Girls That Growl (Blood Coven Series #3)

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Third in Mancusi's hip, sassy vampire series, featuring the heroine of Stake That!

She's a vampire. She's also a vampire slayer. (It's a long story.) And now Rayne McDonald, Goth girl, has to carry out her most deviant mission yet: trying out for the cheerleading squad.

Rayne already has enough on her plate: her twin keeps whining about whether or not to go all the way; her mom's boyfriend is moving in; and ...

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Overview

Third in Mancusi's hip, sassy vampire series, featuring the heroine of Stake That!

She's a vampire. She's also a vampire slayer. (It's a long story.) And now Rayne McDonald, Goth girl, has to carry out her most deviant mission yet: trying out for the cheerleading squad.

Rayne already has enough on her plate: her twin keeps whining about whether or not to go all the way; her mom's boyfriend is moving in; and her man, Jareth, who's now allowed out in the sun, has turned from a dark, brooding hottie vamp into a surfer dude.

But this vampire slayer is still on the clock, and she has a new assignment. A member of the football team has disappeared-and her bosses at Slayer Inc. think the cheerleaders had something to do with it. Now they want her to infiltrate the squad and get the dirt. But first, she'll need an extreme prep makeover. If only they'd let her wear fishnets under that revolting uniform.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425217160
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/2/2007
  • Series: Blood Coven Series , #3
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 539,646
  • Age range: 18 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.12 (w) x 7.14 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Mari Mancusi used to wish she could become a vampire back in high school. But she ended up in another blood sucking  profession—journalism—instead. Today she works as a television news producer for the NBC station in Boston and has won two Emmys for her work. As if writing and TV producing weren't enough to keep her busy, Mari also enjoys snowboarding, clubbing, shopping, 80s music, and her favorite guilty pleasure—video games. She lives in the Boston area with her husband and two dogs.

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  • Posted July 13, 2010

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    Girls that Growl

    This is the third installment of the series. I finished this book in 1 day. The story is well written and the charcters are relateable. In this book Rayne is a Slayer and a Vamp and now is part of Slayer Inc. She sets out to find a cure for her Cheerleader friends (Yes, I did say Cheerleader....you see Rayne becomes a Cheerleader...Goth Girl). Anyways her Cheerleader friends have a dark secret (which Rayne finds out), and she needs to help them before something else happens. With the help of her BF Jareth set out to New England and that is when the adventure begins. You definately need to read this book you won't be sorry. If you like Buffy the Vampire Slayer; then this series is for you.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2013

    Not worth the free sample

    Tryin to read at least a pagge of it to see if I would buy it and the stupid sample ends at the table of contents. REALLY!!!!!!

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  • Posted May 2, 2013

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    Review: I can't say it enough.. I love this series! Another g


    Review:


    I can't say it enough.. I love this series! Another great addition to the series, Girls that Growl is funny, action packed, and of course a whole lot fun with some pretty hot vamps and some kick butt heroines. I just can't get enough. 


    Long Story Short:


    Rayne is now a vampire slaying no powers vamp and she is given a mission, she must become a cheerleader. haha... now that is funny. Something strange is going on with the cheerleaders and boys are disappearing. Rayne is given the task to join the cheerleaders and find out exactly what that is. The mission leads Rayne and Jareth head off to England where they meet with another coven and a wolf pack. 


    My Thoughts:


    Another awesome read. The books just keep getting better. Not only are their vamps and vamp slayers, now we have werewolves. Sounds good to me. The book was written in the same comedic style as the first two and I just think that Mari Mancusi is brilliant. I love the ironies in the story, the funny one -liners, and all the sarcastic characters. These book make me laugh out loud throughout the entire book. 


    Of course the same awesome characters appear. This book is told from Rayne's point of view and we get into her head a bit more with all her insecurities and fears. She started to have some relationship issues and he also starts to enjoy being a cheerleader and makes a friend.  She is a very strange one indeed. 


    We get to know Jareth a bit better in this book and he is a bit different too. Being about to go out in the sun after some time being a vamp has gone to his head and he is now more of a surfer dude than a brooding vamp. Quite funny actually. Either way he is hot. 


    There was a serious issue addressed in this book, cutting. I really appreciate the way the author added this in and did it in such a caring way. Sometimes these issues bring the book down and sometimes they add to the story. This time it added and it didn't take over. It was something spoken of and dealt with in a loving manner between friends and it brought out some really good things in Rayne. 


    The book is a very fast read, exciting, and just way to funny. 


    In the End:


    I think everyone should read this series and have fun with them. They are so spectacular. 

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    Posted February 4, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    Good

    I really liked it. [;

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2012

    Blaze

    Walks in

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2012

    Thor

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2012

    Fresh kill cave

    The next cave is slightly small hit big enough for prey. There isnt much to it. Grab and go! Or leave and go.

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  • Posted August 16, 2011

    Blood Coven Series #3

    Once again I loved this book. I kind of felt bad for Rayne in this book because Jareth seemed more worried about himslef than her. I understand that he was having fun being able to out in the sun again but he needed to help Rayne with the whole being a vampire thing. Anyway I think Rayne grew up a lot in this book. I think she learned a lot about herself. I like how Mari can bring different supernatural creatures into the same story and it fit in perfectly. I hope we get to see a lot more of the werewolves in the rest of the books.

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  • Posted May 23, 2011

    Girls That Growl

    Girls That Growl is the 3rd book in the Blood Coven Vampire novels by Mari Mancusi. This one is again in Rayne's point of view. She's an official vampire slayer for Slayer Inc. but she's technically supposed to be in retirement from it now that she's a vampire herself. But Mr. Teifert the U.S. Senior Vice President of Slayer Inc. has other plans for her until the new replacement is properly trained. It has been reported that the cheerleaders at Oakridge High School have been heard growling and the captain of the football team is now also missing. It's up to Rayne to save the day again and boy is that a major challenge! But of course she has her blood mate Jareth and even though he's kind of become a beach bum lately he still comes through in the end and helps her fix this new growing problem. This is a must read!!!

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  • Posted May 3, 2011

    Really good book especially if u like vampires and werewolves :)

    girls that growl was really cool and fun to read :) i never thought that werewolves would be involved in the sires. i really enjoyed reading it because Rayne and Jareth finally went on a trip to england together :) it was sad when Jareth broke up with Rayne because she was being mean to him. when Rayne went to the woods with Orphues, i said to myself don't do it Rayne you love Jareth. When she is was in trouble all of a sudden a bat came in i said could it be Jareth?? then there he was trying to save Rayne :) i got really happy when he saved her from the werewolf because i knew he wouldn't leave her alone. :)

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  • Posted March 10, 2011

    A MUST READ

    Rayne can't catch a break. from her sister sunny getting bitten instead of her to finding out she is a slayer.But now she must do the most craziest thing yet. She has to try out for the cheer leading team because one of the football players has gone missing. But what she find out is that these girls GROWL. I love this book it keeps you on your toes. I've read it over and over you just won't get tired of this book.

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  • Posted March 7, 2011

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    Don't miss out on this one. A+++++++

    Here it goes again for Rayne. Like they say:If it wasn't for bad luck,she'd have no luck at all.So once again being a Slayer,Rayne is forced into doing something that's completely out of character for her to do.Then the unexpected happens to her. And for Sunny??Major desition time for her......Mari has one heck of a imagnation.She's added something you would'nt expect for a vampire book.No words can I say to express how good"Girls That Growl" is.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2011

    Very Good Book!

    In Girls That Growl it's in Rayne's point of view. This book is suspensful, suprising, and has a bit of jokes in the dialogue. At the begining I was suprised to find out about the werewolves and at the end it was a little suspenseful, I wondering if Rayne was going to get rescued or not. This book is a wanna read book, I'd recommend it to my friends.

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  • Posted February 17, 2011

    Another Great by Mari

    In the third installment of the Blood Coven series we join Rayne again as something new....A Vampire...A Vampire Vampire Slayer but not only that..a cheerleader???? I know what your thinking Rayne a cheerleader? yeah right! but its true...at least half true, this is all part of another Slayer inc assignment you see someone has complained about hearing growling coming from the girls locker room and two star football players have disappeared without a trace. As if that wasn't enough she has other problems with what seems like everyone who is in her life, her mother's boyfriend is moving in and taking over her room, her sister is whining over and over about if she should go all the way with Magnus, and to top it off her boyfriend Jareth who is now allowed to go into the sun(long story) has gone from dark and mysterious goth vampire to surfer dude and tan! Now she must once again save the day! Can she actually pull it off? or wind up dead somewhere?


    Another Amazing book by Mari I could NOT stop reading this.

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  • Posted December 28, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    GRRRR

    i love each charcter in this book :) this is a great seires

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2009

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    A Wonderful Book from a 1337 (LEET) Author!

    Girls that Growl is an awesome book. Mari Mancusi has done some of her best work on this book. I stayed up until 3am reading this book because I could simply not put it down. There are so many twists and turns in the plot that I was on the edge of my seat (figuratively) the whole time. More people need to read this book because we can't let wonderful fiction go unnoticed. That would just be cruel. Read this book, I promise it's to die for!

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  • Posted March 7, 2009

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    Cheerleaders are people to - well sort of.

    Rayne must find out whats going on with the cheerleaders - now her slayer mission makes her become a cheerleader. On a deeper level it shows the cheerleaders on the squad as normal - just like everyone else with doubts, insecurities and problems so in that sense I congratulate them but the story doesn't feel all that original. The series seems to be ok, not great but not bad - it doesn't really make you think much and it uses humor to make it a little more entertaining, it's an OK read overall.

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  • Posted October 30, 2008

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    Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for TeensReadToo.com

    When we first met Rayne McDonald, she was getting ready to become a vampire, only to have those dreams taken away from her when the guy who was supposed to transform her bit her twin sister instead. Then she discovered that her destiny wasn't to become a vampire but to slay the bad ones. So she then joined Slayer, Inc. to fulfill her destiny, only to have one of her missions bite back -- literally. And the vampire who bit her, Maverick, infected her with a virus, and the only way to be saved was for Jareth to change Rayne into a vampire. But now both are infected, and Rayne is on leave since Slayer, Inc. just can't ruin their image by having a vampire as one of their employees. <BR/><BR/>The good thing is that Rayne and Jareth can stay in the sun. The bad news is, they are pretty much the weakest vampires out there, physically. <BR/><BR/>Now back in school, Rayne thinks she doesn't have any problems to worry about. That is, until Slayer, Inc. decides to give Rayne another mission. <BR/><BR/>Turns out that the star football player at Rayne's school, Mike Stevens, is missing, and the cheerleaders are the suspects, since it seems like they aren't just regular cheerleaders, since regular cheerleaders aren't usually werewolves, too. So now Slayer, Inc. wants Rayne to be a little less goth and a bit more preppy, and to try out for the cheerleading squad, which would makes this the worst mission EVER! Of course Rayne can't deny the mission, since she still has the nanovirus which Slayer, Inc. injected into her bloodstream, and if it were released, the tiny wood inside the virus would go straight to her heart. And Jareth, who is now able to stay in the sun, begins to spend more time at the beach, trying to go from pale to super tan. <BR/><BR/>This is one story that's sure to keep you one your toes. Although fully satisfying, GIRLS THAT GROWL leaves you thirsty for more.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    an amusing teenage vampire tale

    Goth girl Rayne McDonald has the worst of both worlds as she is a vampire slayer who recently became a vampire. Rayne has enough to deal with her Sunny sister, her mom, and their respective boyfriends Magnus and David. Finally adding to her already raging hormonal confusion is her dark nocturnal vampire boyfriend Jareth who has become a Beach Boy surfer.----------- However, now Rayne¿s slayer handler orders her to perform her most dangerous complex mission to date. She must go undercover as a cheerleader in order to investigate the disappearance of two football players that Rayne thought should have been sacked. Apparently the only suspects are the cheerleaders, whom she must interrogate but to the squad members one must letter in sports to be a cheerleader. Using what a teen does best: extortion she gets on the team, but realizes her new teammates are weirder than vampires riding the surf in sunlight without proper lotion.------------ As with BOYS THAT BITE and STAKE THAT!, GIRLS THAT GROWL is an amusing teenage vampire tale starring a fascinating high school student who believes her current assignment is too dangerous as no outsider wants to join the in cheerleader squad. The story line is fast-paced, but focuses on the rain in Rayne¿s life as she has sibling issues, mommy troubles (even lost her bedroom to mom¿s latest boy toy), her own boyfriend tsuris, but worst is dealing with the squad. Young adults will enjoy growling along side of this vampire slayer who has no time left for homework.------- Harriet Klausner

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