Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Morganville Vampires vol. 3 by Rachel Caine

Title: Morganville Vampires vol. 3: Lord of Misrule & Carpe Corpus
Author: Rachel Caine
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Release Date: March 1, 2011
Publisher: NAL Trade
Pages: 464
Format: Paperback
Acquired: Bought
Interest: Series
Others in the Series: Morganville Vampires vol. 1 & Morganville Vampires vol. 2
Age Group: Young Adult
Rating: 5 Stars

Lord of Misrule

In Morganville, violent black clouds promise a storm of devastating proportions. As student Claire Danvers and her friends prepare to defend Morganville against the elements the unexpected happens: Morganville's vampires begin to vanish. Discovering why leads Claire to one last choice: swear allegiance to the evil master vampire Bishop- or die...

Carpe Corpus

An underground resistance is brewing, and in order to contain it Bishop vows to obliterate the town and all its inhabitants. Claire and her friends are the only ones who stand in his way. But even if they defeat Bishop, will the vampires go back to the old rules, after having such a taste of power?

What can I say that hasn't been said in the last two books I read (well, four actually). I really love the way they come together, because it feels like I'm only reading three books, when really I just finished six out of the current eleven that are out.

So to begin, in Lord of Misrule Bishop is about to turn the town upside and the town does a complete 180 in the next book. I love how much I hate Bishop. He is really just pure evil. And not to mention the craziness that goes on in these books. What I really like about Rachel is that she doesn't flat out tell you who is good and who is bad, besides our four main characters, you have no idea, because these vampires love to play mind games with everyone. I am literally with Claire every time she turns around and finds out that someone who was supposed to be a friend turns out to be a foe and vice verse, and then it turns out it is the opposite.

It's ridicules. But the fact that Rachel can keep such a tight hold on the complexities of the novel really makes her a wonderful author.

I won't lie, in Carpe Corpus I kept trying to figure out who was on what side, but Ms. Caine just loves to keep people guessing.

The way the last book ended was a little of a surprise to me, but since the series continues I can tell that a lot more will come up. I just want to know what will happen to all the characters, and I can't wait to see more of Claire and Shane, because they are just so adorable. Compared to the way Shane acted in the first book to now is really a huge development of a character. Not to mention Claire. I don't think I've ever seen such a tougher heroine like her before.

Michael continues to surprise me with each turn. I love how loyal Rachel stays to her character, never once breaking them away from who they are, but continues to add to them with each new book.

The story line continues to get more complex and the situations more dangerous, and honestly, the reader can never know what will happen next.

Five stars out of five for pure awesomeness.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Great review along with your other Morganville reviews! Since you gave all of them 5 stars I'll definitely need to check out this series :D