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Blood Ties (Blood Coven Vampire #6)

4.14  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,959 Ratings  ·  69 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
Paperback, 256 pages
Published August 2nd 2011 by Berkley (first published July 22nd 2011)
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Finally, finally I'm done.

I want to start this review by saying what an ungrateful, selfish, hypocritical*, greedy, undecided** and spoilt little bitch Sunny is.
And I really dont't want to go into detail with this review, so I will just list all the things that annoyed the hell out of me.

1.I think it's obvious enough what I think of Sunny. But she was by far not the only horrible character; both her love interest are equally disagreeable. As far as love triangles go, I have to say the one depict
Sep 30, 2011 Julie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Title: Blood Ties
Author: Mari Mancusi
Genre: YA/Fantasy/Romance/Super-Natural
Publication Date: August 2, 2011

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
Aug 21, 2011 Crystal rated it it was amazing
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
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
Reviewed on Lili Lost in a Book

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
Dec 10, 2011 Angela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Whitney- Reader's Candy
Blood Ties had laughter, love, and suspense... It began where Night School left off. Sunny and Rayne are back from fairyland and trying to attend school like normal teens. It doesn't take long though until Jayden is back in the picture and with a secret of his own. As they search for the Holy Grail Corbin makes a reappearance and he wants Rayne all to himself. Will she be able to steer clear of the danger he brings...? Read to Find out!

I found this book to be fun and entertaining. The Author do
I’ve always been a fan of the Blood Coven Vampires series but somehow, Blood Ties did not get to me at all. The book was written from Sunny’s perspective and, my god, is that girl annoying. Not only is she shallow but she’s a mess. She’s flaky, she doesn’t know what she wants and she somehow expects the world to revolve around her. There were so many times in that book where I was so frustrated at her, I could barely contain myself from throwing the book across the room. Or somehow reach into th ...more
Aug 11, 2011 Alex rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Mar 25, 2016 Christina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: geliehen
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
Aug 06, 2011 Mel rated it it was amazing
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
Aug 04, 2011 Stacy rated it really liked it
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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
Aug 18, 2011 Erica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Sep 20, 2011 Larissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Mar 16, 2013 Ella Zegarra rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
¿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.



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 (
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 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
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
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
*Rating* 3 stars
*Genre* Young Adult/Campy Vampire series/Twin sisters/Fae


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
Sep 03, 2011 Valerie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Nov 21, 2014 Rayne rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 19, 2013 Gillan Ropero rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampires
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
Lucey Mireya
Jul 30, 2015 Lucey Mireya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it, let my friend read it and she loved it too!! I got all the others signed my Mari mancusi except this one!
Oct 03, 2011 Siry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 08, 2015 Katherine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sunny. Get it together. >_>
Sep 17, 2011 Kathryn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, pnr
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!!!
Feb 03, 2012 Sandra rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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).
Amber Kestner
Aug 13, 2015 Amber Kestner rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, vampires
This book was hard to believe with what Sunshine did to save everyone it took me a while to get through but well worth the read Mari Mancusi is one of a kind writer for this series and I only have two more books to get through but anyways Sunshine,Magnus,Jareth,Jayden, and Rayne are all of one of a kind an worth knowing for this book especially finding out the cause of everything. I do recommend reading this one.
Jul 28, 2014 Anastasia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampires, owned, 4-stars
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
Jan 15, 2014 Pamela rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
I have nothing positive to say about this book, so I'm just not going to say anything at all.
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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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