Thursday 22 March 2018

BLOOD AND CHOCOLATE by Annette Curtis Klause

Blood and ChocolateBlood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

O.M.F.G. This book was such a disappointment. It's nothing like I thought it would be. In the worst way possible.

I was expecting an interesting werewolf UF, and instead got this.

I read the first half and then hate-skimmed the rest. :/ I just wanted to know how this trainwreck could possibly end in a good way. Spoiler: it ends horribly. Of course. 

The story started out fine: a werewolf pack who mostly keeps to themselves is attacked after a human is killed. This forces the surviving wolves to relocate to the suburbs. Vivian lost her father and leader that night and has trouble staying connected to the other teenagers in her pack, and then falls in love with a human and blah, blah, blah.

Yeah, everything goes downhill from there.

This is one of the worst stories I've ever had the displeasure of reading. All of the characters are awful. The girls and women hate each other and compete for no reason. The guys and men are all disgusting pervs with rapey thoughts and intentions. Seriously, in one scene the human boy's father insinuates some creepy shit that is just not o-fucking-k. Ever.

Vivian is horrid. She's arrogant, so perfect all the men in the world fall at her feet in the most sexist way possible, and she thinks of people as meat. All the wolves do. And her mother is even worse. She lusts after a male wolf and then pushes her daughter towards mating with him when he reveals his intentions. The humans aren't any better, either.

The narrative is full of bigroty and sexism and insults and hate towards people mixing and drums home how terrible it is to be different. Such pathetic dribble. And that a 24yo man is interested in a teenager and everyone--especially her mother--is a-okay with it is GROSS. So fucking gross!

Actually, if I had to sum up this book with one word it would be DISGUSTING. It sucks and has left a really bad taste in my mouth. I can't wait to get rid of it.

I don't know whether to donate this book or just put it in the recycling. Ugh.

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