Saturday 4 February 2012

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

Posted by Jess
Published Date: October 12, 2008
Finished Date: January 31st, 2012
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback
Pages: 356
The Blurb from Goodreads: 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?

The Review: "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."

Well, that was a fun ride. Undoubtedly my favourite so far. So much Shane more ways than one! ;)

This book was just full of excitement and action, and I can't tell you how much I really hate Bishop. He's so many nasty words that I think whenever he did something unbelievably NOT cool, I screamed at him and wanted to jump into the book and just stake him, stake him right through the heart! But I was glad that the Bishop situation was nicely wrapped up in this book but Caine still managed to leave it open for interpretation. I'm glad that Myrnin finally got some sort of cure and is now fairly sane, or as sane may go. It feels good to have old enemies (Oliver) becoming allies to defeat the bad guy, it's a nice way to say "Morganville originals, stick together." After that hell of a cliffy at the end of Lord of Misrule, I was worried that Claire wouldn't be able to come out of Bishop's control, but she does, and she matures because of it. Claire grows up so much through out the series and now that she's no longer "Almost Seventeen" it really does show.

This series is so incredibly addicted, that I just can't stop reading! This book takes you through a rollercoaster of emotions and Rachel Caine still manages to deliver time after time. I was so sad at the end with what happened to Sam, that I had tears in my eyes. This book is the moment I finally felt something towards Amelie and her ways. She feels genuine loss and becomes vulnerable and it's put across to the reader in such a way that you can't but want to help her get passed it. This book is also the moment (finally) that all the Claire and Shane couple fans have been waiting for. Yep, Shane no longer wants to be a prude and he and Claire finally hop on the good foot and do the bad thing...if you catch my drift. This made me squeel. I was so happy, because I'd been waiting like a smutty b*tch for 6 books for them to do it LOL. So yay for them. And it was just all so perfect, and fitted in nicely with the story. It didn't feel out of place at all. It was just...perfect. Love really does conquer all. 

The plot just keeps getting thicker and thicker as the series goes on. Somehow Caine manages to just constantly pull it out of the bag. I'm not really sure what else there is to say, everything is just so much bigger, so much better, just so full of awesomeness. 

Well, I don't have much else to say. Mostly because I don't want to just gush about how amazing this one was, and just let you find out for yourself.

If you haven't picked up the series. Go do it. Like now!


Erin W. said...

Great review! I've only read the first book (like ages ago) of this series but I didn't like it. Definitely makes me question whether I should re-read it and get into this series . . . heard nothing but great things about it.

Book Passion for Life said...

Erin, you need to re-read. They get better and better.


Sam (Realm of Fiction) said...

So much Shane more ways than one!

Yes! I think I adored this book for that. ;) So glad you liked it! Isn't this series just addictive? I really can't get enough of these books. :)

Arianne said...

i absolutely love this series. it's so witty and funny!!!

Hazal said...

I love this series so much. I have a serious love for it!

Anonymous said...

Gah! I love this series so much. Every time a new one comes out I just plow through it. Shane and Claire are my *favorite* - love them.

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