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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In addition to being anti-feminist, this book is also somewhat of a misanthrope.
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. She explains the circumstances that brought her there: Damn him, she thought, tears forming. Born in Bristol, England, inKlause became fascinated with grisly things at an early age. Born in Bristol, England, she now lives in Hyattsville, Maryland, with her husband and their cats.
She then chooses Gabriel as her mate, realizing that he bloo what she has needed and wanted all along. You females get your chance.
But of course the main characters are not the only problem here. It’s well written but much darker than most YA fiction. In this world, a male werewolf can practically rape any woman he wants. 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.
She finds Aiden, a good-looking boy who she is immediately chocolwte to. Yet Klause didn’t pull it off. Book Details Blood and Chocolate Author: The only thing that comes even remotely close to it is a strict “pack” structure and moving away from humans.
Blood and Chocolate Summary & Study Guide
She wakes up in her own bed the next morning, with human blood on her nails and no memory of what happened after revealing herself to Aiden. Werewolf novels can be written much, much better than this see Kelley Armstrong’s Bitten.
Here are a few of her thoughts that we’re privy to. Robinson before I ever saw any of their movies. Later, when she sees Aiden dating another girl called Kelly, Vivian goes crazy and trashes Kelly’s room.
And this book reads just like them. I would have been happier if she did not end up with anyone, qnd. The transformation might actually twist her body so anv it could look horrible not sure since we are never told how it looks like and even if not, when your girlfriend suddenly turns into something that is the stuff of horror movies you are surely not going to react positively. And that “the beast within” concept is in cugtis eyes a convenient excuse for violent behavior ala people just are that way, which is stupid since even annete their regenerative powers a species that violent would have curtsi out a long time ago.
Xnnette the book she starts a relationship with Aiden more on that later because he wrote some poem that reminds her of her own kind and she has no friends she likes among the werewolf kids, even though we learn, rather as a side comment, that there are other werewolf colonies out there, so why didn’t she go to one of them?
It was a big day for incest yesterday with me. 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. Like the kind I want right Extrapolating brilliantly from wolf and werewolf lore, Klause creates a complex plot, fueled by politics, insanity, intrigue, sex, blood anneyte, and adolescent longings, and driven by a set of vividly scary creatures to a blood-curdling climax.
The novel was adapted into a film in and released January 26th. But among her own kind this is not the case, especially in the scene shortly before the fight where the character of Astrid was described to be looking like a child next to the huge males in line. Sam could have done much worse. Browse all BookRags Study Guides. As an adult, I found her irritating and not sympathetic at all.
Blood and Chocolate, a book by Annette Curtis Klause | Book review
Vivian Gandillon, is far from a normal teenager. Vivian knows what she wants and how to get itshe’s not some damsel in distress. The thing is, during my second read, I realized I quite liked that Annette Curtis Klaus allowed her main character to suffer, struggle.
Her father, the leader of the pack, died bloov the fire.
Book ratings by Goodreads. There was a problem adding your email address. And speaking of the end: Mar 25, Penny rated it really liked it Shelves: All characters are portrayed as older than the novel versions, Vivian and Aiden are scaled up to be 19 years old and Gabriel is portrayed to be in his late 30’s.
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