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Night School (Blood Coven Vampire #5)

4.12 of 5 stars 4.12  ·  rating details  ·  2,689 ratings  ·  125 reviews
After their parents' shocking revelation about their fae heritage and an attack on their lives, the McDonald twins are forced to hide out deep in the Swiss Alps at Riverdale Academy, a secret vampire slayer training facility. And with no way to contact their vampire boyfriends for rescue, they're going to have to play nice with the locals.

But when Sunny starts acting stra
Paperback, 256 pages
Published January 4th 2011 by Berkley Trade (first published July 29th 2010)
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This was my first Blood Coven novel (this is the fifth novel in the series) but, as the book starts with a "My story thus far…", it's pretty easy to catch up. Blood Coven novels switch points of view between the two sisters and this time, it was Rayne's turn to tell the story. We start out with a quick recap of what's been happening in the two sisters' lives and, well, it's quite a bit. Rayne was always the Goth chick, into the arcane and paranormal while Sunny was completely the opposite. When ...more
Loni Flowers
My thoughts: Just when you think nothing worse could possibly happen to Sunny and Rayne…it does! Now they find out shocking news that their parents have a past and they use to live in Fairyland and their mom was Queen of the Fairies. The only problem, Fairyland needs a new queen and if mom won't do it, one of the twins has to. But when there is an attack on the family which endangers their lives, mom and dad go back to Fairyland to sort things out and the twins are hidden away in the Swiss Alps ...more
Nicole Bunge
I'm gonna preface this by saying "My fault for picking up book... 4?5? in a series randomly." But... that hasn't deterred me before.

The premise- 2 twins who are both vampires (and in one case, a slayer) find out they're OMG! fairy princesses! (WTF!?!)
And no- that's not me being glib with the chat-speak, that's REALLY how the author writes. Which is nauseatingly immature, and will date the series/book in about 5 minutes.

Not to mention, I can't figure out how someone so stupid as the narrator (Ra
I like this series a lot for some weird reason. And while this book was still fun to read and I look forward to the next one, I had some problems with it that didn't sit right with me.

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Plot: I had to read this after reading Blood Ties because it came in afterwards. I'm partly glad I read this, so I'm caught up with the series, but I also think I didn't need to read it. I felt that this installment wasn't the best out of the rest of the series. The plot was kind of made up on the spot. I could understand why Rayne should go to Riverdale, but it was weird how Sunny had to go to. Sunny isn't a vampire slayer, so why couldn't she just go to another private school or a public schoo ...more
Syahira Sharif

I've always loved Rayne's POV as much as I love Mari's spontaneous ability to make things more interesting by the end of the books with another cliffhanger. This is no True Blood season 3.(view spoiler)

Mari had decided that she's finished with the romance genre and head on to adventure. I've enjoyed the series from the start and Mari's attempt to trying to bond with her readers from facebook community is always a welcome. She's by fa

Noura Al-Thani
The book was interesting I guess. It wasn't what I expected at all. I wanted it to be more funny and i don't know romantic I guess, so this book got 3 stars. Anyway I hope the next book won't disappoint me like this one!
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For some odd reason I like this series, even though I have a billion issues with the writing style, the characters, the plot, and pretty much everything. I have my ups and downs with Rayne and Sunny, but over all they are good characters who have lots of potential to become great ones.

So first we found out that Rayne was planning on becoming a vampire, but instead Sunny was turned into a vampire. Then
Rayne lives in a world of vampires, vampire slayers, faeries and so much more. In her recent past she’s undergone her own transformation from average teenage girl to vampire/vampire hunter and now she’s learned that she herself is the heir to a powerful faerie kingdom. To escape the likelihood of capture and “deportation” to “fairyland” her parents decide that it’s best for both her and her twin sister, Sunny (yes, Rayne and Sunshine), to stow away at Riverdale Academy, a vampire slaying school. ...more
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problem in book in beginning:rayne and sunny found out their parents are acturally magical fairies who escaped from a mystical Irish island, to live a more ... mortal one. And now, it seems, the other fairies back home have tracked Sunny and Rayne, and they want the family to return.

raynes and sunny's parents explained about how the twins lifes was never really normal and they had fake aunts and grandparents that their parents hired..and now the mother explains how t
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Connie Garcia
In book 5 of Night School by Mari Mancusi has the Sunny and Rayne McDonald Twins shipped of to Vampire Slayer School. For rayne this cannot be good for her due to needing her fake blood to function Sunny is as she would be freaking out since Magnus was not with her when she litterly disappeared and any good girlfriend that just saved her man didn't want him to think she bounced on him. Rayne has so much on her plate first being a Vamp/Vamp slayer & now a Fae princess!!! Rayne figures she is ...more
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I believe this has been my favorite of the series for sure. I felt there was much more going on, an evil plan in the making, tricksters at their best, and so many funny antics. I was laughing out loud many times during this read. I loved this book and the series keeps getting funnier and more serious at the same time.
Long story short :

Rayne and Sunny find out their parents are fairies and their entire lives have been a ruse, running from the fairy courts. Now the fairies are after Sunny
4.5 stars

I think this was my favorite book in the series yet! This was another Rayne narrated book, and differing from my prior dislike to her character, I thought Rayne really branched out in this book. It was a book full of many twists and turns, I could never guess where Mancusi was taking readers.

The characters in Night School were a mix. I felt some of the characters were undeveloped while others really grew and developed more. Headmistress Roberta felt very unreal to me, and I didn't get m
Liliana ♥s Mythology
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After the fairy attack at the apartment, the twins are sent to a slayer school where they will be "safe." Right, like Rayne, a VAMPIRE could be safe in a school where they train kids to KILL vampires. Rayne will be in soooo much trouble if someone finds out she's, you know, a vamp.

Anyway, now its Rayne's turn to be falling for a guy who's not her boyfriend. In this book, I was totally not okay with this other guy! I didn't like him! He was so irrelevant to me that
Yes, this review is out of order. I'm sorry my friends! I'll post my Bad Blood (Blood Coven Vampires #4) later on tonight or early tomorrow!

Once again my friends, I was hooked from the very first page. As with all the installments in this series, you can pick up the book and instantly be up to speed with what Rayne and Sunny are currently up to! Mari has a great habit of reviewing earlier events, so that no matter how long it has been since you read the last installment, you'll remember right aw
Sunny und Rayne sind back – und zwar besser denn je!

Die eher ungleichen Zwillinge erfahren von ihren Eltern und ihrer Stiefmutter Heather, dass sie weitaus mehr sind, als es zu sein scheint, denn sie sind Elfenprinzessinnen. Ihre Eltern sind vor ihrer Geburt aus dem Elfenreich geflüchtet, um eine Zwangsheirat zu umgehen und um ein zivilisiertes Leben führen zu können.
Gleichzeitig erfahren sie auch die wahren Gründe, wieso ihr Vater die Familie vor einigen Jahren verlassen hat.

Als die Familie in
I won lunch in a silent auction with Mari at a recent writer’s conference. She was so fun and delightful and gave me some great advice for my own YA novel that I wanted to check her books out.

So typical me, I happened to grab a book that is right in the middle of the series. It was on the discount rack okay! Fortunately it is written in a way that everything made sense without having any previous knowledge of what’s been going on.

I came into knowing it is about vampires (Says so on the cover)
I love this series but I have to admit that when we found out at the end of book 4 that they were fairies I was very excited about reading this. I thought she was trying to put everything into one series and felt bad for Sunny and Rayne because they have a lot they are going through already, saying that I am soooooo glad I bought this book. It was even better than the others, it was so funny at times I found my self laughing out loud and having people look at me weird. I had trouble putting this ...more
Paula  Phillips
Get ready for more Action as I bring you Book #5 in the Blood Coven Vampire Series - Night School , if you recall we were left at the end of Book #4 Bad Blood with the startling revelation that Rayne and Sunny were in fact Full-blooded Fairy Princesses and I wondered how it was going to flow from Vampires to Faeries/Sidhe's and I was surprised and thankful that Mari Mancusi did the transistion perfectly without a hitch as the story flowed on quite nicely. In Night School, we read as the twin's m ...more
Bay Sparkman
I was pretty disappointed in this book. It seemed like they were trying to make a book by copying other books, throwing big names(actresses, places, etc.) here and there and not really coming up with anything new. In the end i was really quite upset by the end because i had wasted my time on a book that threw a whole lot of crap together.
This is the first book I've read in the series, even though this is book five. I was very grateful for the recap at the beginning of the book. I wish other books would do that.
I thought this book was cute - too short though. I loved how the author changed it up and instead of the same old vampire/fairytale storyline rules she incorporated modern day into them, for example she had the vampire going to rehab at the Bloody Ford Clinic (instead of the Betty Ford Clinic) and in order to be a vampire
I've read this series in what is probably the most schizophrenic way possible, and mostly not on purpose. The first three I read out of order simply because I didn't know their order and apparently my ability to Google failed me. I skipped the fourth one because it was a Sunny POV and she's not my favorite head to dwell in. BUT based on the excerpt at the end of NIGHT SCHOOL I may be willing to pick up the next one. She appears to have matured and her voice doesn't sound so insipid anymore. And ...more
Vampires, slayers, fairies—OH MY!

Night School, the 5th installment in the Blood Coven series by Mari Mancusi, was a heck of a lot of fun! There's never a dull moment in The Blood Coven series and Night School was no exception.

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After the twins find out about their shocking fairy heritage and the danger it poses to their safety, their parents ship them off to a vampire slayer boarding school to lay low. But as the girls soon learn, Riverdale is not the safest of places and it see
Rayne and Sunny are forced to hide out in a creepy boarding school for vampire slayers that is supposed to protect them from the fairies who are trying to find them. However, they seem to have jumped out of the pan and into the fire. Rayne has been left with no blood supply (cause no one but Sunny knows she is a vampire) and when a hunky slayer starts paying attention to her, well nature, um super-nature, takes it course and Rayne gets her first taste of human blood. She also finds out that thin ...more
I'm looking forward to write my review! *_*
Because I'm burning inside.
Woah, I really like the serie but let be honest!!!
The book is stupid! Nothing is matching together.
The author should think about her writing skills sometimes...
How can I mix the twilight saga and true blood? If I Am not wrong New Moon --> 2006 and true blood as tv serie should be aired around 2008? So...can't be that the both girls are 17 ...How she mixed everything buffy , true blood, twilight saga they would be around 1
Jennifer Wardrip
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In light of the truth behind their family history, twins Sunny and Rayne are whisked away from the fae side of the family. They're relocated to the Swiss Alps to a vampire training facility, Riverdale Academy.

Rayne, believing she's the only vampire slayer, receives a rude awakening. She has a run-in with the Alpha slayers - the school's slayers. They're hoping to become recruited into Night School. Rayne has a particularly hard time fitting in, as
Mandy Alexander
Trouble always seems to find Rayne McDonald. Even when she means to do good, things never quite work out as planned. This time is no different.

After learning the truth about their parents, Rayne and Sunny are hidden away in Switzerland at Riverdale Academy, a boarding school dedicated to developing the finest vampire slayers in the world.

If it wasn't ironic enough that she was a vampire and a slayer, now being stuck in a school of well-trained vampire hating students really takes the cake.

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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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