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Rebellion has a price.

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
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Paperback, 381 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by Orbit (first published January 1st 2011)
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Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
EDIT 1/22/12: Stop by The Nocturnal Library for an interview with Kristen Painter. We're also giving away two copies of this book. Giveaway is international.

She had more signum than just what was on her hands, feet and face. 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. Gilded, head to
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Rane
There's few books that really captured me with their world building, Kristen Painter's Blood Rights gives the reader just enough to be wanting more with new twists on the vampire lore.

Chrysabelle was born a comarré, a breed of humans to serve the noble vampires with their rich and powerful blood. With golden marks across her body, Chrysabelle is now on the run wanted for murder of her patron, into the mortal world, she finds the help of a outcast vampire Malkolm whose cursed to kill those he d
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Kenya Wright
Man this book could have been AWESOME!! Perhaps the author was afraid to just push the book to the next level... maybe the author had a deadline... I don't know, but the author spent great effort to make this awesome world and caste system of vampires and comarres (which are kind of like high end blood donors) and then never truly let us see that world... Truthfully this book is about 2 and half stars.


THINGS THAT MADE THE BOOK 2 and a half!

1- The author makes a great world of luxary and class le
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Giselle
With an infinite amount of vampire books on the shelves, Kristen Painter was still able to give us a lore that is original and quite complex. Add in some intriguing characters, fascinating politics, and elaborate rules; we've got ourselves a considerably well built paranormal world. I did find the plot itself a bit tedious, though, which in turn gave me time to ponder and eventually figure out the bigger plot twist, but I was kept entertained by the two main characters who are both infuriating a ...more
Chichipio
This was on its way to be a 4, but then the climax happened and I didn't like it at all. For the last three or four chapters (it started with the scene of the little kitty meowing just outside the cemetery) every single character started to systematically make the wrong choice. It was as if they wanted the bad guys to win, so when one thing after another started to go wrong for the good guys, I couldn't muster even an ounce of sympathy for them; it took me a while to get through this part becaus ...more
Cyna
Argh this book. I really feel like this was a book I should have liked - we are, for once in a YA title, given a reprieve from teenage angst and high school drama, and the traditional formula of "girl meets boy, must discover what boy is/how this relates to her". Blood Rights creates a very detailed, unique world and just drops us in to the middle of the story - both things I typically enjoy - and features a hero and heroine who are genuinely relatively equal in terms of strength and competence, ...more
Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker  Queen of the Undead
3.5 stars. This was an urban fantasy but I kinda wanted it to be more romance. Usually I want rough, gritty, dark, edgy in my urban fantasy and I don't give a rats ass about the romance. Here, however, Chrysabelle and Mal's relationship was just down right frustrating. I kept thinking... "just bite her" to Mal or "just jump him" to Chrysabelle. It became an actual distraction in my ability to enjoy the story. I also didn't enjoy the other POV's besides Mal's and Chrysabelle's POV. I didn't think ...more
Mrs. Badass
Erika’s Review

One of the things I like most about Author Kristen Painter, is the way she writes. It’s rather hard to describe. It’s soft and sensual, it flows nicely and leaves the reader with a nice feeling. Dark Kiss of the Reaper was my first Kristen Painter book, and I think Blood Rights is an interesting take on Vampires and Shifters, Curses and Blood Slaves.

Grade: B-/C+

First, let me kick off this review by saying that Blood Rights has one of the most gorgeous covers of the year. Seriously.
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Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Μετά από δέκα και πλέον, συλλογές βιβλίων βρικολάκων, που βρίσκονται στα ράφια της βιβλιοθήκης μου, είχα κάνει μια σιωπηλή συμφωνία με τον εαυτό μου. Δεν πρόκειται να ξαναδιαβάσω κάτι παρόμοιο εκτός αν μεσολαβήσει πολύ μεγάλο διάστημα και μου λείψει καθώς, είχα την πεποίθηση πως πολύ δύσκολα πλέον θα κατάφερνε κάτι να με συγκινήσει με την διαφορετικότητά του. Και όμως, δεν πρέπει να λες τελικά μεγάλες κουβέντες γιατί βλέποντας το "Δεσμοί Αίματος", το πρώτο βιβλίο της σειράς "Ο Οίκος Των Κομαρρέ" ...more
Alexa

My review can also be found on my blog Collections.

3.5 stars

The world of this series is set in the not so distant future. There seems to have been a major war, at least in the Americas, and there are advances in technology, but minus the vampires and other supernatural beings, it doesn't feel too different from the world we live in today. That was something I liked because it was easy to imagine and I tend to like stories set in the future more so than the past. So, in Blood Rights, it is the ye
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Patrícia
Opinião do blogue Chaise Longue: http://girlinchaiselongue.blogspot.pt...

Kristen Painter é uma mulher de vários ofícios e hobbies. Desde maître no Wolfgang Puck, já foi personal trainer e até já vendeu jóias e cosméticos na Christian Dior Bijoux mas acabou por se tornar professora de Inglês. Hoje, é autora de fantasia urbana gótica por lhe permitir uma liberdade na construção de novos mundos que outros géneros não permitem mas quando chega a hora de escrever contos ora escreve de fantasia, steam
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Pam
Oct 26, 2011 Pam rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: series
In Blood Rights, the Vampire stereotype of the nameless-victim-blood-slave is turned on its head. Comarré are carefully bred members of a secret society who have their costly “blood rights” auctioned off to Vampire nobility. Within the security-conscious vampire society, ownership of a Comarré is seen as a symbol of wealth and power, and they are provided with unparalleled access to their “Patrons”, who are unaware of the power they wield.

The Comarré, Chrysabelle, runs from her life of privileg
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Jen (Red Hot Books)
Chrysabelle is a comarré, the ultimate blood source for a vampire. From birth, she was molded into the ideal: in beauty, countenance, and blood purity. But now her patron --her blood-master-- is dead, and she is suspected not only of killing him, but stealing a magic ring in his possession. Now Tatiana, a deranged and power hungry vampire, is hunting for her and will stop at nothing to accomplish her task.

Chrysabelle takes refuge on the other side of the world, with her aunt Maris. She hides the
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Lannister
This is another of those difficult to review books, as there were bits that I liked and bits that I didn't. I've decided to grade each part separately:

THE COVER: Five Stars
Most of the time, I pay little attention to book covers. I sometimes wonder how important they continue to be, given that my Kindle opens the book at Page One, skipping right past the cover. And there are many seriously good books with atrociously bad covers (cough, Kate Daniels series). However, once in a while, a cover will
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Danny
First things first, the cover... isn't is the most awesome thing you've ever seen? The cover is what drew me in, what made me aware of this incredible story behind this cover... But also, reading the synopsis I was pretty sure this is so my cup of tea...

World building per excellence!
Blood Rights is the first in a series and basically builds up the world for us. And... it does it perfectly!! We slowly but surely learn in which world we find ourselves here. It's in the future - think dystopian
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Bastard
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Drinking blood has never been described in a more enticing and delicious manner than how Kristen Painter has portrayed in Blood Rights . First book in the House of Comarré series, in what has been described as a "Gothic Urban Fantasy". This was a book I washesitantto try, on a first glance it seemed like the kind of book I wouldn't enjoy. A voice, one that I'm sure I'm not imagining, told me I was being an idiot and convinced me to read the book (maybe
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Felicia
I mean, Vampire Geishas are cool, right? That's why I picked up this book, even though I'm over vampires. There were some cool things in this book, genetically engineering Geishas for one, but I dunno, the main character was a bit erratic for my tastes, she was sometimes a badass, sometimes a moron. I liked the love interest, and the world was interesting, but the farther I got in the book the less I understood what the bad guys' functions were.

I got the next in the book because it was a fun rom
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Suz
I really enjoyed this a lot, although I was a little taken aback and the touch of Christian dogma in the lore. I still haven't quite figured out to what extent it plays. Even with that, the lore is fairly unique and the slightly-alternate world, set in 2067, is interesting.

The end wanted to be a cliff-hanger, but wasn't really. It was just clear that the story is longer than one book. The elements and challenges in this book were addressed but there is obviously more to the story. I'm looking fo
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Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Μετά από δέκα και πλέον, συλλογές βιβλίων βρικολάκων, που βρίσκονται στα ράφια της βιβλιοθήκης μου, είχα κάνει μια σιωπηλή συμφωνία με τον εαυτό μου. Δεν πρόκειται να ξαναδιαβάσω κάτι παρόμοιο εκτός αν μεσολαβήσει πολύ μεγάλο διάστημα και μου λείψει καθώς, είχα την πεποίθηση πως πολύ δύσκολα πλέον θα κατάφερνε κάτι να με συγκινήσει με την διαφορετικότητά του. Και όμως, δεν πρέπει να λες τελικά μεγάλες κουβέντες γιατί βλέποντας το "Δεσμοί Αίματος", το πρώτο βιβλίο της σειράς "Ο Οίκος Των Κομαρρέ" ...more
JenJenBoBin
"Three Stars... Yep Just Three"

"In this shall the coming of the end of days be revealed; the light and the dark shall collide, and the covenant shall be broken.
Sorrow shall bind the darkness, and he shall devour the light and arise reborn. Then blood and sorrow will be his mistress."
-Scroll of Thanicus


Ok I am going to write this quick because I am sure there are lots of other reviews. I had a real hard time getting "into" the story I kept wanting to put it down and had little desire to go
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Samantha
When I heard about this series I thought it was described as Urban Fantasy, but as I was reading it it seemed more like a Paranormal Romance book. Sure I guess it doesn't follow every romance convention, but it comes quite close. This story had some major potential, but I didn't appreciate the way it kept veering into ridiculous interludes between Mal and Chrysabelle. All of the smoldering looks, warnings that "echoed like a distant thunder", the he-man "she's mine" routines got real old real fa ...more
Dominika
MEHMEH. I don't even know why I bothered to buy the sequel, I don't even feel like reading the first page of it.

Let's say it's a 2,5 stars book, because there was a moment when I started caring about the characters a bit more. But, to be honest, the writing isn't that good (more towards bad) and it's kind of annoying to have to suffer through it.

The absolutely worst thing about this book is the main bad guy (or rather bad woman) Tatiana, who is so bad, and trying to be so so bad, she ends up b
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Aly is so frigging bored
Some stuff at the end didn't make sense to me.
Torzilla
Apr 12, 2011 Torzilla marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Can I have a poster of this cover? DAYUM
Marsha
Jan 24, 2012 Marsha rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Adult lovers of Paranormal Mysteries
"Blood Right" is a unique tale by Kristen Painter about a breed of vampire servants (Comarre) who are wrapped in golden tattoo designating their blood purity. Chrysabelle has the purest blood of all. After her master, Algeron is murdered, she is freed of her service and runs for her life.

After landing in America, Chrysabelle seeks the assistance of her Aunt Maris. Maris vows to assist her in staying hidden from anyone who might be looking for her. In attempting to seek assistance, Chrysabelle in
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Maria
This book was a challenge! I was expecting it a long time and when I started reading it, I was lost at first. One thing it’s for sure: “Blood Rights”, the first book in the House of Comarré series by Kristen Painter is a weird book! The first chapters were difficult for me because the book has the strangest world-building that I’ve read in an urban fantasy book and it was hard to get used to it. But, then something changed and I felt like a part of the story!

Chrysabelle is a Comarré and until re
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VampireNovelFan
In this instance, you *can* judge a book by its cover

It is always touch and go when you decide to dive into a new series. I approached the first book of the Comarre trilogy with a little trepidation thinking that it could just be eye candy and little else. I’ve been burned before on that one. Thankfully, this is worth a read.

It primarily follows Chrysabelle, a member of a special breed of humans known as the Comarre. Their blood is especially potent, making them ideal companions to vampires.
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Jessie  (Ageless Pages Reviews)
Kristen Painter breathes her own version of supernatural life into the genre with Blood Rights, the first in a planned urban fantasy series, and it is lively indeed. With a convoluted culture and three-dimensional, fleshed-out characters this was an interesting twist on the human/vampire relationship shown so often in this (and, really, paranormal romance as well) type of genre. There's a lot to take in and enjoy from Ms. Painter's crafted world of vampire geisha, corporeal ghosts and hidden a ...more
All Things Urban Fantasy
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

BLOOD RIGHTS is one of those Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance mixes that really combines the best of both of those genres. Excellent nuanced worldbuilding set in Paradise City, but with a consuming romance that builds gradually and seductively though every chapter. Chrysabelle is a comarré, basically a geisha/slave to vampires, a hybrid human raised and prized for her pure blood. The culture of these comarré was riveting. The training, history, secrets,
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gigi pryce
I can't wait to tell you people about this book as honestly I think it rocks. However let me start you off by telling you what goodreads says about it:


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
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Kristen Painter likes to balance her obsessions with shoes and cats by making the lives of her characters miserable and surprising her readers with interesting twists. She currently writes award-winning paranormal romance and urban fantasy. The former college English teacher can often be found on twitter @Kristen_Painter, Facebook at www.facebook.com/KristenPainterAuthor where she loves to interac ...more
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House of Comarré (5 books)
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