Book Review: Blood Rights (House of Comarré #1)

From The Back-flap:

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.”

Courtesans, Vampires and Murder – OH MY!
First, let me admit I almost didn’t want to write a review on this book. It was such an amazing book with so many elements and new ideas of the Otherworld and their hierarchy. This book takes place in the future (2067) and jumps between characters in New Florida and Romania. Kristen Painter’s new world on the fringe of mortal destruction is expertly written and incredibly detailed. I will on be just touching on this awesomeness. If you take anything from my ramblings, it should be to just read the book already.

This is the first books in the House of Comarré Series. And I won’t lie – when I laid my eyes on the beautiful cover of this book I knew I just had to buy it regardless of the content within it. Luckily, for me, this time judging a book by its cover paid of – big time!

While the main characters in this book are Comarré and Noble vampires we also get glimpses into shifters, faeries, and even a ghost, as well as many other creatures. However, Ms. Painter has created her own realm with her own terms. I would highly recommend flipping to the back of the book to check out the glossary before you dive into the book. But if you forget – no worries! You’ll be able to figure it out.

Chrysabelle is Comarré. And a very expensive one at that. She’s forced to leave her home in Corvinestri when her Patron is mysteriously killed. All she knows is she needs to run to the safety of her aunt in New Florida with her patron’s ring. She cannot allow the Noble vampires find her and the Ring of Sorrows, but who can she turn to for help?

We get a little bit of romance, a who-done-it murder, and fun characters. This book will pull you into this new world immediately and keep you up way past your bedtime to see what happens next. And it only leaves you wanting more. I ordered the second book right after finishing this one.

There are 5 books planned for this series. The second is out now, Flesh and Blood. The third will be out in December 2011.

“She was a simple comarré, bred for her blood and her social skills, little more than a vampire’s equivalent of a geisha.”

I’d recommend this book for anyone who enjoys a good paranormal book. Or really just anyone who enjoys a good book.

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