Author: Claudia Gray
Release Date: September 13th, 2011
Number of Pages: 356
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.
In Fateful, New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray delivers paranormal adventure, dark suspense, and alluring romance set against the opulent backdrop of the Titanic’s first—and last—voyage.
I was slightly skeptical about this book. A story set on the Titanic with werewolves? I was curious, but still uncertain if I would enjoy this. In the end, I absolutely adored it. First, I have to say I really enjoy the setting. The Titanic was such a grandiose ship, and I have to say that I love stories set during the early twentieth century. It created a real amazing atmosphere for the story that worked really well with the werewolves.
The fact that the main character wasn’t from the upper classes made it really fun to follow her story, especially during those years. She had more freedom than those rich travelers. I have to say that I really liked Tess, but I absolutely adored Alec, even thought I something felt like he was too selfless when it came down to Tess. I know it worked well with the time period, but still. I wish he had been a little less selfless.
Claudia Gray created a captivating and beautiful love story, that bring us back to the beginning of the century. Gray has a talent to include paranormal elements to an historical story.
If you’re thinking that this is like the movie, don’t worry, it isn’t. It is more about the story of Tess, being caught in a mystery including werewolves, money and love. A great story that will captivate those who enjoy paranormal love story and historical romance.