Fighting Destiny by Amelia Hutchins
Series: The Fae Chronicles #1
Also in this series: Taunting Destiny, Escaping Destiny
Published by Self-published on June 4, 2013
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Have you ever heard of the old Celtic legends of the Fae—beautiful, magical, and deadly creatures that have a love of messing with humans just for kicks and giggles?
Welcome to my world.
What started out as a strange assignment, lead to one of the most gruesome murder mysteries of our times. 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 dangerous golden eyes he 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.
If I was making a list of my top ten favorite series, the Fae Chronicles would garner a high spot. When it came to my attention that we did not have a review for Fighting Destiny, I was jumping for joy that I had a reason to revisit this series. This book is so good, even on a reread and I know what’s coming I find myself just as blown away emotionally as I did the first time around.
“I hate that I want you, Syn, and I hate that I can’t stay away from you or that no matter how fucking hard I try to get you out of my head, you stay.”
For me, it does not get any better than both Ryder, the Hero, and Syn, the heroine. While we are talking top ten lists, both would top my favorite character lists, possibly edging out my favorite Kristen Ashley characters. That is saying something. Not only were they amazing, they fought their attractions with everything they had because they were against what the other person was at the most basic level – fae and witch.
My favorite quote of the whole book sums up Syn.
“I’m. Not. A. Victim!” I growled low and clearly pronounced each word.
“No? Then what are you?” he asked, angered by my words.
“I’m a survivor.”
Her life was a train wreck from the very beginning, but witnessing a group of fae kill her parents is what shaped her. A witch with unbelievable power from a young age, she worked hard to become someone who protected the humans from out of control fae. When others would have broken from the trials, loss, and heartbreak she suffered through, she not only endured, she came out stronger. So fearless, the only weakness she has is the ones she loves.
“I don’t play games. Nor do I take shit from anyone. I take what I want. I don’t fuck around. If you play with me–well, I will play with you and it will be for keeps. Next time, you won’t get a warning.”
Ryder was walking talking sex on a stick and grade A prime stubborn alpha male. In fact, I’m not sure I’ve ever read a character who epitomized the tag of alphahole more than Ryder. He was strong, powerful, and did not care about anything but his people and his objective. Of course, this means I love every inch of his overbearing ass. As the Dark Prince, he considered humans and witches beneath him and it showed. He knows when everything is said and done, and the game is played out, Syn may very well hate him but he just doesn’t care because she is his and that is all that matters.
One of the best things about this book is that nothing was as it seemed, including Syn and Ryder themselves. There were twists, turns, and surprises with the turn of every page. Ms. Hutchins introduced me to a world that just sucked me in and won’t let go. This is the only series that had cliffhanger endings that I religiously kept up with. The good news for you is that when you’re left hanging, the other books are one click away.
Fighting Destiny had me smiling, cheering, but it also completely gutted me. In fact, I’ve read it umpteen times and still found myself in tears, it’s just that powerful. If you haven’t read these, you need to.
5 Can’t Say Enough Good Things About This Book Stars.
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