Carpe Corpus Chapter One (The Morganville Vampires #6)

Carpe Corpus Chapter One (The Morganville Vampires #6)


Genres: FantasyYoung Adult

Status: Full

Updated date: 01:27:51 10/08/2022

Description "Carpe Corpus Chapter One (The Morganville Vampires #6)"

"Happy birthday, honey!" In the glow of the seventeen candles on Claire's birthday cake, her mother looked feverishly happy, wearing the kind of forced smile that was way too com mon around the Danvers house these days. It was way too common all over Morganville, Texas. People smiled because they had to, or else. Now it was Claire's turn to suck it up and fake it. "Thanks, Mom," she said, and stretched her lips into something that didn't really feel like a smile at all. She rose from her chair at the kitchen table to blow out the candles. All seventeen of the flames guttered and went out at her first puff. I wish . . . She didn't dare wish for anything, and that, more than anything else, made frustration and anger and grief roll over her in a hot, sticky wave. This wasn't the birthday she'd been planning for the past six months, since she'd arrived in Morganville. She'd been counting on a party at her home, with her friends. Michael would have played his guitar, and she could almost see that lost, wonderful smile he had when he was deep in the music. Eve, cheerfully and defiantly Goth, would have baked some outrageous and probably inedible cake in the shape of a bat, with licorice icing and black candles. And Shane . . . Shane