Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis KlauseLook Inside. 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?
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Blood and Chocolate
Blood and Chocolate is a paranormal romance novel for young adult readers by Annette Curtis Klause. It is set in the contemporary United States. In Klause's novel, the loup-garoux are a separate species from humans and wolves, but with elements of both in behavior and anatomy - referring to themselves as Homo lupus. There are two differing accounts of their origins alluded to in the book; some believe they are descended from a prehistoric breed of canine which absorbed protean matter from a meteorite which enabled them to shape-shift into humans, others that they were a tribe of ancient human hunters blessed by the moon goddess Selene. Most loup-garoux follow the latter account and thus worship Selene as their patron and mother.
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Her pack family, recently driven away from West Virginia where her father lost his life, reestablishes themselves temporarily in a Maryland suburb, where Vivian falls for a human. Aiden is kind and a little too gentle, but exactly what Vivian thinks she wants. She finds her loyalties between the pack and Aiden tested when brutal murders begin to occur, the killer clearly a werewolf. Is Vivian human or beast? And, as the book asks, which tastes sweeter—blood or chocolate? A widely popular and often banned book, Blood and Chocolate carries an interesting, not widely-seen theme: love your own kind.