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Blood and Chocolate By Annette Curtis Klause Blood and Chocolate 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 griev

  • Title: Blood and Chocolate
  • Author: Annette Curtis Klause
  • ISBN: 9780440226680
  • Page: 222
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Blood and Chocolate By Annette Curtis Klause 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 werVivian 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
    Blood and Chocolate By Annette Curtis Klause

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    About "Annette Curtis Klause"

    1. Annette Curtis Klause

      Annette Curtis Klause broke new ground in young adult literature with The Silver Kiss, a book that is at once sexy, scaring, and moving, according to Roger Sutton writing in the Bulletin of the Center for Children s Books A vampire love story, Klause s first novel is a darkly seductive thriller with heart and message Born in Bristol, England, in 1953, Klause became fascinated with grisly things at an early age My mother read and sang to me, Klause explained But my daddy used to sit me on his lap and tell me the plots to gangster and monster movies I knew all about Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Jimmy Cagney, and Edward G Robinson before I ever saw any of their movies Her father also let her speak to Willoughby, an imaginary little boy who lived down his throat When she was seven, Klause and her family moved north to Newcastle upon Tyne She recalls that her first experience with creative writing occurred when she was incapacitated with a twisted ankle at age eight or nine Klause wrote a poem about her mother ironing and decided from then on to save all her poems in a notebook Soon she was writing and illustrating her own books, mostly about a cat and the kittens she has At age ten she and a neighborhood friend began making up plays and performing them on a tape recorder The plays usually involved some kind of humorous mistake, Klause recalled, like a woman calling up a plant nursery instead of a nursery school for her child It was also about this time when Klause wrote her first unpublished bit of horror, The Blood Ridden Pool of Solen Goom Each of the chapters ended with and blood flowed into the blood ridden pool of Solen Goom Increasingly she read fantasy and science fiction books, in addition to Mark Twain and, as she got older, the beatnik books of Jack Kerouac I wanted desperately to be a beatnik, she remembered She also read her first vampire book at age fourteen Jane Gaskell s The Shiny Narrow Grin, which was Klause s initial inspiration for her first novel many years later I was smitten by the pale young man who appeared in a few suspenseful scenes, Klause related, and became mesmerized with the whole concept of vampires Initially, Klause responded to this fascination by writing poetry, which she described as a pretentious, over written, dreadful sequence of poems interspersed with prose called The Saga of the Vampire also unpublished These early writings would later become invaluable for Klause when she set out on the journey of her first novel Klause s life was distinctly changed when she was fifteen and her father moved the family to Washington, DC, for career reasons In high school Klause continued writing poetry After finishing college in 1976, Klause went on to graduate school in library science She took poetry workshops in college, but poetry was soon replaced by short stories once she graduated and started working in libraries Klause began sending her work out to magazines, collecting numerous rejection letters Several of her poems and a short story were published in anthologies and small magazine reviews, but it took several years of concerted effort to find her voice and her audience I finally took a writing workshop with Larry Callen, a well known children s writer, Klause noted I knew I wanted to write for young people I m still working through my own adolescence, so it seemed appropriate I continued with further ones I still go to the writing group Larry Callen introduced me to, and often chuckle about how an idea or action will affect the people in my group even as I am writing Klause soon graduated from short stories, and with the help and encouragement of Callen, set to work on a novel I wanted to write for teenagers, so I thought back to what I liked to read at that age In a way, I stole from myself with The Silver Kiss, because I looked at my old writing notebooks and found the vampire poem I had written as a t

    471 thoughts on “Blood and Chocolate”

    1. this is not a float i have been ordered to edit this review to include something necessary i was watching the runaways last week, and in the bonus feature interviews, dakota fanning was all wide eyed exclaiming how she was so excited to finally get to act in a period pieced i died a little inside.but so this book, from 1997, predates twilight but somehow it involves a werewolf love story WHAAAAAT her previous novel, silver kiss, from 1992, is about a vampire suspicious so, to dakota fanning thes [...]

    2. Just a note of warning I didn t like Blood and Chocolate I read it on a high recommendation from a friend and it bored me to tears But I persevered, hoping it would get better It didn t.Our protagonist, Vivian, looks kinda like Megan Fox, only blonde Vivian thinks of men like they re meat Here are a few of her thoughts that we re privy to A female on the loose was a dangerous creature she could challenge another bitch for a male she fancied Some of those male eyes strayed to Vivian, too, and she [...]

    3. I read Blood and Chocolate when I was 14 but it s stayed with me since It was the first time a seemingly simple plot with overdone fictional monsters actually dealt with what it was to be human I hold much respect for Vivian, the protagonist Yes, she does stupid things But what teenager doesn t feel what she feels Are we all not trying to hide a part of ourselves from the world Don t we not fight with our parents and try to rebel for no real reason Do we not take simple comforts for all they can [...]

    4. It was a big day for incest yesterday with me And not that I mean that I tracked down some closely related blood relatives to make out with, either First it was How I Live Now and then I read Blood and Chocolate, a cautionary tale against werewolf in breeding.Did you ever read Bitten and find yourself wistful of their carefree lives, money, and culture Well, meet the badside of werewolf culture You know, the side where your teenage friend is shagging your Mum, and you Mum and someone else s mum [...]

    5. This was an appalling book on so many levels Vivian the werewolf lusts after an unsuspecting human boy MEAT boy, mind you who is embarrassingly weak and supremely uninteresting She s also fighting off advances from numerous other men who just randomly grab her breasts and has birthdays where her mom and 6 men watch her open gifts of lingerie And creepiest of all, Gabriel, the 24 year old head wolf, is after her to be his mate although that doesn t stop him from sleeping with her 40 year old mom [...]

    6. This book is wrong on so many levels that I don t know where to start, and I definitely don t think it belongs in the teen section of the bookstore Vivian, the main character and narrator, is far too calculating and sexualized for a 16 year old girl, I don t care if she IS a werewolf She s also mean spirited and nasty, and frankly, I didn t find much about her to like for a good deal of the book, which contains entirely too much sexuality and vulgarity With the exception of Aiden, the human boy [...]

    7. This brilliant, sexy YA, did urban fantasy before we knew that s what it was called Please don t judge it by the abysmal movie version, the book is nothing like that dross It s romantic, fast paced, a true insight into what it might be to be a teen girl, and a werewolf The main character is strong, powerful, and has a genuine path to self actualization and independence We should be so lucky as to have young girls read and want to be Vivian I adore this book.

    8. Now, let me tell you a story about a girl that had a dream This girl wanted something that everyone has been looking for She wanted something that is, obviously, impossible she wanted to read a good YA fantasy paranormal book I know, Selena I know I might as well reached for the frickin stars I really thought that this was a book that I was looking for As you can see from my rating, it wasn t.I m just I m just going to write down a couple of quotes from thispiece of shitthing book and then, mayb [...]

    9. Update In October I finished this book a third time Turns out this is one of those books that gets better with every read I m going to go ahead and up the rating to four stars Blood and Chocolate was a book that I didn t totally like the first time around I wasn t exactly sure how I felt about it, to be honest It s well written but much darker than most YA fiction Overall I felt positive about the story even though I didn t quite care for the protagonist, Vivian she comes across as slutty and en [...]

    10. Blood and Chocolate is a well loved YA werewolf novel, and I ve been meaning to read it for the last decade Now that I have, I m really disappointed Vivian is a 16 year old werewolf who s torn between her pack and fitting in with the human world and a human boy Vivian is also selfish, arrogant, dramatic, and stupid Over and over we hear her thoughts on how beeeeaaaaauuuuutiful she is and how all the boys want her Every action she takes endangers someone and she only ever focuses on her own needs [...]

    11. The message of this book creeped me out the eff out Stick with your own kind, people will never accept what is different Blood and Chocolate is a hate crime of a book I was liking it until then The selfishness and sexualization didn t bother me I didn t feel threatened by their differences There was a nice parallel about kids who hang with the wrong crowd I d recommend reading Life Without Friends for a great ya story about a girl who hung with kids who go to prison for bullying and murder The b [...]

    12. Wow This was a book I didn t want to read My book club voted for it so I thought to myself fiiiiiine and as it turns out I absolutely loved it.Side note Is this really a stand alone I disapprove.

    13. antes de la lecturaPor lla por el 2013 o cuando tenia 13 a os 2007 seria entonces Yo vi en televisi n pagada una pelicula que se veia interesante llamada BLOOD AND CHOCOLATE o tambien besos de sangre o la marca del lobo recuerdo que fui la primera pelicula que vi COMPLETA EN TELEVISION PAGADA y que sea digamos del g nero que me gustaba la pelicula narraba la vida de Vivian una mujer loba que vivia en Rumania con su tia y que pronto iba ascender a reina loba porque el lider de la manada la habia [...]

    14. a rad title So much possible awesomeness Yet Klause didn t pull it off She had quite the story in her hands, but all I ended up with were vague promises and hints at something better Now Gabriel, ahh I think he had some potential As in rawr baby Unfortunately he was pretty much condemned to the periphery Not that it would ve mattered all that much Because the heroine, Vivian, had just as little luck escaping her cardboard persona Klause spent a lot of time fussing about her long blond h [...]

    15. Klause poetically describes the violence and sensuality of the pack lifestyle, creating a hot blooded heroine who puts the most outrageous riot grrrls to shame Blood and Chocolate is a masterpiece of adolescent angst wrapped in wolf s clothing, and its lovely, sensuous taste is sure to be sweet on the teenage tongue Ages 13 and older Jennifer HubertDoes this sound like a book for 13 year olds Was she Aiden s soulmate Vivian wondered up in her room Wouldn t she know if she were Maybe if she made [...]

    16. I really liked this book , I thought it was much , much better than the other one I ve read by her The Silver Kiss Some people will probably be against this book being categorized under YA because of the sexual content but I thought it was really good for the main character to know that she s pretty hott and not be all self doubting like girls in a lot of other YA books Vivian knows what she wants and how to get it , she s not some damsel in distress I loved her as the main character because of [...]

    17. I ve bypassed this book quite a few times when I ve come across it at a bootsale or in a charity shop etc and it s been overlooked because of one thing.I didn t realise it was about werewolves Had I known that, I d have snapped it up long before now How I missed this one I ll never know.I was drawn into this within a few pages and the story just grabbed me It s a story about teen angst and love and decisions and betrayal and loyalty and just generally growing up and coming of age but with werewo [...]

    18. I know a lot of people like this book, and the author is a fairly well known dark fantasy writer, from what I can tell But I didn t care for itmething just really rubbed me the wrong way.First of all, I actually disliked the main character, which is rare for me Although she was a strong person, she was far from nice, far from decent I just couldn t relate to the aggressive, arrogant, overtly sexual outlook she took on a lot of things The werewolves in her pack were out and out jerk offs, and yet [...]

    19. This review is also posted on my blog view spoiler Well, I m glad I reread that.I m also kind of disappointed, though I read it for the first and only time at 14, and I remember ADORING it It was my very first paranormal romance ever It s been a favorite ever since, and I figured I d give it another go around now that I m older and understand .And I have to say I m really kind of let down While there are several things about it I really liked, enough to give it four stars the writing style, Vivi [...]

    20. This book is nothing like Twilight I found it on a booklist for Twilight read alikes, and I understand why it was included, I m just saying it s not like Twilight In fact, if you didn t like Twilight, you may like this book The protagonist is as full of self confidance as Bella is full of self doubt Whereas Bella s relationship with her family is peripheral, Viviane is surrounded by family She s part of a pack after all She s a werewolf In the end Viviane s dilemna is not far from Bella s she wi [...]

    21. Will Never Give a Second Thoughtuntil right.w.This was about as realistic as there being any sort of real justice in the world Like the kind I want rightw image error Oh, photoshop What a comfort you are to me in these weary days But still Definitely never going to happen Though having that special someone being taken out I ll bet on that image error

    22. This book read like some teen soap opera, and definitely not of the good kind The heroine Vivian was some stupid teenage drama queen and it looked like stuff was made up over the course of the story without paying attention to consistency and believability I know how old the protagonist is supposed to be, but is that level of recklessness and stupidity really normal or even realistic considered the circumstances The reaction especially of the human characters seemed often pretty forced respectiv [...]

    23. Osnovni podaci Broj stranica 225 anr fantasti ni, ljubavni romanAmeri ka knji evnost O emu se zapravo radi u ovom romanu 1 Povr no fantasy roman o vukodlacima i ljudskim narescima 2 Dublje nema Osobni osvtDa imam priliku postaviti jedno pitanje ovoj spisateljici, pitala bih je zna li to je to karakterizacija likova Ne mislim biti bezobrazna, ali zaista nisam potpuno sigurna shva a li spisateljica to jer likovi u ovom romanu ne samo da su plo ni, nego uop e nisu vjerodostojni Jedina osobina koju [...]

    24. The weather being very bad here these days, I m depressed I put Anne Frank aside and start reading this two days ago, being a fast reader I finished it but now I m creeped up The writing was bad, Anne Frank writes better for a 14 year old This may be about a teenager categorized as a young adult over 12 but I d I wouldn t suggest to anyone younger than 14 15, over that age I don t know, may be, but if I had a teenage daughter I d tell her to pick a different book because I won t pay for this.Thi [...]

    25. This book is a werewolf story, written way back in 1997 Vivian and her pack are trying to survive in a world where there are fewer and fewer places for those like her to live.Her mother s name is Esme They have made a pact not to kill humans so that they won t be exposed Someone in the pack has a taste for human meat and this has gotten the pack chased from New Orleans to West Virginia to Maryland Living in a quiet suburb in Maryland, 16 tear old Vivian finds herself longing for typical teen thi [...]

    26. I love the ending Vivian surely has made her decision and picks up the right guy Why would we even be attracted to one of them she asked Lots of reasons, he said absently as he gazed longingly at her lips They look like us, at least what we look like sometimes, and when you re lonely But they re not like us, Vivian broke in The characters above are werewolves They are talking about human, and finally, they choose their own kind Definitely not like other Young Adult, which always seem so fond of [...]

    27. I absolutely love this book The perfect example of Young Adult Urban Fantasy Vivian is a teenage werewolf in a splintering pack Still torn apart by her father s death a year ago, she is struggling with who she is and her place in the world And because the pack is a mess, she turns to a human boy a meat boy to focus her attentions on The focus of the story is Vivian and what path will she choose She loves being a werewolf, but hates the conflict in the pack as a new leader struggles to the top In [...]

    28. I m very, very torn about this book Part of the problem, I think, is that I have heard about it so much before I read it This usually results in some type of let down.But .There are several things to like about this book The story is told simply and quickly Klause s portrayal of a pack is not warm and fuzzy, and that s nice for a change.BUT This also give rise to several problems I liked the idea, but the main character Vivian is not drawn well Klause did a good job of combining adolescence awkw [...]

    29. Annette Curtis Klause, Blood and Chocolate Laurel Leaf, 1997 After all the flap over the film version of this novel and its subsequent bombing at the box office , I figured I d give the book a shot to see just what all the fuss was about And fussworthy it is, though I m not entirely sure I found it such for the same reasons as most folks I will warn you at the beginning of this that in order to talk about what really bugged me about this book, I will have to reveal its ending, in part I will clo [...]

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