Monday 5 October 2009

Carpe Corpus: The Morganville Vampires - Rachel Caine

Carpe Corpus: The Morganville Vampires - Rachel Caine

Pages: 356
Publisher: Allison and Busby
Release Date: 12th October 2009

Other Titles in the Series: Glass Houses (my review), The Dead Girls' Dance (my review), Midnight Alley (my review), Feast of Fools (my review), Lord of Misrule (my review), Fade Out (04/01/10)

In the small 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?

It’s no secret that I’ve loved all of the Morganville Vampire books, and Carpe Corpus only strengthened.

Now, it’s also no secret that I love Shane, but I never really say very much about the other characters. So here we go: Eve is hilarious, feisty and a fantastic best friend, Michael is fiercely protective and quite fabulous, Sam is one of the sweetest vampires ever and I, strangely, really like Amelie. She’s strong, powerful, and does have a softer side, even if she does hide it.

As always with this series, Carpe Corpus is incredibly fast-paced and the action never stops. There’s a sense of sultry danger about these books that I absolutely adore. And if I remember correctly, Carpe Corpus is the only book in the series that has a happy ending without a cliffhanger. It felt like an ending, but I know that there’s going to be another, Fade Out, and then two more.

When I read the back cover of Carpe Corpus, I got a nice surprise; an exclusive Morganville story included for UK readers only. It was short, sweet and in the point of view of my favourite character. Shane! I loved the sneaky peek into his mind.

I really loved Carpe Corpus and I can’t wait to get my teeth stuck into Fade Out.



  1. I haven't read any of this series but your reviews are really tempting me! I love the sound of the exclusive story, too. Great review - thanks!

  2. Great review! Is it the short story from the Immortal anthology (Dead Man Stalking), or a new one? We haven't had this in at work yet, so haven't seen it!

  3. Jenny - I don't think so, but I haven't read the one in the Immortal anthology. What's it about?

  4. i love the morganville series aswell
    but i live in england
    but i figured out a way to get fade out so now i read that i can wait for kiss of death!! chapter 1 is on her website!!!


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