/ Book Review / Fighting Destiny (The Fae Chronicles #1) / Amelia Hutchins / – Beckie Bookworm


Release Date- June 1st 2013
Genre-Urban Fantasy
Kindle Edition-453 pages

Have you ever heard of the old Celtic legends of the Fae – beautiful, magical, deadly and a love of messing with humans just for kicks and giggles? Welcome to my world. What started out as a strange assignment, leads to one of the most gruesome murder mysteries of our times and my friends and I are set and determined to find out who is killing off Fae and Witches alike. Couple of problems in the way – I hate the Fae and the Prince of the Dark Fae is bound and determined that I work for him. He’s a rude, overbearing egotistical ass with a compulsive need to possess, dominate and control me. Oh – did I mention that he is absolutely sex-on-a-stick gorgeous and he makes me feel things that I never ever wanted to feel for a Fae…every time he touches me or looks at me with those golden eyes seems to pull me further in under his spell, despite my better judgment.

My friends and I can’t trust anyone and nothing is as it seems on the surface – not even me.

Warning: Mature content and language not intended for anyone under the age of eighteen.

Fighting Destiny by Amelia Hutchins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

So I’m rereading this series again and this will be the third time for me. It never gets old and is up there with my all-time favourites Genre wise I would class this as urban fantasy with a big slug of paranormal romance added to the mix. Syn is the heroine she’s a 21-year-old powerful witch with unknown origins and a backstory of tragedy and pain that has shaped and moulded her present self. She’s a sassy takes no prisoners type with far to much attitude and pride for her own good. Then we have Ryder he’s powerful fae royalty he’s also Syn’s new employer and keeper. He’s as dominant as he’s delicious. With a raw superiority complex and an appetite for anything sinful, he drips carnality from his very pores. It’s also the essence he feeds on and he’s definitely got Syn set is his sights for an all you can eat buffet. So there’s a lot going on here and everything seems to track back to Syn herself. Whatever is happening she’s somehow at the epicentre and both Syn and Ryder are determined to unravel the mystery of her obscure origins. This one is slow-burn but still, with such amazing chemistry, it actually sizzles off the page with its raw intensity building the anticipation so expertly. This is told mostly from Syn’s POV though we do get occasional obscure tidbits from Ryder as well. This was an emotional rollercoaster with so many bumps along the way that you just had to hold on and hang tight for the ride. It was also incredibly emotional and intense

This first book managed to construct the foundation and world setting things up brilliantly for the next instalment in the series and that finale definitely left me wanting more.



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