Sunday, October 18, 2009

(WWDay1) Blood and Chocolate Review and Givaway


Welcome to Were-Week! To start things off, how about a giveaway?!

To enter, leave a comment on this post about your favorite werewolf. Shouldn't be too hard, right?? ;P

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You have till Friday to enter, I'll pick a winner on Saturday morning.


Here's a look at you're prize, a review of Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Clause!

Product Description From Amazon:

In Blood and Chocolate, Annette Curtis Klause does for werewolves what Anne Rice has done for vampires.
Sixteen-year-old Vivian Gandillon 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. It's glorious to have the power to change, and Vivian is a beautiful loup-garou with all the young wolves howling for her. But she wants no part of her squabbling pack, left leaderless by her father's recent death.

Then Vivian falls in love with a human, a meat-boy. If she reveals herself, will he relish the magic of her dual nature? When a brutal murder threatens the pack's survival, Vivian's divided loyalties are further strained. What is she really--human or beast?


My Review:

From the moment I picked up Blood and Chocolate I was hooked. Of course, I’m a huge fan of the supernatural in general, so maybe it was an easy sell, but I thought it was awesome from the get go.

Of course there were a few things I didn’t love along the way, but as a whole I actually really liked it. It ends diffrently from the movie for those of you who’ve seen that, and it’s actually quite a bit sadder that I thought the movie was, but still really good.

I actually watched the movie first so I have a bit of a soft spot for the movie version, but it was really interesting to read the book because there’s so much extra stuff in the book that gets left out or changed in the movie.Vivian’s cousins are always kind of entertaining to read about (Especially when picturing the guys from the movie…. e_e;;) and I actually liked Gabriel soooo much better in the book!

Annette did a great job with the writing and description-wise it was spot on. Definitely worth the read and if you’re a werewolf fan, you’ll love it!


xoxoxo

13 comments:

cait045 said...

My favorite werewolf I guess I would have to say is Adam from Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson's series. He is an alpha male who loves a coyote.

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Alessandra said...

Is this an international contest? If yes, please count me in! If not, too bad. My favourite werewolves are Jacob from the Twilight series and Sam from Shiver.

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ladystorm said...

Though I love werewolves I haven't really read many books on them but I am gaqthering me a few to read. So has far as book werewolves I don't have a favorite yet, but my favorite wolf movie has always been the black and white wolfman!! Yeahhhh. LOL

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Anna ♥ said...

My favorite werewolf would have to be Lachlain MacRieve from "A Hunger Like No Other" by Kresley Cole. He is yum!

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Kieran said...

I think I love the idea of Werewolves, though I don't actually have a favorite, since I haven't really seen/read anything with them, really. But I shall! I promise. ^^

Kieran said...

Oh, and +1 since I follow you on Twitter. :)

natalierenae said...

Hmm...tough choice. My favorite werewolf would have to be Sam from Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver.

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elaing8 said...

My favorite werewolf (I'll have to go with 2) Clay and Elena from the Kelley Armstrong books.
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Jenn said...

I've actually already read this one, but I would LOVE to get a hands on a copy for myself! Thanks for the great contest. :)

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And, that reminds me, I need to watch Blood and Chocolate the movie, which I have but haven't watched yet. I'm glad you liked it!

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~The Book Pixie said...

I don't have a favorite werewolf really since the only books with a werewolf as a main character I've read are the Twilight series. So I guess I'll say Jacob.

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Aimee said...

Oh I was so wanting to get this novel - it would be fab to win it!!

My favourite werewolf would be Sam from Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver, and also Michael Jackson in the beginning of the "Thriller" videoclip! love it, hehe.

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Aimee said...

oops, i forgot to put my email address in!


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