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Amanda Shofner

Grand Mistress of On a Book Bender. On the path of least revision. Wine supplier for grammar pain sufferers. #BecauseWine. Idea wrangler. Wielder of words. Black coffee drinker.

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Blood Rights: House of Comarré: Book One

Blood Rights - Kristen Painter Actual rating: 3.5Original review: http://onabookbender.com/2012/02/08/mini-review-blood-rights-by-kristen-painter/Blood Rights has been recommended all over the place. I picked it up during Bout of Books, but my reading enjoyment got interrupted by some work, and I think that I may have enjoyed it more, had I not read it in small bits and pieces. There seemed to be a lot of world building and setting up of the story, and while I liked the thoroughness of it, it took longer for me to become engrossed in the story. In some ways, Blood Rights reminds me of J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series in the sense that it focuses on many other characters besides the main characters. I don’t mind this, but it did seem to make it more difficult (or, longer) to connect with the characters. On the other hand, the focus on other characters makes me more attached to their stories and what happens to them in the long run.I loved the idea of the Comarré (as the synopsis reads: a special race of humans bred to feed vampire nobility). It is brilliant and original. I want to know more. Blood Rights ends on a note that will have you wanting the next books in the series, without leaving on too much of a cliffhanger. There were a few things that I figured out before they were revealed, though I don’t know if that’s because it was predictable, or if I was just on my game. I prefer to think the latter. I will definitely be continuing the series once I get my hands on Flesh and Blood.