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Stake That (Blood Coven Vampire #2)

3.98  ·  Rating Details ·  5,311 Ratings  ·  203 Reviews
Two sisters—as different as the sun and the rain. For one, getting into the Blood Cover is to die for, but it seems destiny has something else in mind...

Rayne McDonald had it all figured out. Get turned into a vampire, become the mate of the Blood Coven leader, and live the high-life for all eternity. Too bad the head vamp took a bite out of her twin sister by mistake. Now
Paperback, 288 pages
Published December 5th 2006 by Berkley (first published December 1st 2006)
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Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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Mar 29, 2010 Lea rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: 14 and up
The first book in this series, Boys that Bite, told the story of what happened after Rayne's sister Sunny was accidentally bitten by a vampire who'd intended to bite Rayne. In book two, Rayne discovers that instead of the vampire that she has always longed to be, she's actually the chosen one, Slayer Inc.'s newest vampire slayer. Her first assignment: find out what evil vampire Maverick is up to as he plots to take down Magnus, the leader of the Blood Coven (and Sunny's boyfriend). Rayne teams u ...more
Jahlia ((thing 10 Evil 1))
Jul 17, 2011 Jahlia ((thing 10 Evil 1)) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who want a good laugh
Recommended to Jahlia ((thing 10 Evil 1)) by: The series
These books are needless insults to vampires. They are abominations to buffy the vampire slayer, they are worse than every pansy vampire you've ever heard of. Even the sparkly ones. Yes, they are worse than this.

The funny thing is, they know it. Yes, Mari macusi is making fun of vampires. Very plainly, in front of our faces. Another funny thing, this is exactly what makes these books so awesome. The author is making fun of vampire books and giving us a great story about a rather brash and volati
Feb 06, 2011 Starry rated it it was amazing
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.
Rayne teams up with Jareth, second in command to Magnus and a vampire who is not impressed with Rayne. Can Rayne slay the evil vampire and find out what is bothe
Apr 15, 2010 Chrystal rated it did not like it
It's like Vampire Kisses, too awful to handle.
Jan 29, 2011 Amy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Feb 25, 2011 Starzee rated it it was ok
I really wanted to love this book. Honestly, I did. The storyline had great potential as did the characters but it all just fell short. Way short. Not only was the plot unbelievable and all too convenient, but Rayne, Jareth, Magnus, Maverick - heck, all the characters really, lacked depth and proper portrayal. If it wasn't for the humour I would have only given it one star. Everything else in the story - the average writing, the annoying and constant use of OMGs and FYIs (yes I get that as ...more
Nov 23, 2014 Donna rated it it was amazing
Aside from the fact that my dumb ass switched the order of the books (I should have read this one before Girls That Growl, dur), this book is total love. It leaves me wondering why Mancusi decided to get into Sunny's head at all (especially since she's "more of a Rayne girl"). Maybe because of the whole transformation thing but even then, I think telling it from Rayne's point of view would have made that first book a whole hell of a lot better.

Rayne's kind of like WTF? with the whole slayer thin
Jan 25, 2015 Victoria rated it really liked it
Originally posted at Revenge of the Feels

Rating: 4 stars

I absolutely love this marvellous book! It was a fast-paced, exciting read that got me sitting down and finished it in less than two hours! I bought and read this book quite some time ago but Stake That has been one of my favourites which I have re-read many times.

In case some of you might find it strange that I read the second book before the first, I would like to say that when I first bought it, I thought it was the first novel or probab
Sep 21, 2016 Astarte rated it did not like it
I was hoping this book would be better than the first. Rayne seems kind of level headed and serious in Sunny's view. Instead, teenage angst everywhere. Lots of I'm a monster, no one can love me, this guy whose entire family was murdered in front of him is just like me, because my father left four years ago and no one loves me. It was painful to read. I hvae removed the rest of the series from my to-read list, and I very rarely do that, but these books are so terrible I do not want to read any ...more
Before I start gushing about how much I love Stake That, I'd like to say something. *coughs* This book was the book that got me hooked to reading. Yes, I know how cliched vampires are but I love them anyways I admit though that this book was recommended to me by my one and only sister when I was in middle school and at the time I wasn't much of a book reader but as soon as I gave this book a chance I fell in love. Now enough of rehashing my book past. You guys want the juicy details of why I ...more
Aug 04, 2012 JennRenee rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2011
The second book in the Blood Coven series it just as entertaining as the first. The story continues where the first left off and it gets even more complicated.

This book is told from Rayne’s point of view instead of Sunny’s . She is still documenting her journey to become a vampire. She has not given up on this dream; however it is a little messier now because she is the new slayer. So to recap Rayne is the vampire slayer, her twin sister is dating a vampire. Can we say AKWARD! She receives her
IzamaRi H. Fabela
Después de pasar meses y meses planificando y documentando su conversión a vampira, los planes de Rayne se fueron al traste cuando Magnus, su asignado compañero de sangre, muerde por equivocación a su hermana gemela. Ahora, su hermana obtuvo la mordida que le correspondía a ella y al chico vampiro con el cual tendría que pasar la eternidad.
Pero Rayne no se dará por vencida tan fácilmente, pues está dispuesta a pasar por todos los trámites de nuevo y ser por fin una vampira. Pero, cuando al fin
i have mixed feelings about how to rate this book so im taking the middle ground. Rayne was a much more interesting character than her sister her punk rock attitude and sarcasm made her more entertaining. However she had a lot more teen angst which was less fun. The hero was oh so broody and frankly he acted a little teenage angsty as well despite being made before the 1800s. Now mind you i dont mind a tortured hero with a sad past but if you spend the entire book making him moody without ...more
Jan 07, 2011 Jessica rated it it was amazing
If you haven't had an opportunity to read my review of Boys That Bite, please click here and go take a look. It will give you some insight into the utter fangirl that I've now become for Mari Mancusi's writing. Oh yes, I'm smitten. Or as Mari would probably say once bitten, always smitten? Something like that :).

To reiterate what I've said before, what I love about The Blood Coven books is just how much fun they are to read! Sunny and Rayne are hilariously snarky characters, and they possess the
Oct 18, 2009 Rhonda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, 2009
Stake That! leaves off where Mancusi's first book, Boys That Bite, ended. Goth girl Rayne is dying to be a vampire, and her sister, Sunny, is the one that is dating the vampire. As if Rayne's life wasn't bad enough, she finds out that her destiny is to be the new vampire slayer. How uncool is that? As the slayer, she is given a very special mission... she is to infiltrate the vamp bar where foul play is suspected to find out exactly what is going on inside, wielding a stake carved by her own ...more
Connie Garcia
Feb 16, 2011 Connie Garcia rated it it was amazing
If you thought the first book The Blood Coven Novel was good Stake That gets better. The first book we are learning a little bit about Sunny, now it is Rayne turn. Rayne is Sunny's twins sister and wants to be a vampire but thanks to a mistake by Sunny's real true love Magnus which is the new Head of the Coven (Magnus was next in line after Buffy the Vamp Slayer no not Michelle Gellar!! got into the coven and killed Lucifent) Rayne is back to square one waiting for another Blood Mate which I ...more
Aug 18, 2011 Erica rated it liked it
Stake That! was an enjoyable read, but I didn't find it had the same appeal as book 1 in the series. I felt the plot and characters were never fully developed, and that several major occurances were rushed over.

The first thing I found really odd is the fact that Rayne is a vampire slayer, and she procedes to plaster this fact all over her blog. Then she says, it's ok, as I don't use real names. About half way through the book, she switches to a personal diary - yet the same names are still used.
Reviewed on Lili Lost in a Book

Oh. My. Gods. Rayne, the goth girl who has always wanted to be a vampire turns out to be a vampire slayer! Seriously! I was in such a shock in the last book that I seriously could not think straight! I mean, a slayer?! But its not all bad, I guess, since Rayne gets to kill only the badies.

For Rayne's very first assignment as a slayer, she finds out that vampires within the Blood Coven seem to be contracting some weird disease and dying from it! What Rayne must do:
Oct 29, 2014 Jordan rated it really liked it
I like these books, if you take them with a grain of salt. Yes, sometimes the girls get annoying and sometimes the vampires are just as naive and clueless but the overall light theme of the books keeps me reading from beginning to end in one sitting. There are a lot of laugh out loud funny moments for me and if you're a fan of Buffy, as I am, you'll see running themes, that will have you saying, "Well, that guy could be Giles, that girl could be Amy." One of my favorite things about these books, ...more
Mandy Alexander
Jun 23, 2013 Mandy Alexander rated it liked it
The first book in this series, Boys that Bite, told the story of what happened after Rayne's sister Sunny was accidentally bitten by a vampire who'd intended to bite Rayne. In book two, Rayne discovers that instead of the vampire that she has always longed to be, she's actually the chosen one, Slayer Inc.'s newest vampire slayer. Her first assignment: find out what evil vampire Maverick is up to as he plots to take down Magnus, the leader of the Blood Coven (and Sunny's boyfriend). Rayne teams ...more
Feb 28, 2011 Sara rated it it was amazing
Stake That (A Blood Coven Vampire Novel) by Mari Mancusi is the second book in the Blood Coven Vamire series. It follows Rayne (sister of Sunny and lover of vampires) as she finds out that she is a Vampire Slayer. While she initially balks at the idea she agrees to help find out what has been going on with a vampire who is trying to take out Magnus (Sunny's boyfriend).

This second book in the series continues it's success as a comedic paranormal romance. Told in blog and diary format Rayne's voic
Aug 15, 2010 Darlyn rated it liked it
Hmm..I know, it's not a good way to start a review. I have a mix feeling about the book and I really don't know if I like it. I did enjoy reading the book and have to admit that it has a lot of humor in it which is okay. The story continues exactly at the part where Rayne is been told that she's actually born as a vampire slayer. Note that she actually dying to be a creature of the night but her twin got so lucky, even became the Queen of the Blood Coven.

The second book focus on Rayne's perspect
Aug 02, 2014 Sammy rated it liked it
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Hmm... I know, that's not really a good way to start a review but I have very mixed feelings about this series. I wasn't that interested in this series however, I read every single book so I guess that says a lot about my reading habits. It's not that I didn't like the concept, it's the fact that the books seemed a little too childish. Sunny was a very annoying character. She kept worrying about hersel
Feb 16, 2011 Amanda rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
The Reader of the Tower
«En esta segunda parte de la saga Rayne no sólo tiene que soportar seguir siendo humana y que su hermana se haya quedado con el chico que ella quería sin hacer ni el menor entrenamiento, sino que además acaba de enterarse que es la siguiente en la línea generacional de los cazadores de vampiros. Por suerte para ella, la asociación de cazadores y el Aquelarre han decidido trabajar juntos en un caso especial. Ella representará a los cazadores y el representante vampírico será Jareth, un ...more
Jan 31, 2011 Alex rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was initially disappointed that this was going to be told from the POV of Rayne instead of Sunny. Sunny had actually really annoyed me as a narrator, but Rayne didn't seem like much of a character, either. And then in the first chapter we find out Rayne is going to be telling her story to a public blog. I don't really have a problem with this, except she is writing all these top-secret vampire things in a public forum. One of her "comments" even mentions this and she tries to cover it up and ...more
Nov 06, 2010 Shelley rated it liked it
OK, so, having read the first book in the series, Boys that Bite. I figured I had to read the next one to see what happens with Rayne. Storline line thus far: Sunny, Rayne's twin sister, was accidentally bitten by Magnus and become blood mates. Of course, Sunny hated being a vampire, but fell in love with Magnus in Boys that Bite. So, this time around we get the story from Raynes POV, and it is, in my humble opi, much better. Rayne is back on the bottom of the waiting list for blood mates, and ...more
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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 wit
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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 freelance TV producer and author of books for teens and adults.

When not writing about creatures of the night, Mari enjoys traveling, cooking, goth clubbing, watching cheesy horror movies, and her favorite guilty pleasure--vide
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Blood Coven Vampire (8 books)
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  • Girls That Growl (Blood Coven Vampire, #3)
  • Bad Blood (Blood Coven Vampire, #4)
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“Hi, my name is Jareth, and I'll be your- God" He curses as he lays his eyes on me.
I raised an eyebrow. "You'll be my god? Hm...Well, we'll have to see about that. I mean, it takes a lot to my world these days.”
“Where have you been?" I asked weakly. A few minutes ago I would have rather died than questioned him. Let him know I care. But I'm too sick to be strong, kick ass Rayne at the moment.
"Vegas" he says.
I raise an eyebrows. "Uh, okay. Win anything?" I can't believe he was off gambling as I lay dying. I mean, I know poker is hot and all, but couldn't he have waited a couple of days for that straight flush?
"I got what I went for, if that's what you mean."
"What, a lap dance?"
He chuckes. "Even sick, you're still funny, Rayne.”
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