Flesh and Blood (House of Comarré Series #2)

Flesh and Blood (House of Comarré Series #2)

by Kristen Painter

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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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ISBN-13: 9780316084765
Publisher: Orbit
Publication date: 11/01/2011
Series: House of Comarré Series , #2
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 492,159
Product dimensions: 4.25(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.25(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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"[Flesh and Blood] starts out quickly and the pace keeps up. . . . It's always interesting to keep [listening]!" —-Romantic Times

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Flesh and Blood 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 53 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Every moment was exciting. I couldn't put the book down. I often found myself reading when I should have been sleeping. The whole comarre concept is very unique. I can't wait to read the next book. I strongly suggest reading this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's getting BETTER! The second in this series brings even more excitement. And we are introduced to new characters, witches, as Chrysabelle, Mal and Creek come to a truce. Tatiana is still up to no good and is so deliciously wicked! This series is so original. I can hardly wait until the next release. Thank goodness that is later on this week.
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This definitely needs you to read book 1 first to get a lot of what's going on with the characters. Chrysabelle is trying to find a role in live, still attracted to Malkolm but knowing that they can never have a real relationship, he would kill her. She also owes him a debt, a debt he's impatient for her to repay. Into the mix comes Creek, an erstwhile human who has been given supernatural power to fight supernaturals. Malkolms ex-wife is still on the scene, searching for the Ring of Sorrows and the power associated with it.It's a complicated plot and I'm wondering how everything is going to resolve.
STACYatUFI on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love that these books are being released back to back. Book 1 BLOOD RIGHTS was released Oct 1, and Book 3 BAD BLOOD is scheduled to release Dec 1. I would recommend reading BLOOD RIGHTS before you pick up FLESH AND BLOOD so that you don't miss out on some important back story.FLESH AND BLOOD picks up shortly after the events of BLOOD RIGHTS. Chrysabelle is back at home and trying to get over the loss of her mom. She has a promise to keep to Malkolm and is finally ready to help him. There is a lot that happens and a lot is introduced in FLESH AND BLOOD your mind will be all over the place taking it all in. The storyline is still very interesting and I really like the world that Painter has written (I almost said painted but thought you might laugh at me). All of the main supporting characters are easy to like and follow. I can not stand Tatiana, she is beyond ridiculous and I can not wait until she gets what she deserves. There are quite a bit of different POVs involved in the book and it can get a little disappointing at times as you will really want to see what someone is thinking and it will switch to someone else. My biggest dislike? The love triangle. I mean WHY? What is the point of it? I think it is completely unnecessary. I really like Chrysabelle and Malkolm and they really like each other, there is a ton of lead up to their relationship so why bring in Creek? Now don't get me wrong I do LIKE Creek I just think the whole love triangle 3 way (yes they agree to share Chrysabelle) relationship is silly. Maybe it will get better in BAD BLOOD? I don't know. Didn't care for it though. FLESH AND BLOOD ends on a gigantic cliffhanger so there is no doubt that you must read BAD BLOOD when it comes out.
krau0098 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in the House of Comarre series by Painter. This book tells the story from multiple viewpoints, while this broadens the story some it also takes away from time with the main characters. I enjoyed this book, it was about on par with the first one in my opinion.Chrysabelle still owes Malkolm for his help in the first book, but is having trouble fulfilling that debt since she is not at all welcome in her home city. Meanwhile the villainous, Titania is trying to hunt down the Ring of Sorrows, and will stop at nothing to get this back. Thrown into the mix is Doc trying to help out his ghostly girlfriend and the appearance of a mysterious man named Creek who belongs to some strange secret society. I enjoyed this book. I enjoy Chrysabelle and Malkolm as leads but was a bit disappointed that their characters didn't make more progress as a couple. Also in this book Painter throws in the mysterious Creek to create a sort of love triangle between Chrys, Mal, and Creek. I thought the love triangle was unnecessary and can only hope there was some greater reason behind this that will be revealed in later books.The story in this book is a lot more fractured than the previous book. We hear from many different viewpoints: mainly from Chrysabelle's, Malkolm's, Doc's, and Titania's points of view. While I enjoyed that way that this broadened the story and allowed us to see into these characters' heads; it resulted in a storyline that was more fractured and moved forward much more slowly than the previous book. I constantly found myself skimming the parts from Titania or Doc's POV so that I could get back to reading more about Chrys and Mal.Overall I liked the writing style and found it very readable. This was a book that's easy to read and engaging.I enjoyed the action scenes, although again there weren't as many as in the first book. I also enjoyed the expansion of the world. The plot moved slower than I would have liked and I was surprised that there wasn't much resolution around the whole Ring of Sorrows plot. The book ends on a pretty big cliffhanger and doesn't have much resolution, so just a look out for people who hate that.Overall this was an enjoyable read. I like Chrys and Mal as characters and there are some interesting side characters as well. The world is broadened in this book and some interesting twists happen in the story. Chrys and Mal don't make as much progress as a couple as I had hoped for though, and I thought that throwing in the mysterious Creed to create a love triangle between Chrys, Mal, and Creed was unnecessary and obnoxious. I also thought the constant switching of viewpoints caused the plot to move slower than it should have and fractured the story some; although it was interesting to hear from other characters in the story. I really enjoyed the writing style and the action scenes; but did not enjoy the cliffhanger ending. I will definitely be reading the third book because I need to know how everything ends! I recommend this book for fans of urban fantasy or paranormal romance types book; it falls somewhere between the two genres.
thehistorychic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Read for FunOverall Rating 4.50Story Rating 4.50Character Rating 4.50NOTE: I read this shortly after reading Blood Rights! While I liked this one slightly more where the story was concerned, it took a bit to get used to the number of POVs used. Once I got settled in, this was a Kick *ss roller coaster ride.What I Loved: The introduction of the Kubai Mata was fantastic. They are another layer in this already complicated House of Comarre world. However, I think they are a needed layer and well there is Creek (whom I just adored). I also loved seeing more of Mal and Chrys' very complicated relationship. Mal, Creek, and Chrys are an awesome force to be reckoned with and I am very curious to see how it plays out over the next 3 books. Right now though I am really loving Doc and what he will do for love. I do hope we get more of him in the next 3 books.What I Liked: I really liked getting to explore the club more and all of the characters involved. I think the Fringe and how they relate to both the expelled and current nobles is going to get very interesting. Also, I am waiting to see more of the K.M. and how they fit in overall with Comarre.Complaints: Small cliffhangerWhy I gave it a 4.5: This was slightly more action packed than Blood Rights. I am really enjoying House of Comarre series.Author:Kristen PainterBooks:Blood Rights (House of Comarré, #1)Flesh and Blood (House of Comarré #2)Bad Blood (House of Comarré, #3)
BookishDame on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Beautiful, delicious vampires and great story line!
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Hockeymom44 More than 1 year ago
It just keeps getting better!   I love that this story kept right up with where it left off.  Even more twists and turns than the last one and it  was difficult to put down.   I am loving the the connection between the main characters and the bond with all the supporting!  Amazing read and I am delighted to read the next!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Picking right up, the story continues from book 1. Now I just have to decide, Mal or Creek?
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This is the second book in the series. Chrysabelle is a strong character dealing with the harsh revelation that the woman she grew up thinking was her aunt was really her mother, and now she doesn't have the opportunity to know her since she sacrificed herself in Chrysabelle's place. Mal is trying to wait for Chrysabelle to grieve but he has lived with his curse for over 50 years and wants it removed. With the promise of it's removal so close at hand he has grown impatient. Add in a sexy new male character to the sexually frustrating mix and you have quite an interesting read. I highly recommend this book and I can't wait to see what comes next.
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Love Mal, I hope he gets to be the girl
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LittleReadRidingHood More than 1 year ago
I don't know if I mentioned this before but I LOVE these covers. Just had to say that. They are the reason I picked the books up to begin with. Sorry, just had to mention that. :-) Flesh and Blood picks up not long - a couple weeks - after the end of Blood Rights. These poor characters cannot catch a break! Things did not end well for them at the end of the first book, and they are not dealing well now. Chrysabelle and Mal should support each other but instead they are ignoring one another. And then we meet Creek. While I don't usually like the "second guy" - in my opinion in books the first guy introduced is the right guy - I like Creek. I still don't think he is right for Chrysabelle but I would not be upset with them being a thing; IF Mal found a way to be happy too. I have a feeling Ms. Painter is going to continue to put us all - readers and characters alike - through the ringer. Tatiana as per usual is a hateful nasty beastly creature. Honestly nothing she does surprises me anymore. She is a fabulous villain, and I really cannot hate her more. I am afraid to say that, because now I am worried she will do something horrible. All in all, Flesh and Blood is a great continuation of the House of Comarré series and I very much look forward to continuing on.
Enchantress More than 1 year ago
Flesh and Blood continues the story that we met in Blood Rights and the ride just keeps on getting better. With the knowledge that we have from the first book there is even more story to sink your teeth into and a possible love triangle starts to emerge. With all the drama and excitement from the first one continuing through book 2 by the end you are so invested in these characters the cliffhanger is almost unforgivable ..... almost ... but let's be honest ... We all secretly love the anticipation and the wait to see what will happen next. Another 5 star read from Kristen Painter!!! Brilliant!!! V""V
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