05 March 2010

Title: Carpe Corpus (The Morganville Vampires, #6)
Author: Rachel Caine
Publisher: Signet, 241 Pages (June 2nd 2009)
From: Amazon

Synopsis: In the small college town of Morganville, vampires and humans lived in (relative) peace-until all the rules got rewritten when the evil vampire Bishop arrived, looking for the lost book of vampire secrets. He's kept a death grip on the town ever since. Now an underground resistance is brewing, and in order to contain it, Bishop must go to even greater lengths. He vows to obliterate the town and all its inhabitants-the living and the undead. Claire Danvers and her friends are the only ones who stand in his way. But even if they defeat Bishop, will the vampires ever be content to go back to the old rules, after having such a taste of power?

Review: 4 Stars - Carpe Corpus begins soon after Lord of Misrule ends. Claire’s stuck in the middle and forced to work on the wrong side, Bishop’s side. Amelie has vanished, thanks to Myrnin, who just happens to be sitting pretty right next to…. you guessed it, Bishop. Michael was forced to stand at, yep… right again Bishop’s side. Eve’s pretty upset with everyone, including Claire and Shane’s stuck in jail with his dear old dad. Did I paint you a pretty picture yet?

If you thought living in and with a town run by vampires couldn’t get any worse, well you’re wrong there. Things are about to bubble over for everyone. Caine continue to work her magic in this new installment. She’s good at leaving me guessing as to what’s lurking around the next page.

One highlight was the introduction of Ada. At first I thought, oh right, yeah come on already! However, since I really do enjoy this series I kept reading and found that her character was kind of a creepy perfection that fit right in with, well everyone and everything. I mean why not have… wait, I won’t tell you just who or what she is. I don’t want to ruin it for anyone who’s yet to read.

It was nice to see all the characters growing and changing. The new trials Claire and her friends – human and vampire will face. Oh, let’s not forget we get to see the true Myrnin, who gets cured in this book. I’m looking forward to seeing more of him in the future.

The book ends on a happy note. No cliffhangers like in previous books. I for one don’t think things will stay too cheery for to long, I mean we are talking about Morganville.

I have the next book – Fade Out ready to read, and then Kiss of Death on order. If you’re new to this series, be sure to start at the beginning – Glass Houses. Enjoy!

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  1. I've read up to Lord of Misrule, but I haven't gotten to this one yet. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'm interested to see what happens after the ending in the last book!

  2. It's one of my favorite book series. I can't have enough of Morganville, even after more than ten books. How Rachel Caine does that ?


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