Saturday, October 01, 2011

Fateful by Claudia Gray

Pages:  328
Publishers:  HarperTeen
Published:  September 13, 2011

Eighteen-year-old maid Tess Davies is determined to escape the wealthy, troubled family she serves. It’s 1912, and Tess has been trapped in the employ of the Lisles for years, amid painful memories and twisted secrets. But now the Lisle family is headed to America, with Tess in tow. Once the ship they’re sailing on—the RMS Titanic—reaches its destination, Tess plans to strike out and create a new life for herself.

Her single-minded focus shatters when she meets Alec, a handsome first-class passenger who captivates her instantly. But Alec has secrets of his own. He’s in a hurry to leave Europe, and whispers aboard the ship say it’s because of the tragic end of his last affair with the French actress who died so gruesomely and so mysteriously. . . .

Soon Tess will learn just how dark Alec’s past truly is. The danger they face is no ordinary enemy: werewolves exist and are stalking him—and now her, too. Her growing love for Alec will put Tess in mortal peril, and fate will do the same before their journey on the Titanic is over.


This book is such a page turner. And I'm not saying that sarcastically. I really loved it especially the main character. She's no afraid to stand her ground and she immediately knows when a person may become her friend and when when they might not.  She is resourceful and can do snappy banter.  Especially with her seriously stupid and really annoying stalker wolf.  What part of no is hard for him to understand.

The near end of the book was somewhat sad. I mean the Titanic sank and many people that Tess cares about dies. And then there's the story of her sister and what happens between her and the young heir of the Lisle family. Also the young lady who Tess serves turns out to have a dark secret.  She finds out that she and one of the servants, Ned, had been in love and Irene had miscarried his baby.

Altogether, this book has surprises in every chapter and I hope she makes a sequel. I'd give it 5 stars.

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