When a man learns to love he bears the risk of hatred. ---- Uchiha Madara Ippen...shinde miru? ---- Enma Ai
So, yesterday I finished the House of Comarre
series by Kristen Painter.
I shall review each book in turn.
Book 1: Blood Rights
- The first book was actually the best of the four. It was unique and gave a new twist with the modern day vampire mythos. It's set in the near future, 2067, in "New" Florida in Paradise City (formly known as Miami). While Chrysabelle and Malkom (aka Mal) seem rather flat throughout the book they are endearing. As is Doc the leopard shifter. Though Fi the ghost girl annoyed me. She just got in the way. Tatiana was evil but not overboard on it. There were two major twists to the story that caught my off guard. Overall Blood Rights
is a good book and feels like a promising start to a good series.
Book 2: Flesh and Blood
- The second book picks up pretty much where the first book left off. Chrysabelle and Mal get some more development, well at least Mal does. Doc has his own quest and this book introduces a slightly more of Doc's past, at least involving how he got his curse. A new character is introduced as well as a new organization. Tatiana is annoying evil and things seem to just keep going her way... almost her way. The second book in the series is about equal to the first. Still promising and a good read.
Book 3: Bad Blood
- Now things get upsetting here. The good guys seem to always lose. Chrysabelle's stubborness takes on a time annoying level as she refuses to listen to reason half the time and continues with her insane plan to see the comarre historian to find her brother. Which ends in disaster. Everything good seems to happen to Tatiana, she gets a dhampire
baby girl. And the mayor of Paradise City is introduced as well. I hate her.
Book 4: Out for Blood
- By this point, I loath
Tatiana, I hate how the author keeps refering to Lilith/Mariela as a "vampire" baby when in actuality she's a dhampire
baby. They are all susprised when she can "daywalk"... well no fucking duh! She's half-human! Thus she is immune to sunlight. I also hate how Tatiana used possessive pronouns with Mariela/Lilith. The baby is NOT her daughter! The baby belongs to Preacher, her father
. Of course, nothing goes well for the heroes, and the evil Castus (fallen angels) get the baby again. I'm slightly pleased by this because Tatiana didn't deserve a second chance. Anything else and I'd be spoiling more of the story. Personally this was my least favorite book of the series.
Needless to say I await Last Blood
which will hopefully see Mariela/Lilith returned to her father, Preacher, the mayor staked and the good guys actually winning and Tatiana getting true death.