Source: Borrowed – Audible Romance Package
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Series: House of Comarre
Narrator: Abby Craden
Edition: Audiobook, 10 Hours 46 Minutes
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Purchase: Amazon / Audible / Barnes & Noble
Rating: 2/5 Stars
Born into a life of secrets and service, Chrysabelle’s body bears the telltale marks of a comarré – a special race of humans bred to feed vampire nobility. When her patron is murdered, she becomes the prime suspect, which sends her running into the mortal world… and into the arms of Malkolm, an outcast vampire cursed to kill every being from whom he drinks.
Now, Chrysabelle and Malkolm must work together to stop a plot to merge the mortal and supernatural worlds. If they fail, a chaos unlike anything anyone has ever seen will threaten to reign.
Blood Rights is a book that has been on my TBR for some time. I initially requested it from netgalley years ago, but could never really get into it enough to really leave a proper review. I decided it was time to give it a go this year, and now I realize that even after finishing it I still don’t have a lot to say about it.
The story centers around Chrysabelle who is a Comarre, or a special race of humans that have been bred for the sole purpose of feeding vampires, and Mal, a mysterious vampire that has been avoiding drinking human blood for years. I personally liked Chrysabelle a lot, especially the fact that she can kick ass. I, however, do not have much of an opinion on Mal, who is reminiscent of several other vampire characters (i.e. Louis) but kind of failed to make it own mark in my mind. This, unfortunately, means that Chrysabelle and Mal’s relationship also fell on indifferent ears.
There are plenty of things that do leave me with positive feelings, like the caste system that the vampires maintain. The idea of having a set group of people meant purely for blood donation is actually really cool, and I love that the Comarre is somewhat dependent on the vampires to stay healthy and maintain their long lives. The interesting aspect of different Houses for the vampires as well as the individual powers that they can manifest was a great addition as well.
As for Abby Craden’s narration, I found it pretty good. I wasn’t fond of all of the voices she chose to use, but I think she did a good job differentiating the characters and reading at a good pace.
Overall I’m sort of just neutral on this. I certainly don’t hate the book, but at the end of the day, I find myself really disappointed at how little I care.
Ouch, ha ha! Nice cover though. 😏