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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Review Seduce (Succubus Kiss #1) by Jennifer Snyder

Life isn’t so bad for succubus, Kenna Blake. True, she seems to be the only succubus with a conscience and a specific strategy for finding her male meals, but she has a cute new apartment, a budding graphic design business, and the most unique friends she’s ever had.

REVIEW

The Succubus Kiss series has already 4 books (including the prequel that is FREE now) and when reading Seduce I could tell that you need to read all the volumes, in order, to have the full story. OK, maybe we will have to deal with some cliffhanger endings, but at least we have already 3 books plus the prequel.

Coming back to the first volume, in Seduce we meet the characters, start to know the set and to have some idea about how the supernaturals live. And they live a very ordinary life. Yes, they have to obey some specific rules, they have some special feeding requirements, but in the end, their preoccupations are very mundane. As human as I am, it was a bit odd to see that there are no such big differences between us. :))

The characters are attractive. Kenna Blake is not as black as her name, but she is one of the last pure-hearted succubi in the world. Even if she is that kind of demon, she is capable of feeling emotions and, apparently, of falling in love. The author contoured a “dualism” of her nature that allows a possible love triangle. Until now, Randal, the focus of Kenna’s attention and the vampire that served as inspiration next to my ancestor for the Dracula character, is all that a vampire is in the view of the modern, romantic literature. From the way I saw it, his most important features are to come in the next volumes and profound sentiments are expected. The author opened the door to many possibilities... or to other characters.

The secondary characters are nice too. Sage, the vampire, has several layers and between her jealousy and friendship there is large room to play. Dex... let’s say that, for the first time, if J.S. would have allowed it, I would have been in the werewolf team, not in the one pro vampire. But even if the situation is clear here (at least for the moment) I would like to meet him more in the next books.

The pacing could be considered to be a bit slow, but even so, the story kept my interest to find out what happens next. The humour brought by Dex and the verbal exchange between the characters peppers the atmosphere. In the second part of the book the rhythm increases and later the triggering event happens.

Another thing that I liked in this first volume is the language. Even if the author doesn’t use figures of speech all the time, her style is pleasant, cursive and there are parts that I really liked. Such part determined me to start reading Seduce.

Overall, the series looks promising, new characters are to meet and some of them could be important, and there is a vast number of possibilities of what could happen. I will definitely check out the next volumes!

About the author:
Jennifer Snyder lives in North Carolina were she spends most of her time writing New Adult and Young Adult Fiction, reading, and struggling to stay on top of housework. She is a tea lover with an obsession for Post-it notes and smooth writing pens. Jennifer lives with her husband and two children, who endure listening to songs that spur inspiration on repeat and tolerate her love for all paranormal, teenage-targeted TV shows.


20 comments:

Stephanie LaPlante said...

This book sounds very interesting

Juana said...

I can't wait to read this series. I have added the books to my book wishlist.

nurmawati djuhawan said...

thx u for hosting :)

Danielle Merkle said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

Natalie said...

I have been looking for a new genre to read.

Arf2-D2 said...

I like that the author doesn't feel the need to tell you everything all at once and leaves some mystery for the next book.

Sharon E said...

Sounds great. Thanks.

Karla S said...

Souunds great,thanks for the chacne!

Lee Mckoen said...

Looks like a great read

Jan Lee said...

I love series' but I'm wondering if there will possibly be a stand alone in the series. Perhaps with some of the secondary characters? A way to get to know them better? As with most series' I'd have to start at the first book to learn about the characters :)

Jenny Dauksa Schaber said...

This series sounds intriguing. Thanks for sharing the post and your review. I'll be looking into it.

Jennifer Snyder said...

I'm thrilled you enjoyed Seduce! I love that Dex stole the show for you a little! He was so fun to write.

Thanks for taking part in the tour!

Megan McDade said...

I read Seduce for the tour and really enjoyed it :)

Ginger Betty said...

looks interesting. I wonder if the world is anything like lost girl

Ally Swanson said...

I really enjoyed reading your review and look forward to reading this book!

patrick siu said...

I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

Bridgett wilbur said...

This sounds like a great book and I would love to read it. Ty

steve weber said...

would love to read this one- thanks for the chance to win.

Amanda Sakovitz said...

Thanks for the chance!

Thomas Murphy said...

sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.

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