So, I have watched the movie "Blood and Chocolate", which is a very good, dark movie if you haven't seen it. Well, I was in Half Price Books and saw the book on the shelf so I thought I would give it a try. It is definitely different than the movie, but it is just as good. "Blood and Chocolate" by Annette Curtis Klause, is a dark and emotional look into a growing of age, werewolf and trying to figure out where she belongs. Plus, the cover is so beautiful.
Here is the summary of this surprisingly good book...
"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 on her tail. But Vivian still grieves for her dead father; her pack remains leaderless and in disarray, and she feels lost in the suburbs of Maryland. She longs for a normal life. But what is normal for a werewolf?
Then Vivian falls in love with a human, a meat-boy. Aiden is kind and gentle, a welcome relief from the squabbling pack. He’s fascinated by magic, and Vivian longs to reveal herself to him. Surely he would understand her and delight in the wonder of her dual nature, not fear her as an ordinary human would.
Vivian’s divided loyalties are strained further when a brutal murder threatens to expose the pack. Moving between two worlds, she does not seem to belong in either. What is she really—human or beast? Which tastes sweeter—blood or chocolate?"
Vivian is a young girl, trying to figure out where she belongs in life and how to avoid the young ones that chase her. When she meets Aiden she believes that she has found happiness in living and loving a human. When events lead Vivian to confusion can she turn towards the human she has come to love or will her beast scare off the one man she finds happiness with?
This is such an amazing read that it made me want to watch the movie again. Although, the movie and book are two different situations, this is one that you can actually enjoy both. They have the same message and direction to them, just the times are a little off. Both are great and go well together, so I highly recommend reading the book and than watching the movie to see what I am talking about.
Until Next Time,
Rating: I give this book 4/5 DVD covers, because this picture says it all....