Blood Rights by Kristen Painter
(House of Comarré)

71%

7 Critic Reviews

There's a lot of work required here to establish the characters, the world, and the mythology, but the pace never lags. It's a story that grabs you from the start, and one that keeps you turning pages late into the night...
-Bending the Bookshelf

Synopsis

Gothic fantasy meets vampire fiction in this debut novel from
Kristen Painter - full of politics, intrigue, and blood.


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.
 

About Kristen Painter

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Kristen Painter's writing resume boasts multiple Golden Heart nominations and advance praise from a handful of bestselling authors, including Gena Showalter and Roxanne St. Claire. A former New Yorker now living in Florida, Kristen has a wealth of fascinating experiences from which to flavor her stories, including time spent working in fashion for Christian Dior and as a maitre'd for Wolfgang Puck. Find out more about Kristen Painter atwww.kristenpainter.com and on twitter @Kristen_Painter.
 
Published October 1, 2011 by Orbit. 423 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Blood Rights
All: 7 | Positive: 5 | Negative: 2

Examiner

Above average
on Mar 09 2013

...Blood Rights is a winner. The story was… good. I liked the way Kristen Painter built her world. It was different than any other vampire romance out there, and different is good. But… I thought she could've cut some of the clichés.

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NY Journal of Books

Above average
on Oct 01 2011

By introducing the romantic tradition into the novel, Ms. Painter has distracted us from both our heroine and the main villain...Here’s to the hope that the next book will get back on track, drawing us deeper into the comarrés’ vampire world.

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Love Vampires

Above average

Blood Rights is far from perfect. As the first book in a series it could have done with more coherent storytelling but there is huge potential here for the original mythology to develop further in future instalments.

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Nocturne Romance Reads

Good
on Feb 24 2012

BLOOD RIGHTS is vastly original and full of unexpected surprises. Her characters are vivid and full of life; they walk directly off the page as you read.

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The British Fantasy Society

Above average
on Jan 16 2012

The world is rich in history and tradition and peppered with the right amounts of the vampire handbook – blood lust, sexual desire, danger, symbolism and the drawbacks of mortality – to make this series a welcome contribution to the genre.

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Good
on Oct 15 2012

The relationships between the characters (Chrysabelle and Mal’s love/hate relationship...were what really stood out. They seemed real to me, and because of them, I can’t wait to read the next book in the series!

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Bending the Bookshelf

Good
on Jun 27 2011

There's a lot of work required here to establish the characters, the world, and the mythology, but the pace never lags. It's a story that grabs you from the start, and one that keeps you turning pages late into the night...

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