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Blood and Chocolate
Blood and Chocolate
Author: Annette Curtis Klause
In Blood and Chocolate, Annette Curtis Klause does for werewolves what Anne Rice has done for vampires. — Sixteen-year-old Vivian Gandillon is trying to fit in to her new home in the suburbs. But trying to act "normal" isn't always easy, since Vivian and her family are werewolves.?It's glorious to have the power to change, and Vivian is ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780385734219
ISBN-10: 0385734212
Publication Date: 8/14/2007
Pages: 288
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 44 ratings
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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tbird avatar reviewed Blood and Chocolate on + 10 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Once you read Blood and Chocolate, you will be able to see how appropriate the title is for this story. This is no ordinary werewolf story. No hi-tech weapons, no deep government plots, no secret labs, no century-old prophecy, and no politics (besides pack politics). This story is about a girl who tries to find balance between the human world (chocolate) and the werewolf world (blood), and finds these worlds clash in the struggle for love. The story brings the extraordinary circumstances of lycanthropy to the world of the mundane that we are more familiar with.
Spreebre avatar reviewed Blood and Chocolate on + 7 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
One of my favorite books! It has romance, adventure, suspense, just about everything! Normally, werewolf stories are corny, stereotypical, and old fashioned, but this book took the werewolf idea and put it in a modern day setting, where they exist but are in hiding (they are careful about what the do so as not to be discovered). I like to read this book every few years and it never gets old!

If you have read this book and are interested in seeing the movie, prepare to be disappointed. About the only similarity in the two are the characters names (literally). And if you have seen the movie and are interested in the book....prepare to be amazed!
reviewed Blood and Chocolate on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Loved it! Couldn't put it down - I got swept up in the story.
2manyb00ks avatar reviewed Blood and Chocolate on + 203 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I've read quite a few vampire novels. I picked up this book wanting some kind of introduction to werewolf stories, however, I was not impressed. The was a lot more blood than chocolate... in fact, I can only recall chocolate being mentioned once so the title doesn't really make a lot of sense. The plot and writing style were very juvenile and un-researched. I realize this was a Young Adult/Teen book, but the whole thing was more pretend than realistic/believable.

The "b" word was used often, but usually in context as the word was meant to be used (although not always). The "f" word appeared a couple times as well, which surprised and disappointed me since this book was advertised for teens.

The story had a happy ending, but the book was kind of all over the place throughout and I have to say by the time I reached the last page, I still didn't feel like I was really involved in the book. It was a quick read (only 264 pgs), but I don't see myself reading any more of Miss Klause's books.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very good book. quick read.
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obxsurfergurlo2 avatar reviewed Blood and Chocolate on + 29 more book reviews
My absolute favorite book of all time. I can't really even begin to explain just HOW GOOD this book it and see for yourself!
therealcatinthehat avatar reviewed Blood and Chocolate on
OMG i loved this book i have read it over and over agine that i can site the book for you!!!!!

but a word of warning read the book before you watch the movie the book is like 10 times better the only thing the book and the movie really have in commen are the names of the people
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Good Book...I actually got me started on Paranormal books.
BellaDonna-Sage avatar reviewed Blood and Chocolate on
It wasn't like the movie, which was awesome because I don't want to feel like I was reading a script...this book was an AWESOME READ!! My 14yr old Niece really enjoyed reading it as well! Worth getting!!
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This is one of the bestest books I have ever read. The author has it so detailed and I love the connection between Vivian and Aiden. Very intense and a nonstop-page flipping book!!
ophelia99 avatar reviewed Blood and Chocolate on + 2527 more book reviews
I have heard excellent things about this book and have been meaning to read it for quite some time. I really enjoyed Silver Kiss by Klause. Finally I got around to reading it and it was a very good book.

Vivian is loup-garou, a werewolf of sorts. She lives with her mother and the rest of a pack who are struggling to survive. Vivian's father was the pack leader and when he was killed in an accident they were left leaderless. It also appears that someone is killing humans, and the wounds look suspiciously wolf-like. With all the tension over these issues the pack is a mess. Vivian just wants to fit in somewhere and finds solace in a boy at school named Adrian. But can he ever accept the real Vivian? In the end Vivian may have to choose, does she want to embrace her human side? Or stay true to her loup-garou roots? Which will she decide ultimately tastes better blood or chocolate?

This was a very well done book. As far as books done about werewolves it was one of the better young adult books out there. The description throughout is beautiful; although Vivian isn't the most likable heroine you end up really feeling her pain by the end of the book. Klause did an excellent job in having events unfold in a way that they really would.

I loved how Klause brings a lot of mythology around the moon into this story and how when Vivian runs as wolf you can really feel the beauty of the night that she feels.

The above being said I did have one big problem with this book. That problem is that almost all of the characters are complete jerks at one point or another. I actually started reading this book last year and had to set it aside because I just disliked all of the characters so much. I am glad I finally stuck with it though and read this book; in the end I did learn to sympathize with these characters, but I still didn't like them much.

Overall this was a very good young adult werewolf book. There are scenes of beauty and descriptions of the night that are very lyrical. While I didn't find the characters to be likable, there was a brutal honesty to them that was refreshing. If you enjoyed NIghtshade you would probably enjoy this book; if you loved this book I would recommend reading Nightshade.