Sunday, October 16, 2011

REVIEW: Carpe Corpus by Rachel Caine

Carpe Corpus
Author: Rachel Caine
Publisher: Signet
Format: Paperback
Series: Morganville Vampires #6
Page Count: 256
Genre: Young Adult, Fiction, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Vampires, Suspense, Romance 
Release Date: January 6, 2009

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?

First Line: "Happy Birthday, Honey!

Last Line: "At least for tonight."
My Thoughts

Man.  The bad guys aren't reeeally the bad guys anymore.  And the good guys aren't the good guys, but not on purpose, of course.  Bishop is just that powerful.  I found myself roiling with anxiety while I read this installment of the Morganville Vampire series, because how can this all end!?  Is there a way?  Is Shane going to die, are Claire and Michael always going to be controlled against their will, is Eve always going to hate Claire and resent Michael?  What about Claire's parents?  Now they know the town's secret(s) and how are they going to survive that? 

I loved this book!  I think it's my fave so far.  I've been plowing through this series and I cannot get enough.  Claire is all kinds of messed up, but it's not her fault. Amelie has a plan, but Claire doesn't know anything about it and Amelie sure is taking her sweet time with it.  Whenever the four friends/roommates aren't together, I'm so distressed!  I feel so anxious to get to the parts of the book when they are together.  I feel like the reader has to know where they all are at the same time to feel safe. That's why I love this character development because it keep the reader so emotionally involved.  

I love what Rachel Caine is doing with Myrnin, even if I don't understand it.  Jason creeps me the heck out and I continuously and heartbreakingly love Sam Glass.  When Michael finally calls him "grandpa" in the series I nearly died.  He is so familial and I love, love, love him.  I actually love Amelie too, even though I don't know what the CRAP she's doing half the time!  She needs to hurry up and help those kids!  

As horrible as Monica Morrell is, her brother Richard is really freaking awesome.  I hope he ends up making a really awesome mayor and has to put his sister in jail for some "hazing-gone-wrong" incident.  Not that there haven't been several of those by now.  But I have faith that everyone will get what's coming to them in this series.  Rachel Caine hasn't let me down yet!!!  

This book is the first one to come to an ending that isn't a direct cliffhanger and also to one that's mildly happy; no one's dying (no one immediate, anyway, that we know of-except for all the vampires so far because they haven't given everyone the antidote yet) and there are no threats that have to be calmed right-this-very-second.  I like it, it was a nice switch up, but I feel like it's setting us up for something pretty big as far as plot goes.  It can only get worse before it gets beeeeeettttttteeeeeeeeer! 

I'm rating Carpe Corpus:

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