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Carpe Corpus

(The Morganville Vampires #6)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  48,274 ratings  ·  1,042 reviews
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 ob
Paperback, 356 pages
Published December 10th 2009 by Allison & Busby (first published June 2nd 2009)
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Chelsea ✨Arielle’s Nebular Ally and Team Acrux✨

Soooo I finished this one way before Carve the Mark, but haven't had a chance to type out the quotes yet-But, even if the quotes don't represent it very well, this book is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE BY FAR!!!! And, if I gave you every single swoony quote, there'd be no point in reading, right?! you go. :P

Shane stood up when he saw her, which made her heart turn cartwheels, and he pulled out her chair. Eve and Michael shared an amused look.
“So cute,” Eve said. When Shane glared, she smil
Carpe Corpus is the sixth installment of Claire’s story in the Morganville series. As with the other books, Caine does a great job in keeping the action going and twisting the events when you least expect it.

In this book, Bishop’s rule comes to an endgame and the people of Morganville, humans and vampires, make a move to take back their town. Claire faces her most challenging moments as she becomes the pawn between both Amelie and Bishop. Her loyal friends, Shane, Michael and Eve are never far o
Jun 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, vampires
Wooo Hooo! I will say hands down that this is the best one yet!! Way to go Ms. Caine!! This series is so different from all the other vampire books I have read. Sure they tap into the same well at one point or another, but the creative plots and the action packed, fast-paced story takes you into a whole other level. You can't but help falling in love with this series. (And Shane and Michael of course)

I have to say that I have waited for page 120 & 121 patiently and I was totally giddy! Now, don'
Jo ★The Book Sloth★
Review on later date.... Maybe.
Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller
I always enjoy the atmosphere and mood Morganville books create, so Carpe Corpus gets a decent rating for that alone. I went into this series (a bit late than most) under the impression that there are a few different story arcs within it. With this novel, I fully expected that supposed culmination of events to really wow me… yeah, not so much. The story seemed to resolve itself so quickly that I was left feeling like I missed something. I mean, I know the books are super short, but still. What I ...more
This will be a mini-review because I have no idea what to write in the first place. So get ready for some good rambling.

Carpe Corpus, or as my good friend Google likes to call it, “seize the body” (weird, huh?) is a fancy schmancy way of playing with the old “Carpe Diem” (seize the day) gig as an analogy to Bishop being a bitch and Claire and Shane having some business time. Thank you for that one.

I liked this one better than the previous book. We’ve got more of the flip flo
MissBecka Gee
Probably my least favourite so far.
The plot developed nicely and there was plenty of Myrnin to keep me giggling.
The issue was I didn't really care for a lot of the "new" characters that were introduced.
Looking forward to seeing what happens next!
Amber J
I try to express only my most honest opinion in a spoiler-free way. Unfortunately, there is still always a risk of slight spoilers despite my best efforts. If you feel something in my review is a spoiler please let me know. Thank you.

Another wonderful addition to the series. This one wraps up a few issues from previous books, so where the book goes from here is anyone's guess, but I'm sure it will be great. I wish I could remember how old Myrnin is supposed to be physically. Cause I'm feeling ch

Something scary, something sweet, something sad, something that rhymes with sad.

That sums up the 6th of the Morganville books.

Is it me, or did it feel like a last book in the series? Not even a cliffhanger in it, which is kind of a trademark for Rachel Caine.

There's so many stuff happening, in all fronts. Some of them are typical Morganville stuff. There's a big bad villain, a feeling of disrepair, allies where you least expect them, enemies where you sure as hell expect them, a couple of nail b
Sarah Elizabeth
This was an okay story, but it was pretty dull compared to book 5.
Claire once again came across as naïve in this book, even though she seemed to have grown a little more mature in the last book. The way she expected people to just give her what she wanted with no thought to their own circumstance was just ridiculous. Has she learned nothing?

The storyline in this book was just so dull compared to the constant action of book 5. I found it pretty boring, and even the bits that were supposed to be m
Dec 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The sixth book of the Morganville Vampire series, again picking up right where the story left off in the last book. Claire and her friends, vampire and human are left fighting for their town and trying to find a cure.

This entire series just seems to be one long continuous book really, so many different things intertwined into each addition. A few things will finish with each book but others are always left up in the air. I've become hooked on finding out where the entire thing is going to lead
Oct 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook, 2019
This book was the end of the arc we've been following since the second book, dealing with the vampire disease and Bishop. I felt bad for Claire in the beginning, she was treated poorly by most of the town for being Bishop's minion, even though she was being forced into it. I am glad we saw Claire and Shane's relationship grow and move to the next level, they're such a cute couple. Mernan continues to be such a fun, interesting character. You never know what he's really thinking or who's side he' ...more
Me during most of this book:

But seriously, don't mess with my Shane!

SPOILERS >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

The tone of the books has really changed. Things have become so convoluted and messed up in Morganville. And Eve was so annoying in this one! I can understand her being angry with Clare if she didn't know that Clare was being controlled magically. The fact that she knew Claire couldn't stop herself and was still rude made me so angry. Every book Eve becomes more and more annoying!


Seriously, she acts
Feb 12, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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3.9 stars

I've actually really liked this series so far, but for this book I need to point out some 'down sides'.

Claire does some rather stupid things/ acts kinda stupid in the last half of the book. She's suppose to be really smart but she can't see what's going / happening around her even though I'm sure that pretty much anyone reading the book can and did figure out just about everything that is happening and is about to happen long before it does.
The truth has to smack her upside the head
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review:

Cover: It’s okay
Rating: PG-17
Thumbs Up: 4
Overall: On par with the rest of the series.
Characters: Well thought out.
Plot: Wrapping up some series questions and beginning anew with others.
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Recommend: Sure
Book Boyfriend: Sam/Myrnin

SUMMARY (60 words or less)

What can I say about this book, finally. And I’ll leave that at that. For those of you that have read, you know what I’m referring too. I’m glad that we are done with this plot line. I’m ready t
Bishop has taken over Morganville and Claire is under some kind of spell to serve him; however, Amelie and her forces are regrouping and forming a plan to take back their town and Claire will play an important role.

Loved it! We finally got some shit done in this book and it even ended on a happy note! (view spoiler)
I swear, I'm going to have to make a 7th star. That's for books I have to force myself to put down and not immediately reread it. Charlaine Harris' Dead and Gone came close, but this one I physically had to use one hand to remove the book from the other hand and place it down. Then I used one hand to grab the other wrist to prevent me from picking it up.

OMG was this book beyond amazing. It had an ending, an actual ending that actually left me satisfied.

Everything was incredible and I won't gush
julia ☆ [owls reads]
So many things happened in Cape Corpus I don't even know what to say???? So let's start with Claire still being naive as heck despite everything that's been going on in Morganville since she got there. Like, please connect two brain cells together so you won't get kidnapped again and hurt again. That's all I ask.

We got one big and very painful character death, which I appreciate since it ups the stakes in the series. No pun intended. There was also the introduction of a new character that promis
Dec 02, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I hate that Claire has to team up with Bishop on this one. I hate what Shane is dealing with. Michael kinda pisses me off a little in this one when it comes to Bishop but he redeems himself because afterall he is Michael. Claire has really came a long way from stumbling upon the house in the beginning to now she takes no shit from nobody - maybe Shane is wearing off on her some more. Also I love to see Shane grow he is maturing and not as hot headed and fly off the handles as he used to be. It i ...more
If I could give this book 10 stars I would. Definitely my favourite in the series and not just because of Shane and Claire (but I did read that part twice) but because of all the action, twist and turns, suspense and witty characters that you can't help but love. Adore this series and will be sad when it ends. ...more
“What’s your name?' she asked, and surprised herself. But for some reason, she wanted to know.
Dean’s brother—he hadn’t been just some nameless Bad Guy Number Four. This vampire wasn’t, either. He had a name, a history, maybe even people who cared what happened to him.
'My name is none of your business,' he said, and continued to stare out the window, even though there was nothing but blurry brick out there.
'Can I call you None for short?”

WOW! A lot has happened in this book. So many freaking twi
Jan 23, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very worthy and satisfying climax novel for the current chain of events happening in Morganville.

As climax novels are supposed to do, "Carpe Corpus" brought a lot of things to a head, weaving all kinds of suspenseful and long-awaited moments into the plot. I don't want to spoil, but there are big things happening in terms of death (I was very saddened by the death at the end), relationships (finally *wink*), and struggles for the freedom of Morganville. Vampires and humans band together to ous
Heather Dalgarno
Book 6 in the Morganville Vampires series, and I must admit I'm getting pretty bored.

For a supposed genius the main character Claire Danvers can be pretty stupid at times. Painfully obvious plot twists appear to flummox this 'braniac' and I found this particularly frustrating. Unlike some of the other Morganville books I found myself in a rush to finish this one, so that I could move onto something a bit more fun.

In this installment we see the showdown between the evil Mr Bishop and the native v
Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm)
This and my other reviews can be found at

Amelie is nowhere to be seen and Bishop is now in charge, with Shane and his dad in prison, and Eve angry at both Claire and Michael, who are Bishop’s slaves, it is up to Myrnin to save them and Morganville. This is the first book in the series to not start straight after the last; it starts a few months after. This book changes everything in this series especially Claire and Shane’s relationship. I love the ending
Maria V. Snyder
Jun 01, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm really enjoying this series. This is the first series besides Harry Potter that I've stuck with so long - 6 books is a record for me because I usually get bored with series books that go past 4 or 5 (maybe that's why I've been only writing 3 books in my series ;)

If you haven't had a chance to read this series, I suggest you do - start with Glass House and be prepared to be hooked :)
Another great installment of Morganville. Actually, this is probably my favorite one so far. I was surprised at each twist & turn the book took. And I may or may not have cried at one point. I can't wait to read the next one... And I'm not going to. I already started it. lol :) ...more
Kate Nothem
Sep 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great book in the series! Loved the character development and the more thorough introduction to Ada. Not as much action as the last book, which was nice. Love the Morganville vampires.
Wendy Darling
My favorite of the Morganville Vampire books so far...if only because there's finally some Shane action in it! ...more
Ugh. Be still my heart and its love for naughts YA paranormal novels. So. Much. Nostalgia.

Although I could do without some of the ingrained misogyny and racism, but honestly I’d be surprised if books of this time didn’t have that kind of thing in there. It’s not a lot, but Claire definitely harps on herself for being “needy” a lot and there’s one interaction with some kind of “Asian” character (assuming east Asian) who speaks something “vaguely Chinese.” *twitch* And that’s the extent of the div
3.5 stars out 5

❝Now play nicely, make-believe dead girl❞

I was mainly disappointed over the execution of Claire's tattoo force power. We saw it being used twice and it wasn't that terrible. I can't help but complain. I was expecting some corruption arc from Claire and I got nothing.

Claire and Eve had a fall-out due to Claire's 'betrayal' which was the stupidest thing I have ever heard. Claire never betrayed Eve. Eve is just trying to excuse her shitty attitude now that Michael and Shane are not a
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“Not nearly enough. Not recently, anyway.” And she was sad about that.
“I know,” he said, and kissed the back of her hand. “We’ll fix it. Get some sleep.”
“Night,” she said, and watched him walk toward the door. “Hey. How’d you get in?”
He wiggled his fingers at her in a spooky oogie-boogie pantomime. “I’m a vampire. I have secret powers ,” he said with a full-on fake Transylvanian accent, which he dropped to say, “Actually, your mom let me in.”
“Seriously? My mom? Let you in my room? In the middle of the night?”
He shrugged. “Moms like me.”
He gave her a full-on Hollywood grin, and slipped out the door.”
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