Review: The Better to Bite by Cynthia Eden

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Review: The Better to Bite by Cynthia Eden
The Better to Bite
Book Info

Released: November 4th 2012
Series: Howl #1
Pages: 300

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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About Cynthia Eden

Award-winning author Cynthia Eden writes dark tales of paranormal romance and romantic suspense. She is a New York Times, USA Today, Digital Book World, and IndieReader best-seller. Cynthia is also a two-time finalist for the RITA® award (she was a finalist both in the romantic suspense category and in the paranormal romance category). Since she began writing full-time in 2005, Cynthia has written over thirty novels and novellas.

Cynthia is a “hybrid” author. She has published extensively with New York (her New York publishers include Kensington, Grand Central, and Harlequin), and she has also enjoyed success in her indie writing career.

Cynthia lives along the Alabama Gulf Coast. She loves romance novels, horror movies, and chocolate. Her favorite hobbies including hiking in the mountains (searching for waterfalls) and spelunking.

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  1. Thanks for the great review Suz, always looking for new books for my daughter, will have to check this one out for her.

    1. Hi Trish, I have to say I am not a YA fan and I haven’t read any of Cynthia’s adult books either, but I still liked it, so I am sure you will too! I will have to pick up some of her adult books now though see what they are like. Thanks for stopping by.


  2. Wonderful review! I loved this book, but I have yet to read any of Cynthia Eden’s books that I haven’t. 🙂
    I understand about the beginning, but have to agree with the fast pace. And, I, too am Team Rafe!!! Love those “bad boy” types. 😉

    1. I am definitely Team Rafe all the way, not only is he a bad boy, he is a bad boy with a motorbike, does it get any better than that? We have great taste in men 😀

      I am definitely going to have to pick up some more Cynthia Eden books, everyone seems to love her!


  3. I love the cover of this book…haven’t read anything by Cynthia Eden as yet but I will definitely be giving her a try in the very near future!

  4. Thanks so much for this review! I read Cynthia’s adult books so I wasn’t sure about trying her YA…but I’ll definitely check it out now!

  5. I’m team Rafe 😀 like you Suz 🙂
    I really like to read a book who from beginning to end is perfect in every way,and this is exactly that kind of book! 🙂

    Great review Suz 🙂

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