Review: Flesh and Blood by Kristen Painter

Posted November 18, 2011 by Felicia S in 2011 Read, 4.50 Wine Glasses, Reviews / 11 Comments

Review: Flesh and Blood by Kristen PainterSource: Kindle Purchase

Format: eBook

Flesh and Blood by Kristen Painter

Date Read: November 2011

Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

With the Ring of Sorrows still missing, and the covenant between othernaturals and mortals broken, Chrysabelle's life outside the realm of vampire nobility is about to take another downhill slide. She's vowed to help the outcast Malkolm find a way to lift his curse, but that means returning to the home city of the vampire who's trying to kill her. The breaking of the covenant has also activated an ancient organisation designed to protect mankind — the Kubai Mata.

And when Kubai Mata Thomas Creek comes to Paradise City, Chrysabelle finds herself torn between the need to save Malkolm and the desire to stay on the path of light. Finally fulfilling her vow to Malkolm proves devastating for Chrysabelle. If she survives, what's left of her life will never be the same.

More Information:
Publisher: Orbit
Series: House of Comarré #2

Also by this author: Blood Rights, 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: Blood Rights

Read for Fun
Overall Rating 4.50
Story Rating 4.50
Character Rating 4.50

NOTE: I read this shortly after reading Blood Rights! While I liked this one slightly more where the story was concerned, it took a bit to get used to the number of POVs used. I think this will bother some people more than me as shifting POVs are a preference thing. Once I got settled in, this was a Kick *ss roller coaster ride.

What I Loved: The introduction of the Kubai Mata was fantastic. They are another layer in this already complicated House of Comarre world. However, I think they are a needed layer and well there is Creek (whom I just adored). I also loved seeing more of Mal and Chrys’ very complicated relationship. Mal, Creek, and Chrys are an awesome force to be reckoned with and I am very curious to see how it plays out over the next 3 books. Right now though I am really loving Doc and what he will do for love. I do hope we get more of him in the next 3 books.

What I Liked: I really liked getting to explore the club more and all of the characters involved. I think the Fringe and how they relate to both the expelled and current nobles is going to get very interesting. Also, I am waiting to see more of the K.M. and how they fit in overall with Comarre.

Complaints: Small cliffhanger

Why I gave it a 4.5: This was slightly more action packed than Blood Rights. I am really enjoying House of Comarre series.

RecommendedFTC Disclosure

Overall Rating
4.5 / 5
Story Rating
4.5 / 5
Character Rating
4.5 / 5
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11 responses to “Review: Flesh and Blood by Kristen Painter

  1. Tara SG (25 Hour Boo

    I started this one and couldn't get behind the shifting POVs. I'm going to try again once the next book is released 🙂

  2. Missie

    Gah! Too many POVs, and I lose my cool quickly. I'm still reading book one… well, I took a break from it, but I hope to get back to it soon. 🙂

  3. Natalie (Mindful Mus

    I'm excited to hear that this is more action packed (not that I didn't enjoy the first book). I also love Doc! He's such a fun character!

  4. Melissa (Books and T

    *taps foot angrily*Felicia! Jenny! *AHEM!!*Creek, my little snuggle bunny… is MINE!! *straightens shirt*I totally agree with your review I just thought I should stake my claim again. ;D

  5. Mel

    I need to start this series! SO many people have raved about it – and of course the covers are beautiful! Glad you liked it!

  6. jackie b central tex

    I loved the beginning of the series so much when started reading Blood Rights on Saturday night while all the rest of you were dancing that Sunday bought book 2, author Kristen Painter has my number with this series it is superb!

  7. Jenny

    YEAH!!!!! Love this series so much:) While I wasn't completely thrilled about the introduction of Creek from a love triangle standpoint, it was impossible not to adore him and I thought she did a good job not turning the whole story then into big romantic drama. Can't wait for Bad Blood now!