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3.97  ·  Rating details ·  134 ratings  ·  36 reviews
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 th ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 290 pages
Published August 24th 2011 by CreateSpace (first published August 23rd 2011)
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Tej
Sep 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is an enjoyable novel that I think will appeal to quite a broad audience because of its exotic blend of genres. Time travel, vampires and romance are fused together very nicely with the legendary Titanic filling up much of the background canvas.

Although this is a crossover of several genres, the heart and sole of this novel lies in the romance which is of the sweet and charming nature. Dont look out for steamy sex scenes or hard core lusting in this novel. Emphasis here is on innocence and
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Saturday's Child
Mar 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This novel first came to my attention on some Goodreads lists and thanks to it having the Titanic in the plot I decided that I had to get my hands on a copy to read. It has a lot of positive reviews however I was still not sure if I would enjoy it or not due to it having romance (a little is ok with me) and time travel (a little of that is also ok with me). It has just the right amount of several genres to make it a novel that I am glad I finally got to read and is now one of my favourites.
Heidi
Apr 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Four stars: A must book for any Titanic enthusiast. 

Apolline Greer, a vampire hunter, slays another vampire and prepares to head home.  She leads a lonely life as slayer.  Her job requires her to keep to the shadows without friends or family.  Being a Greer, means that she must produce a female heir to continue the line of hunters.  Most Greer women don't marry the men who father their children, which makes it easier to fulfill their obligations.  The night before Apolline is to leave Ireland, s
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WildAboutBones
Sep 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read4bbpr-review
Vampires, vampire hunters, the Titanic, time travel into the past and not one but two romances fill the pages of this paranormal romance. Told first person from the female lead's point of view, this is a humorous yet poignant story.

One of the funny lines of the story illustrates what a present day female vampire hunter suddenly thrust a 100 years into the past might think: "Forget vampires; turn-of-the-century women’s undergarments had just taken over as the epitome of evil as far as I was conce
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Rea
Jul 07, 2013 rated it liked it
The story opens in Ireland in 2012 with a bit of scene setting. Apolline is there on an assignment to take out a vampire, but with the impending centennial of the disaster, things are pretty Titanic-centric in Belfast, the city where the Titanic was built. At this point the book is rather apologetic about Apolline’s vast knowledge of the Titanic and it got old fast. There’s even this quote: “After all, it was the Titanic disaster that prompted all the maritime safety laws to be amended so that a ...more
Dann
Apr 22, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
A somewhat disappointing novel, Destined ends up being more of a love story than a supernatural thriller. When vampire hunter Apolline Greer suddenly finds herself transported back in time to 1912 on the maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic in the body of her distant ancestor Noelle Greer, she’s given the chance to change history; not by saving the ship but by killing a vampire that’s been preying on her family for generations. Unfortunately the vampire mythos is haphazardly put together and takes a ...more
Mastura
Sep 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Destined is an intriguing and wonderful combination of romance, vampire slaying and time travel. As the main protagonist, a vampire slayer from 21st century finds herself on the Titanic she deals with culture shocks, surprising shipmates and unknown feelings all the while fully aware of Titanic's fate.

Ms. Kraft does an amazing job taking you through Apolline's journey as she's embarking on this life changing adventure. You feel for Apolline whether she's going through her witty inner monologues
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Melodie
Sep 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This is a book that is a little difficult to categorize.In a way, it is historical fiction. The story line revolves around the sailing and sinking of the Titanic. The author went to great lengths to be as historically accurate as possible. Her notes at the end of the book were as interesting for me to read as the book itself.
It is paranormal in the sense that the main character is a vampire hunter/slayer. And we are hunting them on the Titanic.And there is time travel between 2012 and 1912.
And
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Christine
Apr 22, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: awful
Being a Titanic buff, I should have known to stay away from this book. I don't understand the somewhat decent rating (3.91) for a book that has a horrific lack of editing, zero character development, and a plot that is ridiculous even by fantasy/sci-fi measures. The only good thing about this book is that it is under 300 pages, so I didn't waste too much of my life. Great premise, terrible execution.
Mandy at Blythes & Books
Sep 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: history lovers, Titanic-buffs, romance-lovers, edwardian-times-lovers, time-travel-lovers
Destined, by Alison Kraft
3,5 stars: the first half was 3 stars, the second half was 4...

The idea of this book spoke to me enormously. It’s told from the perspective of modern day vampire slayer Apolline Greer (who comes from a long line of female, single vampire slayers and is rather obsessed with the ‘Titanic’) who suddenly finds herself aboard this famous sinking ship, in the body of her ancestor. Also on board are: Cristof-the vampire who killed her mother, another vampire hunter named Alexa
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Shari
Apr 13, 2018 rated it did not like it
This was probably the worst written, amateurish novel I've ever read that contradicts all the reviews I read on this site. I was really looking forward to something different and was drawn in by the originality of the plot, location and mixed genres. I was determined to get a copy even though the title wasn't available online or in the library. I now see why. While not labelled as teen fiction, the book was written at a high school level. I really wanted to like this book so I kept reading hopin ...more
Cassie C
Jun 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
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.

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Sandra "Jeanz"
Dec 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book, a beautifully written mixture of fictional and factual information. I admit I do love most things Titanic related and this book is brilliant. You feel like you are there with Noelle/Apolline, you feel her anxiety s she knows what is going to happen and when. The book begins with Appolline arguing with Vampire Cristoff with him taking the high ground and leaving her feeling frustrated as he usually manages to do.Apolline is from a long line of female vampire slayers, she ...more
Kristen
GENRE: Paranormal Romance
THEME: Vampires/Time Travel
RECEIVED: Received for Review for Tour
BLOG: http://seeingnight.blogspot.com/

REVIEW:
Destined has to be one of the most uniquely themed books I’ve ever read. When I first read the synopsis, I was wondering how Vampires and the Titanic would work out. I was happily surprised how wonderfully crafted Allison Kraft pulled this story together. I loved the theme, characters and the romance; this is definitely a one of kind story that I think any parano
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Andrea Drummond
Sep 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
Yes, folks, I am the person Allison thanks in her book dedication. So of course I am going to give her a good review, right? Of course! There are many reasons why I encouraged her in this endeavor, first and foremost because I felt the book had great potential, I read it and enjoyed it, and I know how important to her it is. I would have been a supportive friend no matter what, but I would not ever have led her on and encouraged her to do this if I didn't believe it was worth it.

It should be obv
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Jamie
Jul 10, 2012 rated it liked it
The premise of Destined was far too alluring for me to pass up. The Titanic WITH a paranormal twist? Genius! I wanted to read a powerful story about the tragedy, the loss, the heartache with some kick-ass action blended in for good measure. I was ready to be swept off my feet just by reading the synopsis alone.

What I ended up getting with Destined was a sort of shruggy feeling. The feeling you get when you let your expectations run wild with ideas that stradle the line of reality... then feel th
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Charity
Apr 09, 2013 rated it liked it
I'm torn when it comes to reviewing this book -- a vampire hunter on the TITANIC?! How awesome is that?

The premise is awesome -- the vampire-slaying heroine hits her head and wakes up in the body of her ancestor, on board the most infamous ship of all time. She shmoozes her way through second class and creates sparks with a handsome young man, all the while dreading the collision and aftermath. The first couple of chapters are particularly promising. Having her know what's coming is a good idea
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Allyson
Jun 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This was a wonderful wonderful book! I was completely lost in this book. I felt like I was on the titanic. The details and the research that Allison Kraft used was amazing. This was the first book I have read by Allison Kraft and I can not wait to read more by her!
Apolline came from a long line of women vampire hunters! Most of the women in her family died young and only had a man to have a baby! Apolline is on a plane, that starts having problems! Apolline doesn't know if there are other hunte
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Darcus Murray
Oct 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I wasn't sure what to expect when I first accepted Kraft's review request. All I knew was that it had vampires, the Titanic, and time travel. Three things that, individually, are amazing, hold my interest, and make for good reads. I accepted the request immediately.

This book surpassed every expectation I had for it. I love it so much. The emotion the story draws out of you is insane. I became teary-eyed on numerous occasions. Often times when we think of the Titanic, we forget that these were re
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Lisa P
Jun 14, 2014 rated it liked it
I have mixed feelings about this book. I liked it, but didn't love it. The writing was superb, but the story was lacking. Time traveling to the Titanic is an interesting concept, but the hows and whys were never explained. Apolline is flying on an airplane, then suddenly finds herself on the Titanic in another person's body. She assumes that she must have been sent there to kill a vampire, since that's what she does, but no explanations were clearly given for either of these events. We as the re ...more
Juana "Darkness" Duran
I loved this book so much,I wish Allsion Kraft would have made more like this one. I mean who doesn't like vampires and vampire slayers especially if it involves the Titanic. The Characters were amazing. Apolline is kicking but on the battle field and then all of a sudden she is plunged back in time to one of her ancestors bodies. And that is when she meets Alex Walker another vampire hunter like herself. They are both sent after the same vampire: Sasha. They find her and the vampire that has al ...more
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Mar 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Apolline is a vampire hunter who believes that she will never find love and probably shouldn't due to the nature of her work. She is also obsessed with Titanic and has weird dreams that remind her of the ship. Through some crazy act of something she ends up traveling back in time and winds up in her great-great-great...grandmother's body on the Titanic! Que meeting friends and vampire hunting on a ship and a love story. This was a good book and the author did an amazing job of deciding to stay t ...more
Cheryl Jirsa
Sep 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I truly enjoyed this book. The premise of a vampire slayer on the Titanic seemed a bit strange, but the story really is a beautiful relationship tale where the main female character just happens to be from a long line of vampire slayers. The only vampire connection is why she thinks she was transported back to 1912 and onto the Titanic.

It is very apparent Miss Kraft did a great deal of research on the Titanic disaster. Her descriptions of the ship are so vivid you can easily visualize the Titan
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Nicola
May 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Nicola by: Fran
This was a nice change from the typical vampire stories of today. The time travel, combined with such a magnificent historical event, creates an intriguing and inviting setting. Kraft's descriptive narrative brings life to the setting and the characters. Kraft is able to weave historical facts, paranormal activities and romance into a highly enjoyable adventure.
Kraft has created likeable characters in Noelle and Alexander, vampire hunters of the past. She has also connected them to Appolline an
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Lisa
Am only up to chapter 4 so far and loving it. Has the Titanic, vampires, vampire slayer - what's not to love about it? OH, and I forgot to mention...time-travelling! Right up my alley.

June 11
Having just finished this and still feeling the after-glow, it had me glued to my kindle all morning. It helped that my knees were still recovering from a strenuous hike the previous day, I blamed my "laziness" on the knees, but actually it was 'Destined'. I HAD to finish it!

I loved the mix and felt Kraft di
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Debi
Mar 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite
I originally chose to sample this book because of the time travel/Titanic theme, but I became leery when I saw that vampires were involved; I'm just not into them, but I quickly became hooked. When I finished, I wound up placing it on my "Favorites" shelf.

I love a plot with the potential to go in different directions; I hate too much foreshadowing or predictability, and this one did not disappoint. The plot did stall for a bit, but it was to describe day-to-day life on board the Titanic, which
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Reca
Aug 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, read-in-2011
So if you like fantasy elements in your reading, this one may be for you. Especially if you like combining the fantasy elements. There are vampires and time travel on top of the historical fiction and it all worked and made for a wonderful story. It was very clear a lot of research went into the Titanic portion of the book.

And for those that hear romance as a genre and think it's going to be a bunch of R rated stuff need not worry with this one. I'm really looking forward to the next book by thi
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Oriza Amouri
Jun 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Melancholy is the perfect feeling for me after finishing this book. Kraft has a great talent for sending us to April 14th 1912, it felt surreal. I'm always captivated with Titanic thats the first reason I read this book and vampire hunter but I don't know this book could sent us to another experience tragic night. Great book.
Kaw
Oct 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
One of the best books I have read in a while. Very good blend of time-travel, romance and vampire slaying stuff. Normally, I don't read vampire related books, but this one had time travel in it...soo. couldn't resist. I finished the book in two days, an excellent use of my reading time.
Christine Schmid
Sep 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Perfect blend of history, romance, humor and vampires. I was very impressed with the historical research that was obviously done for the story.
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Allison Kraft lives in west central Florida with her family and four cats. She taught herself how to read at the age of three (with a little help from PBS) and has been a devourer of books ever since. In college, she discovered that, as much as she loved to read about vampires, witches, ghosts and time travel, writing about them was even more fun! Her first novel, Destined, is a time travel romanc ...more
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