Blood and Chocolate
Annette Curtis Klause
Review by: AnnMarie Harris
There are many different books that make
up the glorious selection of Reading Counts. Some include: Mystery, adventure,
romance, suspense, fantasy, horror and even your fiction and non fiction novels.
One book that I ravished in was Annette Curtis Klause's Blood and Chocolate.
This consummate novel portrays a basic fictional book with a girl's passion to
romance with the unheard of: a human. I truly enjoyed this book, and I would
recommend to all. It is constructed with exquisite characters, plot, and ending.
Annette Curtis Klause turned the old werewolf tradtion to today's reality.
Legend has it, that werewolves are in fact humans until a full moon occurs. This is when their thick fulsome of a coat comes out and their animalistic nature is shown. Most humans become a werewolf by being scratched, bit, cursed or even maybe born as one. But in reality, everyone has an animal in them, and this book shows the true story of people's animalistic nature.
Blood and Chocolate shows how a young teenage girl going through the tough times of high school and being the "new girl" can make it okay at the end. I believe that everyone can relate to this in one way or another. With society always changing, people change. So in trying to fit in, you are always that "new kid". Another point that readers can relate to is love, or more known as lust. Many people spend years of their life trying to find that one true love. When Vivian, the main character, thought she found hers and starts a relationship with a human, Aiden, nothing but pain and hurt came from it. It was a relationship that no one wanted to see happen.
I loved the plot of this novel. It tells of a pack of werewolves who are just trying to make it in the real world. With many obstacles and killings that get in the way, you have to know where to separate werewolves from humans. When Vivian gets tied up with humans, she understands why it's too hard to love one.
Blood and Chocolate was a delectable book. Although it may seem sad at times, it shows you to keep faith. It gives you hope that when life goes bad there is always a helping hand. It's an easy read because you can't sit it down once you start, so pick it up and enjoy!