Review: Destined by Allison Kraft

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Pub Date: Aug 24th by CreateSpace

From Goodreads:
While flying across the Atlantic on the centennial anniversary of the Titanic's tragic maiden voyage, Apolline Greer, last in a long line of vampire hunters, finds herself suddenly transported from her airliner cabin to an eerily familiar ocean liner cabin—as well as the entirely unfamiliar body of her ancestor, Noelle Greer. Upon learning that she is, in fact, on board the very ship she’s been fascinated with all her life, she knows there's only one thing to do: get off as soon as possible.

But whether by destiny, freak coincidence or a really vivid dream, Apolline finds that her trip back in time comes with three very good reasons to stay on board: Alexander Walker, a handsome and charming fellow vampire hunter; Cristof, the vampire that has tormented her family for generations and very likely killed her own mother; and Sasha, the vampire Noelle was sent to kill.

Time, however, is not on Apolline's side. The Titanic is on a collision course with destiny, and she only has four days to complete her quest. What seemed like more than enough time at the start quickly becomes too short as she finds that hunting vampires on a luxury ocean liner is much more difficult than she expected. Sasha and Cristof become more elusive as each day passes, while her feelings for Alexander become increasingly complicated. As that fateful night approaches, will she regret her decision to stay and witness history first-hand?


While the story of an vampire slayer and the Titantic was intriguing, this story left me at an standstill in the beginning.  

We have Apolline who comes from a long line of female vampire slayers and on her latest hunt and the anniversary of the sinking of the Titantic, she is suddenly thrown back in time into the body of one of her ancestors who was on the doomed luxury liner. I truly did like premise of the book and Ms. Kraft research of the Titantic was excellent and you got a feel of being on the ship with the passengers.

As the story progresses Apolline discovers that the man that she is falling for is also an hunter and that the vampire she is hunting is also the mate of the an vampire that is a constant pain in her present life. Even thought the story was a little slow to start for me I truly enjoyed it and learned a little on the way too! Ms. Kraft puts a wonderful twist on paranormal romance and history. It was a great read!

This one gets 4 Black Orchids

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  1. this sounds interesting. great review!

  2. Thank you so much for the review! I really appreciate you taking the time to read and share it. :)

  3. My pleasure Allison...thank you for the wonderful opportunity!