Carpe Corpus

Carpe Corpus CoverBook: Carpe Corpus by Rachel Caine

Published June 2009|Published by Signet Books|195 pages|Purchased for my Nook

Series: Yes, Morganville Vampires #6

Genre: YA/Paranormal- Vampires

Find out more at: Goodreads|Barnes And Noble|Amazon|Rachel Caine’s Website Summary: 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?

Carpe Corpus…I really liked it, but not as much as the other books in the series.  So, Claire is one of Bishop’s minions, people think she’s a traitor, Eve won’t really talk to her, and Shane is in jail with her dad.  We see Michael the most (after Claire, of course), and seeing him under Bishop’s control was interesting.  Even if it did turn out that he wasn’t really under Bishop’s control.

It really looks like Amelie has disappeared, but Amelie is really trying to get people out of Morganville and working on a way to defeat Bishop.  I really liked Myrnin and how unpredictable he is- even when it seems like he’s gone all evil, he usually has something up his sleeve, and isn’t as bad as you’d think.  And Ada!  Ada is what keeps Morganville going, and I like how she doesn’t want to take directions from Claire but has to, because Myrnin said to.  I’m intrigued by Ada, and I hope we see more of her in the books to come.  Overall, the characters are great, and I love how they just keep dealing with what was going on.

And Sam!  Oh my god, I wasn’t expecting that.  At all.  I’m just going to leave it at that.

Remember that sexual tension I mentioned in my review for Lord Of Misrule?  Well, Claire is now seventeen, which means Claire and Shane’s relationship gets really interesting.  Part of me was all, “it’s about time” but the other part of me was hoping Caine would drag it out a little more.

As much as I love this series, there was just something off about it.  I can’t quite put my finger on it…but…I don’t know.  There’s just something about this one that didn’t sit quite right.  I mean, a lot of loose ends did get wrapped up, but there are definitely more that were created, so we’ll see what happens with that.

Final thoughts: I didn’t love it, but I still really enjoyed Carpe Corpus.  We see a lot of resolution, but we also get a glimpse of where things are headed.  It gets a 4 out of 5.


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