Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Carpe Corpus - Rachel Caine


Genre :
Fantasy, Young adults

Series : The Morganville Vampires : Glass Houses, The Dead Girls' Dance, Midnight Alley, Feast of Fools, Lord of Misrule, Carpe Corpus

American publisher : NAL Jam : Allison & Busby : 6,99£

Welcome to Morganville, Texas. Don't stay out after dark.
In the small college town of Morganville, vampires and humans lived in (relative) peace - until all the rules got rewritten when 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 be content to go back to the old rules after having had such a taste of power?

What I think

Things are happening in Morganville. In Lord of Misrule, we stopped to a crucial point in the plot which finds its ending in Carpe Corpus. There is other books announced after this one, and I'm curious to see where things will lead after that, because the end of Carpe Corpus seems like a real ending.

After Bishop succeeds in taking Claire and so touching Amelie, a resistance is brewing underground. Claire doesn't have another choice than to obey Bishop, but Shane is imprisoned. She tries to make him free, she will succeed with Myrnin's help, whom she believed to be a traitor. I really love Myrnin, we never know what he'll do next, and he plays a double act to the end. I must admit that I was glad he stayed with the good ones (well everything's relative).
Despite the war between the two clans of vampires, things end well. Bishop is ousted, but I believe we will hear from him again.

Let's talk romance now. Claire is 17! Yeah! And Shane can't resist;o) What? That's really important too, don't you think?

I could wait for the next volume without eating my nails, because for once Rachel Caine doesn't stop in the middle of the plot!

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