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Monday, August 15, 2011

Review: Fateful

Title: Fateful
Series: No
Genre: Young Adult- Paranormal/Historical
Author: Claudia Gray
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: September 13, 2011
Book: ARC sent by publisher

"It's about a servant girl named Tess in 1912, who wants to escape from the house where she works, and most particularly the lecherous young lord of the manor. But that's not her biggest problem. While on a voyage to America, where she plans to escape and start a new life, she meets Alec, who's ruggedly handsome, fabulously wealthy, intelligent and yet so clearly troubled that she'd rather not fall for him, but she does. That also is not her biggest problem. Alec, it turns out, is a werewolf ... one cursed to change every night, unless and until he surrenders his independence and joins the Brotherhood, a pack of violently misogynistic werewolves who have been tracking him for months. You'd think that would be their biggest problem, wouldn't you?

But no. Their biggest problem -- though they don't know it yet -- is that they're aboard the RMS Titanic."

I have to admit that when I started this book, I was a little skeptical how werewolves in the Titanic would work. It worked. Ms. Gray wrote a compelling story that filled me with the history of the Titanic, it's passengers, and a love that I can read over and over again!

First off, the story line. I really love it. Like loved it so much I can't get enough of it. Once I stared the book I am immediately taken back by amazing writing, setting me in the Titanic. Ms. Gray did a great job in taking the reader back in time. Placed on the Titanic and in Tess's shoes, the reader is thrown into a world like no other. 

The characters of the book were awesome. I really enjoyed the main character, Tess. She is a servant girl just trying to make her way to the US. I loved the Tess is not your normal servant girl. She has hopes, dreams, and expectations that she set out for herself that she is reaching no matter what the cost. I also loved the drama with the family she worked for. It had my heart racing and fleeing for hope as I read about Tess and the troubles. 

The love interest in this book is simply fantastic. I loved watching Tess become more than what she is, taking risks, making choices that could change her life forever! The love in the book is overflowing the pages and the sacrifice made made me weep! The addictive romance will have you in love with the book!!

I never would have thought that this book could work but man, it did. It is the perfect balance of historical fiction with a great love! Weaved with loads of paranormal aspects, Fateful is a book that you are not willing to put down. Once you start, it will enslave you till the very end! Dark and engaging, Fateful is a must read!

*Implied sex, curse words*

I give it 4 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. I couldn't bring myself to finish the one about Vampires, but I may give her werewolves a try.

  2. Werewolves on the Titanic? And here I thought I'd read everything... :)

    Interesting! Thanks for reviewing. Might have to track this one down in September.

  3. Ahhhh! I'm so excited to read this one. The werewolves on the Titanic think made me a bit wary too, but I'm so glad to know it works. And you know I love a good romance although the word "sacrifice" makes me nervous. Can't wait to read!

  4. Werewolves on the titanic?! OK! Definitely sounds different! I like the sound of the romance! :)

  5. Yay! I'm so glad werewolves and the Titanic mix worked! I wasn't sure what to expect with that combo :)

  6. I want to read this one so much and even more so now!!! I'm so glad you enjoyed the romance. Oh yes... I needs this one!

  7. This sounds great. Actually it sounds like a really weird idea that the author apparently got to work. I love that the main character is a servant girl - instead of the wealthy characters from this period we often read about.


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