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Please help improve it by removing unnecessary details and making it more concise. March Learn how and when to remove this template message Vivian Agnes Bruckner is a year-old werewolf born in Bucharest, Romania to Romanian parents, who later emigrated to America.

When Vivian was nine years old, her parents and two siblings are murdered by two hunters who then burn down their family house. Orphaned, Vivian moves back to Bucharest to live with her aunt, Astrid who also owns a chocolate store in Bucharest, Romania Katja Riemann. Resulting with Astrid remaining painfully in love with Gabriel. Vivian is disgusted by his actions stating to Gabriel "you come for one day and she cries for a month". Gabriel reveals that he wants the reluctant Vivian as his mate.

This is due to a prophecy foretold of a women who will bring about a "new age of hope" for the wolf pack. Gabriel believes Vivian is that woman. During one of her many late night strolls through the city Vivian breaks into a secured church where she encounters graphic novelist Aiden, who also broke into the church to draw figure studies for the covers of his novels. Although Aiden is human Vivian begins a romantic relationship with him.

Aiden reveals to Vivian that he can never go home to America because he his wanted for assaulting, in self-defense, his military father. To escape being prosecuted he fled to Europe and began writing novels to which he does not put his name on. Vivian tells Aiden that her family died in America, but does not reveal why and what she is. Rafe is still angry with Gabriel for leaving his mother, Astrid, for another mate.

During a visit to the chocolatier shop where Vivian works Rafe sees a drawing that Aiden has made of Vivian, in which she is referred to as "The Wolf Girl. Gabriel then tells Rafe to use any means, bribery or threatening, to make Aiden leave the city or he will die. Rafe lures Aiden to an abandoned church with the ruse that Vivian wants to reconnect and attempts to scare him away.

Rafe angrily yells and leaps at Aiden while displaying his piercing two colored eyes. After fighting, Aiden attempts to run away but Rafe blocks his path and changes into a wolf.

Resulting with Rafe backing off while sneezing. Aiden realizes the myths of the Loup-Garoux are real. Aiden grabs the silver pendant and charges at Rafe, both falling off a balcony railing onto the church floor.

Aiden regains consciousness and sees Rafe dying, from the silver pendant on top his neck, in human form. Afterwards, Aiden confronts Vivian about her true identity and tempts her to hold the silver pendant.

Aiden tells Vivian that he killed Rafe. Aiden yells at Vivian for not telling him the truth and exposing him to danger. Meanwhile, The Five, who had been searching for the missing Rafe, discovers his body at the abandon church. A saddened Gabriel reveals the news to Astrid while Vivian watches. Aiden is eventually captured, while trying to leave the city by train, by two Loups-Garoux posing as police officers.

Vivian immediately accuses Gabriel of knowingly sending Rafe to his death over her. Gabriel retorts that Vivian has betrayed the pack and their secrets.

Gabriel forces Vivian to wish Aiden well by kiss and has Vivian placed in the back of a car to be dealt with later. Gabriel tells Aiden that if he makes it to the river at the edge of the forest he will be safe and then forces him to run. Vivian escapes from the car and runs into the forest as a wolf to save Aiden.

Aiden makes it to the river by confusing the pack, using his blood to spread his scent and making it harder for them to track him. Gabriel, angry that Aiden has escaped, attempts to follow him to kill him anyway. Vivian protects Aiden by fighting Gabriel but almost loses until Gabriel falls off bank of the river. Not recognizing Vivian in wolf form, Aiden strikes her with a silver knife. Vivian, slowly morphing back to human form, starts to bleed, quickly requiring an antidote to silver poisoning or else she will die.

Vivian takes Aiden to an abandoned film company building, she tells Aiden that the film is made of silver and once it absorbs into the bloodstream it stays there. Which guarantees no one will look for them there. Vivian tells Aiden that her family was killed because two hunters followed her wolf tracks back to their cabin. Vivian has felt guilty ever since then, and fears what Aiden would think of her. Aiden tempts Vivian with his blood telling her that she can control the wolf.

Later Astrid arrives at the building with a gun to kill Aiden. Astrid relents and gives Vivian her gun for protection. Vivian tells Astrid that they are going to the pharmacist for an antidote and then leave the city. The pharmacist provides Vivian with the antidote but also alerts Gabriel. After being chased, Vivian tells Aiden to save himself and then is captured by the pack herself.

She is held in a cage and taunted by the rest of The Five while Gabriel attempts to manipulate her to his way of thinking. Meanwhile, Aiden forces the pharmacist at gun point to give him all of his antidotes, silver dust and bullets. Aiden and Vivian drive out the city towards Paris, passing other Loups-Garoux, who bare their necks in respect, believing that it is Gabriel in the car.


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There are two differing accounts of their origins alluded to in the book; some believe they are descended from a prehistoric breed of canine which absorbed protean matter from a meteorite which enabled them to shape-shift into humans, others that they were a tribe of ancient human hunters blessed by the moon goddess Selene. Most loup-garoux follow the latter account and thus worship Selene as their patron and mother. Loups-garoux are portrayed as glorious beasts who revel in their dual nature, but do not reveal this truth to humans at the risk of violent backlash. In keeping with the traditional werewolf lore, silver is poisonous when introduced into the bloodstream, often proving fatal, and death is a real danger in that "anything that will sever the spine will do". Loup-garou is the French word for "werewolf". Its plural form is loups-garous. A faux-French plural could be loups-garoux.

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I read it on a high recommendation from a friend and it bored me to tears. But I persevered, hoping it would get better. Our protagonist, Vivian, looks kinda like Megan Fox, only blonde. A female on the loose was a dangerous creature; she could challenge another bitch for a male she fancied. Some of those male eyes strayed to Vivian, too, and she preened at the thought of being a threat. His eyes were amused and dreamy, as if observing life from the outside and finding it vaguely funny. He seemed languid, not intense like the Five -- those jangly, nervy, twitching, squirming, fighting, snapping, sharp-edged creatures who demanded so much from her.

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