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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. Editorial Reviews. weinratgeber.info Review. Characterizing the adolescent experience as weinratgeber.info: Blood and Chocolate eBook: Annette Curtis Klause: Kindle Store. Blood and Chocolate book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Vivian Gandillon relishes the change, the sweet, fierce ache.

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. For instance, "Why aren't females allowed to compete in the Ordeal? She sat at the kitchen table. It's purely physical.

Females are in a different weight category. Their muscles don't develop to the same degree. Why risk injury or death with no chance to win? Rudy rolled his eyes, but poured another cup. It's only a way of matching fairly and protecting our own.

You females get your chance. It's only the top female who mates with the victor. She has to be the strongest and the smartest to ensure our survival. It's a male's world, isn't it?

A female may be queen bitch but she doesn't get to choose her king. This is certainly awkward. Now in reality, male wolves are only a few inches bigger than female wolves. Keep in mind that wolves are animals, werewolves are half-human. In this world, a male werewolf can practically rape any woman he wants.

There isn't really anything stopping him except for the other males, and they only intervene if they wanted to rape the woman first. Moving on. In addition to being anti-feminist, this book is also somewhat of a misanthrope. Like Twilight, I get the feeling that it promotes hate towards humans. Or interracial marriage. Guess what we learn?

Being different is bad. If you can't get along with another species because they're afraid of you, it's alright to ditch them instead of trying to talk it out. 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.

At least, I got that's what I got from this book. Feel free to say otherwise. Besides the one-dimensional characters, the rapists, and the overall stupidity of our main character, we're treated once again to a plot fail. Like Twilight, this book doesn't gain an actual plot until the last fifty pages. Vivian is a moron. She makes Bella look like Hermione Granger -- an intelligent female character.

In fact, as I was nearing the end of this book, I go bored. So I drew up a character comparison chart for those who have read Twilight and Evermore. The similarities are somewhat startling. The only character I like is Willem, and he speaks like three times. Also, we get a lot of weird relationships in this book. Astrid and Esme, both around forty, are lusting after Gabe, who is twenty-four.

He gets with Vivian, who is sixteen. Astrid gets with Rafe, who is also sixteen. Rafe is best friends with Urf, who is Astrid's son. Yeah, we got some weird stuff going on around here. Blood and Chocolate was published first, in Sadly, we haven't progressed much.

Instead of the blonde, beautiful, sex-obsessed idiots that L. The prose in this book isn't that great either. It reads like an amateur fanfic. I've said that before, but never has it been more true. If you gotta wag your tail, wag it for one of the Five. And you should run from me as fast as your legs can carry you. She's supposed to rebel. Brace yourself for this nugget of truth -- they all sucked. And this book reads just like them.

I forced myself to finish it because I wanted to write a review. I skimmed it last year, thought it was pretty bad, and decided to move on. Then I picked it up again. I didn't think it could get worse. Boy, was I wrong. I thought I had missed something. I missed nothing. This is like a bodice ripper in disguise. 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. For instance, "Why aren't females allowed to compete in the Ordeal?

She sat at the kitchen table. It's purely physical. Females are in a different weight category. Their muscles don't develop to the same degree. Why risk injury or death with no chance to win? Rudy rolled his eyes, but poured another cup. It's only a way of matching fairly and protecting our own. You females get your chance. It's only the top female who mates with the victor.

She has to be the strongest and the smartest to ensure our survival. It's a male's world, isn't it? A female may be queen bitch but she doesn't get to choose her king. This is certainly awkward. Now in reality, male wolves are only a few inches bigger than female wolves. Keep in mind that wolves are animals, werewolves are half-human. In this world, a male werewolf can practically rape any woman he wants. There isn't really anything stopping him except for the other males, and they only intervene if they wanted to rape the woman first.

Moving on. In addition to being anti-feminist, this book is also somewhat of a misanthrope. Like Twilight, I get the feeling that it promotes hate towards humans.

Or interracial marriage. Guess what we learn? Being different is bad. If you can't get along with another species because they're afraid of you, it's alright to ditch them instead of trying to talk it out. 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. At least, I got that's what I got from this book.

Feel free to say otherwise. Besides the one-dimensional characters, the rapists, and the overall stupidity of our main character, we're treated once again to a plot fail. Like Twilight, this book doesn't gain an actual plot until the last fifty pages. Vivian is a moron. She makes Bella look like Hermione Granger -- an intelligent female character. In fact, as I was nearing the end of this book, I go bored. So I drew up a character comparison chart for those who have read Twilight and Evermore.

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The similarities are somewhat startling. The only character I like is Willem, and he speaks like three times. Also, we get a lot of weird relationships in this book. Astrid and Esme, both around forty, are lusting after Gabe, who is twenty-four.

He gets with Vivian, who is sixteen. Astrid gets with Rafe, who is also sixteen. Rafe is best friends with Urf, who is Astrid's son. Yeah, we got some weird stuff going on around here. Blood and Chocolate was published first, in Sadly, we haven't progressed much. Instead of the blonde, beautiful, sex-obsessed idiots that L. The prose in this book isn't that great either. It reads like an amateur fanfic. I've said that before, but never has it been more true. If you gotta wag your tail, wag it for one of the Five.

And you should run from me as fast as your legs can carry you. She's supposed to rebel. The Last Airbender fanfics. Brace yourself for this nugget of truth -- they all sucked. And this book reads just like them. I forced myself to finish it because I wanted to write a review. I skimmed it last year, thought it was pretty bad, and decided to move on.

Then I picked it up again. I didn't think it could get worse. Boy, was I wrong. I thought I had missed something.

I missed nothing. This is like a bodice ripper in disguise. It's full of misused adverbs and adjectives, and the stupidest metaphors you'll ever read. I will never second guess myself again. I almost feel sorry for anyone who liked this and then turned around to hate Evermore, Blue Bloods, and Twilight.

This is worse. Granted, it came first, but it's much, much worse. At least the Lying Game kept me interested, even if it was vapid garbage. This was boring. I give this. This had so much potential. It had the mythology, it had the premise, but it failed. View all 43 comments. Mar 19, Gracie rated it it was amazing Recommended to Gracie by: Linet Rabelo. I read Blood and Chocolate when I was 14 but it's stayed with me since. It was the first time a seemingly simple plot with overdone fictional monsters actually dealt with what it was to be human.

I hold much respect for Vivian, the protagonist. Yes, she does stupid things. But what teenager doesn't feel what she feels? Are we all not trying to hide a part of ourselves from the world? Don't we not fight with our parents and try to rebel for no real reason? Do we not take simple comforts for all t I read Blood and Chocolate when I was 14 but it's stayed with me since.

Do we not take simple comforts for all they can serve us? I loved that she wasn't skinny, awkward, or socially inept. She had a family, a close one. She was a real beauty, curvaceous and more classically female.

She was flawed in her self-assurance, which made her careless, but she was still confident without being in denial of her situation. It had its own sense of internal dialogue, a way of connecting the protagonist's beliefs and the writing.

Yes, it was awkward at times but it is not supposed to be our world. It's Vivian's. The thoughts of the characters were more easily identifiable also. Her previous work didn't have the same insight into the characters. My friends have criticized the ending for not fitting to their ideals of modern love but I personally loved it. Why would she stay with someone that clearly couldn't handle her? Gabriel loved her and watched out for her. He forgave her for turning from the pack. He was like her and valued her after all was done.

I think it's the instinct of the modern teen to go for the ill-fated romances but I believe she deserved a man, not a boy.

View all 5 comments. Jul 07, Kat Kennedy rated it liked it Shelves: It was a big day for incest yesterday with me. And not that I mean that I tracked down some closely related blood relatives to make out with, either. Did you ever read Bitten and find yourself wistful of their carefree lives, money, and culture?

Well, meet the badside of werewolf culture. You know, the side where your teenage friend is shagging your Mum, and you Mum and someone else's It was a big day for incest yesterday with me. 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.

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. I imagine their wedding will look something like this. Of course werewolves aren't my favourite supernatural creatures to read about.

I only really like them in Bitten and the Mercy Thompson series so perhaps my perception is unfair. I could be reading about worse mythological creatures after all The writing was pretty good and the pacing was of the story was actually pretty good. My main problem came with the ending which was a big let down for me, and the total lack of sex. Then again, I'm still angry at the dictionary for its lack of sex scenes too but at least the dictionary was only kind of a tease whereas this book keeps promising and promising and dressing up sluttily before pulling out at the last minute and claiming it has a meeting to attend.

I think I'll stay away from any blood relatives today, just in case View all 16 comments. Apr 01, Wendy Darling rated it did not like it Shelves: This was an appalling book on so many levels. Vivian-the-werewolf lusts after an unsuspecting human boy MEAT boy, mind you who is embarrassingly weak and supremely uninteresting.

She's also fighting off advances from numerous other men who just randomly grab her breasts and has birthdays where her mom and 6 men watch her open gifts of lingerie. And creepiest of all, Gabriel, the year-old head wolf, is after her to be his mate--although that doesn't stop him from sleeping with her year-ol This was an appalling book on so many levels.

And creepiest of all, Gabriel, the year-old head wolf, is after her to be his mate--although that doesn't stop him from sleeping with her year-old mom throughout the book. Every man in the book is a hormone-driven jerk and the few females in it are selfish and unlikable. Gabriel is actually the most interesting and likable character, except for that icky sleeping with mom thing. I don't care if you're a werewolf or not, bad behavior is bad behavior.

And on top of all this After being rejected by the boy she loves, for example, Vivian runs into the woods and screams "I am beautiful! Why can't he see that?

I can't adequately express how awful scenes like this are, and how surprised I am that more people are not taken aback by the book's content and writing. 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. View all 19 comments. Jun 04, Scribblegirl rated it did not like it Recommends it for: This book is wrong on so many levels that I don't know where to start, and I definitely don't think it belongs in the teen section of the bookstore.

Vivian, the main character and narrator, is far too calculating and sexualized for a year-old girl, I don't care if she IS a werewolf. She's also mean-spirited and nasty, and frankly, I didn't find much about her to like for a good deal of the book, which contains entirely too much sexuality and vulgarity.

With the exception of Aiden, the human b This book is wrong on so many levels that I don't know where to start, and I definitely don't think it belongs in the teen section of the bookstore.

Vivian seems to be intended as the young conscience of the book, alone and confused and trying to find her way, but she by and large fails miserably, as when the chips are down - and most of the time otherwise - she is just as greedy and selfish as the rest of them.

I truly believe Annette Curtis Klause has some seriously distorted views of young love and the appropriateness of certain relationships. The book takes a few interesting turns, but for the most part, I found it nothing more than a story of instant gratification run violently and horribly amok. Not to mention the incredibly inappropriate relationship between Vivian and Gabriel, the year-old head of her clan. He spends most of the book bedding both Vivian's mother and another woman in the clan and leering lecherously after Vivian, until with the book's resolution, he finally makes her his permanent property - with her happy acceptance.

It really skeezed me out, and I can't tell you how shocked I was to google Klause this morning and find out the woman is not only a librarian who "specializes" in young adult fiction, but is actually head of children's services at a Maryland community library. Good GOD, I would not want this woman recommending books to my children. Nor will I recommend her books to my customers.

Blood and Chocolate is one of the worst-written, most misogynistic and wrong-headed books I've ever had the misfortune to read. View all 37 comments. Nov 05, Gail Carriger rated it it was amazing Shelves: This brilliant, sexy YA, did urban fantasy before we knew that's what it was called. Please don't judge it by the abysmal movie version, the book is nothing like that dross. It's romantic, fast paced, a true insight into what it might be to be a teen girl, and a werewolf.

The main character is strong, powerful, and has a genuine path to self actualization and independence. We should be so lucky as to have young girls read and want to be Vivian. I adore this book. View all 13 comments. Mar 25, Penny rated it really liked it Shelves: In October I finished this book a third time. Turns out this is one of those books that gets better with every read. I'm going to go ahead and up the rating to four stars. Blood and Chocolate was a book that I didn't totally like the first time around--I wasn't exactly sure how I felt about it, to be honest.

It's well written but much darker than most YA fiction. Overall I felt positive about the story even though I didn't quite care for the protagonist, Vivian--she comes across as slutt Update: Overall I felt positive about the story even though I didn't quite care for the protagonist, Vivian--she comes across as slutty and entirely too sure of herself.

Because Blood and Chocolate left me feeling so perplexed, I needed to read it again which I did, months later. The second time I read it I finally understood why the main character was so sure of herself and overly sexed. She's not entirely human--a fact that I was aware of the first read through but I didn't really think about. She was raised to be comfortable with her sexuality, but not necessarily in a dirty way, just not in a human way.

And I realized she was so sure of herself because she grew up in the Alpha's household. Just being daughter of the Alpha was a position that demanded respect, and Vivian had been treated accordingly--in fact, until her father died the entire pack celebrated her birthday.

The thing is, during my second read, I realized I quite liked that Annette Curtis Klaus allowed her main character to suffer, struggle. To not get what she wanted when she wanted it. Vivian, so sexual and so sure of herself, didn't understand love any more than your average teenager. If anything she struggled with it, with getting her heart broken, more than your average teen. In fact, she reacts in a downright scary manner. In the end, I came to the conclusion that I liked Blood and Chocolate because the main character gets over her heartbreak and even moves on.

It isn't often a YA novel takes this route, which, if you ask me, is quite unfortunate, though I digress. And above all she learns to love and accept her whole self. View all 3 comments. Mar 07, Brooke rated it did not like it Shelves: Blood and Chocolate is a well-loved YA werewolf novel, and I've been meaning to read it for the last decade. Now that I have, I'm really disappointed. Vivian is a year-old werewolf who's torn between her pack and fitting in with the human world and a human boy.

Vivian is also selfish, arrogant, dramatic, and stupid. Over and over we hear her thoughts on how beeeeaaaaauuuuutiful she is and how all the boys want her. Every action she takes endangers someone and she only ever focuses on her ow Blood and Chocolate is a well-loved YA werewolf novel, and I've been meaning to read it for the last decade. Every action she takes endangers someone and she only ever focuses on her own needs, despite the other characters cooing over how she shows such concern for the pack.

I was ready to rip off her "tawny" hair before I was halfway through the book. The writing is painful too; Annette Curtis Klause writes like some of the teenage fanfiction writers I've encountered.

The dialogue is unnatural, and people act in ways that they just wouldn't in real life. She uses awkward terminology such as referring to a gift from Vivian's boyfriend as a "love gift". A year old And the cops thank him and leave.

YA novels can be written much, much better than this. Werewolf novels can be written much, much better than this see Kelley Armstrong's Bitten. Don't waste your time. View all 9 comments. Nov 01, Frank Phillips rated it really liked it.

Actually read this well after I had watched the movie but still could not put this down! This is different enough from the movie that I would recommend anyone that even moderately enjoyed the movie go pick this one up!

Mar 05, Mariel rated it it was ok Recommends it for: The message of this book creeped me out the eff out. Stick with your own kind, people will never accept what is different. Blood and Chocolate is a hate crime of a book. I was liking it until then. The selfishness and sexualization didn't bother me. I didn't feel threatened by their differences. There was a nice parallel about kids who hang with the wrong crowd I'd recommend reading Life Without Friends for a great ya story about a girl who hung with kids who go to prison for bullying and murde The message of this book creeped me out the eff out.

There was a nice parallel about kids who hang with the wrong crowd I'd recommend reading Life Without Friends for a great ya story about a girl who hung with kids who go to prison for bullying and murder.

The baddie werewolf kids who want to kill humans, and how she wanted to get away from that and see what else was out there was promising. I hated that after the human boy and his friends turn out to be haters, that somehow equals: 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.

That's giving up. People change, anyway. How can you know they'll always be the same? People can be scary, society is scary. Their werewolf society was definitely fucked up and scary like compounds with guns scary. What started out a good story about a werewolf girl venturing outside known violence and primitive rules turns giant steps backwards to hiding in fear of what is different.

What the fuck? Mar 25, Monica rated it really liked it.

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Tiene su dosis de romance, pero es muy entretenida,y seguro que al final te deja sorprendido. This was a book I didn't want to read. My book club voted for it so I thought to myself 'fiiiiiine' and as it turns out I absolutely loved it.

Side note; Is this really a stand alone?!

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I disapprove. Aug 14, Irina Villacis rated it really liked it. Feb 23, Jasmin rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Definitely anyone other than a young adult.

Klause poetically describes the violence and sensuality of the pack lifestyle, creating a hot-blooded heroine who puts the most outrageous riot grrrls to shame.

Blood and Chocolate is a masterpiece of adolescent angst wrapped in wolf's clothing, and its lovely, sensuous taste is sure to be sweet on the teenage tongue. Ages 13 and older --Jennifer Hubert Does this sound like a book for 13 year olds?

Was she Aiden's soulmate? Vivian wondered up in her room. Wouldn't she know if she were? Maybe Klause poetically describes the violence and sensuality of the pack lifestyle, creating a hot-blooded heroine who puts the most outrageous riot grrrls to shame. Maybe if she made him the mate of her flesh first, then she would know.

Aside from that, there us also mentioning of biting off of buttons and searching for dark corners in the theater. Doesn't sound like a book for young adults, right?

And it is definitely not suited for anyone of 13 years old. And overlooking the part where Vivian is presumably sixteen or a little older than that, we have a pretty decent love story. Vivian Gandillon, is far from a normal teenager. She's trying to fit in within normal society but fails, since she has zero friends.

She feels the connection. She feels that Aiden understands her, despite not knowing what she is since he did write a poem about werewolves. They date. Vivian is in love. Everything was perfect. Until she decided to tell Aiden the truth of what she was.

She thought she was beautiful in both her skins.

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Human and wolf form. But Vivian in her wolf form wasn't enough for Aiden to love her. At times, sweet like chocolate. And at times, bitter like blood or rather coppery. But still, a book to be devoured by romance enthusiasts like me. View all 18 comments. Jan 27, Kat rated it liked it Shelves: So much possible awesomeness! Yet Klause didn't pull it off.

She had quite the story in her hands, but all I ended up with were vague promises and hints at something better. Now Gabriel, ahh I think he had some potential.

As in: Unfortunately he was pretty much condemned to the periphery. Not that it would've mattered all that much. Because the heroine, Vivian, had just as little luck escaping her cardboard persona. Klause spent a lot of time fussing about her Blegh.. Klause spent a lot of time fussing about her long blond hair, long legs and overall prettiness. Speaking of fussing: I don't get this "fuzz" about inappropriate sex scenes.

The sexual tension was there - hello to life! These werewolves - trailer trashy as they were - still were more tame than most humans. I'm just glad I wasn't confronted with the moral police when I first read Blood and Chocolate as a kid.

I probably would have been stuck with Little House on the Prairie material instead. Oh, and accronyms: 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 I didn't realise it was about werewolves. Had I known that, I'd have snapped it up long before now. How I missed this one I'll never know. I was drawn into this within a few pages and the story just grabbed me.

It's a story about teen angst and love and decisions and betrayal and loyalty and just generally growing up and coming of age I very easily got caught up with the story of Vivian, who has as many problems, if not more, then your average teen. This book may be geared towards a young adult audience, but it can definitely be enjoyed by those of us who are young at heart and can still remember their youth.

Klause pulls off a sensual story about the supernatural without making it seem cheesy. The characters are believable, the shape shifter culture is well rounded and Vivian's world comes alive on the page.

I've got the film on DVD here too but I haven't watched it yet. I don't know the first thing about the film other than it's nothing like the book, I've avoided reading anything about it so I'll be going in blind: D I'm looking forward to it though View all 4 comments. May 24, Victoria rated it did not like it. I know a lot of people like this book, and the author is a fairly well known dark fantasy writer, from what I can tell. But I didn't care for it First of all, I actually disliked the main character, which is rare for me.

Although she was a strong person, she was far from nice, far from decent. I just couldn't relate to the aggressive, arrogant, overtly sexual outlook she took on a lot of things. The werewolves in her pack were out-and-out jerk-offs I know a lot of people like this book, and the author is a fairly well known dark fantasy writer, from what I can tell.

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The werewolves in her pack were out-and-out jerk-offs, and yet they were almost portrayed as being sexy for it. Gabe, who ends up being the leading man, is made out to be the epitome of an arrogant, lustful, possibly abusive older guy The only people with redeeming qualities were Aiden's human friends, and the shy, bespectacled werewolf Willem.

It was a pretty dark fantasy all right, but the morals and characters just seemed skewed and unlikable to me. View 1 comment. Jan 20, Ariel rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I really liked this book , I thought it was much , much better than the other one I've read by her The Silver Kiss.

Vivian knows what she wants and how to get it , she's not some damsel in distress. I loved her as the main character be I really liked this book , I thought it was much , much better than the other one I've read by her The Silver Kiss.

I loved her as the main character because of her strong will and personality. The ending made me happy tooo: I would recommend this book to whoever , as long as you like stuff about werewolfs ,ect.

Initally I had this as four stars , but I just keeep thinking about it even when I'm reading something else. Soo I'm changing it to five stars! This review is also posted on my blog.

It was my very first paranormal romance ever. While there are several things about it I really liked, enough to give it four stars - the writi This review is also posted on my blog.

While there are several things about it I really liked, enough to give it four stars - the writing style, Vivian herself as a person and as a character, how werewolves were given form, the fact that I still have memories of how much I originally loved it and what it did to me - there were several other unforgivable flaws.

And the age differences???

Get OUT of my face with that disgusting shit. And how the entire ceremony of choosing a leader of the pack was handled, concerning females.Astrid gets with Rafe, who is also sixteen. Then I picked it up again. Yeah, we got some weird stuff going on around here. Loups-garoux ran through the pooled moonlight on a night in her people's ancient past.

Instantly she felt Ooooh 6 like playing wic wicked games.

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