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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Vivian is 16 and Gabriel is 24, there is 8 years age difference between them and that is not like the difference between 30 and 38, but between 16 and 24 there are literally worlds between them, very unlikely that these two think anything alike.

Being different is bad. I still go to the writing group Larry Callen introduced me to, and often chuckle about how an idea or action will affect the people in my group even as I am writing. Stay with your own kind and follow the rules and paths laid out for you. Aug 20, Cory rated it did not like it.

They let only one woman participate amongst the males after she insisted, and annftte after dismissing her and not taking her seriously. And overlooking the part where Vivian is presumably sixteen or a little older than that, we have a pretty decent love story. Which will she choose? If all werewolves are like this, and Gabe is pretty mild, Emily got away easy. Vivian leaps to her defense and savages Astrid, accidentally becoming the new queen of the pack.

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They are talking about human, and finally, they choose their own kind. Klause poetically describes the violence and sensuality of the pack lifestyle, creating a hot-blooded heroine who puts the most chocolafe riot grrrls to shame.


Without you, I might have never discovered this beautiful story! Other than that, a fun read. Vivian thinks of men like they’re meat.

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Wouldn’t she know if she were? This seems to drive Vivian closer to Aiden. How can anybody mistake the desire to chofolate and dominate with love? Aug 05, Stephanie rated it it was ok Shelves: I’m not much of a feminist myself — I really just believe in equal rights for everyone — but some of the stuff in this book really disgusts me.

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. Definitely never going to happen. It is set in the contemporary United States.

Shocked and hurt that he would say such awful things about her, Vivian breaks down, whereupon Gabriel suddenly appears and takes Vivian home.

I only really like them in Bitten and the Mercy Thompson series so perhaps my perception is unfair. Please don’t judge curis-klause by the abysmal movie version, the book is nothing like that dross. Vivian surely has made her decision and picks up the right guy.

Aiden is kind and a little too gentle, but exactly what Vivian thinks she wants. Gabriel defeats his competition to become the new leader.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Just as he’s about to shoot her, Astrid and Rafe show up in their hybrid forms. Feel free to say otherwise. She is even infantilized via the comparison to the male werewolves during the fight where she is likened to a child by Vivian, due to her size and made fun of for her attempt to become pack leader and not just Alpha bitch. This book would be an annoying enough if it were written for adults, but being that it’s meant for teenagers, I find the whole thing pretty outrageous.


Not at the way her attempt was handled, but at the fact that she even had the gall to try. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Blood and Chocolate Summary & Study Guide

Each of the chapters ended with “. The thing is, during my second read, I realized I quite liked that Annette Curtis Bloov allowed her main character to suffer, struggle. And this is where we come to our last main character. Aside from that, there us also mentioning of biting off of buttons and searching for dark corners in the theater.

It was erotic and sensual and delicious and a pure joy to read. The perfect example of Young Adult Urban Fantasy. The reaction especially of the human characters seemed often pretty forced respectively out of character and Vivian didn’t come along as very likeable as well.

Why risk injury or death with no chance to win? Soo I’m changing it to five stars!