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Blood Ties (Blood Coven Vampire #6)

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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14  ·  rating details  ·  1,691 ratings  ·  63 reviews
"Dark, delicious and full of surprises, the Blood Coven series is like vampire candy." -New York Times bestselling author Heather Brewer.

Officially back in the arms of her vampire boyfriend Magnus, Sunny finds she still can't forget the gentle mortal Jayden who once saved her life. When darkness threatens to steal his humanity, Sunny must make a choice: stay true to her
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published August 2nd 2011 by Berkley Trade (first published July 22nd 2011)
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inga
Thoughts before reading:

Oh god, the German title of the translation is so ridiculous. It will be awkward to get this from the library.
I always wonder if the librarians judge me for borrowing books with cheesy/dumb/ambiguous titles. If so, I wonder what they will think of my borrowing this. They would probably judge me hard.

The German title can't even be translated into coherent English, but if I had to explain/translate it in one sentence, it would probably go something like this: "Boys who suc
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Julie
Title: Blood Ties
Author: Mari Mancusi
Genre: YA/Fantasy/Romance/Super-Natural
Publication Date: August 2, 2011

Description:
Officially back in the arms of her vampire boyfriend Magnus, Sunny finds she still can’t forget the gentle mortal Jayden who once saved her life. When darkness threatens to steal his humanity, Sunny must make a choice: stay true to her love, or defy him in a desperate attempt to save Jayden’s soul.
Meanwhile, the Blood Coven is gearing up for a showdown with a splinter group of
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Crystal
I will start this review by saying I have not read any of the the previous Blood Coven books. That said, it was really easy to get into Blood Ties and follow along. The first chapter has Sunny summarizing what has happened to her so far to get her to where she is at the start of Blood Ties. Of course this is brief so as not to bore those who have read the series, but enough detail so those of us just picking up Blood Ties can catch up. It was a good enough catch-up to me that I was able to follo ...more
Sadia
Blood Ties... the most recent of the Blood Coven Books...
Mancusi never fails to make me laugh when reading her books, she effortlessly weaves ancient vampires, fairies, slayers and laughs into a lovely book.

This book is written in the point of view of Sunshine aka Sunny; the more tame of the two twins. Honestly, reading in the point of view of Rayne appeals to me more, I like her sarcasm and witty remarks, and frankly I like Jareth more than Magnus :/

Though the story was good and the plot inte
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Liliana ♥s Mythology
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In Blood Ties, Jayden's mortality is in danger. You remember him? Super sweet guy from Vegas who saved Sunny's life?? Well, now it's Sunny's turn to help Jayden. If they only knew this was the least of their problems. You see, evil fairy-vampire slayers threaten to rise and take over the world! Okay, that might be a slightly bit dramatic on my part, but you get what I'm saying ;) So it's up to the McDonald sisters and their vampire BFs to stop them and their evil p
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Angela
I absolutely loved this book! It starts off right where the last one ended. When she first threw some fairies into the mix I didn't think Id still follow, but here I am sad as ever that the book ended, because now I have to wait a whole year! Seriously publishing companies stop printing books that don't sell and move up the dates on the good ones.

So Sunny learns that Jayden (the boy she sorta had a thing for at the end of the last book, but went back to Magnus) ends up being turned into a vampi
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Alex
I really don't know why I like this series so much, but I do.

I thought this one was much better than the last one, perhaps because Rayne's narration grates on my nerves and this one was narrated by Sunny. In the beginning of this series, I hated Sunny's narration and loved Rayne's, but that has certainly changed. Rayne just makes too many stupid mistakes and it's much less irritating to read about those in Sunny's story then to be along for the ride in Rayne's story.

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Christina
Sunny ist überglücklich, endlich wieder mit Magnus zusammen sein zu können. Trotzdem will ihr auch Jayden einfach nicht aus dem Kopf gehen. Schließlich hat er Sunny im Kampf gegen einen Vampir das Leben gerettet. Umso geschockter ist sie, als Jayden ihr plötzlich wieder über den Weg läuft und sie feststellen muss, dass ihr bester Freund von einem Vampir gebissen wurde. Sunny reist Magnus nach Japan hinterher, denn er ist der Einzige, der jetzt noch helfen kann. Aber Magnus hat gerade ganz andere ...more
Mel
These books are always such fun to read. I don't enjoy Sunny's POV as much as I do Rayne's but this book was still a delight to read. One of the reasons I don't love Sunny's POV is that she has a tendency to whine. She goes into so much "poor me, I just wanted to be normal" drama especially at the beginning of this book but toward the end she has some pretty kick-ass moments and is a huge part of resolving the conflict with the Alphas. Also I don't see at all what she sees in Jayden, he seems mo ...more
Stacy
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I gave it 3.5 stars

This is the first book in the series that I have read, you definitely miss out on some background and relationship development but over all it was pretty easy to follow along with the plot. Sunny really wants to live a normal life but things keep getting thrown at her to make it clear she will never have one. There is even some background story in the beginning to help catch you up which really did help. A big part of the sto
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Erica
I love these book quite a lot, especially books told from Sunny's point of view. Blood Ties is no let down from the prior books in this fabulous series. It is definitely a contender for my favorite book in the series, this will probably change when the next book comes out, as the books grow by leaps and bounds with every new installment.

I definitely was not sure what I would think of this one, when I finished Night School I was excited for this one to come out. I finally got it, and read the fi
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Larissa
Klappentext:
Dunkle Schatten scheinen drohend nach mir zu greifen und ich höre immer wieder seltsame katzenähnliche Schreie. Ich schlinge die Ame um mich und gehe schneller. Ein lautes Scheppern ertönt und ich erschrecke fast zu Tode. Ich fahre herum und bemerke eine Bewegung im Halbschatten. Dort hockt eine schemenhafte Gestalt, die nur ein Mensch sein kann.
"S-S-Sunny?", höre ich eine schwache, aber vertraute Stimme. "Bist du das wirklich?"
"Jayden?" Total erschrocken laufe ich auf die Stimme zu
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Alisha
Plot: I had to skip the fifth book to read this one since it didn't come in on time. But, I didn't really need to read the fifth one to understand this book's plot. Mancusi elegantly went over some details of the previous book, so that people like me weren't as lost. I think the plot was the right way to break off from the last installment and move forward to the next one. It follows Sunny and goes through her love triangle along with her trying to save Jayden's life. She took a lot more risks, ...more
Ella Zegarra
¿Por qué todas las chicas lloronas, engreídas y egoístas de los libros, se quedan con el sexy chico oscuro?
De toda la saga, hasta ahora este es el que menos disfruté. De las gemelas, Sunny es la que menos me gusta, y en este libro lo refuté mucho más.

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Ok.

La saga en general me gusta, cada libro es contado por una gemela diferente, mis favoritos son las que cuenta Rayne. Sunny, si bien no era mi favorita, me agradaba… hasta que leí este libro.

“Oh, lo quiero, no lo quiero” es algo que me jode (
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Muffin~
So I think I'm going to start with the good points.
The book is quite funny and more than I expected to be!
Also I like the location of Japan and that they are back at England!
So, now the bad points...how annoying Sunny is! I like her sister much more...Bad magnum (oh! XD Magnus! I know lame joke but I can't stop reading Magnum instead of Magnus...Maybe I should eat more ice cream *_*?)

Ok, back to the main points of this review… She is really stupid but ;_; why she says the poor Jareth is stupid w
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Mandy Alexander
First Impressions: The Blood Coven book series is one of my guilty pleasures, even though it is a tad bit cheesy. I read the first five books in this series and was super excited to receive the sixth and almost final book for my review. I had been itching to read this book since its August release and I was so glad to finally get around to it from my TBR pile.

First 50 Pages: I'm going to try to make this a short review because I hate to give away spoilers, especially when it comes to an almost f
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Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
*Rating* 3 stars
*Genre* Young Adult/Campy Vampire series/Twin sisters/Fae

*Rating*

Here’s a little ditty about Sunny and Magnus. 2 people doing the best they can. Magnus is the master vampire of the Blood Coven, while Sunny MacDonald is a Princess from the Fairyland realm of Sidhe Light Court who is trying to live a normal life in Las Vegas. Normal and Las Vegas? Right!

Throwing a fit after learning that Magnus is once again being called away to Japan at the insistence of the Consortium and its meg
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Valerie
Blood Ties is the 6th book in the Blood Coven Vampire novels by Mari Mancusi. So now that the twins’ mother has taken the position of the Queen of Fairyland we’re left wondering what else is in store for the sisters and their boyfriends. Well lets just say we’re in for a wild ride on this one. With everything going down in Japan and then throwing Jayden into the mix again things get pretty interesting for everyone involved. But as always the McDonald sisters come out on top with the help of thei ...more
Rayne
3.5 stars
I enjoyed this one the most so far. Nothing like a good lot of angst along with action to keep the pages turning. Even if Sunny at times was a whinging pain in the neck - lol! The guys in the book all have their individual charm - I really think Sunny needs to rethink some of her choices though...
Gillan Ropero
In this book, I realized that I hate Sunny's POV and that I like Rayne's much better. But then again I've last read this series two years ago so I might have had different taste since then.

It's just that her mind is so fickle. One moment she's all over Magnus and then the next she's flirting with Jayden. I mean, why can't she just be faithful to Magnus - good god we are talking about MAGNUS over here, how can you cheat on that guy. But then again, if Sunny didn't screw up at the very moment the
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Siry
La portada no me gusto.
La historia mas o menos aunque demasiado "como sufro" de quien esta contando la historia esta vez. Definitivamente Sunshine no es uno de mis personajes favoritos y menos con esta historia, me gusta mas la perspectiva que tiene la vida Rayne con sus trajes negros:p. Lo que si me gusto es su viaje a Japon y todo eso, si algun dia puedo ir a Japon me gustaria poder visitar el distrito de harajuku, espero no ser muy vieja para entonces y poder disfrazarme de algo :p. Jayden ta
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Kathryn
I really like this series...Both sisters, Rayne and Sunny, are fun to read about and I am always eager for the next book to see what is going to happen.
Blood Ties takes us on a journey with Sunny this time and the struggles she is dealing with. I wasn't very happy with where I thought Ms. Mancusi was taking us, but the decisions that Sunny had to go through were tough and real life struggles. Great read and definitely love Magnus!!!
Sandra
Was a little disappointed in this one. Normally I prefer the books from Sunny's point of view as she is normally smarter and nicer than Rayne. However in this book she came across as the whiny selfish brat she was accused of being. Not that it is all her fault. Magnus dismisses her and treats her like a child. I just don't buy them as a couple. She would have been much better off with Jayden (from the previous book - not this one).
Anastasia
Another amazing book by Mari Mancusi. it had my eyes glued to the page all day, i couldn't put it down! i needed to know what happens next! the thing with Jayden really surprised me , never saw that one coming. i can't wait for the next one! it may just be a few weeks now but it feels like I've been waiting forever! but i know it will be just as amazing. :^D
Pamela
I have nothing positive to say about this book, so I'm just not going to say anything at all.
Margaret
Yes, I did read this book in the course of one day. For a series that I really wasn't fond of in the beginning, I devoured this one like my world was ending. I do wish that Sunny would stop doubting Magnus at every turn, that seriously annoys the hell out of me. I can't wait for the next book. The sneak peek in the back of this one killed me.
Syahira Sharif
Sunny is not my favorite kick-ass goth twin but this book is pretty forgivable. I really like it. Japan, Gothic Loli, end of the world, taking down a bene-gesserit plot. Now, since we had a Disney book last year, its refreshing to get a darker side of Sunny. Can't wait for Rayne's book.
T.M. Carper
Full of action and intrigue as the Alphas start to make moves against the Blood Coven and Sunny is forced to doubt Magnus when a order with his name on it nearly has a friend killed. Set in England and Japan, it's a fast-paced rollercoaster that ties in nicely with NIGHT SCHOOL.
Sheila
Blood Ties was a fun and easy read as are the rest of the Bood Coven series. Sunny and Rayne are so funny with their witty remarks and situations they always end up in. Mancusi's books are always a great laugh and great to read when waiting for a new book to come out.
Tia
I found this novel to be over thought and small time compared to the other books. I care dearly about this series but since this novel, I feel as if it's all gotten boring and overrated. I hope the seventh installment proves better.
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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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