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On Sale: August 14, 2007
Pages: 0 | ISBN: 978-0-375-84316-7
Published by : Delacorte Books for Young Readers RH Childrens Books
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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?

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The flesh of her arms bubbled and her legs buckled to a new shape. She doubled over as the muscles of her abdomen went into a brief spasm, then grimaced as her teeth sharpened and her jaw extended. She felt the momentary pain of the spine's crunch and then the sweet release.

She was a creature much larger and stronger than any natural wolf. Her toes and legs were too long, her ears too big, and her eyes held fire. Wolf was only a convenient term they had adopted. Those who preferred science to myth said they descended from something older--some early mammal that had absorbed protean matter brought to Earth by a meteorite.

Vivian stretched and pawed at the ground, she sniffed the glorious air. She felt as if her tail could sweep the stars from the sky.

Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause. Copyright (c) 1997 by Annette Curtis Klause. Excerpted by permission of Delacorte Press, a division of the Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher. -->

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Annette Curtis Klause

About Annette Curtis Klause

Annette Curtis Klause - Blood and Chocolate
“I write so that I can be kissed by a vampire, travel to the stars, turn into a werewolf, and still be home for dinner.”—Annette Curtis Klause

Annette Curtis Klause is the recipient of the California Young Reader Medal as well as several other state awards and honors.


Annette Curtis Klause, a self-professed fan of horror, science fiction, and fantasy, read her first vampire book when she was 14; it was Jane Gaskell’s The Shining Narrow Grin. “I was enthralled,” she says, and immediately began fantasizing about the book.

Klause was part of a writing group for six years, mostly writing picture books, when the group encouraged her to write a novel. While deciding on a subject, she “remembered the vampires,” and after years of work her highly acclaimed The Silver Kiss was published.

Her novel, Blood and Chocolate, tells the story of 16-year-old Vivian Gandillon, who is trying to fit in to her new home in the suburbs. But trying to act “normal” isn’t always easy, since Vivian and her family are werewolves. When Vivian falls in love with a human, and a brutal murder threatens her pack’s survival, Vivian’s divided loyalties are strained. What is she really—human or beast?

Born in Bristol, England, Annette Curtis Klause now lives in Hyattsville, Maryland. Klause holds a B.A. in English literature and an M.L.S. from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is currently head of Children’s Services at the Aspen Hill Community Library in Maryland. In her spare time, Klause collects science fiction, fantasy, and horror first editions, limited editions, and chapbooks, and enjoys going to science fiction conventions.



—An ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults
—An ALA Top Ten Quick Pick
—A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
—A Booklist Children’s Editors’ Choice

“A seamless, totally convincing blend of fantasy and reality. . . . Klause’s imagery is magnetic and her language fierce, rich, and beautiful. . . . A powerful, unforgettable novel.”—Starred, Booklist

“Gripping, thrilling, and original. . . . Delicious and smooth, like chocolate.”—Starred, School Library Journal

“Extrapolating brilliantly from wolf and werewolf lore, Klause creates a . . . fierce, suspenseful chiller.”—Kirkus Reviews


—An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
—An ALA Quick Pick
—A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
—A Booklist Children’s Editors’ Choice
—Winner of the California Young Readers Medal
—A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age

“There’s inherent romantic appeal in the vampire legend, and Klause weaves all the gory details into a poignant love story that becomes both sensuous and suspenseful.”—Starred, Booklist

“A well-drawn, powerful, and seductive novel . . . a haunting choice for reluctant readers.”—Starred, School Library Journal


—An ALA Notable Book
—A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
—A Booklist Children’s Editors’ Choice

“A dynamic 1990s variation on the best of the 1950s–early 1960s juvenile science fiction.”—Starred, Booklist

“This is a fast-moving space mystery that’s filled with twists and turns and many surprises.”—Starred, School Library Journal



"Klause's imagery is magnetic and her language fierce, rich, and beautiful... [a] powerful, unforgettable novel."
--Booklist, starred

" [A] fierce, suspenseful chiller."
--Kirkus Reviews

"...as addictive as chocolate."
--Publishers Weekly

"Gripping, thrilling, and original."—School Library Journal, Starred

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