Saturday, July 6, 2013

Review: Fighting Destiny by Amelia Hutchins - 4 Wine Glasses!

Fighting Destiny
(The Fae Chronicles #1)
by Amelia Hutchins
ebook, 437 pages
Published June 2, 2013 by Amelia Hutchins
Courtesy of Author in exchange for an honest review.
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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.

Crystal L's Thoughts:

What a hidden gem this book is! Seriously, anyone who's followed me on this site knows that I love good, unique adaptations of already much loved fantasy subjects such as the Fae. While do tend to give any book I pick up a fighting chance, I'm always skeptical about whether an author will be able to pull off their new world or twist on established myths, legends, or fairy tales. Amelia Hutchins did a rather good job at it though! I very much enjoyed her world where the Fae have come out to the human population. They play at being the fantastical beautiful species to the public while hiding their very dangerous side in the shadows.

A witch named Synthia - Syn for short - knows better than anyone though just how dangerous the Fae can be. They murdered her parents in a rather horrific way unknowingly in front of her. To say that she has a burning hatred for the Fae could be an understatement. She is very much a loner, but has let a few people into her life. She has two best friends that are part of a coven and a dead lover she still mourns although he's been gone for years now. This book starts off with Syn on a mission by her witch's Order to break into the Dark Prince of the Fae's place and steal his crown. It's insanely dangerous and she's skeptical that she'll make it out alive.

Syn manages to make it out of the Prince Ryder's house, but it's sans the crown and now tethered to the Fae in ways she really wishes she wasn't. This book's plot line moves along quickly and smoothly, and I found myself gobbling it up in a day. Ryder is an a-hole of epic proportions with hidden motives, but he's a sexy SOB that makes you wish the entire book that he wasn't such an a-hole. Syn is smart, snarky and intriguing. With plenty of steamy scenes, lots of twists and turns, and a nicely built world with interesting supporting characters, Fighting Destiny is an enjoyable read for anyone who likes Paranormal Romance/Paranormal Erotic Romance. Kudos to Hutchins for an enjoyable and I can't wait for the book's sequel, which I do believe is scheduled to come out around August of this year.


  1. I have my eye on this one. I love stories involving the Fae. Thanks for the review.

  2. Great review! I loved this book so much! Here is my review:


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