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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (23,031 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Annette Curtis Klause Narrator: Alyssa Bresnaha Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Vivian Gandalon is a teenaged werewolf with problems. Her father, the pack leader, was killed in a fire, and so the pack is in disarray. The young male members of the squabbling pack howl for her, but still she feels alienated and alone. To be more than human is a lonely thing. Vivian longs to have friends and fit in at school. She yearns to escape her legacy of violence and forbidden appetites, but the beast within her longs for something elementally deep and rich. She glories in her ability to change from woman to wolf. How can she choose between being human or beast? She fiercely hopes that her relationship with a kind and sensitive meat-boy, a human, will help her find some answers. Talented narrator Alyssa Bresnahan casts a spell over listeners as she becomes the beautiful and sensuous young werewolf princess. This suspenseful, haunting, and magical tale is best read by the light of the full moon. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “With the darkly sexy prose and suspenseful storytelling that gave such luster to The Silver Kiss, Klause lures readers into the politics of the pack, their forbidden desire for human flesh, and the coming of age of their future queen…Most will find this sometimes bloody tale as addictive as chocolate.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “From the smoke- and panic-filled opening scene in which Vivian and her werewolf pack are driven out of their home, listeners will be seduced by this tale and by Bresnahan’s outstanding narration. Enthralling is not too strong a word to describe Klause’s story of a beautiful teenaged werewolf who finds herself irresistibly drawn to a human boy. Bresnahan reads the deliciously sensual story with relish, inhabiting even the smallest roles. Klause’s language is full of words with double meanings suggestive of the werewolves’ dual nature. Bresnahan conveys the quick, sharp yelps of the young males and the low-throated snarls of females vying for dominance in a manner that expresses their wolf selves while still preserving their human qualities. Her naturalness allows these supernatural creatures to feel credible. Adolescent listeners will devour this, regretting that they are only human.”


  • “Klause poetically describes the violence and sensuality of the pack lifestyle, creating a hot-blooded heroine who puts the most outrageous riot grrrls to shame. Blood and Chocolate is a masterpiece of adolescent angst wrapped in wolf’s clothing, and its lovely, sensuous taste is sure to be sweet on the teenage tongue.” Amazon.com, editorial review
  • “This violent, sexy novel is a seamless, totally convincing blend of fantasy and reality that can be read as feminist fiction, as smoldering romance, as a rites of passage novel, or as a piercing reflection on human nature…Klause’s imagery is magnetic, and her language fierce, rich, and beautiful…Passion and philosophy dovetail superbly in this powerful, unforgettable novel.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “This tightly woven story is another superb title from a rising author…Hard to imagine it being any better written.”


  • “Delicious and smooth, like chocolate, but only a good novel, like good chocolate, is this satisfying.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Extrapolating brilliantly from wolf and werewolf lore, Klause creates a complex plot, fueled by politics, insanity, intrigue, sex, blood lust, and adolescent longings, and driven by a set of vividly scary creatures to a blood-curdling climax.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Shalice | 2/17/2014

    " This was not your normal teen romance book. I did not expect it to turn out the way it did. It was really good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Alyse | 2/14/2014

    " I love this book. The romance and supernatural aspects of it made it very enticing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Annalisa | 1/27/2014

    " I was going to write a review for this, but then I reread Kat's. It's going to take a lot to top that, so for now, amuse yourself with hers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Marie | 1/18/2014

    " I found myself disregarding most of the descriptions in this book and making my own up. That is when you know that the book you're reading is not for you. I wouldn't have been able to finish it if it weren't for the sheer determination of not leaving a book halfway. It's started to get more bearable toward the middle end. I didn't like the term "meatpeople" and I felt that a lot was left unresolved. It had a few typos but it was overall well written. I gave this book 3 stars because it was somewhat well written, not condescending to the common behavior of young people, and it might interest people who are into these types of books. "

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About the Author
Author Annette Curtis Klause

Annette Curtis Klause was born in Bristol, England, and moved to the United States when she was a teenager. As a child she spouted such fanciful ideas that her peers thought she was an oddity. Having an imagination turned out to be valuable—she grew up to become a storyteller. Annette currently lives in the Maryland suburbs with her husband and six cats. Three are from SiameseRescue.org, but none are actually Siamese twins—although one is the fastest cat on three legs and another likes to balance on top of the scratching post like a circus cat. Annette still works full-time as a children’s librarian. Bouncing around like a giant bunny during preschool storytime is just another way of being paid to be odd, she says.