Thursday, August 11, 2011

Review and Giveaway: Fateful By Claudia Gray

Author: Claudia Gray

Publisher: Harper Collins Children's books

Publication date: September 13, 2011

Format: ARC

Genere: Young Adult

From the publisher:

In Fateful, eighteen-year-old maid Tess Davies is determined to escape the wealthy, overbearing family she works for. Once the ship they’re sailing on reaches the United States, she’ll strike out on her own. Then she meets Alec, a handsome first-class passenger who captivates her instantly. But Alec has secrets.... Soon Tess will learn just how dark Alec’s past truly is. The danger they face is no ordinary enemy: werewolves are real and they’re stalking him—and now Tess, 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. Featuring the opulent backdrop of the Titanic, Fateful’s publication is poised to coincide with the 100-year anniversary of the ship’s doomed maiden voyage. It is sure to be a hit among Titanic buffs and fans of paranormal romance alike.


I am not a big fan of historical fiction. That being said, I was unsure of how much I was going to enjoy this book but having read other books by this author I was going to give it a try. The Titanic is a major historical event and I am pretty sure almost eveyone has seen that movie. I admit I had some preconceived notions about what this book would be like and after finishing the book I will admit I was wrong on all accounts. The author did a great job at telling this story with a new twist but also adding some actual historical facts, you can tell she did her research before tackling this. Last year there was an exhibit from the Titanic at a local museum and I remember going there with my sister and husband. At this exhibit they gave you a passenger that you would be on the voyage and at the end of the exhibit you would find out your fate. In the story I did recognize some of the passengers names from the exhibit and I admired how the author mixed history in her tale. The book had me in the first chapter. I had to know who was this strange man we met in the alley. How and why is everyone on this ill fated voyage. It is a page turner. I also enjoyed all the little secondary stories revolving around Tess and Alec. The author had just enough romance, history, werewolf and suspense mixed all together in this story for me. It was a good read. The only thing that ruined it for me(and it was of no way the author's fault) every time the Grand Staircase was mentioned, all I could picture was Leonardo Dicaprio standing there waiting for Kate Winslet.

If you are a fan of romance, werewolves, history and the Titanic this is the book for you.

Book : 3.5/5 Cover: 3/5

~~~~~ Tanya ~~~~~


I will be giving away my signed copy of this ARC to one lucky reader. All you have to do is fill out the form below. You can only enter once and you do not have to be a follower. If you are a follower you will get one extra entry. (Sorry at this time only shipping to US addresses) Giveaway will run from August 11th through August 27th. Good Luck!

1 comment:

  1. I usually like HF depending on the time period. This book looks pretty good!