Review: Blood Rights by Kristen Painter

Posted November 3, 2011 by Felicia S in 2011 Read, 4.25 Wine Glasses, Reviews / 14 Comments

Review: Blood Rights by Kristen PainterSource: NetGalley EBook Review

Format: eARC

Blood Rights by Kristen Painter

Date Read: November 2011

Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

Rebellion has a price.

The lacy gold mapped her entire body. A finely wrought filigree of stars, vines, flowers, butterflies, ancient symbols and words ran from her feet, up her legs, over her narrow waist, spanned her chest and finished down her arms to the tips of her fingers.

Born into a life of secrets and service, Chrysabelle's body bears the telltale marks of a comarré—a special race of humans bred to feed vampire nobility. When her patron is murdered, she becomes the prime suspect, which sends her running into the mortal world...and into the arms of Malkolm, an outcast vampire cursed to kill every being from whom he drinks.

Now, Chrysabelle and Malkolm must work together to stop a plot to merge the mortal and supernatural worlds. If they fail, a chaos unlike anything anyone has ever seen will threaten to reign.

More Information:
Publisher: Orbit
Series: House of Comarré #1

Also by this author: Flesh and Blood, The Vampire's Mail Order Bride, The Werewolf Meets His Match, The Gargoyle Gets His Girl, The Professor Woos The Witch, The Witch's Halloween Hero
Also in this series: Flesh and Blood


Read for Review (Netgalley)
Overall Rating 4.25
Story Rating 4.25
Character Rating 4.25

NOTE: I am going to preface this by saying the things I LOVED LOVED LOVED about this book I cannot talk about! This will be a spoiler free zone *evil laugh*! However, I totally picture Rufus Sewell as Mal—YUM YUM YUM!

What I Loved: ****** and ***** and OMG ******! Seriously though Blood Rights is a great character driven story with great action and emotionally tugging moments. There were quite a few times where I totally went “Did she just do that?” and then “OMG Yes she did!”! I met Kristin Painter and she seems so nice—hehe but no one is safe in her literary work evidently (I am not just talking death but also twists, turns, and tortured spirits)! It was an amazing thrill ride.

What I Liked: I thought the pacing and story arching in Blood Rights was pretty spot-on. There was only a little lag about 3/4 of the way into the story but then BAM–it was right back on track!

Complaints: None

Why I gave it a 4.25: I really enjoyed Blood Rights and since I was a little behind in reading it I picked up Flesh and Blood immediately 🙂

Overall Rating
4 / 5
Story Rating
4 / 5
Character Rating
4 / 5
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14 responses to “Review: Blood Rights by Kristen Painter

  1. Felicia the Geeky Bl

    @Aurian I loved it and I am not a huge a UF fan!@Sherre Start it—Start it now LOL@BB YES! I think you will love it and the cover is freaking amazing.@CS We will discuss them next weekend :)@Jenny You and I— Flesh and Bone —- Email Freakouts LOL@Amanda LOL :)@Natalie It was really good! I think you would like it@Missie there was a lull about the halfway point to the 3/4 point but after reading the end that part was needed—-push through!@Ali Get back to it so we can dish@Meliane You will love it!@Blodeuedd *sobs* :(@Melissa Jenny and I are reading it next week —no fair you are already ahead 🙂

  2. Melissa (Books and T

    Oh I'm reading Flesh and Blood right now! Delish!!! I love this book!! I'm already salivating for the 3rd!!!

  3. Blodeuedd

    I was supposed to read this one but did not get the stupid library e-reader *sobs*it just looks so freaking cool

  4. Missie

    This book seems to come at me in waves! I'll get to a point where I can barely put it down, then I'll experience a lull and put it down for days. I don't know what gives. Glad to know it pick up again. That give me something to look forward to.

  5. Natalie (Mindful Mus

    Wow. I've seen this book around the blogosphere, but I honestly didn't really consider reading it until I read your review and saw Jenny from Supernatural Snark's comment on it, along with Amanda saying that Tara from 25 Hour Books is a fan. I trust all of your opinions quite a bit, so I'll be giving this one a shot. Hopefully, in the near future!

  6. Amanda

    Tara is pretty much forcing these on me, though she told me to wait until December when all three are out.So here I wait. Impatiently.

  7. Jenny

    YESSSSSSS! I loved this book so much! I think we've already established that we both love Mal, I can't wait to get my hands on more of him in Flesh and Blood. I should be starting that one next week, are you going to pick it up soon? We could read and freak out together:)

  8. Christi Snow

    I plan on reading these first two in this series this week…before Readers n Ritas! Yippeee! I am so glad that you liked it! smiles….

  9. Bookish Brunette

    Yay!!! I got this one as a RAK! I can't wait to start it dude!!! I've heard really good things about it!!