I was given an ARC of Fateful by Claudia Gray (which due for release in September 2011). It is about werewolves on the Titanic and it was really well done. I quite enjoyed reading this book as Claudia seems to have done much research on the Titanic and the lives of servants in service to British Nobility. Also one thing that caught my eye was (the fact as we Australian's mostly descend from English stock, so our speech and writing are mainly British) the use of the word 'Mum'. Claudia got it correct. When the characters were in Britain they used the spelling 'Mum' Then when an American came onto the scene the spelling changed to "Mom'. I know it is something small, but it really made me want to keep reading simply for that fact.
Okay now I will stop going on about spelling and what nots and get to what you want to hear - what the story was like!
I thought the story was good, I know we all know how the book was going to end in parts (who doesn't know that the Titanic sunk??) The end still made me start in suprise - I didn't think she would do what she did. Tess is a spunky girl who dreams of becoming more than a servant in a household of people who think she is beneath them. Then comes Alec - who saves her from danger and must now introduce her into a world she thought was myth. There are about three or four different storylines running through the book and they all come together well. All in all a very enjoyable book and it is a must for any fans of Claudia's 'Evernight Series' and LJ Smith's 'Vampire Diaries'