Blood and Chocolate

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: null
  • Page: 284
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 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 From the Paperback edition.

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    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 dakot [...]

    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 [...]

    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 t [...]

    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 [...]

    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-ol [...]

    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 b [...]

    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 th [...]

    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 slutt [...]

    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 ow [...]

    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 murde [...]

    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 álla por el 2013 o cuando tenia 13 años /2007 seria entonces. Yo vi en televisión 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 género 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 [...]

    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 lo [...]

    15. Αυτό το βιβλίο δεν μου άρεσε. Δεν είναι ότι δεν ανυπομονούσα απλώς να το διαβάζω, αλλά ότι βαριόμουν να διαβάζω ολόκληρες τις σελίδες, οπότε πηδούσα αρκετές! Οι λόγοι είναι πολλοί, οι ήρωες, όλοι τους, είναι αντιπαθητικοί, πχ. η πρωταγωνίστρια πολλές φορές συμπεριφερόταν σαν [...]

    16. 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 [...]

    17. 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 be [...]

    18. 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 we [...]

    19. 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 [...]

    20. 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 more.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 - [...]

    21. 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 no [...]

    22. 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]

    23. 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 ( [...]

    24. *Osnovni podaci:Broj stranica: 225Žanr: fantastični, ljubavni romanAmerička književnost*O čemu se zapravo radi u ovom romanu?1. Površno - fantasy roman o vukodlacima i „ljudskim narescima“2. Dublje - nema*Osobni osvtDa imam priliku postaviti jedno pitanje ovoj spisateljici, pitala bih je zna li što je to karakterizacija likova. Ne mislim biti bezobrazna, ali zaista nisam potpuno sigurna shvaća li spisateljica to jer likovi u ovom romanu ne samo da su plošni, nego uopće nisu vjerodo [...]

    25. 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 [...]

    26. 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 [...]

    27. 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 alway [...]

    28. 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 [...]

    29. 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 ado [...]

    30. 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 wil [...]

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