Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Review: Feast of Fools, Lord of Missrule, and Carpe Corpus (Morganville Vampires #4-6)

Welcome to Morganville, Texas. Just south of normal. Don't stay out after dark.

Feast of Fools, Lord of Missrule, and Carpe Corpus, by Rachel Caine, make up the second trilogy of the Morganville Vampires. I labeled these specific three books as the "Mr. Bishop" saga.

Feast of Fools

In the college town of Morganville, vampires and humans have learned to live in relative peace. Still, students like Claire Danvers know that after dark, studying can take a back-seat to staying alive. But the tenuous good neighbor policy is really turned on its head with the arrival of Mr. Bishop.....

Lord of Misrule

IN the college town of Morganville, vampires and humans have coexisted in (relatively) bloodless harmony...until the arrival of Bishop, a master vampire who threatens to put the evil undead and smash the fragile peace. But Bishop isn't the only threat....

Carpe Corpus

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?

I enjoyed reading the "Mr. Bishop" trilogy in the Morganville Vampires series. In a matter of three stories, Claire became an incredibly brave young woman who not only saved the town but also her family and friends. Although she can be naïve and troublesome (she just turned seventeen), I believe her strong faith and determination helps her persevere through the most difficult (even life-threatening) situations. While she is not from Morganville, she has become entangled with the city's secrets and functions. As a result, I don't think she will be leaving Morganville anytime soon. Despite several sacrifices, humans have equal rights to vampires. In the post-Bishop Morganville, it is only a matter of time before trouble brews again.

Stay tuned for the seventh novel in the Morganville Vampire series, Fade Out.

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