BOOK REVIEW: Fateful by Claudia Gray





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 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.



I’m so disappointed that this book is a standalone but there’s a logical reason for it to be.

Anything about the Titanic will make me cry. Add a hot werewolf and impregnation and it makes for a good book and a LOT of tears.

I just realized what a coincidence it is that I’ve been reading books about werewolves lately.

Let me just start off by saying how much I love Alec Marlowe. Wow, more like ow. My heart hurts. The characters in this book were so amazing.  Some of the most amazing characters are the ones who you’d never think would be amazing.


I really liked Irene, I think she was so mistreated, I never would’ve guessed that she was pregnant especially that Ned was the father or that her and Ned were in love. I thought that Ned liked Tess, I thought that would be part of a love triangle because that seems to be popular in books. I did not expect for Irene to be pregnant or even miscarry. I thought when Tess noticed that she was getting way too thin because she had some sort of disease or something that made her thinner like AIDS or cancer.

About 100 pages til the end I started just crying, at about the part where the Titanic sunk  and everyone died. I thought Alec was dead and I was not okay.

I thought that something good coming out of the sinking of the ship was refreshing because every author likes to kill off characters. I really enjoyed this book so much! I will recommend it to everyone!

A gif that sums up my reaction to this book:

this ship can't sink


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