Friday, December 9, 2011
Fateful by Claudia Gray
I have been on the fence about getting this book for quite some time now. I was hesitant because I worried about how respectfully written the book would be, but when I saw that it was in International Paperback edition at a bookstore, I decided to go for it. I have never read any of Claudia's other books though, so I had no idea what to expect. I found myself quite enjoying the book; I got wrapped up in the time and in the flow of the story, with one key exception: the end. I found the end to be too much wish fulfillment to be anywhere near believable or good for the story. I won't say anymore for the sake of avoiding spoilers, but I was not impressed with the ending at all. As for the characters, they were a little too dramatic at times, especially the family Tessa worked for. I found them often fussing over fairly insignificant things when much bigger and more important things were happening before them. The story kept moving at a fairly good pace, only at the very beginning did it ever feel too slow, but it soon got faster. Even though I knew one of the major events of the book, it did not really take away from the quality, so I give Fateful a 3.5/5 for being a mostly good read with some major flaws.