Georgina Kincaid is a Succubus —a sort of demon that feeds off sex. Being a succubus in Richelle Meads world is sort of a conundrum. Kincaid can only get the energy she needs by sleeping with humans, but in doing so she is taking years off of their lives. She feels guilty about it, but needs to, to survive. She can sleep with immortals without harming them at all, but she doesn’t get the life force that she needs to live.
Kincaid has a day job working at a bookstore, but is wrapped up in a cat and mouse chase (her being the mouse) when people she has issues with start turning up dead, leaving her immortal friends looking to her as a potential killer. She is also being taunted by the killer, who leaves her letters warning her of who will be next, while expressing a romantic interest in her.
Kincaid “friends” consist of an Angel, a demon and an imp. She soon discovers that the immortal responsible for the deaths and letters is a Nephilim — the offspring of a human women and an angel father. She also discovers it’s someone that she already knows.
This is the second series I’ve read by Richelle Mead. The first being her YA series Vampire Academy (which I have yet to post here), and I have to say I loved the book. Kincaid is a great character. She isn’t exactly a fighter a la Anita Blake—but she’s no wimp either. I hope she finds some sort of happiness when it comes to her relationships since she’s been alone forever—and since she’s immortal forever is a long time. Enjoyed the writing and the plot was interesting, looking forward to the second book in the series.
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