Publisher: Harper Collins Children’s Books
Release Date: September 13, 2011
Rating: 5 stars
It’s about a servant girl named Tess in 1912, who wants to escape from the house where she works, and most particularly the lecherous young lord of the manor. But that’s not her biggest problem. While on a voyage to America, where she plans to escape and start a new life, she meets Alec, who’s ruggedly handsome, fabulously wealthy, intelligent and yet so clearly troubled that she’d rather not fall for him, but she does. That also is not her biggest problem. Alec, it turns out, is a werewolf … one cursed to change every night, unless and until he surrenders his independence and joins the Brotherhood, a pack of violently misogynistic werewolves who have been tracking him for months. You’d think that would be their biggest problem, wouldn’t you?
But no. Their biggest problem — though they don’t know it yet — is that they’re aboard the RMS Titanic.
I had been extremely excited for Fateful since I heard of it, as I am a huge fan of Claudia Gray’s Evernight series. The premise just sounded so cool, so I was excited. Fateful was everything I had hoped it would be, and more.
Fateful definitely had a slower start and I was having trouble getting into the story. It felt awkward like I had just been thrown into this new time period and this story. This only lasted a little while, then everything clicked into place and I was in love with Tess’s world and didn’t want to leave.
The plot was so much fun. I loved the originality of the werewolves in Fateful, I love when paranormals these days have that unique twist. The story was so much fun, and I loved following Tess and Alec’s adventures to see what it would lead to next.
The characters in Fateful were all quite marvelous. I loved Tess – she was a super strong female main character, and just was awesome! Irene was a character would I really admired her strength as well. I definitely would have originally cast her off as the weak rich girl, but she was so much more than that with many layers, and see what she would do was always super fun. Alec, oh Alec, he definitely is a super swoonworthy guy.
I am absolutely in love with Fateful’s cover, it is absolutely gorgeous! Fateful is a book that captivated me in every way, from it’s world and time setting, the characters, and the plot. It was definitely my favorite of Claudia Gray’s works thus far!