Zoe is wary when, in the dead of night, the beautiful yet frightening Simon comes to her house.Simon seems to understand the pain of loneliness and death and Zoe's brooding thoughts of her dying mother.
Simon is one of the undead, a vampire, seeking revenge for the gruesome death of his mother three hundred years before.Does Simon dare ask Zoe to help free him from this lifeless chase and its insufferable loneliness?
"From the Paperback edition.
About the Author
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 story time is just another way of being paid to be odd, she says.
"Strangely persuasive...at once a grisly and graphic tale of monstrous death and a sweet and compelling story of love." --Entertainment Weekly
ò "A mesmerizing first novel...with lyrical writing and a rich sensibility...a fascinating story." --Kirkus Reviews, pointer
*"A well-drawn, powerful, and seductive novel." --School Library Journal, starred
*"Both sensuous and suspenseful." --Booklist, starred
"Move over, Anne Rice." --Publishers Weekly
*"...Blood and Chocolate is gripping, thrilling and original. It is delicious and smooth, like chocolate, but only a good novel, like good chocolate, is this satisfying." --School Library Journal, starred