Fateful

Fateful

Claudia Gray / Dec 13, 2019

Fateful Eighteen year old maid Tess Davies is determined to escape the wealthy troubled family she serves It s and Tess has been trapped in the employ of the Lisles for years amid painful memories and

  • Title: Fateful
  • Author: Claudia Gray
  • ISBN: 9780062049223
  • Page: 238
  • Format: ebook
  • 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 strEighteen 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 lifefor 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.

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      • Claudia Gray

        Claudia Gray is not my real name I didn t choose a pseudonym because my real name is unpleasant it isn t , because I d always dreamed of calling myself this I haven t or even because I m hiding from the remnants of that international diamond smuggling cartel I smashed in 2003 Interpol has taken care of them In short, I took a pseudonym for no real reason whatsoever Sometimes this is actually the best reason to do things.I live in New Orleans So far, in life, I ve been a disc jockey, a lawyer, a journalist and an extremely bad waitress, just to name a few I especially like to spend time traveling, hiking, reading and listening to music More than anything else, I enjoy writing.


    532 Comments

    1. I rated this book 3.5 stars, and there are some slight spoilers, but they're not that huge. So read it nowif you DARE! Let me start off this review by saying that I love love love lovelovethe American cover for this book. It has everything I want: it's got raised lettering, different textures, and it's oh so tantalizingly shiny. I'm seriously obsessed with it right now. Sometimes I just sit in my room for hours just stroking and thinking about the many dirty things I could do with it, because I' [...]


    2. For years, Tess Davies has worked as a maid for the Lisle family at their manor house in England. But she has always dreamed of a better life, and now that she has saved up enough money, she has decided leave her job. And she gets the perfect opportunity when she is chosen to accompany the Lisles on an ocean voyage to New York. A new country is the perfect place to start a new life. And they are sailing on the maiden voyage of the largest, most elegant ship ever built, the RMS Titanic.Shortly be [...]


    3. As if the movie didn't make ne cry enough! This book put me in constant tears near the end! I thought we were gonna have the Titanic movie all over again! Thank God we didn't.


    4. Hands down, this book was absolutely incredible. Fateful was a retelling of Titanic's story combined with a unique paranormal twist-- it had my heart racing and left me speechless by the end. I burst into tears at multiple parts of the story, because it was that good at drawing me in and making me feel emotionally invested in the characters-- even the minor ones. The writing was both beautiful and powerful, and the story, despite being paranormal, was very true-to-life and accurately followed hi [...]


    5. Cuando iba a empezar a leer este libro estaba como "OHMYGOD, ES DEL TITANIC, QUÉ GENIAAAL", luego empecé a leerlo y fue como "hmm okay, sí, se desarrolla en el Titanic, pero normal" y al terminarlo pensé "bueeeeno siguiente". Mi punto es tú no quieres terminar un libro y que te deje sin pensar ni preguntándote qué habrá pasado con los personajes, no; lo que quieres es cerrar la última página deseando que hubiera más historia, que hubiera una página más. Y, bueno, Aguas Oscuras me de [...]


    6. THE FAERYS VIEWFateful was so much better than I thought it was going to be. Truthfully, I wasn't expecting it to be as thrilling or captivating as it was.Just goes to show that you can't always 'judge a book by the ship it's about! My original thought was: "Okay, Faery Chica-here's how it's probably going to go---Doomed Titanic + Lovely yet Helpless Servant Girl + Tortured yet Good-hearted Werewolf = Tragedy on the lower decks that only the werewolf can save the poor servant girl from".I envisi [...]


    7. First sentence: "It's not too late to turn back, I tell myself."There may be minor spoilers so beware if you are someone who hates spoilers so much you can't even read the synopsis of a book. So I was excited about this book and I really wanted to love it. I mean it's Titanic with werewolves. Unfortunately, it was James Cameron'sTitanicwith werewolves. Let me explain:Enter poor little rich girl/boy: RoseI mean AlecOh but it's different because he turns into this at sunset:Ok, ok maybe it is tota [...]


    8. The description of the ship and its sinking felt so real, it was like I was there. So curious about the dagger and what it could do. Love the idea of the Order of the Brotherhood. The heroine was so plucky and likable and love Alec too.


    9. Клаудия Грэй «Обреченная».Юной Тесс предстоит путешествие через Атлантику, в Америку, где она надеется начать новую жизнь. Но в день отплытия происходит странное - девушку едва не разорвали волки. И случилось это не в диком лесу, а на улицах Саутгемптона. Если бы не помощь з [...]


    10. Now, in all fairness, I probably would've given this book four stars were it not for the Titanic setting. I rank it right at four stars story-wise, but the Titanic makes it solidly five. I've been fascinated with the story of the Titanic since I first saw the movie, which was at least ten years ago. Though James Cameron's movie incited my love, I went further and read several books on the ship. Needless to say, anything involving the Titanic catches my eye, though not always my fancy.I liked the [...]


    11. Fue predecible de principio a fin, incluso los pequeños detalles que no hacen mucho a la historia fueron cantados, pero -aunque por momentos me aburría- es una lectura más bien rápida y entretenida y aunque cae en mil tópicos es bastante distinto por el contexto en el que se desarrolla.Al acontecer en el Titanic, hay un aura de tragedia envolviendo la historia desde el comienzo que hace que la tensión sea constante, indiferentemente de si la historia es buena o mala. De hecho, creo que sin [...]


    12. As soon as that first sentence is read, you're unable to put down this book. It's a very unique genre. One would try to classify it as historical fiction, tantalizingly laced with paranormal aspects. While the story is being told, in present tense, reading it I sometimes forgot that the ship they were on was actually the Titanic, until some critical moments, and then suddenly you remember the big, almost silent part of the plot; the doomed voyage. My hands were literally so sweaty with anticipat [...]



    13. *Firstly, thank-you to Harper Collins Australia for sending me a copy of this book to review*Fateful caught me from the beginning. It took me on an incredible journey of love, danger and tragedy. It made my heart soar before breaking it as I knew it eventually would, only to have it heal me once again and leave me with endless hope. There’s no denying that the story of the Titanic isn’t a powerful one. It has been ever since the beginning, and in this book Claudia Gray creates a tale that tr [...]


    14. Review posted on K-BooksFateful ReviewI honestly had no idea how I was going to feel about this book. I instantly thought it would be something that I would enjoy. I am a huge fan of the story of Titanic and I love paranormal books so a story that mixed the Titanic and werewolves sounds like the perfect book for me. Yet I was still very reluctant to start this book. I think this is mainly because I have read the first 2 books in Claudia's Evernight series and I wasn't a big fan of them so I was [...]


    15. 4 Wow Stars!Although CG notes that she researched the Titanic while writing Fateful, at some point she choose to deviate from historical accuracy and chose a more practical route supernatural—drama. CG gives us for example in her Author notes, “Myriam would almost certainly have boarded the ship at Cherbourg rather than Southampton; servants traveling in third class was so unheard-of that I’m sure Tess’s handy key was unheard-of too; and the Titanic had no “seventh officer.” Rather t [...]


    16. Originally posted at Read Me Bookmark Me Love MeI fell in love with Fateful immediately - with the book and the original concept itself. Supernatural creatures, power struggles and tragic romances…. What's not to like? This novel was written exceptionally well, with a perfect balance of romance and action. Readers are constantly on the lookout for trouble as the sinking of the Titanic is inevitable. Will this standalone novel have a happy ending or be suitably tragic? You won't know until you [...]


    17. I'm a huge fan of Claudia Gray and her Evernight books, but to tell you the truth I was a bit weary about going into this book. A book concept about the Titanic fascinated me since I have always been haunted and charmed by it's story. The idea of werewolves also fascinates me since it's well werewolves and I'm a paranormal junkie. But. The Titanic and werewolves together? Really?I shouldn't have been concerned since Gray did a terrific job. This is what storytelling is all about. Being creative, [...]


    18. I have to admit that when I started this book, I was a little skeptical how werewolves in the Titanic would work. It worked. Ms. Gray wrote a compelling story that filled me with the history of the Titanic, it's passengers, and a love that I can read over and over again!First off, the story line. I really love it. Like loved it so much I can't get enough of it. Once I stared the book I am immediately taken back by amazing writing, setting me in the Titanic. Ms. Gray did a great job in taking the [...]


    19. The book goes back to 1912, an era where social ranks matters the most. This kind of setting fascinates met for it gives me glimpse to how life was back then. The story caught my attention with it having wolves and surprisingly no vampires and the ship being called titanic. So basing on those two things the story has its mystery unrealistic thing going on and a romance that bloomed in titanic. It is a cliché but I still enjoyed it and I want more of Alec and Tess.


    20. I adore Claudia Gray (a pseudo, in case you didn’t know), as both a person and a writer. I followed her blog up until it became the non-active type it is today, finding her to be sweet and generous, as well as incredibly personable and friendly. Her debut series, Evernight, is one of the only vampire texts that I can stomach nowadays, and trust me, that’s not a compliment I dish out to everyone. The moment I’d heard she was working on something different, my excitement – as well as my gu [...]


    21. The best part about the book--and the sole reason it gets 4 stars--is the almost-ending. I'm not going to put it under a spoiler tag, because everyone should know this already, but man, I could not stop crying when the ship was starting to sink, and Tessa was describing how there weren't enough lifeboats, and the overall feel when fifteen hundred people know they're about to die. It's heartbreaking, really. I think that was the thing that made me cry during the James Cameron Titanic. Not Jack an [...]


    22. Aguas oscuras ha conseguido emocionarme, atraparme y fascinarme en todos y cada uno de los sentidos. La autora consigue mezclar fantasía (hombres lobo) y realidad (Titanic) y crea una historia totalmente original y bonita. Con unos personajes entrañables a los que a más de uno cogerás cariño y una protagonista genial, valiente y decidida. El ritmo de la lectura no decae en ningún momento y no querrás parar de leer. Aventuras, hombres lobo, amor, amistad y un inevitable final. Si todavía [...]


    23. En realidad es un 2.5. Cuando vi el libro en la librería y leí su sinopsis supe que tendría que leerlo. Y, aunque la historia es buena, no me a convencido del todo. Sus personajes son demasiado fríos, racionales a la hora de tomar una decisión extrema. Y el final bueno,


    24. Sounds awesome!!!!oooo the TITANIC!!!!!!!!!!two of my fave thingstitanicand WEREWOLVESand of course Claudia Gray is a great author! :)


    25. Three stars: Set sail on Titanic with some werewolves.Tess hurries down the cobbled street.  Anxious to get to the shop to fetch the laces for  the boots of her employer.  The shadows are lengthening, it is a dangerous hour for a young lady to be on the street.  Men leer on the corner and Tess is reminded, yet again, of her vulnerability as a maid.  She scurries along, dreaming of her imminent freedom which will hopefully begin in a week's time. She is to set sail on the Titanic with her em [...]


    26. A compelling story with an enticing paranormal romance, an engaging story line and a beautiful retelling of the heartbreaking tragedy of the Titanic, Fateful is a book that I sat and devoured in one sitting. Claudia Gray has written a story that is captivating, well researched and incredibly written. Aside from being a paranormal story, I loved the historical part of Fateful. Claudia did a brilliant job with her detailed writing and how she handled the entire voyage of the Titanic. Even though I [...]


    27. 2.5Parece una verdad universalmente reconocida que Claudita y yo no nos llevamos del todo bien. Hace un par de años leí Medianoche, el primer libro de su saga de vampiros y no pasó de ser un libro normalito que me desaburrió un par de días pero no quise seguir la saga. Otro día aburrido tiempo después leí Balthazar, libro spinoff también de la misma saga Medianoche y bueno aparte de las risas y el rodar de los ojos,también es un libro entretenido a pesar de lo ridículo que es a ratos. [...]


    28. Claudia Gray has to be one of my favorite authors, period. She just has this way of writing that makes you never want to put a book down. Of course, most of you have read the Evernight series (and if you haven't, you should go do so right now!), and so you know how amazing Claudia's novels are. But this one, Fateful, has made it's way to the top of my list.I think one of the best aspects of Fateful is that you already know one thing that's going to happen - I mean, they're on the Titanic - we al [...]


    29. To be more accurate, I would like to rate this a 3.5!Okay, I'm pretty fascinated by the Titanic incident back in 1912. I've researched quite a lot on it. I've watched Titanic 17394840 times (the reason behind it being that it came on HBO so many times). I'm also fascinated by werewolves. So when Gray smashed these two together, I went ballistic. I was just like MAD.Gray did a fantastic job with her research regarding the different classes on the Titanic. She did amazingly well on demonstrating t [...]


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