Monday, October 24, 2011


Fateful By: Claudia Gray

It is 1912 and Tess is excited about the trip to America on the Titanic, she knows that when she gets there she will be able to leave the service of the Lisles family for good. She has saved enough money that when the ship gets to America she can give her notice and walk away from them forever. But what she does not count on is the attention of Mikhail, a man who seems to be after her for some reason.  Lucky for her though she meets Alec, who seems out to save her.  There is obviously something that Mikhail wants from Tess and he will stop at nothing to get it from her.  One night he locks her in a room with a wolf and she knows that he wants to kill her. If you do not want to ruin the surprises of this book stop reading now!!!! 

The wolf does not kill her and come morning she finds out the truth about the wolf, it is Alec, he is a werewolf.  He then explains to her what is really going on and how much Mikhail will do to get at her because he knows she can get something from the family that he needs.  And when you are stuck on a boat crossing the ocean to America it is hard to hide.  Can she stay away from Mikhail so he won’t kill her? Will the attraction  to Alec consume her?

I thought this book was great.  It was very creative to write about werewolves on the Titanic.  It made the story even more interesting because you know what is going to happen to the ship and you keep thinking will it end with them all dying.  I think that the story was well thought out and made sense. It also was suspenseful because knowing they are confined to a ship, the action is even greater because of the inability to hide.  I thought that the characters were great, Tess was a loveable girl that you wanted to have the best in life since she was treated badly by the head of the family she worked for.   Alec was a decent werewolf that just wanted to get away from people so he could hurt no more.  And then when the sinking begins the way the characters respond and the love that is shown is wonderful.  I think that this would be a good read for high school and up.

I borrowed this from the public library.

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