Bad Blood (House of Comarré Series #3)

Bad Blood (House of Comarré Series #3)

by Kristen Painter

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ISBN-13: 9780316084758
Publisher: Orbit
Publication date: 12/01/2011
Series: House of Comarré Series , #3
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 244,723
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

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 urban fantasy for Orbit Books. The former college English teacher can often be found on twitter @Kristen_Painter, Facebook at www.facebook.com/KristenPainterAuthor, where she loves to interact with her readers and on her blog, http://kristenpainter.com/blog/.

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Bad Blood 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THis is the third book in the series. I really enjoyed this read. I couldn't wait to find out what Mal's blood did to Chrysabelle, and though this book doesn't fully explain what it did, it shows a beginning to her changing body. The story continues, with more excitement and action then before. I can't wait to read the next book. Highly recommended.
LittleReadRidingHood More than 1 year ago
*** This review will contain spoilers for the previous two books. I am a member of Kristen Painter's street team, but that is no way influenced my review. The thoughts listed below are my own. *** The expanding cast of characters are really growing on me. It was hard at first to really feel an attachment to Fi, Doc, Creek, & Mortalis, as well as Mal and Chrysabelle, and honestly after the previous book I was worried that I wasn't going to be able to keep up with all the differing story-lines. But Painter is a master of the craft and kept me engaged, and I even found myself feeling sympathy for Tatiana at times. I really am digging Mal. He is such a damaged hero, and is almost an anti hero, except he tries so hard to be good. I want to take all his pain from him and cure his curse. The problem is he has two that would need to be taken care of, and I really hope he finds a way to fix it. I also hope that Chrysabelle and him FINALLY grow a pair and admit, out loud, to each other how they feel. DAMMIT people, the world is about to go to hell and you still are afraid of your feelings?! Speaking of the world going to hell, it is, and fast. Nightmare creatures roaming the streets, I would be terrified to leave my house! People are finally starting to realize they are not alone. The mayor or Paradise City gets involved in this story, and it will be interesting how that all plays out moving forward. There was really only one super surprise to me, and that involved a hint that was dropped about Chrysabelle's family. I don't want to spoil anything, so that is all I will say about that. But it definitely made me go "hmm" when it was mentioned. I look forward to hearing more about that. If you are looking for a good Urban Fantasy that focuses more on the story than the love interest, then check out this series. The romance is hinted at, and I hope it plays out like I want, but that is not the main focus here.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book 3 is fantastic! This just keeps getting more interesting. So many new othernaturals are about on halloween. Doc's life has taken a serious change and it may push Fi over the edge. Mal and his beast are also pushed to the edge in fear over Chrysabelle's choices. I cannot wait for the next book. Wow!
krau0098 on LibraryThing 28 days ago
This is the third book in the House of Comarre series by Painter. It was a well done book and was full of excellent characters, an engaging world, and a storyline that is getting a bit too epic. My main complaint with this book would be the constantly expanding number of viewpoints that the story is told from.Chrysabelle is recovering from her debilitating injuries which she incurred in the last book. She wants to recover as soon as possibly to start the hunt for her brother. Her quest to do this leads her to a number of sidequests that all stem from needing to recover the Ring of Sorrows. Titania is trying to regroup from her losses in the last book and is building herself both an empire and a family. Doc is dealing with a lot of strange changes that happened to him when he went through the witch's smoke and broke his curse. In additional to all of this a number of strange events as well as the murder of fake comarres have been happening throughout the city; this is keeping both the police and the Kubai Mata on their toes.I absolutely love this world and I also really enjoy the broad history involving the Kubai Mata, the Comarre and the other races. The plot expands exponentially in this book and broadens into a scope that is approaching epic. This is both good and bad.The bad part is that we are hearing this from six or more viewpoints and this makes the story progress very slowly. Not to mention that we don't get to see as much of Chrysabelle and Mal as I would have liked. The viewpoints we hear from are: Chrysabelle, Doc, Mal, the Preacher, the Mayor, the witches, and Creek. There may be more viewpoints that I missed; I think we hear from the demon's point of view as well as from Doc's girlfriend. This is a lot of switching between characters. I like most of the characters, but I wish we could focus on just a couple. If we could just deal with the Chrysabelle/Mal storyline and the Doc/witches storyline that would be great. I didn't like the Mayor all that much and she was in a lot of the story. I think Titania is interesting as well, but didn't enjoy that so much of the story focused on her.As in previous books Chrysabelle and Mal make some, but not much, progress in their relationship. They both seemed a bit tired and older in this book. Mal's curse was kind of shrugged to the side and given kind of a "well we'll deal with that later".Sounds like I am complaining a lot...I guess I am. I really loved the first two books in this series and, although I still really enjoyed this book, is seemed kind of unfocused and all over the place. That being said I do love a lot of these characters, I love how the plot is broadening, and I love the world that is being created. The writing is well done and easy to read.Overall this was a great book, but not as good as previous books in the series. There are a ton of viewpoints and 4 or 5 different story arcs going at once, this is fine...but it makes the story progress slowly and forced me to spend a lot of time reading about characters I didn't care about all that much. Chrysabelle and Mal have lost a lot of sparkle they had as a potential couple; they both seem tired and resigned throughout. I still love a lot of the characters and I love the world; but I felt like the story had lost focus and was trying to go in too many directions at once. This book was part urban fantasy, part epic fantasy, and part paranormal romance. I will definitely read the next book in the series, but I hope it is more focused than this one was.
STACYatUFI on LibraryThing 28 days ago
You can not start from BAD BLOOD if you have not read the rest of the series yet. Please do yourself a favor and grab book one BLOOD RIGHTS and Book two FLESH AND BLOOD before picking it up or you will be completely lost.For me BAD BLOOD started out really slow. About halfway through the book it picked up and became just as entrancing as books 1 and 2. One of my big issues with the book is all the POV's. There are so many it gets kind of frustrating having to be inside everyone's heads and getting involved with one characters thoughts only to be shoved into someone else's.Chrysabelle and Malkolm made some great progress on their relationship by both finally acknowledging their feelings for eachoter. The whole love triangle really bothered me for some reason and I'm glad that to say they moved past it in BAD BLOOD. Creek was not as involved with Malkom and Chrysabelle in book 3. He was definitely in the book but he was in the background and doing other things outside of being with Malkom and Chrysabelle. There is a new supernatural woman that shows up that I'm excited to learn more about. Seems like something might come of her and Creek, not sure if it will be good or bad. Can Tatiana die already? I mean really what more will people fall for with her? She is beyond insane yet she keeps coming out and getting what she wants booo. The witches. Wow were they drama. Just when you think they were done they pop up again. I'm dying to know who Chrysabelle's father is. We get some good info towards the end but it just add's to the questions. I was thinking it had to be Dominic but now I'm thinking it cant be. The ending, Poor Chrysabelle when will she get a break? I cant imagine what will happen next but im invested in the series and will happily get book 4 as soon as it is released.
BookishDame on LibraryThing 28 days ago
I love this series of vampires. Great writing...
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The story continues. I just wish there was a little more in the way of resolution when it came to Mal.
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There is so much romance without being overly gross. Action pacted drama. This series is a must read! I've read it twice and will again... each book leaves you chopping at the bit for more.
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