Review: Carpe Corpus by Rachel Caine

Posted 21 January, 2013 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Carpe Corpus by Rachel CaineCarpe Corpus by Rachel Caine
Series: Morganville Vampires #6
Publisher: NAL on June 2, 2009
Source: Library
Pages: 241
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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?


Favorite Quote(s):

“‘God, I needed you,’ he murmured. ‘I can’t even tell you how many times I thought about this. The funny thing is, I don’t need you any less now. I think I need you more.'”

Favorite Character: Amelie. She really is humanized near the end of this novel.
First Line:

“‘Happy birthday, honey!'”

My Musings: Carpe Corpus was yet another great installment in the Morganville Vampires series. It was interesting, very action packed, and overall a great novel about good versus evil.

The plot of this novel was very interesting. We watched the fight between Amelie and her father, Bishop, who had taken control of Morganville. Claire, unfortunately, was drafted by Bishop, and a specially tattoo that was forced on her allowed Bishop to control her. Luckily, the influence of this spell wore off as the novel wen on. It was a long and tedious battle, complete with lies and deceit. However, all his hard work paid off, and the battle was completed with a relatively small amount of casualties. However, there was one in particular that absolutely broke my heart, and this character will be missed as I continue on with the series.

The writing was very descriptive, as usual. The words were able to fling me into a life in Morganville as this battle raged on. And let me tell you, it was not a safe place! This novel completely enraptured me, and it wouldn’t let me go.

The characters I enjoyed immensely. You all know of my love for the Glass House inhabitants, but another characters is worming her way into my heart. And that would be Amelie. Strange, right? The icy queen of Morganville, a favorite? The thing is, Amelie humanizes during the course of this novel. You can begin to see that she does care for certain characters, and it is warming to see. Amelie suffered a great loss in this book, and I really hope that she recovers.

Now the thing I’ve been waiting and waiting to talk about–the couples! Eve and Michael, first of all. They are so cute it is ridiculous. They are complete opposites, yet they work together so well. Amelie and Sam…well, I loved them, personally. They had the whole loving each other but not being together thing going on. It was interesting to watch their interactions with one another! And finally, Shane and Claire. Oh em geeeeee! There were things that took place during this novel that I’ve been waiting for, you know, since Claire finally turned 17! (Wink wink). It was ridiculously cute, and I just love them. They are quickly becoming on of my favorite literary couples, third only to Noah Shaw/Mara Dyer, and our favorite Alien/Hybrid couple.

Carpe Corpus was a great installment, bustling with battles, secrets, and a last stand. It’s a novel you don’t want to miss.

4 Stars

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