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Carpe Corpus – Rachel Caine
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June 3, 2009 posted by Nikki

Carpe Corpus – Rachel Caine

Carpe Corpus is the sixth book in Rachel Caine’s popular Morganville Vampires series.

For Bishop, it seemed easy.
“No,” said Shane. “No,
stop.’”
Right there, right in front of them Frank Collins coughed, choked, and came back to life. It looked painful, and it seemed to take forever for the thrashing and the screaming to stop.
When it did, he wasn’t Frank Collins. Not anymore.

Morganville has always been a pretty shady place to live. But that was before Bishop rolled into town; now it’s something much worse. Boys and girls, welcome to hell.

Carpe Corpus finds Claire Danvers in more trouble than ever before. Her boyfriend is locked up in jail, Eve isn’t talking to her, Amelie appears to have lost her nerve (and control of the town) and Michael has switched teams, preferring to ride with Bishop and his bad boys. Things couldn’t get much worse than that, right?

Wrong.

Bishop is out for blood – anyone’s blood. Morganville is headed for a full-scale war, and poor little Claire is right in the thick of it. With Amelie out of action, Claire now works for Bishop – a fact that she utterly despises. But things don’t stay that way for long, and before she even realises what’s happening she’s back at the Glass House, Shane is out of prison, and they’re all fighting for their lives. Again.

People die. Vampires die. Tears are shed. Bonds are broken, and eternity is stolen from a few worthy contenders. But there is also hope, too. Claire learns that love can heal even the deepest wounds. Oh boy, can it ever. Love is perfect, even if ‘perfect’ isn’t what everyone always said it was.

Carpe Corpus
taught me not to underestimate the underdog – which I suppose is the whole point of an underdog anyway. It’s those sneaky characters that lurk in the shadows that really take you by surprise. In more freaking ways than one. There were so many things that were right under our noses, so many things that I should have anticipated, that I just didn’t. I suppose Rachel has done her job well, as I was so distracted by what was right in front of my face, so caught up in the now, that I forgot to ask those questions like “hey, what’s he doing here?”

Carpe Corpus
stays true to the Morganville way of things. I guarantee that you’ll be on the edge of your seat while you read. I guarantee that there are at leat two scenes that you’ll re-read – over and over and over. And I guarantee that when you get to the last page, and you realise that you’re going to get at least some closure this time, that Rachel isn’t going to leave you mid-scene with your mouth hanging wide open in shock, you’ll be smiling for days. I was. In fact, I think I still am!

Rating:: ★★★★★

Check out our review of the previous Morganville book, Lord of Misrule, here