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- Listening Length: 10 hours and 19 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Cheri Schmidt
- Audible.com Release Date: May 28, 2014
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00KMD6R3Y
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Fateful: The Fateful Vampire Series, Book 1 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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I enjoyed the vampire world that Cheri has created. The book starts off with an attack that is foiled by a good vampire. It starts off with a creepy feel to it. Cheri builds up to the when Danielle finds out that there are really vampires by creating the lore and local stories before hand.
Danielle is visiting her relatives in London. She has come from the United States to go to school. She finds everything confusing. She doesn't have a sense of direction and driving on the opposite side of the road is very confusing to her. In her confusion she finds herself stalked by an eerie man. She barely escapes with the help of a stranger. Of course, he is a very handsome stranger.
Later she finds out that this handsome stranger knows her uncle. Of course they are attracted to each other and begin dating. It's strange though, because she can't look him in the eye, and once again he saves her from the evil stalker. But with superhuman strength.
Yes, he is a vampire. But he is a different vampire. He doesn't want to be a vampire, he wants to be human. Honestly, I couldn't help but like Ethan. He is kind, caring, and puts Danielle's needs first. He is the perfect boyfriend, he just drinks blood for sustenance.
There are similarities to Twilight, but you know, Twilight has many broad themes that it's hard to come up with something completely different. This book takes a different spin and it's worth reading.
I did feel that at times some scenes dragged on and others ended abruptly. The point is that this is a great book to recommend. There is a lot of kissing, but that is as far as it goes. You can let your teen read this and not worry about it. I intend to read the second and any other books that Cheri puts out in the future.
There were only a couple things I didn't like. Ethan chuckled a little too much. Ethan tended to carry Danielle an awful lot, she says she can walk, so let her walk. =) Lastly, I didn't see why Lucas would be after Danielle right off the bat like that. I know Ethan interrupted his attack, but I wanted a little more motivation for Lucas and Celeste to be after Danielle.
Some of the breaks were poorly done. For example, one moment she's getting into bed and the next paragraph suddenly they are learning karate. No real separation between the two. The cover art makes me cringe too. The weird posing and odd facial expression just kills it. The following two books have great cover art, but this one made me want to avoid the book.
Overall, it's an interesting book, if a bit melodramatic at times. Still worth a read if you have time. I haven't bought book two, but did add it to my wishlist. I'm not dying for the next one, but would still like to have it.
Overall I enjoyed the book finding it magical, charming, even witty at times. If you enjoyed "Twilight" you will enjoy this book.