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Boys that Bite (Blood Coven Vampire #1)

3.7  ·  Rating details ·  10,414 Ratings  ·  541 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
Paperback, 272 pages
Published April 4th 2006 by Berkley (first published April 1st 2006)
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Rebecca Good concept/ storyline, awfully written... Had to stop about halfway though, not worth the read.

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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
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. Do you know this feeling? You’re sitting in front of your bookshelves, thinking “Oh, what I’d give for a good read..” and of course you have a tbr that already started talking to you, but you want something special, and hoped the powers that be would get me that "special." I
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

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
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
Janice (Janicu)
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
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
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
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
Maria V. Snyder
Dec 07, 2008 rated it liked it
A Buffy the Vampire Slayer knockoff - but fun.
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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Kayleigh {K-Books}
Nov 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: abandoned-series
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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
Mar 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mari-mancusi
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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
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
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
Yelania Nightwalker
Cuando vi que este libro estaría en México me emocioné, eso fue hasta que supe que eran varios libros. No es que tenga mucho en contra de las sagas, pero cuando son muy largas, me pregunto si alguna ver terminaré de leerla completa o si incluso conseguiremos que lleguen todas al país (luego suceden cosas como las de Cat & Bones que sólo se publicó 1 libro en español :X), realmente espero que éste no sea el caso.

Sunny y Rayne son gemelas idénticas. Rayne tiene una "cosa" por los vampiros que
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"
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
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
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

Dec 05, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, pnr
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!
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
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
Aug 01, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Feb 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Rayne and Sunshine McDonald, 16, may be physically identical, but the similarities stop there. Rayne has been covertly studying to become a vampire, and her moment of love-at-first-bite has arrived. Unfortunately, her decidedly nonvampiric twin is at the receiving end of that kiss of death. Now Sunny has just one week to un-bloodmate herself from the newly appointed King of the Coven, Magnus, and return to human form before her dream date to the senior prom. Though filled with teen and supernatu ...more
Kashish Kaur
Writing this review after reading the last line of this book.
And I am like...

Lovestruck ☑
Jaw-dropped ☑
Freaking fan ☑
Mari Mancusi fan ☑
Amazed ☑
Screeeeeeeeaaaaaammmmmmm... I loved this book ☑

Okay, so now let's cover the details about my likes and dislikes in this book.
1. I don't liked the super confused chic aka Sunshine McDonald! I mean she IS adorable, no doubt, but sometimes while reading the book I felt she was being paranoid, super duper chaotic about her wants, and c
Sep 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009
First in Mari Mancusi's Blood Coven Vampire series, twins Sunshine and Rayne (cute, no?) couldn't be more opposites. Sunshine is the drama student that wants to date the most popular boy in school, whereas Rayne is into the goth scene and won't be caught dead in a pair of pants! Rayne is all excited about a new goth club in town, Club Fang, and tells Sunshine she has to go with her and also must dress accordingly. After a bit of a guilt trip, Sunshine caves in and dons a “Bite Me” T-Shirt from h ...more
Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love the updated and re-released version of this book. It was just as much fun to read this time around as it was the first time.
Kathy Martin
Nov 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Sunny McDonald couldn't be more different than her identical twin Rayne. Sunny plays field hockey, is the understudy for the star of their high school musical, and has an unrequited crush on high school hottie Jake Wilder. Rayne is Goth and very interested in vampires. She even blogs about them.

One evening Rayne convinces Sunny to go with her to Club Fang for some vampire fun. Once there Sunny is hit on by another real hottie. Magnus picks her out of the crowd and takes her outside. Sunny thinks
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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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“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.”
“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.” 48 likes
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