Born into a life of secrets and service, Chrysabelle’s body bears the telltale marks of a comarre – a special race of humans bred to feed vampire nobility and control their hungers. When her patron is murdered, she becomes the prime suspect, which sends her running into the darkness of the mortal world . . . and into the arms of Malkolm, an outcast vampire cursed to kill every being from whom he drinks.
Chrysabelle’s secrets, though, are about to put her life – and those around her – in even greater jeopardy. She possesses a powerful ring, the key to unlocking an ancient prophecy destined to merge the mortal and supernatural worlds. A chaos unlike anything anyone has ever seen threatens to reign unless she and Malkolm can stop the noble vampire behind the merciless plot.
Review by Esther Fong – First of all I’m so glad that I have a hard copy of this book as the cover is amazing (normally I read ebooks). The cover really helps you picture the gold etchings that cover Chrysabelle’s skin.
Chrysabelle was born a Comarre, a bred of humans whose pure blood provides there vampire patrons with special powers in return for longer life. After the suspicious death of her patron she escapes to America to her aunt and meets Malkom, the vampire cursed to kill everyone that he drinks from. Their interactions show the imperfections of each character and the ways that they try to over come this and begin to trust each other. After Chrysabelle’s aunt is kidnapped by Tatiana a noble vampire out to break the covenant that binds vampires from all out feeding on humans. Blood Rights follows their journey to the heartland of vampire society to face Tatiana and her evil patron.
Blood Rights is a well written story with amazing world building. It is not often that I read a book that allows the story to speak for itself and doesn’t force it onto the reader. Blood Rights is set in the world of vampires, comarre (humans bred to feed vampires) fae and Varcolai(shifters). At some points in the book I did find myself drifting when I was reading. This may have been due to the fact that there was several POV (point of views) which made the story hard to entrance me, as just when I got into the POV of one character it would jump to another. Towards the end of the book the pace increased and things finally started to happen.
The character that I loved the most of Tatiana. The evil Vampire set on world domination. She was so well written that I could relate to her so well. I understood where she was coming from and after the revelation of the last chapters you understood what caused her to become the way she was. I look forward to reading the next two books, Flesh and Blood and Bad Blood. Bring on the world of the Comarre!
About the Author: Kristen Painter is a former college English teacher, personal trainer, advertising exec, maitre d’ and runway model. She lives in Rockledge, Florida.
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