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Blood and Chocolate

Klause, Annette Curtis (Book - 2007 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Having fallen for a human boy, a beautiful teenage werewolf must battle both her packmates and the fear of the townspeople to decide where she belongs and with whom.
Authors: Klause, Annette Curtis
Title: Blood and Chocolate
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2007
Edition: 1st trade pbk. ed
Characteristics: 264 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Annette Curtis Klause
Summary: Having fallen for a human boy, a beautiful teenage werewolf must battle both her packmates and the fear of the townspeople to decide where she belongs and with whom.
ISBN: 0385734212
0385904347
9780385904346
9780385734219
Branch Call Number: y KLAUSE 2007
Subject Headings: Human-animal relationships Juvenile fiction Man-woman relationships Juvenile fiction Criminal behavior Juvenile fiction Serial murders Juvenile fiction Teenagers Juvenile fiction Werewolves Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Horror fiction
Topical Term: Human-animal relationships
Man-woman relationships
Criminal behavior
Serial murders
Teenagers
Werewolves
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“Having fallen for a human boy, a beautiful teenage werewolf must battle both her packmates and the fear of the townspeople to decide where she belongs and with whom...” This book has action and plenty of romance: will the “meat-boy” still love Vivian even after she reveals her werewolf form to him?

Having fallen for a human boy, a beautiful teenage werewolf must battle both her packmates and the fear of the townspeople to decide where she belongs and with whom.

Having fallen for a human boy, a beautiful teenage werewolf must battle both her packmates and the fear of the townspeople to decide where she belongs and with whom.


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Jul 05, 2014
  • AValadez rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

This book is a quick summer read. It is fun and enjoyable but not extremely imaginative. If you are looking for a book to pass a little time with Blood and Chocolate is a good choice.

Oct 03, 2013
  • Vilka rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Vivian is one of a pack of werewolves displaced & reeling after the recent death of their leader. With her once-happy pack divided into power-squabbles, Vivian notices a human boy and tries to take comfort in his comparatively peaceful world...but can she be satisfied with a human-only existence, and can she hide her true nature from him?
The important thing to remember here is that these are not humans-bitten-and-becoming-werewolves; these werewolves are a different species that sometimes look human but really are not and never have been. Therefore they have completely different moral codes (centered around what's best for the pack) and ways of thinking and interacting (centered around one's rank in the pack). Vivian is completely frank about her sexuality, unapologetically open about her physical attraction to this or that guy and not shy about making a move if she wants to. The social structure of the pack upsets many readers--males fight for leadership, and female rank is based on their mate's position, not on themselves, so unattached females may try to 'steal' or fight over a powerful mate (which makes them dangerous to other females); however, more than one character is unhappy with this, so the females aren't blindly accepting of it.
If you can accept the 'rules' of the author's version of werewolves and aren't put off by horny teenage feelings and rivalries, you might enjoy the coming-of-age teen angst and mild paranormal adventure. If you're very strongly attached to the traditional notions of werewolves as infected or cursed humans, you might have a harder time.

Nov 17, 2012
  • epurys rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Yes, Vivian is cruel and selfish, but this is often considered in terms of her being a human - not a werewolf. If we're to focus on the "wolf" part of her nature, her behavior isn't at all surprising. I'd actually be willing to say that it's probably one of the more honest depictions of a female werewolf as opposed to "a girl who can transform into a wolf". I might also note that she was never human - she was born that way. That said, she is flawed and throughout the book continues to wrestle with herself. She goes after the human boy Aiden because it's something she wants. It's a challenge. While I also find the ending a bit jarring, the one she ends up with proves to be an antidote. It could be argued that he was chosen out of convenience, yet I disagree. Throughout the novel Vivian insists that she doesn't want him, disobeys him even because he is discouraging her to end her relationship with Aiden. In the end, what she wants nearly kills her, and he proves to be not what she wants, but what she needs.

Aug 17, 2012
  • Benevolence rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

First of all, I would call this book a cheap knock-off of Andrea R. Cremer's Nightshade, but it seems this book was published first. Anyways, first of all, I found the writer's style rather strange. Perhaps it was just me, but she seemed to use a lot of strange adjectives without actually describing Vivian's surroundings very much. Secondly, the sexual content in this book is most certainly not safe for your granny. Nothing was described too outright, but I know some of you won't appreciate the frequent innuendos. Also, Vivian's character irritated me; she is selfish, rude, and nearing mean at the beginning. And if I had a nickel for every time she gave someone the finger...

By about page 70, though, I was curious about how the author would pull this off. Which brings me to the part about the ending darkmanifest's post summed up quite well. The author (and the character) seem to give up on all they had worked on throughout the story and simply make the easiest choice for their future. Any other author wouldn't have thrown the plot to the side like that, but Klause is different than "any other author".

If you do decide to give it a try, I suppose it's small, so it won't waste too much time. Just be sure to keep it away from your granny.

Jun 16, 2012
  • ladyshallot rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Recomended to me by a friend as one of her favorite books. I found it agonizing. Love it or hate it, youll feel strongly one way or the other on this one. This book may be best for young girls.

this book has a good outline and ending that i would have never guessed

Apr 29, 2012
  • shaewarren rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Excellent book, lush and sensual and realistic, one of the best werewolf books I've ever read (and I've read a lot) with only one glaring flaw: The girl ends up with an overbearing, abusive jerk in the end (I won't say which, since there are several of them vying for her attention throughout the story). Why this is so stubbornly consistent over so many young adult books regardless of time period or quality will baffle me until the end of time. Besides that, though, this is a werewolf novel that makes most of today's popular stuff look like drivel in comparison. Highly recommended.

Feb 15, 2012
  • Imani Taylor rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

one of the best books I ever read ! very good.....But I wish they would make a part two of the book.

All I can really say is better then twilight!

Dec 30, 2011
  • 5449 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I really didn't think i would like this book. And i don't. I LOVE it. It was so much better than i thought and it kept me on edge for so long. Ht night i finished the book, i was still thinking, that book is amazing. I absolutely love the twist ending! I t was great.

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Jun 04, 2008
  • librarianjen rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Frightening or Intense Scenes: The ending and Vivian and Aidens realtionship are intense.

Sexual Content: Quite a bit. Some innuendos as well.

Violence: Alot of the 'hunts' include fighting and violence.

Coarse Language: They swear quite a bit in this story.

Jun 04, 2008
  • librarianjen rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

Jun 04, 2008
  • librarianjen rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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