Stake That! (Blood Coven Series #2)

Stake That! (Blood Coven Series #2)

by Mari Mancusi

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ISBN-13: 9780425212103
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/05/2006
Series: Blood Coven Series , #2
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.29(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range: 16 - 18 Years

About 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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Stake That 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 112 reviews.
Intrigued_by_Romance More than 1 year ago
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.
sstar1995 More than 1 year ago
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*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
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.

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.

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.

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"....
Guest More than 1 year ago
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 !
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
TheLibraryhag on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In this installment it is Goth sister Rayne who is front and center. Her twin, Sunny is no longer a vampire but is dating the head vampire. And Rayne, well she is the slayer. Yep that is right. The twin who wants to be a vampire is now their bitter enemy. Well, at least the enemy of the "bad Vampires". Rayne and a hunky vampire join forces to find out what is happening on the dark side of town.I really enjoyed this book. It is very funny and touching at the same time. Can't wait to read the next one.
LindaTownsend More than 1 year ago
Stake That! by Mari Mancusi is a saucy teenage romance sautéed with blood, vampires, and humor. It is the second installment in Mari’s Blood Coven Vampire series, but can be enjoyed as a standalone if that is your preference. Just know that the first book, Boys that Bite, set up the author’s Blood Coven world and there are interconnected characters. The previous book focused on the story of human Sunny and vampire Magnus in which Sunny was accidentally bitten by Magnus, who’d been slated to bite Sunny’s twin, Rayne. Stake That! takes up right where Boys that Bite left off with Rayne’s story. Sunny and Magnus do make several appearances within this second book and it was great catching up with them. As this story opens, Rayne learns that she’s actually the chosen one, Slayer Inc’s newest vampire slayer. There’s several downsides to this destiny, most notably that Rayne aspires to be a vampire herself (conflict of interest?) and that her twin sister is in love with Magnus, the vampiric head of the Blood Coven. Rayne’s first assignment as the slayer is to investigate Maverick, an evil vampire who is plotting to take out Magnus. While checking out Maverick’s seedy vampire club, Rayne is stunned to meet Magnus’ second in command, General Jareth of the Blood Coven Army, there. After some initial confusion, she discovers that Jareth is also on assignment working undercover at Magnus’ behest. Even though they both aspire to the same goal, there’s no love lost between Rayne and Jareth. Forced to partner up, will the two be able to work together to bring down Maverick before they become targets themselves? In the first book, Rayne was trouble and not a favorite character of mine. This story is told from Rayne’s POV, and in a surprising turnaround, I found her to be the more exciting storyteller. While Sunny is Ms. Goody Two-Shoes, Rayne’s mojo is rules are made to be broken. As a character, she’s funny, snarky and kick-ass. She grows up quickly in this book and I look forward to seeing her mature into her character even more in the next book, Girls that Growl. Then, there’s Jareth. He sports a deep, sexy, English accent and is the most gorgeous Goth guy Rayne has ever seen, short-circuiting her brain and taking her breath away. However, Jareth has long-standing relationship issues and, to say that he is averse to ever having a blood mate, is describing his avoidance mildly. This tale chronicles their enemies to more-than-friends story. This tale is exciting with a simple plot and works perfectly as an easy escape read. I confess to laughing out loud multiple times at the author’s inherent sarcastic wit while reading it. The story has Buffy overtones – but, despite some similarities, it’s far from a Buffy retelling. There’s also plenty of enjoyable fan references to the Lost Boys and even a few to Alice in Wonderland. Mari’s writing is engaging and easy to follow. The romance is YA . The ending is sweet and quite satisfying. Now, I can’t wait to dive into Girls that Growl next for more Rayne and Jareth! I would recommend this series to all ages who relish entertaining YA paranormal fantasies. My full review is posted at Reading Between the Wines Book Club. Please check it out there!
Scorn9 More than 1 year ago
Mari Mancusi's 2nd novel in the Blood Coven Vampire series is an excellent read. I fell in love with this series when I was much, much younger than I am now (aka high school era), but rereading this series has made me fall in love with Mari all over again. And with the introduction of Once Upon a Vampire into this series (kind of...it's in the same universe, so it's the same series, I geuss?) I had to go back and reread to get a feel of these books again (and just because I love them. I can't help it!). This book is full of sassy, snarky teenage angst with a splash of vampires, blood and comedy. It may be labelled YA, but it's a great read for anyone who doesn't want something that is going to make your brain explode. It's an easy read with a fast yet simple plot and it's absolutely delightful. I was hooked when I first read them, and I'm hooked reading them yet again. Mari has a great style and tone in her writing that makes it really easy to read her books, fall in love with the characters and stay interested. I find these stories have an easy to follow plot and it's well thought out. It doesn't get boring since it keeps moving as a fast yet leisurely pace. They are thoroughly enjoyable at any age, and don't require any advanced theorizing. This book follows Rayne's story, and it's a wonderful read and continuation of this series. It's a definite recommendation from me!! Keep in mind - this series is narrated by sassy, silly teenagers who over exaggerate life's problems (like any other teenager, let's be honest guys. I thought the world was going to end in high school too when everything didn't go perfect!). So, you've been warned!! It's not a serious adult novel, it's a fun YA novel that adults can read and enjoy as well. Overall, this series is fun! I really hope Mari continues on writing more books within this universe because it's nice reading something light-hearted and sweet! Five out of five stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Didnt like this one at all i got so counvusd from it
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BloodCovenFan-Jordan More than 1 year ago
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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This was one of the bestest books i have read in my entire life. The best part was tha it was in raynes point of veiw. This is the second time i have read this book and i still am addicted to it. I for one am a vampire fan and will read any vsmpire book i can lay my hands on. When jareth first came into raynes life i knew thy where gonna be the perfect couple. When jareth bit her i immididiatly knew the were gonna be together. I mean who wuldnt..... right? I mean they are the perfec couple. You can also twll jareth is in love th her because he kisses her.... full on touge. I mea if you want to kiss just so you dont get in trouble all you have to do is kiss the person..... not full on french kiss them in a suductive mannee.... mean like really? Any way. If jareth existed in my world and he asked me to be his forever i would soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo say yes. Sorry or te exesive o's but the helped express what i thouht.... you know? Sometimes they are just nessacary. Oh and when raynes dad didnt show up for the party i felt really sad for the twins. I mean like really you dont diss your own daughters on there seventeenth birthday. Come on that would suck soooo much if my dad did that to me.... anyone would think that. And when rayne got infeted with the virus i was like nooooooooooooooooooo.. she finaly found mr. Right and she ends up dying.... well almost..... really? You cant just do that in a book. And when her dad showed up i cryed sooo much. Youll have to read the rest to find out if she lives or not! But read the series.... they are amazing
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sweet_heart_52_9 More than 1 year ago
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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