I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
by Cynthia Eden
Released: November 4th 2012
Series: Howl #1
Published by Curtis Brown Digitals
This book has really surprised me and although I am not a YA convert, I will grab the next book in this series, once it got going it was fast paced and had teenage characters that I didn’t want to punch in the face, WIN! ~ Under the Covers
Anne Lambert has moved with her dad from her home in Chicago to a small town called Haven, but is Haven any safer than Chicago? More people then there should be keep going missing and Haven is a town full of secrets and monsters, but then Anna has secrets of her own…
Young Adult books and me aren’t the best of buds, they sit there looking all pretty on the shelf and I admit I sneer “Just one more Twilight rip off; as if the first one wasn’t bad enough,” but I decided to give The Better to Bite a chance and I refuse to believe this was because I was enticed by the pretty cover (I probably was). Now that I have finished it, I am glad I gave this book a chance, although it may not be something that I would usually read, I still enjoyed it.
Although I did like it, it did take a while for it to warm up for me and it took me a while to warm up to Anna, I admit at first she irritated me; however, like a rash she grew on me. What kept me hooked on The Better to Bite was the mystery of the town of Haven, although some parts weren’t exactly a mystery I still found the story behind the town interesting and the mystery of Anna’s mother will keep me reading to the next book.
But, as this is a YA of course there is the much used and abused love triangle between Anna and two hot guys from her school each with a secret of their own, their is Brent of the All American good lucks and seemingly nice guy and Rafe the dark haired and dangerous bad boy, I am team Rafe all the way. I hope Eden doesn’t stretch the love triangle to the max and Anna choose (Rafe) quickly.
This book has really surprised me and although I am not a YA convert, I will grab the next book in this series, once it got going it was fast paced and had teenage characters that I didn’t want to punch in the face, WIN!
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Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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