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Review: Fateful (Fateful #1) by Cheri Schmidt
« on: September 07, 2011, 08:09 PM »
Name of the book: Fateful (Fateful #1) by Cheri Schmidt
Genre: Paranormal
Rating (out of 5): 1*/5
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I really don't know what to say about this book. I thought I'd like it, but I couldn't stand it. I was about 40 pages along and it was like re-reading Twilight but missing everything Twilight had (or did I outgrew Twilight?).

Story / Plot:
Nothing different from Twilight. Bad vamps, good / vegetarian vamps. Bad vamp chasing after the girl. Good vamp / hero saving the girl every other page. Hero carrying the girl around - ick, like she couldn't walk. Same sappy sappy dialogs and cheesy love fest.

Characters:
Couldn't stand anybody. Not single character that held my interest. A very bad immitation of Twilight characters. A vamp "family" feeding on animals. A father and mother figures, alice and jasper look alikes (names are max and Nadia). If you thought Bella from Twilight was annoying, Dannie (the MC in this book) has no saving grace to remotely please you.

Dialogs:
Descriptions / dialogs are un-bearable, some cheesy, some weird.
Examples:
1. Ethan blew his concentrated breath into her face, clearly wanting to sedate her for the kill.
Am I the only one to think of bad breath here? yeah real turn-on - Not.
2. This is what Ethan (the hero) says to Dannie when he gives her a gift of earrings:
"These aren’t South Sea Pearls because those would be far too big hanging from your lovely lobes.”
Ick..."lobes"? Really? So not romantic.

Also there are several cheesy scenes that were supposed to be romantic, but very nausiating for me. Thankfully I forgot most of them already. Thank the Gods of forgetfulness.
All in all, this was definetely not for me. But if you were to brave it, I'd suggest that you better be in a very twilight-y mood (actually more cheesier than twilight) Don't get me wrong I am a twilighter too, but this book was just weird. I am not going to subject myself to more torment with the sequel.
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Re: Fateful (Fateful #1) by Cheri Schmidt
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2011, 02:02 PM »
Love your review! I have to agree with you on the quotes. Especially the lobes. Major ICK and EEWEY (Chuck & Larry anyone?) moment.

Will steer clear of the book. Thanx in advance for this info.

BTW, love the tags ;) Made me giggle :)
 

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Re: Review: Fateful (Fateful #1) by Cheri Schmidt
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2011, 04:29 PM »
Oh yes...unless you are in a mood for a real cheesy love fest, I suggest you stay away from this one. It took me sooo long to finish it. I was getting twitchy. I practically skiped pages towards the end in a rush to get it over with. I felt so relieved when I was done.
Tags..I know right. When I was thinking what to enter for tag, the only word that kept popping up was "gag" so there you have it "Gag Me with a spoon" :)
 

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Re: Review: Fateful (Fateful #1) by Cheri Schmidt
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2011, 09:45 AM »
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Honestly, as bad as this book was, it has nothing on the sequel.

Really?? Now I am glad, I moved the sequel book to "don't touch with 10 foot pole" list. I honestly don't know how I could finish this one.
 

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Re: Review: Fateful (Fateful #1) by Cheri Schmidt
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2011, 10:00 AM »
Oh.My.God. LIB you made me choke while reading this review! ;D But now I'm totally curious, in spite of myself! ::) I mean, u know when they tell you not to look at something b/c it's gory? And then u have to look--even if it's just a sneak peek? ;) I so need to see that for myself! ROFL
 

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Re: Review: Fateful (Fateful #1) by Cheri Schmidt
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2011, 10:10 AM »
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Oh.My.God. LIB you made me choke while reading this review! ;D But now I'm totally curious, in spite of myself! ::) I mean, u know when they tell you not to look at something b/c it's gory? And then u have to look--even if it's just a sneak peek? ;) I so need to see that for myself! ROFL

LOL...I totally know what you mean. I've had my share of those :(

Go for it knock yourself out with it, but you better be prepared for some really cheesy stuff though. Let me know what you think, I'll be looking forward to knowing how bad do you think it was.
 

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Re: Review: Fateful (Fateful #1) by Cheri Schmidt
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2011, 10:20 AM »
Sure, I'll let you know ;) Going by the way you gals described it, it was like a bad pick-up lines guide LOL
 

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Re: Review: Fateful (Fateful #1) by Cheri Schmidt
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2011, 10:23 AM »
BTW is it true that "Ethan chuckles way to much"?? ;D (seriously, I read that on some blog) If so, I.Have.No.Words. LOL
 

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Re: Review: Fateful (Fateful #1) by Cheri Schmidt
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2011, 10:39 AM »
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BTW is it true that "Ethan chuckles way to much"?? ;D (seriously, I read that on some blog) If so, I.Have.No.Words. LOL

May be he does. I don't really remember b'coz A) I was too busy running away from the book screaming (read skipping pages) B) I did my best to block out this nausiating read.

I wouldn't put it past him though, he probably did chuckle a lot, they were all just way too annoying for me :(
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Re: Review: Fateful (Fateful #1) by Cheri Schmidt
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2011, 12:45 PM »
I'll check it out soon, probably next week or so ;)
 

 

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