Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause

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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?


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About Annette Curtis Klause

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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 strong impression. Annette Curtis Klause holds a B.A. in English literature and an M.L.S. from the University of Maryland, College Park, but when excited, she still has a tendency to howl.
 
Published August 14, 2007 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 264 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Klause returns to the steamy sensuality of her first book, The Silver Kiss (1990), for this tale of a hot-blooded teenage werewolf who falls for a human "meat-boy.'' Grieving for her father and unimpressed by the age-mates in her pack, Vivian defies her mother and fellow lycanthropes by setting h...

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WITH: Agnes Bruckner (Vivian Gandillon), Olivier Martinez (Gabriel), Hugh Dancy (Aiden Galvin), Katja Riemann (Astrid) and Bryan Dick (Rafe).

Jan 27 2007 | Read Full Review of Blood and Chocolate

Publishers Weekly

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Why It Is Great: Ten years before Stephenie Meyer's Twilight, Klause made readers swoon with her tales of teen vampires and werewolves in love.

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SF Site

BDD: Blood and Chocolate Excerpt Werewolf Lore Annette Curtis Klause has written a poignant novel about love, sex and the complexity of relationships that relies not on conventional romantic formulas, but rather illuminates the interplay between sexuality, honesty, and love.

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Common Sense Media

Vivian's werewolf peers -- five teen boys -- can be quite possessive of her, saying jarring things like "wait too long and we'll take what we want" and calling her "our woman."

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Vivian's werewolf peers -- five teen boys -- can be quite possessive of her, saying jarring things like "wait too long and we'll take what we want" and calling her "our woman."

Jun 24 2015 | Read Full Review of Blood and Chocolate

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Although torn between human and werewolf worlds, Vivian wants to resist her bloodthirsty nature so she can love handsome Aiden (Hugh Dancy).

Jan 26 2007 | Read Full Review of Blood and Chocolate

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