Vivian Gandillon relishes the change, the sweet, fierce ache that carries her from girl to wolf. At sixteen, she is beautiful and strong, and all the young wolves are on her tail. But Vivian still grieves for her dead father; her pack remains leaderless and in disarray, and she feels lost in the suburbs of Maryland. She longs for a normal life. But what is normal for a werewolf?
Then Vivian falls in love with a human, a meat-boy. Aiden is kind and gentle, a welcome relief from the squabbling pack. He’s fascinated by magic, and Vivian longs to reveal herself to him. Surely he would understand her and delight in the wonder of her dual nature, not fear her as an ordinary human would.
Vivian’s divided loyalties are strained further when a brutal murder threatens to expose the pack. Moving between two worlds, she does not seem to belong in either. What is she really—human or beast? Which tastes sweeter—blood or chocolate?
This week Ollie, Robin, and I decided to test our nostalgia goggles, and go back and re-read a book we’d all been relatively fond of as teenagers – and take a look at the movie adaptation that left us…less than warm.
How did it hold up? Listen and find out!
New and Notable
- The Elementals by Saundra Mitchell
- The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April Henry
- Insomnia by J.R. Johansson
Have any of you read B&C? How did you like it? And how awful was that movie? Do any of our New and Notable titles pique your interest? Let us know in the comments.
Theme music is Overnight, by Aya.
WARNING: NSFW! Mature audiences only! Contains salty language, subversive ideas, industry-challenging discussions, and nuts.