Monday, September 19, 2011

Richelle Mead - Succubus Revealed (Book 6)

When you enjoy reading a great series like this one, finishing the last page is not something you want to do. Richelle Mead has taken her readers on an unforgettable roller coaster ride with Georgina Kincaid and Seth Mortensen from the beginning of book one, Succubus Blues. Now with this final installment, bits and pieces (that you didn’t know at the time) from all the books fall into place like a giant jigsaw puzzle. The obstacles faced by any relationship aren’t easy. Throw in a few vampires, demons, imps, and angels and you have a supernatural tale that is bound for complications. Without a doubt, these characters were truly awesome, stepping up to be more than just secondary sub-characters as they grew through the series along with Georgina and Seth. The wide spectrum of emotions and feelings they all produce show how Mead’s wonderful writing talents shine through her words. Many of the subplots also conveyed meaningful closures. One of my favorite is with Carter and Georgina. This scruffy, answer-dodging angel will make you cry.
 Well,” he said, clearly enjoying my confusion. “It was actually for two souls, since you and Seth were both saved. But even if it wasn’t, it still would’ve been worth it. Do you know the price of one soul, Georgina? It’s beyond rubies and diamonds, beyond any mortal reckoning. If it had taken me centuries, if it had taken a dozen more angels to help me, it all would have been worth it.”
I lowered my head, feeling tears come to my eyes. I thought about how often I’d disparaged Carter, how many times I’d scoffed at the silly hard-drinking persona he put on. Yet, no matter how much I dismissed him, Carter had always been there in the background, always showing interest in Seth and me. He’d protected me and given me advice, and I spent most of my time mocking him.
“I’m not worthy of that,” I said. I might be human now, but I understood how powerful a heavenly creature Carter was. “I don’t deserve that much regard.”
He reached out and tipped my chin up. “You do, Georgina. And if you don’t believe me now, then strive to be. Live your life. Be kind. Love those you know. Love those you don’t know. Be worthy of your soul.”
A tear escaped, rolling down my cheek and probably messing up my mortal mascara. “Thank you Carter. Thank you for everything.”

OK, give me a sec (using my hands to fan my quickly turning red face and watery eyes),..... I have to go and get me a Kleenex now.
Another memorable moment is with the delicious nephilim, Roman. Swinging the pendulum, I have hated and loved this character, yet in the end he stepped up to the plate with a selfless sacrifice for love and a kick in the ass for Hell.

 I leaned my head against him. “Why are you so nice to me?”
“Because Carter’s not your only fan.” When I looked back up, I saw Roman’s green eyes were deadly serious. “You’re a remarkable woman, just by your own nature. Smart. Funny. Compassionate. But what’s really great is that you’re so easy to underestimate. I did when we first met, you know. And Hell is now. No matter what their reaction to your appeal is, I guarantee most of them doubt you have a chance. You’re going to break the unbreakable. And I’ll be there helping you, as much as I can.”
Amazing words from an amazing character that I hope down the road we get to read more about. Spin-off time! Please Ms. Mead, Please!
Ending this story brings an delightful HEA that we all love to read about yet leaves the door wide open for the adventures to go on in another direction. Richelle Mead is an illustrious author that I really enjoy and will always keep an eye out for future publications she has yet to release.

My Rating - 5


  1. I was sad that this series ended, but I loved the ending! I shed some tears myself. I would love it if she did a spin-off series too! Great quotes you picked from the book :-)

  2. Thanks Amber, Let's keep out fingers crossed about future books.

  3. wow i feel like i'm really missing out