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A tragic tale of falling in love aboard the Titanic as heroine, Tess, discovers darker secrets lying beneath the doomed crossing... and a hidden brotherhood threatens to tear her lover from her forever.

The RMS Titanic is the most luxurious ship ever built, but for eighteen-year-old Tess Davies it's a prison. Travelling as a maid for the family she has served for years, Tess is trapped in their employ amid painful memories and family secrets.

When she meets Alec, a handsome upper class passenger, Tess falls helplessly in love. But Alec has secrets of his own... and soon Tess is entangled in a dangerous game. A sinister brotherhood that will do anything to induct Alec into their mystical order has followed him onboard. And Tess is now their most powerful pawn.

Tess and Alec fight the dark forces threatening to tear them apart, never realising that they will have to face an even greater peril before the journey is over...

New York Times best-selling author Claudia Gray delivers adventure, dark paranormal suspense, alluring romance, and a truly surprise ending, set against the opulent backdrop of the Titanic's first - and last - voyage.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 20mm | 236g
  • HarperCollins
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0007445628
  • 9780007445622
  • 69,262

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Praise for EVERNIGHT series:
"Once I picked up `Evernight' I couldn't put it down! I can't wait for Claudia Gray's next book!"
L. J. Smith, best-selling author of `The Vampire Diaries'
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About Claudia Gray

Claudia Gray has worked as a lawyer, a journalist, a disc jockey, and an extremely poor waitress. Her lifelong interests in old houses, classic movies, vintage style, and history all play a part in creating the world of Evernight, her first YA series.
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Rating details

10,043 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
5 34% (3,464)
4 33% (3,278)
3 24% (2,367)
2 7% (700)
1 2% (234)

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I've never felt inclined to pick up one of Claudia Gray's Evernight books before, but as soon as I found out that she had written Fateful, I couldn't resist buying the book. Especially since it was purchased with a gift card! While werewolves are generally not my thing - I've never been too keen on the Wolves of Mercy Falls series, and I'm definitely Team Edward all the way - but combined with one of my biggest obsessions - the Titanic - I found this book quite interesting. Tess is our female protagonist, and for a lady's maid in the 1900s, she's well educated, very opinionated and speaks up for herself - something that wasn't done in those days, and definitely comes as a shock to those around her as they realize that she has a voice. She cares about the people she loves deeply, and doesn't let anything stand in the way of that. However, for all her feminist ways, she understands her place and what is right and wrong. She was someone I could very much relate to, and I can see how she could easily fall in love with Alec. Alec is our resident werewolf in this story, a gorgeous and mysterious red head who is a first class passenger on board the Titanic. He's the type who doesn't believe in the idea of stations, and hates the way that Lady Regina treats Tess. And he does it all in that strong and silent manner that just makes you want to swoon. The way Gray has written the book as well is great. You really see what life was like for servants - especially with some of the major issues that plagued rich families in those days - ie the 'ruining' of daughters and what happens to servants if they are caught with child. The only problem I had with Fateful was the accuracy of the novel. While I understand that such liberties need to be taken in order for the novel to flow right, being a Titanic freak doesn't help me very much. I'm very much a hardline, "It must be done like this, or else!" type of person, and the Titanic is one of those things that I believe needs to be done right. However, this is coming from the girl who has read Walter Lord's A Night to Remember so many times she's practically memorized it off by heart, so it's my own personal view and not to be taken in serious consideration!show more
by Hannah
good read a little refreshing having a book set in an history event that killed soo may lives, and a complete new take on 2 shape changers who turn into wolves every nightshow more
by Linda
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