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Annette Curtis Klause

Author of Blood and Chocolate

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Works by Annette Curtis Klause

Blood and Chocolate (1997) 3,265 copies
The Silver Kiss (1992) 1,826 copies
Alien Secrets (1993) 362 copies
Il bacio d'argento (2019) 1 copy

Associated Works

Welcome to Bordertown (2011) — Contributor — 493 copies
Night Terrors: Stories of Shadow and Substance (1996) — Contributor — 101 copies
The Color of Absence: 12 Stories About Loss and Hope (2001) — Contributor — 89 copies
Short Circuits (1992) — Contributor — 34 copies


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Like Twilight, but better! The characters actually have personalities, flaws, and motivations. And it's nice and short, it doesn't drag on. I wonder if Stephenie Meyer read this before writing her vampire fantasy.
nilaffle | 67 other reviews | Nov 6, 2023 |
A young adult werewolf classic, I'm truly surprised it took me this long to read Blood and Chocolate. A quick, engaging read, Blood and Chocolate tells the story of Vivian Gandillon, a teenage girl who is part of a larger shifter pack that can change to wolves at will.

I found Vivian a compelling enough character and Annette Curtis Klause's prose sets out a very clear difference between the wolf pack and ordinary humans.
xaverie | 125 other reviews | Apr 3, 2023 |
This audio book came with two short stories-Summer of Love (my favorite) and The Christmas Cat, one read before the novel and one read after. If it weren't for these, I probably would have rated the novel by itself 3 stars. I liked her writing style and every element of the plot except for the romance, which didn't make a lot of sense to me. That's OK, though, because there's a lot more going on besides vampire boy falling in love with human girl. I definitely enjoyed it enough to read more of her books.… (more)
Harks | 67 other reviews | Dec 17, 2022 |
I'm going to start this out by saying the cover is beautiful and by one of my favourite artists.

That said, I agree with most of the reviewers of this book in that it does talk about the boy and his out of control sexual desires quite a bit. It doesn't make the book any less appropriate for an older teen audience (14 ) but it does get a little tedious. We know how a boy his age would react to an enticing topless dance. We don't need to hear about it every time he has a dream, honestly. I did enjoy the story, though, and would recommend it for people interested in a rarely used subject in YA of circus acts and sideshows. It seems that Klause did quite a bit of research on the subject while writing and you actually get transported to the time and place with ease - the history doesn't seem forced.
I didn't like it as much as I remember liking Blood and Chocolate but I like it much better than The Silver Kiss (which seemed quite juvenile and ordinary to me).
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brittaniethekid | 9 other reviews | Jul 7, 2022 |



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