Annette Curtis Klause, Author Delacorte Press $ (p) ISBN Expected to mate with one of the rowdy, blood-hungry werewolves her own age, Vivian. 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. Blood and Chocolate’s protagonist Vivian Gandillon loves the change—the sweetly painful way her body moves from human to wolf. At

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You cared so much for your mother, you risked your life for hers. Blood werewolf or chocolate human-kind?

She at first suspects Aiden might be a werewolf himself, but soon figures out that he is fully human. If you want to understand a complex girl and how she might possibly think, this book is amazing less.

Blood and Chocolate Summary & Study Guide

Just as Vivian and Astrid’s fight start to get serious, Gabriel steps in and two chocolae pack members apprehend Astrid. It didn’t feel like accepting yourself for being what you are if you have to lump absolutely everyone else into one category and hide with only those who are the same. Blood and Chocolate tells us a different story. Our love interest is Aiden, a rebellious, Satan worshiping, faux emo.

I didn’t feel threatened by their differences. Read it Forward Read it first. In this world, a male werewolf can practically rape any woman he wants. I guess the fact that Vivian seems to enjoy her own body is considered progressive and would she be human it probably would but I think people forget that she is a werewolf and so of course she would be more confident around humans since she is physically superior to them.

This is lazy and cheesy even for YA romance standards. Review quote “Klause’s imagery is magnetic cuocolate her language fierce, rich, and beautiful And for some reason she later on is so confused between her human and her wolf side that she cannot transform out of her hybrid shape.


Blood and Chocolate Summary & Study Guide

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Surely he would understand her and delight in the wonder of her dual nature, not fear her as an ordinary human would. Besides the one-dimensional characters, the rapists, and the overall stupidity of our main character, we’re treated once again to a plot fail.

When she does, she becomes the new queen of the pack, and chooses the pack’s leader as her new mate.

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The book had some seriously screwed concepts of love and affection. Since there is no agreement over who it should be, they decide to elect the leader via Ordeal: This section contains words approx. Vivian tries to explain that she isn’t the killer, but since Aiden doesn’t know there are other werewolves, he refuses to believe her.

The ending made me happy tooo: Moving between two worlds, she does not seem to belong in either.

Blood and Chocolate

Let them read it and use it to communicate with them! I don’t care if you’re a werewolf or not, bad behavior is bad behavior. Like Twilight, this book doesn’t gain an actual plot until the last fifty pages. And this scene among others clearly demonstrates the books misogynistic nature since the later leader Gabriel “shows” why there is no rule against women fighting for pack leadership since in his mind, and others, they cannot fight men to begin with and so a rule would be ridiculous.

His eyes were amused and dreamy, as if observing life from the outside and finding it vaguely funny. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Oct 08, karen rated it really liked it Shelves: Both Gabriel and the pack as a whole are portrayed drastically different.

It is obvious that they are just time bombs waiting to explode since sooner or later one of them becomes a man-eater and I am not talking about a man-eater every few years but rather every few months unless they are restrained or isolated from humans. And how the entire ceremony of choosing a leader of the pack was handled, concerning females. Znd characters above are werewolves. What is she really—human or beast? In addition to being anti-feminist, this book is also somewhat of a misanthrope.


Refresh and try again. He was like her and valued blold after all was done. The Last Airbender fanfics. View a FREE sample. I read Blood and Chocolate when I was 14 but it’s stayed with me since. A surprising ending for those who are aware of the Twilight plot The love story is in the sub plot The story does carry a massage.

They let only one woman participate amongst the males after she insisted, and only after dismissing her and not taking her seriously. Side curtis-kklause Is this really a stand alone?!

People can be scary, society is scary. Vivian knows what she wants and how to get itshe’s not some damsel in distress. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Don’t try to have a relationship with someone of another species because your only purpose in life is to breed with the alpha-male.

Instead Aiden discovers the existence of werewolves from Rafe, not Vivian and he does not reject her or what she is. Vivian, so sexual and so sure of herself, didn’t understand love any more than your average teenager. But still, a book to be devoured by romance enthusiasts like me. The characters are believable, the shape shifter culture is well rounded and Vivian’s world comes alive on the page. Aug 20, Cory rated it did not like it.