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Boys that Bite

(Blood Coven Vampire #1)

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3.68  ·  Rating details ·  11,239 ratings  ·  596 reviews
Two sisters—as different as the sun and the rain. For one, getting into the Blood Coven is to die for. But for the other, getting out could be lethal...

When Sunny McDonald gets dragged to Club Fang by her twin sister Rayne, she doesn't expect to find anything besides a bunch of Goth kids playing at being vampires. But when some guy mistakes Sunny for her dark-side-loving s
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Paperback, 272 pages
Published April 4th 2006 by Berkley
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Grace This book is to "die" for! (Get it?) Anyway, this book is basically filled the case of mistaken identity, full-blown humor, and irony that screams so…moreThis book is to "die" for! (Get it?) Anyway, this book is basically filled the case of mistaken identity, full-blown humor, and irony that screams so loud, I'm surprised I haven't lost my hearing. You should never question a book. Just pick it up and see if it's your thing. I would definitely recommend you read it.(less)

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💙 I read this for the Unapologetic Romance Readers' New Years 2018 Reading Challenge, for the category of: Vampire Romance. For more info on this challenge, click here. 💙  



It's been so long since I read a "bad" book that I had almost forgotten what the experience was like! Thank goodness BOYS THAT BITE came to remind me, lest I grow soft and foolhardy in my ignorance.



BOYS THAT BITE is about two sisters named...Sunny and Rayne. Sunny is a p
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Kindaslick
Apr 27, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: ugh
I didn't get far into this book.. just far enough.

I believe the lead characters are 16 years of age? There abouts. This book reads like it was written by a 16 year old.

OMG!! Nooooo wayyyyy!!
Yesssssss wayyyyyy! OMG!!
OMG that's so totally weird

Tell me about it. *sighs* If that's not enough.. the whole idea is beyond help. You have to enter into a contract to be turned into a vampire. Fine.. I'll go along with that. But where do they plan on doing this? Why at a club. Duh! Why wouldn't you want to
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Patricia
Mar 07, 2011 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: nobody?
It’s been some time since I’ve read this. I originally reviewed it in German, but decided to translate it into English. (I’m redesigning my blog) So, if I got some things wrong, please humor me.

I have no idea where to start. It started with that moment where I sat in front of my bookshelves and thought I'd need something new and special and fresh, and yes, my tbr-pile has started talking to me at this point, but what wouldn't I give for something amazing. Instead, I got Boys That Bite. A book so
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Mercedes
Oct 03, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Boys That Bite sounds interesting. The synopsis is enough that you think you're going to get a pretty good book.
I, personally, found this to be the suckiest vampire book (pun
intended).

I was the victim of falling for a pretty cover and in the course of falling, my brain was turned to mush. No, really, I'm not kidding.

Sunny is the most annoying character in the history of annoying characters. She's interested in Jake Wilder, the guy who's super popular, with bedroom eyes- of course, he has no ide
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Elena Salvatore
This book is so bad!
Not only is it full of Vampire clichés, it's also really terrible written.
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Ok, ok... let me calm down a bit....
First let me start off with saying that I had this book on my shelf for forever.
I knew that it would be bad and full of clichés, but I still picked it up because my challange for this month was to read a book that has been forever on my shelves, so here I am. Reading it. Finishing it. Writting a review for it.
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Sunny and her twin Rayne could be no more different even
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Tina
Jul 14, 2010 rated it did not like it
Shelves: ya-fantasy
This is not my cup of tea. The writing is too juvenile for me to be interested. The protagonist is bitten and will soon transform into a full fledge vampire. How does she act ... silly, non-chalant, cracking jokes and just being lame. It's completely non-realistic. The cover is misleading. It's pretty and on the serious side. I thought I was getting a deep well thought out story line. Far from it.

This was silly, and not in a fun way. The author tried to hard to be funny. It ended up sounding li
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Jai
Jun 23, 2008 rated it it was ok
Sunshine is the innocent and sweet identical twin to her dark goth sister Rayne, and one night when Rayne takes her to goth hangout Club Fang, Sunny is mistaken for Rayne. Unfortunately for her, its vampire Magnus, who was assigned to Rayne as her bloodmate that makes the mistake and he bites her and turns her into a vampire. What follows is the story of Sunshine trying to become human again while also insisting she be able to go to the prom. She also insists she does not like Magnus, even thoug ...more
Miriam Mathew
I was busy wavering between four stars and three stars for Boys That Bite. I ended up with three.

Boys that Bite was funny. It was really funny and I loved the humour and optimism that the main heroine had. It was a short, fun read. But the thing is, the storyline was kind of crap and has been done before a million times. And even though most teenagers do not have a great vocabulary (I'm speaking from experience at my previous high school only), they can actually manage at least some words. The a
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Elena
Apr 11, 2011 rated it did not like it

When I first read the synopsis of the book, I though it was cool, so I immediately tried it.
Was I ever so wrong.

At first it was kind of good, or at least decent.
Mari Mancusi introduced us to one of the twin sisters' life, Sunshine's.
She's the average teenage girl, in love with the hot kid of high school, and trying to be someone.
But soon she gets caught up in the vampire world, a world she's too reluctant to accept and understand.

This I did like.
It's not like other chicks in book; when they're
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Shelley
Sep 06, 2010 rated it really liked it
Synopsis: Due to the worst case of mistaken identity in the case of humanity, Magnus, a vampire hottie, went for Sunshine's innocent neck insted of her dark side loving twin sister Rayne who went thru the vampire testing to find her vampire mate, signed a contract to become a vampire, and even has her own vampire web site logging her journey into becoming a vampire.

Now if she doesn't reverse the bite in time, Magnus will be her blood mate forever and she's doomed to be a blood-gulping, pasty, da
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Lucy
Dec 04, 2007 rated it it was ok
All Sunny McDonald wants is to get through high school, get good grades, and get Sex God Jake Wilder to notice her. But when she reluctantly accompanies her identical twin sister Rayne to a Goth nightclub, Sunny gets more than she bargained for. Because Rayne has been studying to become a vampire, and her vampire mentor just bit Sunny instead. Now, Sunny’s on her way to eternal life. Fortunately, there’s a cure, if she can get to it in time. Unfortunately, the cure is the Holy Grail. Yes, the on ...more
Maria V. Snyder
Dec 07, 2008 rated it liked it
A Buffy the Vampire Slayer knockoff - but fun.
Keysha
Sep 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
If you expect a book type Twilight or Evernight I recommend you don’t read this book. Even if it posses all the elements of the books that I mention above the one thing that BTB doesn’t possess isthe element of love as Bella & Edward or Bianca & Lucas unconditional and irrevocably love I think that Mancusi main job of was to write a fun book, with a whole bunch of hilarious characters, with the vampires legends and folklore and of course a fun and light romance.

The main character, Sunshi
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Yvonne Olson
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was ok
Oh my god.

So I picked this book up because it was my favorite book in middle school. I knew it would not be great, and that's exactly what I wanted.
I was prepared for bad writing but nostalgia. Because I read this book in 2006.
What I was not prepared for was this book being reprinted in 2017.
Reprinting isn't a bad thing. Books are reprinted all the time with new covers and new editions.
But never, in my entire life, have I ever read a book that was REWRITTEN. To have the same plot, same charact
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Kayleigh {K-Books}
Nov 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: abandoned-series
Boys That Bite Review on K-Books

I didn't really know what to expect when I first started reading this book. After finishing it all I can say is: Why didn't I hear about this book sooner? I honestly can't believe that it was published 5 years ago. I really liked this book. It's such a light, funny read.

Sunny loves being human. She is a straight A student who never does anything wrong. She can't wait to graduate high school and start college. One thing could make her life better. Jake Wilder, most
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Mikaela
Mar 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mari-mancusi
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Mandy
Sunny’s sister has convinced her to join her at a goth club little did Sunny know that the guy flirting with her really was a vampire. Or that his bite would start the transformation into becoming a vampire was meant for her sister. Not only does Sunny have to worry about becoming a but there is also a vampire slayer out there who could be after her. At least Bertha the slayer has seen better days so she should be able to avoid her.

The only chance to change Sunny back into a human is to drink fr
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Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com

Sunshine "Sunny" McDonald was doing pretty well; the hottest guy at Oakridge High School, Jake Wilder, has asked her to go to the prom with him, and life is now complete. At five foot four, with dirty blond hair and unimpressive muddy brown eyes, Sunny would have sworn that Jake didn't even know she existed. Freckles notwithstanding, she's not as easily recognizable as her twin sister, Rayne, who's so into the Goth scene, vampires, and wearing all black that it
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Abby
Feb 13, 2013 rated it liked it
When you have no cable or Internet, you must turn water into wine.

I had nothing better to do for the entire month of January so I was like hey, why not catch up on my reading cause I literally hadn't read a book in months since January and that's just not like me. I have a ton of e-books gathering dust and consuming memory space on my computer that I just can't bear to delete because I'm always like: "Yeah, I'll totally read them in my spare time!" I literally spent hours playing spider solitair
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Claire
Jan 03, 2013 rated it did not like it
You know when you think "I'm not sure where to start" well that's what I feeling right now,

Okay first things first, Sunshine and Rayne are twin sisters. And Rayne is going to go to a club to be turned into a vampire and live happily ever after with Magnus. Well, personally, if I was going to a club to be turned into a vampire, I wouldn't bring my twin sister along. I mean what was she thinking.
"Oh yeah, I'm just going to invite my sister to the club where I'm going to be turned into a vampire"
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Tressie Lockwood
Feb 23, 2011 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book all the way through until the end. Then I was disappointed. I liked Sunny and couldn't stand her sister Rayne. Rayne seemed unsympathetic about the plight Sunny found herself in. I guess it would be hard to feel sorry for Sunny when Sunny had what Rayne wanted more than anything. But she had to feel her sister's panic and pain. Rayne was more interested in how bad the vampire was feeling. Some parts were absurd like the overweight vampire slayer. I get that it was to be radic ...more
Jennifer
May 04, 2011 rated it liked it
Super fast, cute, yet cheesey read. Sunny and Rayne are identical twins. Rayne loves the gothic scene and begs Sunny to go with her to Club Fang. While there, Magnus mistakes Sunny for Rayne, and bites Sunny. She has 7 days until she is a vampire. Rayne went through three months training and was choosen to be Magnus' blood mate. Sunny just wants to be human again and go to the prom with sex god Jake Wilder. While Magnus helps Sunny find the holy grail that will reverse her transformation, they b ...more
Tabatha
Holy fudgecake! I was not expecting that ending! I am pretty damn sure that nothing is going to stand in the way of me reading the next book in the Boys That Bite series!

Although some parts were --admittedly-- a little predictable, yeah that ending definitely wasn't !

More fore this review soon!

Over & Out, T xx

Kathryn
Dec 05, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr, ya
I really liked this book and I am eager to read the rest of the series. Sunny is a great character and I love her sense of humor. I love Magnus...he sounds De-lish...HA!
I did get a little irritated at Sunny at times, but overall, great read. Couldn't put it down!
Linda
Apr 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
A cute, light and entertaining YA vampiric romance!

You know, being bitten by a vampire one week before prom really sucks.

Boys That Bite by Mari Mancusi is the first cute, light and entertaining installment in the author’s The Blood Coven Vampires series. This is a series that I’ve wanted to delve into ever since I first heard about it described as being attractive to Buffy/Angel fans at the Coastal Magic Convention a year ago. Now that the whole series is being re-released in new updated e-book
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BookLoversLife
Apr 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-review
I remember reading this years and years ago and loving it, so when I saw that it had been updated I had to re-read it. Well, I enjoyed it as much as I did the first time!!

So this focuses on Sunny and her twin Rayne. They are like chalk and cheese!! Sunny is a straight A student and never breaks the rules, but Rayne is a Goth and loves trouble. When Rayne asks Sunny to come to a club with her she reluctantly agrees. At the club, she is mistaken for her twin Rayne and is accidentally bitten by Ma
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Abi
Great

Super good. Boys that Bite was fun (awesome plot line), not to mention hilarious. Sign me up for more of this!
Arica Carter
Feb 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a fun book about mistaken identity and a race against time. Love or the life of a vampire? Decisions, decisions...
Carla Wadsworth
Feb 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
A different twist on the vampire story - trying to reverse the bite! But don't let that fool you - it's a great vampire story.
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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.

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“I can sue you? Cool." I rummage around in my purse for a pen, wanting to write this down. "Under what? Medical malpractice? Assault with a deadly fang?" I look up. "How much you think the courts would award me for that?"

Rayne frowns. "Sunny, stop being a bitch. Can't you see poor Magnus is freaking out here?"

"I need to stop being a bitch? For Magnus's sake?" I stare at her, unbelieving. "Uh, hello? He's the guy who walked up and bit me for absolutely no reason whatsoever.”
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“Okay, I'll wear the Bite Me shirt,[...]It'll be my standard response to any­one who tries to hit on me." I giggle. "Someone can come up and be like 'Hey babe, what's your sign?' and I'll just point to my shirt." Rayne laughs appreciatively and tosses me the tank top. "Of course they might think you're pointing to your boobs in a 'have at 'em, big boy' kind of way.” 49 likes
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