Before reading Blood and Chocolate, I thought Twilight was pretty cool. After, I wondered how I even read through the whole thing! Blood and Chocolate has far more edge-of-your-seat action as well as a stronger edginess to it.
One of my favorite things about the book is, instead of the classic/ cliched, average-helpless-girl-falls-for-dangerous-mysterious-boy, it is the human boy, Aiden, that falls for a vicious werewolf girl, Vivian. Some may not appreciate her arrogance. I think it was an important way of displaying her strength and dominance. At least she has a personality, unlike a certain “perfect” vampire. I also found Aiden to be a much more believable character, than Bella.
The whole story was much more realistic, while a bit frustrating at times. You will probably either love or hate the twisty conclusion, I personally loved it. In my opinion this book is only missing one thing-- a sequel!