I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Succubus Heat by Richelle Mead
Narrator: Elisabeth Rodgers
Series: Georgina Kincaid #4
Published by Tantor Audio on October 26, 2021
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Length: 11 hours 34 minutes
Georgina Kincaid has been a bad, bad succubus...
…which should be a good thing. But lately, thanks to her foul mood over breaking up with bestselling writer Seth Mortensen, she’s been so wicked that Seattle’s über-demon Jerome, decides to “outsource” Georgina to a rival—and have her spy for him in the process.
Being exiled to the frozen north—okay, Vancouver—and leaving Seth in the cozy clutches of his new girlfriend is unpleasant enough. Then Jerome is kidnapped, and all immortals under his control mysteriously lose their powers. One bright spot: with her life-sucking ability gone, there’s nothing to keep Georgina from getting down and dirty with Seth—nothing apart from his girlfriend that is. Now, as the supernatural population starts turning on itself, a newly mortal Georgina must rescue her boss and figure out who’s been playing them—or all hell will break loose…
My top thoughts:
Succubus Heat is one of the best in the series so far for me. Which is funny, because I found myself irritated with pretty much ALL the characters, I’m supposed to like lol. But there was a great mystery, great series progression, and lots of excitement. I think Anne (we buddy read) felt the same way – I know she’s also giving it 4 stars.
What I liked/didn’t like:
So, Georgina continues to be likeable and annoying all in one. Frankly, she’s like a teenager you like. Good intentions, sweet a lot of the time, but so incredibly immature. Especially in her relationships. In this book, she’s reeling from a breakup, dating someone not-so-great (though, I am probably the one person who liked him for most the book), and just acting destructively – drinking a lot, annoying everyone who cares for her, etc… like I said, a teenager. And in a YA book that can be annoying but expected. Georgina is supposed to be an adult, so it’s even more annoying. Seth, a character I’ve liked went to the “dark side” for me. He was teetering there in the last book and he crossed some lines for me in Succubus Heat. I don’t want to be spoilery, but yeah, he ticked me off.
As much as they annoyed me, they kept things interesting. And then there’s the actual plot. There’s a territory battle happening, and it escalates in ways that you don’t expect and really don’t see coming. It not only caught me off guard but had me at the edge of my seat trying to figure out what would happen. The last 15-20% was like a whirlwind as everything fell into place and I found myself going “Wha? Wha? WHAT?!” repeatedly. And yet, if I had been paying attention to the right clues, I would have figured it out.
Things are left with lots of questions and excitement for where the series will go next. I have theories and speculation, but if this book proves anything, I can’t possibly guess correctly. I’m excited to keep reading.
This book was narrated by Elisabeth Rodgers again and her narration continues to work really well for me. I think she does voices well, and I especially appreciated her Canadian accent when appropriate in this book. I look forward to continuing listening to her in future books.