Stake That (Blood Coven #2) by Mari Mancusi Review

Series: Blood Coven #2
Publisher: Berkley
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, Fiction
Release Date: December 5, 2006
Pages: 288

Goodreads Summary

All I want is to be a vampire. But nooo-I have to be Rayne MacDonald, Vampire Slayer....

Sisters. They'll swipe your clothes, your boyfriends, your destiny. But it wasn't exactly my twin Sunny's fault. Magnus, vampire hottie and coven leader, mistook her for me last month and bit her instead. Now they're doing the inter-species dating thing.

But back to me. Turns out that for every generation, there's a Vampire Slayer-and this time around, it just happens to be yours truly. My first mission: infiltrate a seedy vamp bar downtown and expose its vampire owner for purposely spreading a blood disease he created himself. A task almost harder than passing trig.

After going it alone once, I realize I need help. So Magnus sends his hot homey Jareth to go undercover with me. And let me just say I wouldn't mind going under the covers with him. Maybe fate doesn't bite after all...

My Review

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 love this book right? 
Rayne had a wonderful dream. This dream of her's was to become a vampire and end up with Magnus the leader of the Blood Coven and live a carefree life with her dark lover. But as we know life never works out the way we planned and instead her twin sister Sunny gets the guy while Rayne ends up being a vampire slayer. Well aren't we in for a ride...

 I loved Rayne her spunky nature and sass are definitely what makes her so endearing. I loved her inside and out, she is one hilarious protagonist and I never tire of her. I think though that her Buffy references in the book also had something to do with it.  As for Jareth her love interest, you know I love him I really do but sometimes I just felt like punching him in the face. Granted he did have a reason to be a not-so-nice-guy but still...I suppose that just added to my love for it since I loved his bickering with Rayne.

The romance was well done at least for me because it wasn't just lovey dovey with them, no if that's what you expect then this book is not for you but I loved it. They actually hated one another in the beginning but when the time came they both saved each other which is what made them such amazing characters. I always love bickering partners I find them so adorable. 

Oh by the way I almost forgot to mention that I read this book but never read the first but it doesn't really matter because you can understand what's going on without reading the first book. ( I do that with a lot of books, I know I know bad Betsy but its just the way I roll.) This was a pretty fast read but I do have to say that this books is on the more comedic side and if your looking for a serious book with vampires then this is not the one for you. 

Rating: 4 stars


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  2. I like Buffy so this interests me. Great review! I will have to see if my library has this.

    1. I hope you find it! This book needs more love! Thanks for stopping by! ;)

  3. I love your review's! :) You should review the Shatter Me series, i'd love to see your witty remarks on that book series. ;)


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