Flesh and Blood by Kristen Painter
Series: House of Comarré #2
With the ring of sorrows still missing, and the covenant between othernaturals and mortals broken, Chrysabelle and Malkolm’s problems are just beginning. Chrysabelle still owes Malkolm for his help, but fulfilling that debt means returning to Corvinestri, the hidden vampire city neither of them is welcome in.
The discovery that Chrysabelle has a brother could mean reneging on her promise to Malkolm, something that might make him angry enough to loose the beast living inside him. And fulfilling her vow could prove devastating for Chrysabelle —- especially when you throw in power hungry witches, dead fringe vampires, and the Kubai Mata.
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It’s been a while since I’ve read the first book in Kristen Painter’s House of Comarré series but it was incredibly easy to get back into this amazing world. My best friend has been visiting this week so I’m way behind on reviews and in a hurry so this one’s going to be a quick post.
The one-line version:
If you want a series with strong, conflicted characters, evocative writing, and a mythology that keeps growing, you must read FLESH AND BLOOD (after reading BLOOD RIGHTS first, of course).
A bit more:
Chrysabelle is mired in self-discovery. She’s no longer comarré in the way that she was raised. Can she still keep her comarré values? How should she deal with Creek and Mal? She’s like a colt finding her legs in a lot of ways, but she happens to be an over-a-century-old fighting machine with newly discovered needs. There’s a lot going on with her. And Mal’s also got a heap of bagagge. Creek’s a breath of fresh air since he’s relatively light on this front but brings a lot to the table as a character and as a potential love interest for Chrysabelle. I’m also really intrigued by the introduction of the Kubai Mata. Can’t wait to see where that goes. There are also some neat developments for all of the other characters that I liked from the first novel so if you’re a fan of any of the secondary characters, you’ll come out of FLESH AND BLOOD feeling satisfied.
That’s it for now! You can always hit me up on Twitter if you want to chat more. 🙂