Blood And Chocolate by Annette Curtis KlauseBlood And Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause

Blood And Chocolate

byAnnette Curtis Klause

Paperback | August 14, 2007

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Vivian Gandillon relishes the change, the sweet, fierce ache that carries her from girl to wolf. At sixteen, she is beautiful and strong, and all the young wolves are on her tail. But Vivian still grieves for her dead father; her pack remains leaderless and in disarray, and she feels lost in the suburbs of Maryland. She longs for a normal life. But what is normal for a werewolf?

Then Vivian falls in love with a human, a meat-boy. Aiden is kind and gentle, a welcome relief from the squabbling pack. He's fascinated by magic, and Vivian longs to reveal herself to him. Surely he would understand her and delight in the wonder of her dual nature, not fear her as an ordinary human would.

Vivian's divided loyalties are strained further when a brutal murder threatens to expose the pack. Moving between two worlds, she does not seem to belong in either. What is she really--human or beast? Which tastes sweeter--blood or chocolate?


From the Paperback edition.
Annette Curtis Klause is head of children's services at the Aspen Hill Community Library in Maryland.  Born in Bristol, England, she now lives in Hyattsville, Maryland, with her husband and their cats. When she was young, Annette's daddy sat her on his lap and told her the plots of the best old horror movies.  This seems to have made a...
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Title:Blood And ChocolateFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.31 × 5.63 × 0.6 inPublished:August 14, 2007Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385734212

ISBN - 13:9780385734219

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

Reviews

Rated 2 out of 5 by from not for me My cousin lent me the book after having to read it for school. I thought why not. So although I normally enjoy these types of books (witches, warwolves, etc) I just couldn't get into this one until the last 30 pages. You can't really get attached to the caracters until the end. You know everyone is playing everyone but for adults to use sex to manipulate teenagers I find that's what got me to really not like this story. Also the fact that adults so flagrantly use sex infront of teens for their benefits not my thing either.
Date published: 2018-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Fun Easily one of the best werewolf books I have ever read.
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from so bad I chucked the book across the room when I finished it. I've never done that before, ever.
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I completely enjoyed this teen werewolf book. It was published approximately 8 years prior to Twilight and has nothing to do with vampires. I enjoyed the writing a lot. I also enjoyed how dark the story is. If you hate the direction werewolves have taken in current books and film, you may enjoy this take on lycanthropy.
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Cried And Wanted to be in their World. I Read this Years Ago and i'ts Still My Favourite book. Better Than the movie Only Because Of who the main character Ends up With.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good I read this book and thought it was quite good. It had plenty of detail and was rather interesting. I saw the movie a short time after and the basic idea was the same, but there were much things different of the two. I do recommend reading the book then watching the movie to see which you prefer. I've always preferred the book.
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Three and a half stars -- wish it was longer! I had originally read "Blood and Chocolate" years ago, and came across it again online and decided to re-read it. The book is good, with a promising story line. I liked Vivian -- she is strong, loyal and beautiful. Raised with a her wolf pack, she is the only young woman amongst a group of rowdy, immature young men. She finds herself attracted to a human boy, Aiden, who is sweet, gentle and kind. Events in town escalate, though, with attacks that could have only been done by a werewolf, which puts Vivian and the rest of the pack at risk. Overall, I wished Klause had expanded the story and made it longer. Gabe, Vivian and the rest of the pack were very promising, and then bam! Story over. I liked Vivian's strength and understood her competitiveness. Aidan seemed sweet but their relationship was too quick for my taste.
Date published: 2016-02-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good one Good book. Love it!
Date published: 2014-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good choice I lost my original copy so I wanted to replace it. The book is far better than the movie (the movie misses the important plot lines and grossly distorts the entire plot line for some odd reason). Good book for anyone interested in fantasy or werewolves.
Date published: 2014-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it The movie was poop! This book is a re-readable story!! Gabriel all the way!!!!
Date published: 2014-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much better than the movie. This is my favourite werewolf book. I was seriously disturbed by the movie. They kept nothing but the names.
Date published: 2013-03-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Different and not what I expected! Ok, so this book was not what I expected but, I definetly liked it. This is one of thouse books that keeps you reading right from that first page. One thing about this book that I was definetly not expecting was the ending, it really surpised me and it took me a while to actually decide what I thought about it. But in the end i think i actually really liked the ending. This is definetly a book that i would recommend to anyone thats into the whole mythical creature thing like werewolfs.
Date published: 2009-08-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Blood and Chocolate The way people were talking about this book I thought it was going to be amazing. Don't get me wrong, it was still a very good novel though, just not as good as I thought it would be. If you've watched the movie than you should still definatly read the book because it was NOTHING like the movie. That plot line was almost completely different. The emotion in this book was great, you know you have a good book when you can actually feel the same emotions the characters feel. I was surprised when this novel came in the mail, it was so small but don't let the size fool you, it was fast paced, romantic and thrilling. I recommend.
Date published: 2009-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! I really liked this book but I wish there weren't as many details about certain things. Still a great book, though!
Date published: 2009-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely beautiful I thought it was amazing and very unique. I recommend this book to people who love love story's.
Date published: 2009-02-05

Read from the Book

The flesh of her arms bubbled and her legs buckled to a new shape. She doubled over as the muscles of her abdomen went into a brief spasm, then grimaced as her teeth sharpened and her jaw extended. She felt the momentary pain of the spine's crunch and then the sweet release.She was a creature much larger and stronger than any natural wolf. Her toes and legs were too long, her ears too big, and her eyes held fire. Wolf was only a convenient term they had adopted. Those who preferred science to myth said they descended from something older--some early mammal that had absorbed protean matter brought to Earth by a meteorite.Vivian stretched and pawed at the ground, she sniffed the glorious air. She felt as if her tail could sweep the stars from the sky.Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause. Copyright (c) 1997 by Annette Curtis Klause. Excerpted by permission of Delacorte Press, a division of the Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher. -->From the Hardcover edition.

Editorial Reviews

"Klause's imagery is magnetic and her language fierce, rich, and beautiful... [a] powerful, unforgettable novel."
--Booklist, starred

" [A] fierce, suspenseful chiller."
--Kirkus Reviews

"...as addictive as chocolate."
--Publishers Weekly

"Gripping, thrilling, and original."—School Library Journal, Starred