Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Review: BLOOD RIGHTS by Kristen Painter

Anna here~ Just wanted to chime in and comment on how stunning this cover is. I don't often get the chance to buy books these days, but when I saw this book at Target I simply had to buy it. No other cover looked quite the same sitting n the shelf, and I adore the delicate beauty and color scheme. The other books in the series all have the same style of cover and I find them equally as beautiful. I'm really looking forward to reading this series, and only passed this along to Jenny so that it could be reviewed faster. I'd love to hear what you think, of both the book and the cover. Cheers!

BLOOD RIGHTSGothic Urban Fantasy

October 2011 Rebellion has a price…
Born into a life of secrets and service, Chrysabelle’s body bears the  telltale marks of a comarrĂ© — 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.

Jenny's Review:
Chrysabelle is a comarre, meaning she is a human bred to feed the noble of the vampire community. All is going according to plan until the vampire patron ends up dead and she runs away.  Chrysabelle is just seeking a place to be safe when she travels to her aunt Maris’s house, but knowing who is after her means she knows she needs to hide better than that. Seeking a safe place in the mortal world is quite difficult and Chrysabelle finds herself with Malkolm. Malkolm is a vampire who has been branded an outcast, because he kills everything he feeds from. He is a cursed vampire who cannot control the beast within him. He lives with Doc, who is only able to turn into a house cat, and Fi, who Malkolm killed and who is stuck with him as a ghost. In trying to help Chrysabelle Malkolm accidentally becomes her new patron so when her aunt Maris disappears they must work together to find her and fight some of the most horrific vampire villains. Villains who will stop at nothing to get what they want and hurt the human world forever.  The only problem is that the beast within Malkolm truly wants to get out and drain Chrysabelle of the sweet smelling blood she holds inside her. 
This was a thrilling book!  It keep me reading and reading. At first I was sort of lost in the language and the story line, but after a couple chapters I did not want to put it down.  The way the characters are all intertwined together and act around each other works very well. Chrysabelle’s job as a human bred for vampire feeding was quite interesting as she had many talents that surprised even the vampires. The way the two main characters act around each other create the perfect tension in the book. The mystery and action were perfectly planned in this book making you crave more. The ending of course leaves you hanging for the next book in the series, which I need to go out and find so that I can finish the story of Chrysabelle and Malkolm. 
The next books in the series:
Upcoming Releases:
FORBIDDEN BLOOD (House of Comarre short story) Spring 2012
OUT FOR BLOOD (House of Comarre book 4) Fall 2012
LAST BLOOD (House of Comarre book 5) Spring 2013

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*Reviewed by Jenny for VampChix and Bite Club
*This book was purchased by moi.

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