Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Blood Rights By: Kristen Painter

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.

Ok, so I basically loved this book.  There is a complete world that Kristen Painter has set up with new species and new myths and histories.  I loved the Comarre, they have beautiful gold tattoo's along their body to make their blood more pure.  They cost a fortune for a vampire to purchase the blood rights and they stay with that vampire until they are freed by the will of their patron or they may request a duel to the death for freedom. 

The main characters in this story are very lovable.  You of course have Chrysabelle the strong independent Comarre that fighting for her lift, Mal, the cursed vampire that has to kill everyone he drinks with and then have the voices of those he kills trapped with him forever, Fi a ghost (sometimes corporeal) attached to Mal (the kill that started the curse), Doc, a leopard shifter that can only shift into a house cat. 

The villain in this story, Tatiana, is a woman that you really want to bring down.  She uses and abuses everyone near her and her only thoughts are of obtaining dark power.  She will stop at nothing to find Chrysabelle and turn the world upside down. 

This is a first book and now I find myself itching to read the rest of the series to see how it ends and what happens with everyone.

Read on October 4, 2011


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