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Tess is working as a maid for a British family that is making its way to America. Once there she hopes to save enough to leave and start a new life for herself. But on the Titanic, anything can happen. Before boarding the Titanic, Tess finds herself being chased by a mysterious stranger. She is saved by a handsome young man. On the ship she not only encounters her savior, who turns out to be a young gentleman named Alec, but also the stranger who had been pursuing her. With the stranger's dark and dangerous eyes set on Tess and Alec, anything can occur. What secrets is Alec holding and what will happen when Tess discovers them? How will it all end the fateful night the Titanic sinks? Will their love survive or will it sink to the bottom of the sea, along with the giant ship?

"Fateful" is a wonderful love story by Claudia Gray. I always enjoy reading about the Titanic and really liked the new paranormal twist. I couldn't believe all the twists and turns the story contained. Claudia Gray's books are always great, but this has to be my favorite by far. "Fateful" is a must read for fans of Claudia Gray. Anyone who enjoys Kelly Armstrong should pick this up.

Book Blurb for Fateful

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 strike out and create a new life for 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. 

Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2011 4.75