Monthly Archives: February 2007

“Blood and Chocolate”

bloodandchocolate.gif“Blood and Chocolate” by Annette Curtis Klause

“Blood and Chocolate” is a romantic supernatural loup-garou (werewolf) novel for young adult readers by Annette Curtis Klause. It is set in an alternate universe where loup-garoux secretly live among humans in contemporary America. These loup-garoux are a separate species from humans, calling themselves Homo lupus. They were human whom the goddess of the moon blessed with the power to shapeshift. The book’s main character Vivian, a sixteen-year-old loup-garou its about her growth finding love with a forbidden Homo sapien, named Aiden.

I picked up this book because Lakeshore Entertainment starring Agnes Bruckner, Hugh Dancy, and Olivier Martinez are making it into a film. It was an interesting story. I found that Klause used Vivan’s growing love and confusion for Aiden as an allusion to girls growth into woman hood.

At the start she was introverted and as the book progress she became extraverted. It’s a complete story from Vivian’s point of view where Klause shows that her young leads to misunderstanding for the characters point of view.

Its more like her diary cataloging events in life that led to her becoming a woman in her eyes and the eyes of her pack. Shows her maturing and finally realizing that character that she understood had her well being at heart.

If you are thinking of seeing this movie I would in courage you to read the book. From everything I read the adaptation misunderstood what Annette Curtis Klause was trying to. Its changed so dramatically that it’s a totally different from the book, only the character name are the same.


Filed under 1997, Book Review, Fantasy, Klause, Annette Curtis, Novel, Werewolves