Book Review: Carpe Corpus by Rachel Caine

carpe corpus front coverCarpe Corpus is the sixth book in the Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine.

Bishop, the evil vampire determined to bring Morganville and all who oppose him to their knees, is on the hunt for a lost book of vampire secrets.  A book which contains ancient knowledge and with it, ancient power.  If the book falls into his hands, the iron grip he has over the vampires and humans of Morganville will become an even tighter stranglehold.  One not many could hope to break free from.

However, an underground resistance movement is stirring, something which Bishop fears in only as much as he can’t be bothered with the distraction.  And as such, his patience is beginning to wane…

Just what does this mean for Claire Danvers and her friends?  And will those vampires who have tasted the power that Bishop has thus far given them over the humans of Morganville be ever content to return to the way things were?

There is something quite addictive about this series.  Perhaps it is just because the books are a quick and easy read?  Perhaps it is the drama that Rachel Caine manages to get into her writing?  I’m not sure.  All I know is that once I start reading, I find it very hard to stop!

This instalment reveals much more about the complexities of how Morganville works, especially the portal network that gives secret access to certain points in the town.  The story and the characters develop nicely as the book progresses, and there are enough twists to keep you reading.  The ending was certainly unexpected.

My copy of the book also contained a Morganville Vampires short story, Murdered Out.  I love it when books contain these little extras. 🙂

I will soon be posting my review of the seventh book in the series, Fade Out.

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