Carpe Corpus (Morganville Vampires Series #6)

Carpe Corpus (Morganville Vampires Series #6)

by Rachel Caine

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Overview

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In the small college 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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451227195
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/02/2009
Series: Morganville Vampires Series , #6
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 398,816
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile: HL680L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Rachel Caine is the author of more than twenty novels, including the "Weather Warden" series. She was born at White Sands Missile Range, which people who know her say explains a lot. She has been an accountant, a professional musician, and an insurance investigator, and still carries on a secret identity in the corporate world. She and her husband, fantasy artist R. Cat Conrad, live in Texas with their iguanas, Popeye and Darwin; a mali uromastyx named (appropriately) O’Malley; and a leopard tortoise named Shelley (for the poet, of course).

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Carpe Corpus (Morganville Vampires Series #6) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 547 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
it ties up all the loose ends, and completely satisfies what the readers want. Shane is so amazing with Claire, i love their relationship with each other, so glad it finally happens. it had me hanging on edge to figure out what would happen between the vampires and humans. it puts the drama in at the perfect times. I'm so going to reread it. Can't wait for the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Somehow, this series gets better and better with each book! Carpe Corpus had lots of unexpected turns. Love, friendship, and suspense kept my attention glued to the pages until I was finished. I'm absolutely in love with these characters...and that was only further solidified in this installment! I can't get enough of them and I'm happy to know that I'm only half way through the books (there are supposed to be 12, at least for now).
sj11 More than 1 year ago
Ohmygoddyness!! This book was completely amazing. I loved that Shane and Claire... sorry I'm not going to ruin it for those who have not read it yet. This series for me ranks higher than Twilight. I hated the cliff hanger but if you are like me and just can't wait until November 3,2009, then you can go onto her website and read the first three chapters of Fade Out. This series is utterly extraordinary!
KaylaNicole_MusicLover More than 1 year ago
Carpe Corpus is the best book yet in the Morganville Vampires series. Truthfully the begining was a bit discouraging. It kinda threw me off when i first started. Everyone was spilt up and there were so many secrets to figure out, but once you get past the all the supposed betrayls it gets better. By the end i was just so wrapped up in the story (as I have been with all the rest of the books). I can not wait for November when Fade Out is released. This wait could be worse than the wait for Breaking Dawn!
Alecsuhs More than 1 year ago
AHHH! this book was amazing. Thorughtout the book you'll just love claire and shane being together. But you start to wonder wether a certain crazy vampire is getting the hots for her. Shane and Claire's relationship gets stronger and stronger and although Claire starts to worry that they are going to fall apart. Michael and Eve's relationship does not change much but they are both still amazing. The vampires are still hardcore (except for one ;) who is getting a soft side) and Bishop is pretty scary. This book was another amazing book Rachel Caine has written. She never fails to give a exciting, thrilling novel!
Vampiregirl95 More than 1 year ago
Oh My Gosh!!!! I love this book! I couldn';t wait to read it and when I did I was left breathless. I couldn't beleive the twists in the book, they were mostly unsepecxted! I love Clarie and Shane's relationship. It's just sooo realilistic(?). Cn't wait for Fade Out!!!!
booksRawesome More than 1 year ago
The first five books were amazing, and Shane is my favorite character, and i love how he cares so much about Claire, and the fact that he won't just go with her. But for all you people who can't wait for the big moment you and Claire have been waiting for, if you read the fifth book when Shane talked to Eve he said he'd wait another year because she was only sixteen, well in the sneak peak she turns seventeen so your wait is over!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
so i have been reading this series it is so freaking awesome and claire and shane better hop in a bed and get going on the luv train cuz its been a long time that they ave been dating now. and i reallyhoping amelie will totally kick BUTT!!! freaking A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.!!! ~i luv rachel caine lol
Anonymous 10 months ago
Best book so far!! I can't wait for the next book! Read on!
halo776 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Carpe Corpus is the sixth book in Rachel Caine's popular YA series, Morganville Vampires. It isn't absolutely necessary to read the first 5 books beforehand, but honestly: why would anyone begin a series with the sixth book? If you haven't read the first 5 books, I highly recommend reading them first. The characters evolve during the series, and that's a pleasure you don't want to miss. Amelie's father, Bishop, arrived in Feast of Fools (book 4). Since then, both "teams" have been preparing for a showdown. Finally, it happens in Carpe Corpus. With all that buildup, I guess I expected more. The stage was set, Bishop began his creepy spectacle, and then it ended rather quickly. Don't be too distraught, because although things end happily (well, as happily ever after as one can get in Morganville)there are still some loose ends. I suspect we haven't seen the last of Bishop.As with the other books in the series, Rachel Caine masterfully creates an action-packed plot, describes an eerie paranormal setting, and crafts multi-dimensional characters you actually care about. Midnight Alley (book 3) introduced the character Myrnin. In my review for that book, I mentioned he's my favorite character. The same holds true in Carpe Corpus. Just when you think you have Myrnin figured out, he does something unexpected. Thankfully, he is cured in Carpe Corpus, so hopefully he'll continue to be featured in the rest of the series. Rachel Caine introduces another interesting character as well, Ada. Ada is hard to explain...neither human nor vampire, but she is extremely important to the future of Morganville. She's very mysterious and creepy, so I hope we'll uncover more of her in future installments. Shane and Claire, Michael and Eve are all still together. Shane and Claire continue to move closer to one another. (Claire deserves something positive in her life!)The city of Morganville goes through a dramatic change in this book. It was never a Norman Rockwell town, but now it is downright creepy. Rachel Caine does a fabulous job of describing these changes to the reader. I'm eagerly awaiting the next book in the series. (One note of caution: This book features a sexual situation and some strong language. The sexual scene is not graphic, and the language is not alarmingly frequent, but it is there.)
Allizabeth on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Rachel Caine's dynamic characters in the Morganville Vampires series never cease to amaze me. Especially in Carpe Corpus when all seems lost and the members of the Glass House must, again, defend the humans and vampires of Morganville against the reign of the terrible Bishop. As with all of Caine's novels, this one ends too soon - but it is a total page turner and will leave you craving more, which is great because she's already written several follow up novels in the series. If you like Twilight and other paranormal fiction you should definitely try this series. This is why I rate Carpe Corpus a 4 out of 5.
Squeex on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I am always exhausted while reading this series, but it's well worth the debilitation. Claire is always trying to do the right thing while being young, uber intelligent, in love and living in a town of vampires. Shane is in vampire jail, Michael is working for the bad guy, Eve hates her and her vampire mentor, Myrnin, is on the edge of madness. She's got to do what it takes to make things better if possible, if the good guys will let her help. This is one of my favorite series. And now this one is my favorite of the series. Each one has that 'honor' as I read it and each next one has the possibility.Highly recommedable to anyone who enjoys a well written story, vampire or otherwise. Five Texas vampires aren't all bad (and not all good) beans.....
PattyLouise on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Carpe CorpusBy Rachel CaineImagine your already weird and scary world getting just a bit more weird and scary. If you can do that you will truly know what reading Book #6 in the Morganville Vampire Series is like. I have enjoyed all the books in this series but this one was the most entertaining and thrilling. Seriously¿thrilling¿frightening¿and all consuming. Morganville and all of its residents, both human and vampire are involved in a battle for their lives. If you are on Bishop¿s side you are relatively safe and may stay alive for the time being. If you are on Amelie¿s side, you are hunted and hiding and totally wrecked and ruined¿for the time being. If you are a human¿you are pretty much just out of luck. I have to admit to my total addiction to vampire books but I truly believe that Bishop is the most evil vampire character that I have ever encountered. He shows no mercy, no compassion and delights in hatred, hurting and evil¿and his evil is the most evil of all evils. Of course this makes this book such fun to read. Claire, again, is the key character. She is so much fun especially when so many bad things happen to her. Myrnin again plays a most fascinating role. He is scary and kind and tricky and funny¿all of the things that I love in a vampires. I actually even sort of like Oliver. With Oliver you just never know which way he is going to go¿will he choose evil or good¿that is Oliver¿s mystery. Michael and Shane remain protectors. Eve emerges as a brave Goth warrior¿who will do whatever she can to help her friends.That is all that I can tell you about this book¿I think this series is fun¿and I also think the writing is exceedingly good. It has truly kept my interest. I have read nothing but this series for the last 10 days¿
OodsAteMyDingo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Wow. The four Glass Roommates are separated in this book. Claire is forced to do Bishops bidding, Michael in under his spell. Shane in jail? And Eve is in Glass House. I liked this, more action I thought then in the other books, don't get me wrong, they all had action, but this one had a little bit from everyone, and a few surprises thrown in.The only problems I have with the series is the way Caine has Claire's parents randomly popping up in the series. Now that they are in Morganville too, it's like they don't care. But when Caine brings them up, they are all like "Claire please be responsible. Sex is bad." If they were my parents I'd be living at home locked in an attic somewhere getting bread shoved under the door!That and the randomness of Eve's brother (who I believe is Jason right. J-something...) they bring him up every book, but then what?Other then that, I'm still hooked on the series. And I can't be sure (because I'm really behind writing a review, and have since long moved on to other books) but I think this might be the first book that wasn't a complete cliffhanger!! Sweet!
lewispike on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
So there's various plots in various places and poor Claire isn't really trusted by anyone - Bishop's magical mark makes her a poor bet for Amelia's side and Richard's side (which aren't quite the same) and Bishop knows she doesn't want to help him either.She wonders around in a bit of daze, aware there's lots going on and trying to find out what. Surprisingly this actually works quite well.She also turns 17, gets Shane out of jail and jumps in the sack with him. It's kind of cute actually, it's definitely a sweet making-love scene rather than hot sex.There's lots of fun about that with her parents too of course.There is a nice ending to the story as well. This could be another "End of Series" piece but there is enough in there left open that I find myself hoping it's not.
kperry on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It is no secret that I love Rachel Caine and all of the Morganville Vampire books. When comparing CARPE CORPUS to the others in the series, I'd have to say that it isn't my favorite, but is definitely worth the 4 glasses rating.The first 1/3 of the book was a little slow for me, but when the action kicked in, it went straight through to the last page of the book. As with the other books in the series, the story is best when the whole team is involved (Claire, Shane, Eve, and Michael). The banter between the group, even in the middle of an emergency situation, is a great part of the stories. The banter and normal home life activities are two things that I missed from CARPE CORPUS. The plot kept everyone separated and away from home a little more than usual.I absolutely can't wait for FADE OUT which is due out in November 2009. I can't wait to see how the relationship between Claire and Shane evolves. They are so cute together.
pacey1927 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Morganville vampire series by Rachel Caine could suck the blood from the other similar YA novels on the market. This book "Carpe Corpus" feels like an ending of sorts. Things have been moving at a heartwrenching pace since the first book "Glass Houses". This book definitely fills like a conclusion to most of those plot threads and I would have been scared except for the teaser in the back for the 7th book "Fade Out". This story picks up with the town of Morganville under the rule of a big bad vampire, Bishop, who wants only to destroy the entire town and its inhabitants. He also has Claire under a powerful magic that puts her at his beck and call. Michael is also under his influence and Eve is mad at them all and feeling betrayed. Shane and his vampire hunting dad are locked in a cell until their fates can be decided. Can the people of Morganville fight Bishop's influences and save thier town? While this book was a little slower to start then the previous volumes, once it switched into overdrive it was a non stop journey to the end. I have come to adore some of these characters, and I have felt betrayed in the past by some as well. This is a real credit to Rachel Caine's writing that she can inspire the reader to feel so much. I will point out that my stepdaughter is thirteen and has loved the series as much as I do (I am in my thirties). There is one scene between Claire and Shane where they actually go over the line I thought Rachel established for the series as far as adult content... Its not terribly graphic and I appreciate it for what it was, but I do feel its fair to give warning because it might be fine for a 15 year old reader, but I have a decision to make on whether or not to allow my 13 year old to read it. Still, this book is an example of wonderful world- building and word building. The characters are endearing to me and there isn't enough praise I can give this book. I can just say: Read It. Start with the First. Comment | Permalink
MyndiL More than 1 year ago
This book was full of excitement and confusion and a lot of warring emotions. It takes you on a ride from fear and betrayal to understanding and acceptance and then of course the dreaded cliffhanger at the end. The vampire war comes to a climax in this edition and we get to see which side will be triumphant. We get to see how many losses we must suffer in the process and how that takes it's toll on our favorite characters. Claire is still front and center and being used as a pawn by more than the people you'd expect. She gets caught in the middle time and time again and seems to be always in the wrong place at the wrong time...or is she in the right place? I love the relationship between her and the housemates. Each relationship being different, but somehow making this tightknit and unique group of friends who would do anything for one another. It's rare to find that kind of friends and it's very satisfying to read about them. I will continue to read the Morganville Vampire books and I definitely recommend them for fans of the genre.
BlkosinerBookBlog More than 1 year ago
   I wanted to read this one because I am addicted to the series, and can't get enough right now. It is nice to be able to binge on a series and not have to worry about forgetting details and having that burning need to have the next one right that second and the let down of having to wait another year or so for the characters you have fallen in love with and the romance that has your own toes tingling.     It is hard to see Claire in this one because she is serving Bishop because of the magical tattoo that he gave her that compels her to obey him. She has become an understandably outcast in Morganville for those loyal to Amelie or maybe just hates Bishop. That includes Eve, which breaks her heart and mine too because I love their tight friendship.     Shane is captured in this one, stuck in a cell with his dad because of his ties to the anti-vampire movement his dad is in charge of. Its hard having the distance between them because I love seeing them together.      One good thing in this one is that Claire is turning seventeen which means that it is not illegal for her and Shane to be together once they are finally reunited.     The betrayals and double crosses in this one had my mind spinning, but I loved how this one ended and tied up. Though, my addiction is screaming for me to go ahead and read the next one. Bottom Line: Loving this series, and nothing about this book changed that.
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As I have said I love this series andany one that likes to read about vamps should read this and the resr
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Ok i know that im pretty late on the series and things but i love this series! I never thought that i could ever read a series i love to read when i was little you had to pay me to read this series is awsome bbbbutttt sometimes in this books and in the others i wish claire would kinda grow up i mean she has a boyfriend thats like 18 and she acts like she 14 like hows shes always crying dude shut up but i do like this book and the books i have read hope that the rest are even better love this series - cookiemoster-
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