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Monday, February 17, 2014

Let's Booktalk--Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause



Courtesy of Goodreads
Vivian Gandillon is a smart, beautiful, strong sixteen year-old woman. She likes chocolate, running through the woods, and whether the moon is full or not she can shapeshift into a wolf. But, never make the mistake of calling her a werewolf. Her family is from an ancient line of loups-garoux, who were blessed by the moon goddess Selene with the ability to transform into a wolf at will. Something to be proud of, right?

“I had the taste of blood and chocolate in my mouth, one as hated as the other” (Klause 1). A member of the pack is killing humans. For Vivian this only brings back memories of her father and her loss. To make matters worse she has met a human boy, Aidan. She is proud of who she is and where she comes from, but can she trust him? Can she trust herself?

“Her heart broke for him because he feared, because he couldn't see the wonder, then raged at him because he made her feel unclean” (Klause 169). Vivian cares for Aidan, but he is human, and may never accept her for who she really is, a wolf in human skin. Gabriel is the new leader of the loups-garoux pack, and inadvertently Vivian declared herself his mate, but she wants Aidan her human. When someone loves you they accept you for who you are, right?

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