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Out for Blood (House of Comarré #4)

4.09 of 5 stars 4.09  ·  rating details  ·  1,340 ratings  ·  139 reviews
After nearly dying at the hands of the Aurelian, Chrysabelle finds new determination to move beyond life as a comarré. That is until the Kubai Mata bring a new task to her doorstep: rescue the child Tatiana has kidnapped, or Mal becomes enemy number one.
Published October 30th 2012 by Orbit (first published January 1st 2012)
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This was rubbish but I pretty much knew that going in since most UF/PNR/YA books are crap after the second or third installment in the series.
The plot and characters were the same old recycled rubbish from earlier books - Chrysabelle moaned about her dead mum and long lost brother, Mal brooded about Chrysabelle and the evul bastard he used to be, Creek went around thinking he was badarse even though he wasn't, Lola acted like an idiot, Tatiana was her normal mental self and Doc/Fi had y
Out for blood confirmed the ability of the writer to create a unique world and with new elements and themes widely known and inflated, like vampires, shapeshifters, witches. The power remains, in my opinion, the characters and their character and relate to one another. Strong personality and at the same time sensitive, people who are not only beautiful and charming on the outside.

In this book , Crysabelle faces the transformations in her after after a new tatoo with molten gold ring of sorrow: s
God, I hate it when books make me want to rush through summer!

Best cover so far!

The 2 likes are for my comment about the book before it was released, not for the review.

This would’ve been a higher rated book but a few WTF?! things at the end lowered it a little for me. I will talk about things that happened in previous books and this will be a major spoiler-laden review but they will be hidden, so only look if you’ve read the book or want to find out all of the big twists.

Chrysabelle’s still try
Literati Literature Lovers
Oct 28, 2012 Literati Literature Lovers rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Urban Fantasy Paranormal readers
4.5 out of 5 Stars. Out for Blood is the fourth book in the House of Comarrè series written by Kristen Painter, a paranormal and urban fantasy author. It should be noted that a novella is also included in the series. I was first introduced to the writing of Ms. Painter by way of Twitter. A paranormal author that I follow, Jeannie Frost, who writes the Red Reaper series tweeted that she was reading Ms. Painter after hearing her give a reading at the Authors After Dark convention in New Orleans, L ...more
ah! October! Wish I had it now!
Ezinwanyi~the Impish Angel  (Oh My Shelves)
4--4.5 stars.

hands down the best in the series so far. A lot of developments.
Story starts off with Queen Bitch Tatianna and her makeshift family. It was all so sweet that I started liking that old cow. Who knew she would take to being a good mommy? Why, I actually mistook her for a human and really saw her as being okay. Whereas the commare got on my last nerve to the point where I joined the chorus in Mal's head and started chanting "bite her, drain her, kill her!"
so Sad but at this point, I co
Jessica (a GREAT read)
I received this book from the author for an honest review, I was in no way compensated for this review.

It's been so long since I last ventured into the House of Comarre, I was afraid I would be entering into Out for Blood totally blind. But thankfully Kristen Painter does remarkably well at bringing us up to speed at a decent pace.

There are so many points of view in this novel, Chrysabelle, Mal, Fi, Doc, Tatiana, Creek, the Mayor...that sometimes it can get overwhelming. But not as much as you w
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OUT FOR BLOOD is the fourth book in the House of Comarré series and I really enjoyed it. The pace was quicker, the POV changes were handled more smoothly, and the plotlines were integrated much better.

Chrysabelle has had the Ring of Sorrows melted down and stitched into her skin as signum. It is giving her some odd powers, but she is still more concerned about searching for her brother. At least she has a lead now; she believes it is Da
Damn you Kristen Painter for making this book so unbelievably good I have to suffer and wait for the 5th one to come out. Couldn't you have at least made the ending a little sucky so I wouldn't be pining to know what happens? I seriously dislike you right now.


I loved, loved, loved this book. I can't say it was better than the others because let's face it they were all FABULOUS, but you can definitely see her growth as an author. Her characters continue to grow and develop, they ea
2.5 Stars
I probably would have given this 3 stars because the arc with Creek and the other woman got closed up, but the book ends on yet another ugly cliff hanger, there are editing inconsistencies, the long awaited first coitus between the primary protags is done in fade-to-black, and Chrysabelle is still insufferably narcissistic.

POV now has to move around to accommodate all the characters that have been brought into the story. In fact a new character was introduced in this book. It makes for
"4.5 Stars!!!"

"Even in the darkness, blood shines in a way that cannot be ignored. It always rises. It always fights. It always conquers." -Acacius, Greek Scholar

Ok quick review ... I think now knowing these are YA books this might be a really awesome series the first book was sort of a drag but they seem to get better and better with each one. I really enjoyed this one... the end is a doozy of a cliffhanger so I can't wait for the the next book which will be the last installment in the seri
In Out for Blood, it felt as if Kristen had really hit her stride. All of the books shift from one character's perspective to another, but this one felt smoother. I didn't resist the shift, like I have in the past, and I think this was because the flow felt more natural.

The relationships between Chrysabelle & Mal and Doc & Fi are ever-changing. In Out for Blood Chrysabelle is beginning to learn about some of the consequences of the decision she made in Bad Blood. The same is true for Do

This book was fast paced and enjoyable. There was never a dull moment, especially with the interweaving stories of all the characters, especially Mal and Chrysabelle. The end of the book leaves you hanging, desperately wanting more. The last few pages took a completely different turn, which upped my ratings for it big time! Heck, its made me love the series even more! Painter has done an excellent job on this one, she kept it interesting, and just when you think you've got it all figured out, b
Dark Matter
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Out for Blood is the fourth book in Kristen Painter’s House of Comarré paranormal romance series. The series follows the story of Chrysabelle, a comarré who escaped from the home of her vampire master in the first novel. Comarré are a special race of humans bred to produce excess blood in order to serve as a source of food for t
Alasandra Alawine
As usual it's all about what Chrysabelle wants with no regarded for the consequences to those around her. She wakes up after being killed by the Aurelian (Nadira) and she doesn't want to talk about it so she sends Mal off. Then she goes to make up with him but he isn't there and big surprise Daciana has escaped and taken Damian back with her. So now of course Chrysabelle has to rescue him because she has been told by Creek he is her brother.

Creek was possessed by Yahla and convinces the Mayor (
Spiral-python Schnzrpunk
Loved it! Really like the twists and turns, some predictable, others not so, but I'm fully along for the ride!
Book 3 was a bit all over the place, but happily book 4 got back to fast paced adventure and considerably more clarity.
When kids asked what ithe book was about, I answered, "vampires, fairies, angels, ghosts, shape shifters, secret societies, dragons, politics, turf war, politics, drugs, baddies, portals, blood, private jets and gated communities", boy1 (12) said, oh wow, that sounds lik
If you have not read this book I sugesst that you do not read this review as it contains spoilers. Thank you.

First of all. Amazing front cover!
And to serious maters. . .
The ending of this book is genius and heartbreaking. I Still cannot comprehend what just went down. Seriously, I am left speechless. . .
I cannot allow for this. NO! Mel!
This. Is. Crazy.
Lucky though, I have the last book or I would be going out of my mind.

I must mention that Tatiana has lasted through so many attempts of being
Massively disappointing and a huge waste of time. Four books for a non-existant sex scene? Infuriating. Skipped over most of the increasingly hard to keep track of side story lines and by the end didn't even care about the main one. Made me hate books for all of five seconds before I started a new one which will hopefully help me forget this mess.

This is definitely my favorite cover in the series so far. BEAUTIFUL
Natali Ramirez
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Rute Mota
No geral gostei do livro. Mas confesso que ficou um pouco aquém das minhas expectativas, achei os volumes anteriores melhor articulados.
É certo que demorei um pouco a entrar na história deste livro, até porque havia lido o anterior há algum tempo, mas mesmo assim... acho que a história no início estava muito redundante e demorou a desenvolver.
Finalmente, a heroína e o herói professam o seu amor um ao outro. Honestamente e apesar da espera achei este reconhecimento um pouco forçad
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Jessica (Step Into Fiction)
Review originally posted at Step Into Fiction

Oh. I am still recovering from finishing the next to last installment in the House of Comarré series. The author did an amazing job at adding twists along the way. There was one point, near the beginning, where I was blindsided and then one toward the end where she really threw me for one. It hasn't happened much lately, where an author can throw curve balls at me that I hadn't at least suspected. But damn, kudos to Kristen Painter for this. My mind i
Dark Faerie Tales
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Quick & Dirty: This is a book about the supernatural, from vampires and shape shifters to fae and everything in between. The main story is about Chrysabelle who is a comarre and her vampire lover, Mal.

Opening Sentence: Deep in sleep, Chrysabelle curled against a cold, steely form that paralleled her own.

The Review:

This book is great for those who love anything supernatural. It talks about creatures that most stories do not cover. Such as basilisks, dragon
Fangs for the Fantasy
Once again, Painter has many story lines on the go, though as far as I am concerned, not all of them are relevant. After nearly dying, Chrysabelle has decided to move away from her past as a comarré. Her main objective is now to find her brother at all costs. Doc is the new alpha of his pack but unfortunately, the position comes with a wife, which means problems in his relationship with Fi. The Kubai Mati are not pleased with Creek and he has to deal with Yahla (the woman without a soul) and a m ...more
Amy A
Out for Blood is the latest in Painter's House of Comarre series. Last year the first three books were released in consecutive months to each other and now it's been about a year since Bad Blood has been released. I was a bit worried that I wouldn't remember everything that had taken place up to this point. Painter does a good job of recapping the events of the previous books without boring us down with an info dump.

Like the previous books, this book picks up right where Bad Blood left off. Cry
Character wise OUT FOR BLOOD was full of just about everyone and everyone's points of view like usual. I still enjoy following along with Chrystabelle's voice and story. I'm kinda sick of Tatiana and no one seeing through her bull shit. I mean really!?!? How much crap can one bad guy get away with? Will she ever die? I sure hope so, I despise the parts in the book where her character is talking. I could not stand Creek in OUT FOR BLOOD he annoyed the heck out of me. So glad the love triangle is ...more
*** Originally posted @ ReadingDiva's Blog ***

REVIEW: Once again I am out of words after reading one of Kristen Painter’s books. I have so many things to say yet I can’t find the way to express how much I loved it. Kristen Painter’s knack for writing fantastic prose is what puts her in the list of awesome writers of urban fantasy.

Her House of Comarre series has proven to be one of the hottest urban fantasies series out there. As usual, her ability to make these characters come to life is amaz
Jeannette Rubio
**** Spoiler ALERT****
Ok so I don't usually have spoilers on my review, but this I have to mention.

Once again Ms. Painter has done it!! Over all the characters remained true and kept the story's plot moving fantastically! As usual Ms. Painter is a master at plotting and twisting her characters fate. One thing I have to say, is that I'm a little dissapointed as to how she skimmed over the Mal & Chryssabelle scene. After all the build up on the previous books, I expected more. I hope we more
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