Friday, August 19, 2011

Review: Fateful by Cheri Schmidt

A huge fan of Jane Austen, Danielle hopes to find her own Mr. Darcy when she leaves Colorado to attend art school in London. Of course she knows it's silly to wish for that, naive even. But she's met enough males who lacked respect for women, a growing trend it seemed. And at nineteen...well.... However, on only her second night there she gets lost and is threatened by a stalker who proves to be immune to her martial arts training. Before she is completely overpowered, she is then saved by Ethan Deveroux.

While Danielle does find the romance she seeks in Ethan, he's no Mr. Darcy. Her hero is held by a spell which fractures their chance at a happy ending. During the day Ethan is closer to mortal than immortal and can date her like any other man. Yet, as the sun sets, the powerful magic of an ancient curse returns and the evil of that spell is revealed. When that magic begins, Danielle's fairytale romance ends because Ethan Deveroux is a vampire.

OK. That pretty much sums it up. The whole story just seemed like a generic version of Twilight. I really wanted to like it, but I never quite got into the story. My feelings towards the characters were very lukewarm; it just seemed to be missing something. The author sets the story up for a sequel, but honestly I doubt I'd read it unless I didn't have to pay for the book. Had high hopes because of the reviews, but was disappointed.

Other books you may like:

Twilight (Twilight, #1)Die for Me (Revenants, #1)

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Die for Me by Amy Plum

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