Review: Flesh and Blood by Kristen Painter

Posted January 4, 2012 by Francesca in Reviews / 5 Comments

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Review: Flesh and Blood by Kristen Painter
Flesh and Blood
by Kristen Painter

4 Stars


Released: November 1, 2011
Series: House of Comarré #2
Published by Orbit
Pages: 320

Did I mention already how much I love the covers for this series? Yes? They are awesome!Now onto the book. Chrysabelle has stayed away from Malkom since coming back to Paradise City and the events at Corvinestri. This annoyed me a bit. She had made a promise to him to go the Aurelian to try and break his curse but with everything that happened she can’t go back to Corvinestri. Does she realize what he did for her? So she just sends him blood with Doc in the meantime.

And then there’s Doc. He’s devastated over the death of Fiona but turns out she’s not really all the way dead again. Wow this girl has gone through so many stages of death I can’t begin to describe it. So he’s looking for a way to bring her back to life.

While all this is going on Tatiana comes to Paradise City now with her new abilities she can sort of shapeshift into anyone she wants and she uses that ability to her advantage to try and find Chrysabelle and the Ring of Sorrows.

And that Ring has brought yet another player into the mix. Creek is a human vampire slayer for the Kubai Mata. Everyone seems to think this group is a fairytale. I actually really liked Creek as a character but of course, this wouldn’t be a good UF series if you don’t introduce a good ol’ love triangle, right?

Yep! You got it. Creek wants Chrysabelle. Even though his job is to protect Chrysabelle and get the Ring of Sorrows back to the Kubai Mata. And even though now Malkom wants to stake his claim on her, which by the way I thought was really cute! The bickering and arguing between Malkom and Creek was entertaining but what I don’t get is how these two very obviously possessive alpha males are ok with Chrysabelle saying that she basically wants both of them. How is that going to work? I’m extremely curious to see this part of the story unfold in the next book.

And then there’s Tatiana. Truly a great villain, she’s evil, most of the time things go her way and it’s kind of disturbing to read her point of view. She has no care to destroy people’s lives of those around her or just whoever gets in her way. I can’t wait for her to get her own.

And for the grand finale, well not quite the ending, but what Chrysabelle did at the end was wrong even though was the only thing she could do. It was a bit of a betrayal. The actual ending was a bit anticlimactic but I guess that’s because the next book released very close to this one so it’s almost like continuing the story.

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About Kristen Painter

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.

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Love the covers of these books. There’s so much going on in this book. Can’t wait to read it and see what happens to Chrysabelle.



Great review! These book covers of this series I absolutely love! I can’t wait to get my hands on this series. It’s been in my wish-list for awhile now. 🙁 DeAnna Schultz

Sophia Rose
Sophia Rose

Love triangle, huh! I have to be in the mood for those because I always have my fav corner of the triangle and many times they aren’t the winners. Sounds like a lot going on in this book.

Thanks for the review!

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Romance Lover

cant wait to read this!

Lisa Richards/alterlisa
Lisa Richards/alterlisa

On my wishlist! I just love the sound of these characters.

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