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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Blood and Chocolate, a book by Annette Curtis Klause | Book review

I think what some readers might forget is that these are mostly werewolves and so they must be judged compared to their own kind and there these werewolves revealed themselves as totally patriarchal and the whole book as incredibly misogynistic.

I think I’ll stay away from any blood relatives today, just in case The perfect example of Young Adult Urban Fantasy. Retrieved from ” https: Astrid is the only woman that openly defies patriarchy and she is vilified, ridiculed and demonized for it. Furthermore, Gabriel is overtly attracted to Vivian and doesn’t listen to her rejections.

The writing was bad, Anne Frank writes better for a 14 year old. But here is the problem: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Keep in mind that wolves are animals, werewolves are half-human. She is permanently trapped between wolf and human form until she learns to accept her identity as a werewolf.

But I’ll leave Gabe alone for a while. Astrid gets with Rafe, who is also sixteen. I also guess he is supposed to be some natural born leader and truly loves Vivian.

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Yet Klause didn’t pull it off. Since Vivian finds “happiness” at the end of the book by practically doing exactly like she was told throughout the book, in my eyes the message is clear: Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now.

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Living in a quiet suburb in Maryland, tear-old Vivian finds herself longing for typical teen things and wants some normal friends. I loved her as the main character because of her strong will and personality. Prologue May, Ghost Moonand Chapters Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Book published by Corgi in February But to show her level of stupidity, apart from the scene where she chocolare the room while drunk of a “rival” human girl, we just have to look at her attempt to reveal her secret to Aiden: She longs for a normal life.

At least the Lying Game kept me interested, even if it was vapid garbage. Are we all not trying to hide a part of ourselves bloo the world? You know, the side where your teenage friend is shagging your Mum, and you Mum and someone else’s mum are publicly lusting after and fighting over the same guy who is TOTALLY way too young for them.

Still torn apart by ahnette father’s death a year ago, she is struggling with who she is and her place in the world. D I’m looking forward to it though Just as he’s about to shoot her, Astrid and Rafe show up in their hybrid forms.

Vivian is a teenage werewolf in a splintering pack. Read it Forward Read it first. It was the first time a seemingly simple plot with overdone fictional monsters actually dealt with what it was to be human. The second time I read it I finally understood why the main character was so sure of herself and overly sexed.

Surely he would understand her and delight in the wonder of her dual nature, boood fear her as an ordinary human would. If all werewolves are like this, and Gabe is pretty mild, Emily got away easy.


Vivian goes to meet Aiden and try to get him out of danger, while Gabriel, Willem, and Ulf go to gather the pack so they can be there when Judgment is passed on Astrid. 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 This book read like some teen soap opera, and definitely not of the good kind. Horrified, Vivian runs back to her home, terrified of being both Alpha female and Gabriel’s mate.

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When murders begin to happen, Vivian is terrified that she is the killer. Archived from the original on Astrid says that they’re going to kill both Aiden and Vivian and pretend they “did what they had to do. I was liking it until then. Gabriel makes it clear that he wants her, but will not force her into what she does not want. I didn’t like Blood and Chocolate. Oct 08, karen rated it really liked it Shelves: I’m going to read the book anyhow, but until I’m able to buy it I was just curious to know.

So there was absolutely no reason for him to hit her to make her stop, not one. Vivian begs the others to spare Aiden.

Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause. Don’t try to chocokate a relationship with someone of another species because your only purpose in life is to breed with the alpha-male.

Another big thank you! Then the good part comes when your sixteen year old self is fated to match said young specimen who still manages to be six years older than your sixteen year old self. Then, when she was scared, he smacked her upside the head. Her rage and grief cause her to lose control of herself while in wolf form. Why can’t he see that?