Saturday, 4 December 2010
Carpe Corpus * Rachel Caine
Carpe Corpus by Rachel Caine
'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 it's 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 had such a taste of power?'
Carpe Corpus is the sixth book by the author Rachel Caine. As there are more secrets to be uncovered the plot thickens and gets darker with every chapter.
After the arrival of Bishop, Morganville has not been quite the same, the blood bank has been set alight which means more hunting is now in order by Mr Bishop. Humans are being killed without any remorse shown and vampires are starting to rule the town.
Though Claire Danvers is in more trouble than ever and has been branded by tattoo that moves when Mr Bishop summons her, and there is no way in getting out of it. Claire has to be careful on where she goes and what she does otherwise Amelie the ex-vampire ruler will be found. And maybe killed.
The four friends are bound apart by reasons insane. Claire is forced to do Bishops dirty work and bidding. Michael has been bitten by the ever so powerful Mr Bishop and is now his slave. Shane is locked up in a cell in the middle of Morganville with his vampire hunting dad, Eve is at the Glass House wanting nothing to do with Claire, also Ameilie has disappeared without a word of where she is. Oh! And Myrnin who has sided with Bishop. Claire's life at the moment, is pretty much screwed.
Claire is now on her own and with the magical tattoo forcing her to a job she doesn't want to commit to, things are getting a little out of hand in her world. Myrnin has still got Clair trying to figure out the cure for the diseased vampires and trying to save her friends all at once. Plus trying to find Amelie for help.
Her mother and father made her live at there house across the road and think Shane is a bad influence on Claire...Her mother thinks he takes her for granted, her father just doesn't like him full stop. Hers and Shane's relationship is on the built and is slowly progressing, with a bit of heat involved.
But all things start to twist back to normal again as Claire is right back at the Glass House, the place where she belongs the most. Shane is out of jail and right by her side, Eve is talking to her again, and they find out that Michael and Myrnin are on Amelie's side and working under cover as fakes towards Bishop to try and get some clues and answers about what's going down in the town. And that there are still some of Amelie's followers true and loyal but hiding underground and in the deep of the shadows.
Morganville has started to become more dark but there it's still packed with action just like before and more running around and all four of them; Eve, Michael, Shane and Claire...are all just trying to keep their life's.
Rachel Caine's 6th book has got to be one of the Darkest I have read so far, like always she has you on the edge of your seat wanting more and staying up late at night wanting to read. You never want to put the book down (Just like all her other books) I loved this book and in some places I was shocked and in some I was just, surprised! If you have read the other Morganville books you will definitely want to read this one, it's just like the others but with more action, more suspense and also more romance. The book will not disappoint you at all.
I really enjoyed reading this book and was a great read. I would give this book 5/5 stars :)
Highly recommended for those who have read other Morganville books and also people who wish to read a good vampire book, with lots of action (and no sparkling skin :P )
So go ahead and read!
(P.S:: I know this is not the best book review I have done, I forgot what happened in the first part so I had to piece it back together again, but that's what happens...with also other bits :P)