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.
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 br> br>
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!
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 🙂