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Stake That

(Blood Coven Vampire #2)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  5,635 ratings  ·  222 reviews
Two sisters—as different as the sun and the rain. For one, getting into the Blood Cover is to die for, but it seems destiny has something else in mind...

Rayne McDonald had it all figured out. Get turned into a vampire, become the mate of the Blood Coven leader, and live the high-life for all eternity. Too bad the head vamp took a bite out of her twin sister by mistake. Now
Paperback, 288 pages
Published December 5th 2006 by Berkley (first published December 1st 2006)
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Briar's Reviews
Mari Mancusi's 2nd novel in the Blood Coven Vampire series is an excellent read.

I fell in love with this series when I was much, much younger than I am now (aka high school era), but rereading this series has made me fall in love with Mari all over again. And with the introduction of Once Upon a Vampire into this series (kind's in the same universe, so it's the same series, I geuss?) I had to go back and reread to get a feel of these books again (and just because I love them. I can't hel
Sarah Marie
Dec 28, 2016 marked it as lost-interest
Shelves: dropped-series
I really enjoyed the first book, but I honestly don't feel excited about continuing this series. I was so excited to read this after finishing Boys That Bite and I couldn't find a copy anywhere (and I was twelve so money was scarce for to just use to buy books online). Maybe I'll muster up the interest again one day.
A saucy teenage romance sautéed with blood, vampires, and humor.

“I never said becoming the slayer would be a field trip to a Justin Bieber concert.”

Stake That! by Mari Mancusi is a saucy teenage romance sautéed with blood, vampires, and humor. It is the second installment in Mari’s Blood Coven Vampire series, but can be enjoyed as a standalone if that is your preference. Just know that the first book, Boys that Bite, set up the author’s Blood Coven world and there are interconnected characters.
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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Evelyn Cuellar
Reseña completa en Books FD

Destino de Cazadora sigue siendo una novela muy juvenil, que cae en muchos clichés, que el tipo de narración “cambia” un poco por la forma en que está “escrita” la novela, y aunque creo que esto hace que se sienta más ligera la narración, no me ha terminado de convencer ese “formato”. Ahora nos toca conocer mucho más a Rayne que para empezar es un personaje mucho más complejo que su hermana, aparte que es mucho más aventada y loca, aunque por ahí vemos un momento de
Mar 20, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: 14 and up
The first book in this series, Boys that Bite, told the story of what happened after Rayne's sister Sunny was accidentally bitten by a vampire who'd intended to bite Rayne. In book two, Rayne discovers that instead of the vampire that she has always longed to be, she's actually the chosen one, Slayer Inc.'s newest vampire slayer. Her first assignment: find out what evil vampire Maverick is up to as he plots to take down Magnus, the leader of the Blood Coven (and Sunny's boyfriend). Rayne teams u ...more
Feb 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Rayne is faced with her new role as a vampire slayer. She's learning everything, from which vampires are which to the art of carving her own wooden stake. To complicate matters she must work with Jareth, a vampire who makes Rayne's head spin.

Add to the adventures a love interest for the girls' mother, a dangerous, unknown vampire virus.
Rayne teams up with Jareth, second in command to Magnus and a vampire who is not impressed with Rayne. Can Rayne slay the evil vampire and find out what is bothe
Jan 28, 2010 rated it did not like it
It's like Vampire Kisses, too awful to handle.
Jan 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Jareth is, even after all these years, still one of my most beloved fictional boyfriends.
Jan 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Das Cover ist wie beim ersten Band sehr schlicht, aber durchaus schön. Man sieht wieder eine Fledermaus und die Schrift, die mit Blut geschrieben ist. "Einmal gebissen, total hingerissen" ist der zweite Band der Blood Coven Reihe von Mari Mancusi.

Die Geschichte ist wieder sehr lustig und witzig geschrieben, sodass ich sehr oft schmunzeln musste und das Buch gar nicht mehr weglegen wollte. Außerdem hat man den Band auch schnell durch, da er sehr wenige Seiten hat.

In diesem Band geht es mehr um Ra
Aug 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Stake That by Mari Mancusi continues the story of the twins Sunny and Rayne. The second book focuses more on Rayne as the main character. Rayne who wants nothing more than to become a vampire and has her first attempt spoiled by Magnus biting the wrong twin. Now that she is on the waiting list again for a soul mate vampire as bad luck would have it Rayne finds out she is the next in line to be the Vampire Slayer. This could be the end all of her vampire dreams. I enjoyed the second book overall ...more
Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: canceled
The characters are better than the first book but the style of writing is so much worse. I hate reading forum posts, absolutely detest them with their slang and short cuts. I made it to chapter 12 but ended up skipping chunks of the book to get to the story. I took a break from reading it to read 3 other books. When I came back to it, I reread the last chapter I was on and got to the forum posts at the end of the chapter and cringed when some girl said "I'm so JELLY!" Ugg!
Trina Collins
Dec 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another great book in the series.
One of the twins is now a slayer;
will she remain a slayer?
One of the twins needs to find
out what is going on with Maverick,
will she be able to?
Will she save the day or lose her life?
Very excellent Vampire series
and now on to book 3.
Nov 28, 2017 rated it liked it
The second book in this series. This sister is more fun than Sunny, but all the text/blog/tweet speak was annoying to me. The author is talented and creates fun characters.
Ramón Alexis
Feb 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fue bueno, lo leí en un día, me gustó mucho más que su precuela. Los personajes (en este caso la protagonista) me gustaron más :).
Mar 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
This sequel was very enjoyable. I thought it was fun to see the other twins point of view and life. It is a quick read and the author did a great job.
Lalii Ienco
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The best
Nov 12, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Feb 11, 2010 rated it it was ok
I really wanted to love this book. Honestly, I did. The storyline had great potential as did the characters but it all just fell short. Way short. Not only was the plot unbelievable and all too convenient, but Rayne, Jareth, Magnus, Maverick - heck, all the characters really, lacked depth and proper portrayal. If it wasn't for the humour I would have only given it one star. Everything else in the story - the average writing, the annoying and constant use of OMGs and FYIs (yes I get that as reade ...more
Jul 17, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Aside from the fact that my dumb ass switched the order of the books (I should have read this one before Girls That Growl, dur), this book is total love. It leaves me wondering why Mancusi decided to get into Sunny's head at all (especially since she's "more of a Rayne girl"). Maybe because of the whole transformation thing but even then, I think telling it from Rayne's point of view would have made that first book a whole hell of a lot better.

Rayne's kind of like WTF? with the whole slayer thin
Jun 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Originally posted at Revenge of the Feels

Rating: 4 stars

I absolutely love this marvellous book! It was a fast-paced, exciting read that got me sitting down and finished it in less than two hours! I bought and read this book quite some time ago but Stake That has been one of my favourites which I have re-read many times.

In case some of you might find it strange that I read the second book before the first, I would like to say that when I first bought it, I thought it was the first novel or probab
Before I start gushing about how much I love Stake That, I'd like to say something. *coughs* This book was the book that got me hooked to reading. Yes, I know how cliched vampires are but I love them anyways I admit though that this book was recommended to me by my one and only sister when I was in middle school and at the time I wasn't much of a book reader but as soon as I gave this book a chance I fell in love. Now enough of rehashing my book past. You guys want the juicy details of why I lov ...more
Feb 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The second book in the Blood Coven series it just as entertaining as the first. The story continues where the first left off and it gets even more complicated.

This book is told from Rayne’s point of view instead of Sunny’s . She is still documenting her journey to become a vampire. She has not given up on this dream; however it is a little messier now because she is the new slayer. So to recap Rayne is the vampire slayer, her twin sister is dating a vampire. Can we say AKWARD! She receives her
IzamaRi H. Fabela
Después de pasar meses y meses planificando y documentando su conversión a vampira, los planes de Rayne se fueron al traste cuando Magnus, su asignado compañero de sangre, muerde por equivocación a su hermana gemela. Ahora, su hermana obtuvo la mordida que le correspondía a ella y al chico vampiro con el cual tendría que pasar la eternidad.
Pero Rayne no se dará por vencida tan fácilmente, pues está dispuesta a pasar por todos los trámites de nuevo y ser por fin una vampira. Pero, cuando al fin
i have mixed feelings about how to rate this book so im taking the middle ground. Rayne was a much more interesting character than her sister her punk rock attitude and sarcasm made her more entertaining. However she had a lot more teen angst which was less fun. The hero was oh so broody and frankly he acted a little teenage angsty as well despite being made before the 1800s. Now mind you i dont mind a tortured hero with a sad past but if you spend the entire book making him moody without tellin ...more
Dec 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing
If you haven't had an opportunity to read my review of Boys That Bite, please click here and go take a look. It will give you some insight into the utter fangirl that I've now become for Mari Mancusi's writing. Oh yes, I'm smitten. Or as Mari would probably say once bitten, always smitten? Something like that :).

To reiterate what I've said before, what I love about The Blood Coven books is just how much fun they are to read! Sunny and Rayne are hilariously snarky characters, and they possess the
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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

Other books in the series

Blood Coven Vampire (8 books)
  • Boys that Bite (Blood Coven Vampire, #1)
  • Girls That Growl (Blood Coven Vampire, #3)
  • Bad Blood (Blood Coven Vampire, #4)
  • Night School (Blood Coven Vampire, #5)
  • Blood Ties (Blood Coven Vampire, #6)
  • Soul Bound (Blood Coven Vampire, #7)
  • Blood Forever (Blood Coven Vampire, #8)
“Hi, my name is Jareth, and I'll be your- God" He curses as he lays his eyes on me.
I raised an eyebrow. "You'll be my god? Hm...Well, we'll have to see about that. I mean, it takes a lot to my world these days.”
“Where have you been?" I asked weakly. A few minutes ago I would have rather died than questioned him. Let him know I care. But I'm too sick to be strong, kick ass Rayne at the moment.
"Vegas" he says.
I raise an eyebrows. "Uh, okay. Win anything?" I can't believe he was off gambling as I lay dying. I mean, I know poker is hot and all, but couldn't he have waited a couple of days for that straight flush?
"I got what I went for, if that's what you mean."
"What, a lap dance?"
He chuckes. "Even sick, you're still funny, Rayne.”
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