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Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Review: Carpe Corpus (Morganville Vampires #6) by Rachel Caine

Title: Carpe Corpus
Author: Rachel Caine
Series: The Morganville Series
Book #: 6
Pages: 241
Reading Level: YA
Book Rating: .5
Published: June 2nd, 2009.
by Signet
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?
Taschima's POV:

Possible spoilers for books 1 (Glass Houses), 2 (The Dead Girl's Dance), 3 (Midnight Alley), 4 (Feast of Fools) and 5 (Lord of Misrule). This is book 6 in the series, if you have come here for a review you probably know whats been going on by now.


Lord of Misrule and Carpe Corpus are my favorites thus far. War suits Morganville. After the huge cliffhanger from the last book we are back at Morganville and things are better than ever (at least when it comes to the reader's entertainment- things at Morganville SUCK for the people who live there right now). Bishop, who I thought was going to get his ass kicked sideways, won the war on the last book. Or did he? Did he just win a major battle? Amelie is nowhere in sight, Oliver went right along with her, and Myrnin welcomed Bishop with open arms. All seems lost for our gang, but is it really?

I loved this one! I loved how the author managed to get me completely interested in this series once more. Bravo, not many can do this (*coughs* HON *coughs*). But I mean it when I say things are better than ever. Just when it seems like all is lost something always manages to happen to bring things back on track.

Something major happens with Claire and Shane's relationship, beloved characters die, drama, fighting and more suspense!!

The end of this books seems to be putting in motion a whole new ARC, but if anything is a great point in which to stop to digest what has happen thus far (maybe get in a couple of other books) and get prepared for the next big thing that will happen on our beloved little town.

One thing that makes me nervous is Myrnin, my favorite character. Some character development happened in Carpe Corpus, and I don't know what this will mean for the future of Myrnin. Nervous, but excited. Love Myrnin!

Goodreads Progress:

Finished on 9/17

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  1. Myrnin is so quirky but entertaining. Thanks for the review. Want to read Book 11 already in this series.

  2. wow u read as fast as I do :D
    Myrnin is totally awesome. And I also love the development of Claire and Shane's relationship :D They're so cute!!

    But Claire seems to always get in trouble for something lol

  3. @Cassandra Myrning freaking rocks, he is THE best in the series!

    @Arianne I really got into this series after book 4... Stopped on this one so I could start After Obsession by Carrie Jones, but I am missing Morganville!

    Claire is a trouble magnet. I undertand why she gets in so much trouble though, she is vital to the survival of vampires, but now I wonder whats gonna happen to her you know?

  4. I love love love the Morganville Series. This was one of my favorites too. Sadly, there are a few just "eh" ones (in my opinion) after this one, but then they start getting good again. Shane and Claire are one of my all time favorite YA couples - I adore them!

    Megan @ Read It, See It


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