Title: Blood Rights
Author: Kristen Painter
Series: House of Comarré, #1
Release Date: October 1, 2011
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.
BLOOD RIGHTS is quite a different kind of vampire book, but it fell a bit flat for me. Starting out this book was quite fast paced and I was intrigued with it, but as I got farther into the book I was kind of tired of the characters. I wasn’t quite “wow-ed” by the characters and didn’t really care for them. And when I found that the heroine is on the run for a murder that she is the prime suspect of I was a bit disappointed. My first reaction was that’s it?
I found the idea of the Comarre quite interesting. I liked that it was different from a lot of other vampire series. Though the terminology was quite difficult to keep track of which I didn’t like to keep flipping through the back of the book in the beginning to find out what a work meant. And I didn’t really find the Commare’s as special as they are described.
I think this book can go both ways. You could either like it, kinda like it, or not like it, so I would give it go. This read like a historical novel to me in a way so that may be part of the reason I didn’t like it that much, something that I was very much not used to.