy setting and a fun character. What more can a girl ask for in a light in-between-other-books book?

And #4 didn’t disappoint. We see a slightly sadder version of Georgina in this one: Georgina with a broken heart. But who still sleeps around … As another immortal character so beautifully phrases it:

How the hell can someone who fucks random men for a living be such a romantic idiot?

And she is romantic – and an idiot some times. But we still love her.

Denne serie er en af mine yndlings guilty pleasures. Selvom jeg ikke føler den smule mindste skyld ved at læse den. Det er ren hygge-læsning! Serien handler om Georgina Kincaid, der er en succubus – dvs. hun er udødelig, kan skifte form og får livsenergi ved at gå i seng med mænd. Hun er en meget cool og sjov karakter: hun fester, drikker sig fuld, er løs på tråden og har altid en smart bemærkning klar. Og så elsker hun bøger og kaffe, arbejder i en boghandel og er forelsket i sin yndlings forfatter, som ofte skriver i cafeen, der er tilknyttet boghandlen. En hyggelig ramme til gode fortællinger og en sjov personlighed i front. Hvad mere kan en pige bede om i et let, hurtig-læsning-mellem-andre-bøger-bog?

Og #4 skuffede ikke. Vi ser denne gang en lidt mere trist udgave af Georgina: Georgina med et knust hjerte. Men som stadig er løs på tråden … Som en af de andre udødelig karakterer så smukt formulerer det:

How the hell can someone who fucks random men for a living be such a romantic idiot?

Og hun er romantisk – og en idiot nogle gange. Men vi elsker hende stadig.

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