Review: Blood Rights by Kristen Painter

Monday, December 2, 2013
Series: House of Comarre #1
Publisher: Orbit
Release Date:September 2011
Reviewed by: Amber R.

Blood Rights is definitely a book that brings you into a different world. It's unlike anything that I can remember reading before. It was a smooth ride, extremely interesting, and I honestly thought I wasn't going to be crazy impressed but I liked it. However, the ending changed everything for me. I really, really enjoyed this book. It was a steady build up to the end and you're left wanting more as you're reading the last sentences.

Chrysabelle is a Comarre which means that she was bred from birth to provide blood to noble vampires. Specifically one vampire bids on rights to her blood. Some Comarre's blood goes for a higher price, I think it basically depends on the level of training etc. Whoever bids the highest is then the Comarre's patron. After being under a patron's care for 100 years, the patron then can give the Comarre the option to leave. Chrysabelle was going to take that option however her patron didn't offer her the choice. Soon after her patron is murdered, Chrysabella takes the opportunity and leaves. However, she is suspected of killing her patron. With the help of an older Comarre who is free and an unstable vampire and a couple of his oddball friends she sets out to prove her innocence so she can live her life freely. 

There is all kinds of sexual tension between Chrysabelle and Mal, the unstable vamp, that just keeps building until the end. And then if you want to see what happens with that, you're going to have to read the next installment. Really with the way things ended, you're going to have to read the next book to find out how a lot of these things end up. I really liked Chrysabelle and how frail and soft she seemed. However, she turns out completely bad ass. Her fighting skills are above and beyond what you would expect. 

Like I said I think this book was steadily good from the beginning but the ending really pushed it above for me. I'm looking forward to reading what happens next. 

Amber I reviewed this back over the summer. If you want to check out her review, you can do so here.


  1. I love the covers on these, but I haven't had a chance to read them yet. I look forward to the series. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    1. I wasn't sure if I would like the book or not when I first started but I actually am really looking forward to continuing in the series.

  2. Thanks for sharing! I love your blog design!

    1. Thanks! One of my closest friends made all of our headers.

  3. I have this book and for whatever reason I haven't started it yet. It sounds like a great start to a series and I love romantic tension!

    Thanks for the great review, so glad you liked this one. :)


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