Thursday, October 14, 2010

Review: Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause

I will howl for you, human boy, she thought. I will hunt you in my girl skin, but I'll celebrate as wolf...

Vivian 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 howl for her. It is time for her to find a mate.

But Vivian just feels lonely and lost, longing to be 'normal'. That's when she meets Aiden - a human - and falls in love. But can Aiden ever accept Vivian as she truly is? And will Vivian be fully satisfied with Aiden's comfortable kisses - like chocolate - when she has such a passionate need for more? For kisses with real danger in them - like blood...


I have been meaning to read Blood and Chocolate for a while now. Honestly, I first heard about it after seeing the movie version of the book. I did enjoy the movie, so I decided I wanted to read the book to see how it compared. After reading even the first chapter of Blood and Chocolate, it was obvious that the movie was loosely based on the book. Since I saw the movie first, I was expecting certain things to happen that did not. The book was barely like the movie. I think the characters' names are about the only thing that is the same in both.

Movie aside, I definitely liked this book. It was a fun book. Vivian is such a strong girl that it was easy to enjoy the story. I loved the amazing romance with all of the complications along the way. The sensual scenes were wonderfully written and thrilling to read. Some people may not like the ending because it could be considered controversial, but I loved it. I think the way Annette Curtis Klause ended Blood and Chocolate book was amazing and perfect. In my opinion, it was the right choice.

I am glad I read Blood and Chocolate because I enjoyed it so much. There were many twists and turns that made the book exciting and a definite page turner. I most certainly like it more than the movie. If you like supernatural books, I think you will like this one.

Rating: 4/5

Swords are for fighting,


  1. I do have this book on my Nook. It is one of those books I want to get to but it keeps getting pushed back.

    However, with your great review I might have to reconsider my thinking.

    Mad Scientist

  2. I loved the book and was a bit disappointed with the film. I mean, helllooo they totally changed the meaning and my favorite character = Gabriel.

    Great review btw :)

  3. Wow, I totally missed that there was a film (though it sounds like that was probably a good thing).

    I remember reading this book in middle school. This is almost embarrassing to admit, but the "sensual scenes" in this book were the first that my friends and I dogeared and passed around to each other. They're so tame now compared to some of the other stuff I read (even in YA!) but back in the day they were the hottest we could get!