The Better to Bite

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The Better to Bite

I will admit that the beginning of this book, the story grated on me. I mean, there were so many clichés. I like how Anne even laughs at a few of the clichés. She is a good girl who likes bad boys. She moves to a new town where her dad is the sheriff and develops a crush on this boy who mysteriously shows up in the woods. He is a bad boy who ignores her at school until she catches the eye of another boy. Then the boy shows up with a motorcycle and is into her again. He is "into" her, but cannot do anything about it. You can see how this would irritate me. However, once I got past the slow start and the clichés, I really started to enjoy the book. The story picks up and I was enthralled in the mystery surrounding the town.

The best part about the book, however, was the way the author wrote Anne's humor. I love Anne's personality. She is sarcastic and funny, which I prefer in a heroine. This book had me laughing more times than I can count and constantly highlighting my favorite passages from the text on my kindle.

I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would and cannot wait to read the second book in the series. I hope Anne is still as hilarious as she was in the first book.

I would also like to point out that love triangles drive me insane. I am unsure how I feel about the two boys in question. I am not pulled strongly toward any one of the two love interests. I will have to see if one of them wins me over in the next book.

This is my second book by this author and I plan to read more works by her in the future.

Book Blurb for The Better to Bite

Don't go into the woods.

Sixteen-year-old Anna Lambert knows that the woods near her new home aren't safe. She's seen the wolves that stalk through that dark forest, but Anna doesn't scare easily. Anna is cursed--or gifted, depending on how you look at it--with the ability to find anyone or anything that is lost.

So when folks start disappearing in the small town of Haven, Anna's father, the sheriff, has to use her special skills as they begin to hunt for a killer.

But the killer isn't exactly human.

As Anna is pulled deeper into the secrets of Haven--a town that is truly cursed--she finds herself falling for two, equally mysterious boys. With the danger closing in, one of those boys may just turn out to be her savior. And the other? He could be a very big, very bad...beast.

Beware of beasts...and boys...with bite.

Author's Note:  THE BETTER TO BITE is a paranormal young adult romance. It contains a tough heroine, some very dangerous werewolves, and a killer with one serious appetite for blood.

Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2013 3.50