Monday, March 3, 2008

Book Review: Blood and Chocolate By: Annette Curtis Klause


I just finished reading Blood and Chocolate. It was pretty short, it only took me part of the day...and I hear there is a movie as well.

Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Werewolves...

Vivian is not what you would call an ordinary girl. Or, for that matter, an ordinary human. For generations, Vivian's family has been a family of werewolves. Together, with their pack, they migrate from rural area to rural area to live as they wish. However, after a series of events which leave the pack without a leader and Vivian without a father. It is for this reason that they move to the suburbs.

Tired of hanging with the Five, Vivian begins to feel lonely and craves companionship of others. Then, she meets Aiden and falls in love with him. Aiden likes magic and werewolves and Vivian finds herself wanting to tell him about her. But, there is trouble in the pack as well and Vivian has a part in it. Confused by emotions and what she thinks is right, Vivian must decide her fate.

Blood and Chocolate was an interesting and fast-paced story. Annette Curtis Klause intricately spins a web of feelings of a young woman/werewolve. Although I found some of the other characters bland, the main characters were developed well. While I don't mind a cute romance story, I am not really big on werewolves, so I guess I'm a bit bias when I say this wasn't my favorite book --as there was quite a bit of werewolve action going on. But overall, Blood and Chocolate is a real engrossing story which I would recommend for those who love a good werewolve romance.

10 comments:

Nicole B. said...

Blood and Chocolate is all about de werewolves. ^^ I read this last year and enjoyed it, though I don't think the characters were fleshed out enough.

Have you seen the movie? The plot line differentiates totally from the book, but the special effects are fantastic.

The Story Siren said...

i still have yet to read this book, even though its had been in my tbr pile forever. i have saw the movie though, and i did like it, although i've heard it isn't at all like the book.

Tali said...

yay comments!

nicole- yeah i do agree with you about the characters...like i said they were kind of bland, i guess not fleshed out enough is a good way of putting it. :P

to both comments--no i haven't seen the movie. I heard it wasn't so great, but if the special effects are good, i might just have to check it out!!

ambeen said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog! Your reviews are great as well! Do you want to do a link exchange?

(The Ravenous Reader)

Teen Troves said...

I still haven't gotten around to reading this. But I certainly want to! Did you see the movie they made based on this book?

ambeen said...

Yeah, HarperTeen's First Look program is ARCs. It's great, you should check it out!

Thanks for the link exchange! A link for your blog will be up in like 5 minutes. :)

Hunted... said...

The book Blood and Chocolate, and the movie states that they aren't werewolves, they are known as loup-garoux, a.k.a. The animagas from the Harry Potter series.

McRae said...

It's not a bad book, it is short indeed, but I enjoyed it!
I see you haven't blogged for a year so I don't know if you'll get this but I hope you blog something soon, I like your readings

Gabby said...

I'm not into werewolves, vampires, and things of that nature, but I must disagree with your opinion of the book. I think "Blood and Chocolate" is an excellent book. I think it to be a great literary work and think we need more books like it. I love reading books too and I recommend "The Dollmage" by Martine Leavitt.

Dre Basting said...

I read this book when I was in eighth grade, I am now a junior in college and re-read this book because of how much I had loved it when I was younger. Well, after seeing the movie after I read the book, then re-reading it, I think this story is pretty bland. Annette Curtis Klause's books kinda end up that way because of how short they are. I don't think that they are developed enough. I think it could have been a great movie though, cause they could have added so many visuals to the short story and made a pretty good movie. Instead they BUTCHERED it. BUTCHERED. I was upset. Oh well, I recommend not viewing the film. I also view Annette Curtis Klause's writing style similar to Stephanie Meyers' work. Which is unfortunate. Don't get me wrong Klause is better but the stories are written for younger readers but with adult stories almost? Am I wrong? I'm getting old.


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