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Stake That! by Mari Mancusi

In the book Boys That Bite, readers met Sunshine and Rayne McDonald, twin sisters who are physically identical but psychologically opposite. Sunny is as perky as her name implies, while Rayne dresses in black and wants to become a vampire. When Magnus, the vampire who was supposed to sire Rayne, accidentally bit Sunny instead, the two worked together to find a cure for her vampirism and fell in love in the process.

That's all well and good for Sunny, but what about Rayne? She still wants to be a vampire, and she really wants to stop being mistaken for her sister. Stake That! gives readers a chance to walk in Rayne's shoes - make that black leather zip-up boots - as she discovers that, instead of being one with the vampires, she has been chosen to slay them. The bad ones, that is. Now she's going undercover and hitting the vamp clubs downtown, fake ID in hand.

The book is set up like Rayne's online blog, complete with comments from random folks and Instant Message conversations with her best friend Spider. She shares details of her training experiences, her attempts to reconnect with her estranged father, and her growing interest in Jareth, a British vampire who helps her figure out how a blood disease is being passed around a vampire bar.

Stake That! offers more laughs and teen angst than violence. As they did in the previous book, the characters often Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which will crack up those who watched the television series. This book's best audience will be kids and teens that want a light vampire story.

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Read my review of the first book, Boys That Bite.

Read my review with the author, Mari Mancusi.

Read my other Amazon book reviews.
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