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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?
About the Author
Annette Curtis Klause is head of children’s services at the Aspen Hill Community Library in Maryland. Born in Bristol, England, she now lives in Hyattsville, Maryland, with her husband and their cats. When she was young, Annette’s daddy sat her on his lap and told her the plots of the best old horror movies. This seems to have made a strong impression. Annette Curtis Klause holds a BA in English literature and an MLS from the University of Maryland, College Park, but when excited, she still has a tendency to howl.
"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