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4.5 out of 5 stars
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on 11 January 2010
This is the second book in the Blood Coven series, which started with Boys That Bite. BTB was narrated by Sunny, this is narrated by her twin, Rayne and told in blog and diary entries. Rayne is a goth who's desperate to be a vampire, but a twist of fate means she's actually a slayer. Rayne isn't happy about the idea of having to slay vampires, wanting to be one and all. But she (eventually) agrees to check things out. At the bar she meets (the Jude Law lookalike) Jareth and things get a even more complicated as attraction and past pain flares.

I'm really enjoying this series. It's light and fun, with a few deeper moments that stop the series from being silly. Yes things seem to work out a bit too easy at times, but it doesn't really matter. The plot isn't very complicated, but it's entertaining and makes for great lighter reading. I like the characters a lot, even if there isn't all that much to them at times. Fun read and the ending left me really looking forward to reading the next one!
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 5 December 2006
STAKE THAT! is Mari Mancusi's sequel to Boys that Bite. Mancusi is back with fun characters, plot twists and turns, and humor any teen (or adult) will appreciate.

The story of twins Sunshine and Rayne continues with the focus on Rayne's adventures. Mostly written in "blogging" style complete with comments at the end of the posts, Rayne brings readers up-to-date on the girls' vampire dilemmas.

In this second book, 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, and continued confusion about their absent father, and Mancusi once again grabs teen readers and has them begging for more. Fans of Boys that Bite will not be disappointed with the direction the story is headed, only with the fact that they'll have to wait for the story "to be continued"....

Reviewed by: Sally Kruger, aka "Readingjunky"
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