Stake That! (Blood Coven Series #2)

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A fresh voice and fresh blood - it adds up to one very sassy vampire series...

Sisters. They'll swipe your clothes, your boyfriends, your destiny. But it wasn't exactly Rayne's twin Sunny's fault. Magnus, a vamp hottie and coven leader, mistook Sunny for Rayne last month and bit her instead. Now they're doing the inter-species dating thing.

Turns out that for every generation, there's a Vampire Slayer - and this time around, it just happens to ...

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Overview

A fresh voice and fresh blood - it adds up to one very sassy vampire series...

Sisters. They'll swipe your clothes, your boyfriends, your destiny. But it wasn't exactly Rayne's twin Sunny's fault. Magnus, a vamp hottie and coven leader, mistook Sunny for Rayne last month and bit her instead. Now they're doing the inter-species dating thing.

Turns out that for every generation, there's a Vampire Slayer - and this time around, it just happens to be Rayne MacDonald. Her first mission: infiltrate a seedy vamp bar downtown and expose its vampire owner for purposely spreading a blood disease he created himself - a task almost harder than passing trig.

After going it alone once, Rayne realizes she needs help. So Magnus sends his sexy Goth buddy Jareth to go undercover with her. And, frankly, Rayne wouldn't mind going under the covers with him. Maybe fate doesn't bite after all...

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425212103
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/5/2006
  • Series: Blood Coven Series , #2
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 704,421
  • Age range: 18 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.02 (w) x 7.12 (h) x 0.77 (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 12, 2010

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    Definately a must read

    I finshed reading the first book "Boys that bite" and I have to admit that I started reading this book right after. After things kind of settle down with her sister (Sunshine), Rayne decides to pursue her dream of becoming a Vampire. She meets this truely Amazing person Jareth (who is a Vampire). Never judge a book by its cover....You definately have to read this book! I truely like the way these stories are written...It is kind of cool the way this particular book was written (In blog format), it makes it more personable. It seems like there is a love interest for each of the MacDonald women....even mom. Now that is cool.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 21, 2009

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    OM EFFING G!!!!!! BEST BOOK! I LOVE IT!!!!!

    Okay, so i just got it today and im done with it, the writing was witty and the banter in it . . . HILARIOUS! I couldn't put it down!I wish I could go back to Barns and Noble to get the other book, Girls That Growl. I loooooove this book so much! im gonna read it again tomorrow during french, cause its a half day and we aren't doing anything other than watching a movie in french . . . w/o english subbs BTW, so we don't know what their saying most of the time. *sigh*

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2008

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    Perfect <3

    this book was one of my favorite vampire books of all time. compared to twilight this book is still a 5 out of 5 stars from me which is saying alot! Sunny and Rayne are too completly different sisters who end up in eachothers dreamlife (in a way). many readers can relate to these not-so-everyday problems and have a good laugh as well as cry because this book will take your emotions for a ride (in a good way!) the writing is exelent and you'll think you watching a movie its so detailed

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 17, 2008

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    Reviewed by Sally Kruger, aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com

    STAKE THAT! is Mari Mancusi's sequel to BOYS THAT BITE. Mancusi is back with fun characters, plot twists and turns, and humor any teen (or adult) will appreciate. <BR/><BR/>The story of twins Sunshine and Rayne continues with the focus on Rayne's adventures. Mostly written in "blogging" style complete with comments at the end of the posts, Rayne brings readers up-to-date on the girls' vampire dilemmas. <BR/><BR/>In this second book, Rayne is faced with her new role as a vampire slayer. She's learning everything, from which vampires are which to the art of carving her own wooden stake. To complicate matters she must work with Jareth, a vampire who makes Rayne's head spin. <BR/><BR/>Add to the adventures a love interest for the girls' mother, a dangerous, unknown vampire virus, and continued confusion about their absent father, and Mancusi once again grabs teen readers and has them begging for more. Fans of BOYS THAT BITE will not be disappointed with the direction the story is headed, only with the fact that they'll have to wait for the story "to be continued"....

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2007

    i love these books sooo much !!!

    i loved seeing things from raynes view !!! she is soo funny !!!and sees thing so differently from all other people ...i laughed my but off and i cried ! it was just such a great book and a great second to boys that bite i sooo cant wait till girls that growl come out !!!i cant wait to see what happens next i really recommend this book to those who love vamp books its every thing that i love in a book !!!to a tee and IM SOOO HAPPY i bought it and YOU WILL TOO !

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2006

    Stake That

    Well, I just finished Stake That! by Mari Mancusi. This one and the prequel, Boys That Bite, are just so easy to read. I love them. The first one was from the point of view of Sunny, the 'good' sister who was accidently bitten by a vampire, Magnus, who was supposed to bite Rayne, the 'goth' sister. Now, how could he mistake one sister for another you ask? Well, the are identical twins. So, of course, Sunny is NOT thrilled to be becoming a vampire so she teams up with Magnus and they find a way to reverse the process. Stake That! is written from Rayne's point of view. She is now waiting again on the list for a blood mate so she can continue with the process of becoming a vampire. She finds out though, that she is a vampire slayer. This is the worst news she could ever get since she totally doesn't want to kill any vampires because she doesn't want to get on their bad side since she really wants to be one some day. She is sent on a dangerous mission to find out about the vampire that is trying to over throw Magnus as the leader of the vampire coven by spreading a virus that takes away all vampire powers and kills humans that get infected. To help her in this quest she is assigned a vampire named Jareth to help her. At first, neither of them is excited about working with the other, but eventually they realize they are in love!!! Anyway, Rayne is in very dangerous situations in this story and comes very close to dying. In order to see how she gets out of this predicament, you'll need to read Stake That! by Mari Mancusi! It is a joy!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2013

    Worst

    Didnt like this one at all i got so counvusd from it

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  • Posted July 14, 2012

    This without a doubt my favorite book in this series! It has jus

    This without a doubt my favorite book in this series! It has just the right about of Action, and Romance. The author really knows how to make you want to read more! I say anyone who hasn't read this book definitely needs to!

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  • Posted July 27, 2011

    Blood Coven Series

    This is the secon time I have read this book and once again it had me from the beginning to the end. I liked how this one was from Rayne's point of view. I think we got to know Rayne better that way. Again I liked the titles for each of the chapters. I love Jareth I can't wait to see more of him in the next books I am so looking forward to reading the third book in the series.

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  • Posted May 23, 2011

    Stake That

    Stake That is the 2nd book in the Blood Coven Vampire novels by Mari Mancusi. It's written from (Rayne McDonald) Rayne's point of view. At the very end of Boys That Bite you learn that Rayne finds out she has a new destiny. In this book you learn what that destiny is, how she deals with it, and what other interesting twists and turns happen in her life. I enjoyed the different writing style in it with the blog entries, friend comments, and also the World of Warcraft convos, and IM chats. Very unique book. You've got to be up on your chat lingo though or it could be confusing to some readers. If you like teen/young adult vampire books this is definitely one to get!

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  • Posted May 2, 2011

    Good book u must read it :)

    when i read stake that i was like rayne cant be a slayer because she wants to be a vampire. when i got more into the book i was yay Rayne is starting to fall in love with Jareth when they first kissed when they were hiding. when they first meet i thought he was prefect for her :) when Jareth was telling his story to Rayne i felt bad because he lost this family. i got happy when he told Rayne that he loves her and she said i love you too Jareth. when Rayne was dying because of the virus i was aw rayne but then Jareth came back and told her that he wanted her to be his blood mate i was happy :) i recommend this book to everybody but read boys that bite first.

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  • Posted April 29, 2011

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    FUN-FAST READ!

    Found myself liking this book! so much even maybe a little more than the first one!
    I think it was because about identifying myself with Rayne not in the goth department but in her personality!!loved her and Jareth, Mancusi seems to like the plot where guys-meets-girl-hate-her girl-meets-boy-and-hate-him then guy-girl-fall-in-love kind of romance!
    anyways!! I can't say much more about the book but that it is definitely an enjoyable read where you will find yourself either laughing so hard or rolling your eyes or simply crying because you're too silly like myself!! crying for everything and everyone!!
    This book has everything you look for in a fast/hilarious read!! one you won't regret reading! and once you finish it you just can't help but want to read the next one just to see how Mancusi will develop the whole Girls that Growl thing!!!
    5/5!

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  • Posted March 15, 2011

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    I'd recommend grabbing this one for a fun and quick read.

    I thought the maturity level of this book was a little better than the first book in the series Boys That Bite, but not by much. I felt like I could understand Rayne's personality more than I could her sister Sunshine. Thankfully this book was told from Rayne's point of view. I thought it was clever that the majority of the story was told as blog entries. It made for a great avenue of story telling. The humor was great. It fit well with Rayne's personality and I laughed out loud a lot! It turns out that Rayne has a lot of personal issues she dealing with but she keeps her feelings suppressed. But after she meets Jareth, she finds out he has issues of his own which makes them a good match for each. Rayne and Jereth relationship is funny and I liked how Mancusi wrote the ending. The conclusion was justified and I'm curious as to how it will effect the next 3 books in the series.

    The progression of the story moved smoothly and I didn't feel like the story dragged any. Even thought the maturity level is a little lacking for me, I found this story to be a fun read and if you've already started this series, I'd recommend grabbing this one for a fun and quick read.

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  • Posted March 3, 2011

    A must read!

    This book is about a girl named Rayne whose always wanted to be a vampire and had come so close but a mistaken identity occured with her twin sister sunny, who was bite instead of her. Now Rayne is back and trying to become a vampire is going to be much more difficult when she finds out she is a vampire slayer who was chosen at birth! Rayne must stop a bad vampire who is trying to spread a disease to the vampire and the humans that they feed off. This is such an amazing book. You just can't but it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2011

    This is a wanna read book

    Stake That is my favorite book so far in the Blood Coven series. In this book there is a small romance brewing in the circle of all chaos. Jareth is soo mysterious but underneeth the guardian wall he has up is a guy who is looking for love. Through out this book there was suspense, I was always wondering what was going to happen? Is their cover going to get blown? The action then cool, sweet ending was amazing. This is a book you'll love to keep rereading, I know I do.

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  • Posted March 2, 2011

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    "Do Not" Miss this one A+++++++

    Poor Rayne...She just can't catch a break or does she??? 5 Fangs up for Mari Mancusi. She's done it again with the second book of the Blood Coven Vampire Novels, "Stake That". Not only did she write a excellent book, she wrote it in a way that I've never seen done before. "The Blood Coven Vampire Novels" are turning out to be one if the best series I've read! "DO NOT" miss out on reading this series,or "ELSE" !

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  • Posted February 17, 2011

    Another great book by Mari

    In Stake That we join Rayne as she thinks she is getting her life back together after the whole Sunny gets bit by Rayne's Blood mate....WRONG! Rayne suddenly learns that she is in fact next in line to become the next vampire slayer and there is nothing she can do about it because if she refuses a blood virus will instantly kill her. On Rayne's first assignment she must get to the bottom of and expose a vampire running a blood bar for what he has planned and of course stake him!. There Rayne meets a guy named Jareth who is apparently the hottest guy Rayne has ever seen and is a close right hand man to Magnus, Rayne then discovers that Jareth is also investigating the blood bar. However on the other hand Jareth and Rayne don't exactly get along with each other at first but they must grin and bare it as they team up to take down the blood bar owner. As if things couldn't get worse Rayne AND Sunny start to believe that Mom's new boyfriend is actually a bad vampire as well so the twins team up to try to take down the "evil vampire" by pulling off a bunch of vampire tricks such as the garlic trick, and the holy water burning the skin trick.


    My Rating of this book is top notch! another amazing book by Mari I really dont know how she does it all of her books are amazing and I would recommend this book to everyone!

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  • Posted July 8, 2010

    Unbearable

    Today I finished the most outrageous,realistic,and understandable book ever, Stake That. I never thought that this book would be so realistic and detailed so much that it was as if I was on the beach with Jareth and Rayne at midnight hour watching the silk like waves beat down as if they were gentle giants. It actually helped me, yes helped me. It was already tough enough to walk in the stupid cruches and I had to keep this big heavy knee brace around my knee because I dislocated my it. But it wasn't to bad after all I got the chance to read Stake That, the most outrageous and realistic book. My two favorite parts were when Jareth and Rayne were on the beach after she was injected with the virus. It was as if I was taking Rayne's place or watching them from a birds eye veiw, steping in the sand watching it overcome my toes and feet. My second favorite part was the part were Rayne is in bed and her Dad and Jareth come to see her. It was so touching and again realistic and emotional. This has,so far, been the best book yet.

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  • Posted May 29, 2010

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    So Confused

    I wanna read this series can someone tell me how the order goes?

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  • Posted March 27, 2010

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    A killer second to an amazing series.

    This is the second installment of the Blood Coven series, and its only gets better. After the misfortune of almost have a vampire sister Rayne decides to try again for the vampire life, but before she can she finds out something CRAZY. SHE IS TO BE THE NEW SLAYER...This is of course just in time for a baddy vamp to spring into town spreading a mysterious blood desease that is weakening vampires, and killing off humans. Will she find out who it is? Will she ever become a vampire?

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