"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, originally started by Jill at Breaking the Spine , that highlights upcoming book releases everyone is waiting on...hence the title. This week's pick is Fateful by Claudia Gray. Here is the description from Goodreads:
"Fateful is about a servant girl named Tess in 1912, who wants to escape from the house where she works, and most particularly the lecherous young lord of the manor. But that's not her biggest problem. While on a voyage to America, where she plans to escape and start a new life, she meets Alec, who's ruggedly handsome, fabulously wealthy, intelligent and yet so clearly troubled that she'd rather not fall for him, but she does. That also is not her biggest problem. Alec, it turns out, is a werewolf ... one cursed to change every night, unless and until he surrenders his independence and joins the Brotherhood, a pack of violently misogynistic werewolves who have been tracking him for months. You'd think that would be their biggest problem, wouldn't you?
But no. Their biggest problem -- though they don't know it yet -- is that they're aboard the RMS Titanic."
I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to reading this book! I'm a huge fan of Claudia Gray's and I LOVE the synopsis. I remember when I first heard the idea, I thought "WHAT?!" but I really like the idea of werewolves running amock on the Titanic. I happen to live in Southampton, UK and have seen where the Titanic was launched from. There's a lot of memorabilia around here including a little museum which I'm ashamed to say I've never been to. The point is though, that I'm fascinated with the Titanic and this is certainly going to be an original story!
I've only just seen the cover for Fateful and of course I love it. I also love the way it matches the style of the Evernight books. Fateful is released on 13th September, 2011 in the US.