Author: B.R. Kingsolver
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Book 3 of the Telepathic Clans Saga, Succubus Rising
The Goddess has plans for Brenna and Rebecca, and the Goddess has a wicked sense of humor.
Rebecca Healy is a true wilder, growing up with no contact or knowledge of other telepaths. Discovered by a Clan member on the streets of San Francisco, she felt like she’d hit the jackpot. Finally, she knew what she was, or at least she thought she did.
When Brenna O’Donnell, long-lost heir of the O’Donnell Clan, and the strongest telepath in history, is returned to her family, she and Rebecca form a tight bond. Brenna has it all, looks, money, power, and men falling all over her.
Rebecca isn’t jealous, but it would be nice to find someone who would really love her and stick around in the morning. She’s intrigued by a handsome South American general, but of course, he has his sights set on Brenna. Carlos de Vargas wants more than love. His Clan has its back to the wall, and they hope for an alliance with O’Donnell. An alliance that would lead to war.
The story began in The Succubus Gift and continued in Succubus Unleashed. In Succubus Rising, questions are answered and new mysteries are revealed.
I wanted to read Succubus Rising because it’s a genre I write myself: paranormal romance for adults. I liked the concept, I’ve always enjoyed stories about succubi because they tend to be confident and aware of their own power. I wasn’t dissapointed with the story author B.R. Kingsolver comes up with. The world of Succubus Rising is a lot more complicated and interwoven than I originally gave it credit for.
The story itself is thrilling, and some of the scenes are really well written. The character development was great as well – both main characters go through an evolution of their own, against the backdrop of their clans forever evolving. As the clan dynamics changed, so did the dynamics between the characters.
My only pet peeve would be that it takes a while before I got into the story. There was no short recap of past events, like you often come across in subsequent novels, and I kind of needed that because I didn’t read the first two books.
Succubus Rising is a solid read for anyone looking for a ‘femme fatale’ kind of main character who actually does have feelings and isn’t afraid to show them.