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Fateful

Gray, Claudia (Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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When seventeen-year-old Tess Davies, a ladies' maid, meets handsome Alec Marlow aboard the RMS Titanic, she quickly becomes entangled in the dark secrets of his past, but her growing love puts her in mortal peril even before fate steps in.
Authors: Gray, Claudia
Statement of Responsibility: Claudia Gray
Title: Fateful
Publisher: New York : HarperTeen, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 328 p. ; 22 cm.
Notes: Includes sneak preview of "Balthazar"
Summary: When seventeen-year-old Tess Davies, a ladies' maid, meets handsome Alec Marlow aboard the RMS Titanic, she quickly becomes entangled in the dark secrets of his past, but her growing love puts her in mortal peril even before fate steps in.
Subject Headings: Titanic (Steamship) Juvenile fiction Titanic (Steamship) Fiction Love Fiction Secrets Fiction Werewolves Fiction Supernatural Fiction
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Topical Term: Love
Secrets
Werewolves
Supernatural
LCCN: 2011009160
ISBN: 9780062006202
0062006207
9780062006219
0062006215
Branch Call Number: FIC G
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Jul 02, 2013
  • efran16 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I was quite disappointed with the novel . Though I do appreciate the fact that the author did her best to include historical facts.

Jun 04, 2013
  • liv210 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Oh My GOSH!!!!!!! This was an amazing read. No one can resist doomed romance Once Claudia Grey gets going, this book is breathtaking! I'm not one for paranormal romance, but when you tie it in with the Titanic, it's a must!!! My new favorite book! Please read it!

Apr 14, 2013
  • echo3abc rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I rate this book an 'ok' read because I couldn't really get into the story as much as I wanted to. In fact, I didn't finish it. The author's style of writing didn't appeal to me. Others have really liked it, but I found it too one-dimensional. Not a lot of depth to the story or characters. If it weren't for the dramatic setting - the sinking titanic - I don't think it would be memorable.

Apr 08, 2012
  • H2144916X rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

OMG I LOVE THIS BOOK AND I LOVE HOW CLAUDIA GRAY ALWAYS USES VAMPIRES OR WEREWOLVES.If u liked this book and u haven't read the evernight series u should sooo read the evernight series.

Mar 31, 2012
  • miztink rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Claudia Gray has done a wonderful job with this book. Alex and Tess live out a wild and haunting journey on the Titanic. Really liked the book and wish Claudia would write a sequel. Werewolves and romance, but with a different twist.

I ABSOLUTELY LOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD THIS BOOK!!! at first i was iffy about it because of the history of the Titanic, but i instantly fell in love with Alec && Tess. hoping for both of them to get past everything!! i loved it and would re read it again and again!!! big thumbs up to Claudia Gray

AMAZING!!claudia gray is an amazing author and this book was......AMAZING!!

Mar 13, 2012
  • Liz6 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

love it! this story plot was totally UNEXPECTED!!! and the setting makes the story even better!

Feb 06, 2012
  • OPLLibraryGal rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This book is not just a werewolf story, but a werewolf story on the Titanic. I still can't decide whether that's doubly cliche or absolutely brilliant. Besides that, I found that it was neither terrible nor wonderful, although it is rather descriptive, and sounds like it follows the culture of the time. All in all, not exceptional, but a good read all the same.

Dec 02, 2011
  • BethHMW rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

That's right, it's a novel about werewolves on the Titanic. If you're shaking your head in horror at the things that publishers will put in print, move right along. If you're mildly intrigued and want to know how on earth someone could possibly make this plot work, give it a try. Gray manages to balance supernatural romance with a real historical background fairly deftly. Is it ever truly believable? Not really, but it's fun to read anyway. While some of the dialogue between Tess and Alec can be a little too earnest and the mythology of the werewolves is never fully explained allowing for some plot points to be resolved a little too easily for the discerning reader, it's an enjoyable read nonetheless. Tess is a very strong character and there are hints of Upstairs, Downstairs type drama that makes the novel even more enjoyable. However, be warned that this is much more of a werewolf novel that just happens to be set on the Titanic. The ill-fated ocean liner serves more as a background and impetus for action in the plot, rather than being a focal point of the novel. Not for everyone, but a decent romp if it strikes your fancy.

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Nov 29, 2011
  • Mahala rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Nov 29, 2011
  • Mahala rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Tess Davies is an eighteen year old servant to the Lisle family. While on an errand, Tess meets up with unexpected danger. She is confronted with a black wolf that seems intent on hurting her. The only thing that saves her is a young man who steps between her and the wolf, telling the wolf to leave and strangely it does. Yet before she can thank the young man who saved her, he tells her that she must leave post haste or she will die. Frightened, Tess returns home.

When the Lisle family takes leave to New York aboard the Titanic, Tess again meets the young man. He is Alec Marlowe, heir to the Marlowe steel company, and although she knows nothing can ever happen between them, she can't help by be drawn to him. But Alec has a secret. He is a werewolf, and not the only one on board.

Can Alec be freed from the curse of changing each and every night? Can he escape the Brotherhood; a collection of werewolf thugs? Can the love that Alec and Tess have for each other overcome all the obstacles in their way and finally be together?

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Nov 29, 2011
  • Mahala rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Not just one scream but a thousand screams mixed together at once, I wanted to cover my ears..

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Nov 29, 2011
  • Mahala rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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