Gothic fantasy meets vampire fiction with a dash of romance in this dark tale of politics, intrigue and nobility. The House of Commarre by Kristen Painter is an epic dark paranormal ride perfect for fans of Anne Rice and a must read after you watch Interview with the Vampire. Keep on reading for our series guide on this finished must read urban fantasy series.
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House of Comarre by Kristen Painter Series Order
Sometimes the lines between paranormal romance and urban fantasy can blend a little. I think that’s one of my favorite things when reading a solid paranormal story. I don’t want a washed out world that seems too cookie cutter just to be overpowered by the romance. Instead, what I want is something to leave me a little breathless thinking about the possibilities of this world really existing. Questioning if there’s an underground society of paranormal activity really going on today. And few series manage to convey that sensory feel.
But one that I think managed to create a world like that is the House of Comarre series by Kristen Painter. While I don’t think each book was perfect in and of itself, and the characters certainly make you want to throttle them at times, the world building is beautifully unique and the story is undoubtedly masterful.
How I found it
I don’t see this series around a lot, even when it was first released. I remember being at Comic Con in NY and listening to the author talk about her first book, BLOOD RIGHTS, and it gave me all the kick ass vibes. That, combined with the beautiful cover made me want to read it. And let me tell you, the world building to me lives up to the beautiful cover.
Chrysabelle was born to feed vampires and live a life of servitude and Malkolm is a vampire cursed to kill anyone he feeds from. Dark, gritty, intense… this series is packed with intrigue, politics, danger and raw sensuality. But while giving you a taste of this amazing world, you also get to follow in the steps of these two main characters as they fall in love. A deep love that has to beat all odds. Plus, the side characters are pretty great too. Right after you watch Interview with the Vampire you’ll want to jump right into this series!
Read our interview with author Kristen Painter to learn more about the House of Comarre series. The perfect series to read if you are looking for something with the same vibe after you watch Interview with the Vampire
The House of Comarre series by Kristen Painter is pretty straight forward when it comes to the reading order. There isn’t a lot of confusion in regards to that. However, it is imperative that you read it in order. This is not a series that you can pick up in the middle. Let’s dive into the order!
Note: This is often labeled at Book 0.5 and while you can read it as an introduction to the world and the series, I do think it’s best to be read this after book 2. Especially since this story is not about the main characters and you’ll have a better grasp of the meaning of this novella this way.
in conclusion, read this after you watch interview with the vampire
If you like your paranormal on the edgier side and haven’t read this series, you’re definitely missing out. If you finished your binge watch of Interview with the Vampire, pick this up! The great thing is you can binge read them all because this is a finished series. And let me tell you, it’s one that ends on a high note and leaves you satisfied.
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Updated on October 7 2022
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