Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Escape from reality with Georgina Kincaid!

We all need at some time an escape from reality.  Some of us do it through acting, some by watching a movie and others by grabbing a book and putting your feet up.  As for myself I am more of the kind who uses books to escape and have some fun.  With participating in the #50bookpledge last year I learned a lot about myself as a reader and honestly I even learned some things about myself through various characters.  This new series that I fell in love with is no different at all.

The Georgina Kincaid series by Richelle Mead is as of right now is one of my favorite series that I have read lately.  I  have to say Richelle Mead might very well be my favorite author as well right now.  This is just one of the many series she has written and each one has drawn me in one way or another, though nothing as much as this particular one.  I have to admit there was main thing that did upset me was that there was not more in the series then the 6 books.  I understand why the series ends when it does, but that does not mean I am going to like it.

Borrowed from the authors website:

Succubus (n) - An alluring, shape-shifting demon who seduces and pleasures mortal men.

Pathetic (adj.) - A succubus with
great shoes and no social life. See: Georgina Kincaid.

The first book in the series starts off with "Statistics show that most mortals sell their souls for five reasons: sex, money, power, revenge, and love.  In that order."  Personally when I first read that I though that couldn't be true.  However, with reading through the book series and coming back to that quote and taking a look at the world around us this is true.  We are bombarded with images and stories about chaos and the reality shows and news articles that show more chaos seem to be the top on the watched list.  There is temptation all around us and it just takes the right offer for one to sway the wrong way.

This series dives into all of the above reasons why people sell their soul and takes you through the highs and lows of of Georgina life as a Succubus.  Without a doubt it allows you to see the world around you with new eyes and to remember nothing is what it seems, ever.  Especially when it comes to creatures on the dark such as demons, vampires and even about immortals on the light side, angels.  Georgina allows the readers to see the dark side with fresh new eyes and know that love and pain are even possible for those who sell their soul.

I know I mentioned above about how I did learn a bit about myself through the book.  This may seem strange now that you know what the main character is.  No it has nothing to do with her "job" that she is the ideal lover for all men or any of that sort.  It is that with the years (centuries) she has lived she makes the same mistake over and over and until she comes to terms with what she is doing wrong in her life things will not work out right.  This is exactly how I feel in my weight-loss journey.  Getting out of the never ending circle and stepping outside our comfort zone is difficult for all of us, Succubus included.   Though the question is can any of us do it?  Do we have the courage to break out of what we know and how we live??

When you head out to get this book keep in mind this series is NOT  a Young Adult read so parents beware if you are out looking for a book.  Richelle Mead does write YA books, but this is not one of them.  The love and passion in this book is only for adult readers and I know if you love any aspect of  fantasy, sex, money, power, revenge, and love then this book is a must read for you!


Nicole said...

I've been looking for new books to read. I can't wait to check this one out. I'm a bookworm! ;)

~ Nicole

mamawee said...

I also love to escape with books... I hadn;t heard of this series/author before.


Little Miss Kate said...

I really enjoy reading to take a break, and relax for a bit. Too bad I don't get to do it as much anymore!

Thanks for participating in SASS

Multi-Testing Mommy said...

I wish I had more attention for reading, but these days, with lack of time and being tired, I just can't do it :( I miss reading!

Visiting from SASS.

Katrina Brady said...

I love books!! I'm a huge mystery reader and vampire story reader lol. This sounds like a good read and I'm always looking for new authors SASS

About A Mom said...

I recently started reading some paranormal romance and love it. This looks like a really good one. Thanks for the review. I am always worried when I try a new book that it won't be any good.

Anonymous said...

I'm like MTM I miss book reading time. I do get the chance with book reviews and giveaways but its not quite the same then sitting down with a really good book that does not have a review waiting to be done.

Stopping in from SASS

Have a great evening

Eva | Little Cool Toys said...

It's been way to long since I've read a novel! I have tons of books and used to read a lot. I love litterature, but nowadays it's mostly movies. Will put Richelle Mead on my reading list ;)

Rene said...

Probably not a book I would initially go for, but after reading your review-- it does sound tempting... I'll have to check it out!


Katie said...

ah I wish I had more time to read. I love reading but once i became a mom i have had less time. SASS

Canadian Dad said...

I just passed this review on to my wife, who is newly out of books, and she is very excited.

Thanks - SASS

Deanna T. said...

I love how even "cotton-candy" fiction like this can help us learn something about ourselves. This is a bit outside my normal realm of reads, but I'm curious to look it up now. Thanks for the great review. -SASS