Hello Avid Readers, it’s time for another mini review. Today I’d like to share my thoughts about Escaping Destiny. Book 3 in Amelia Hutchins’ paranormal romance series The Fae Chronicles.
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Title: Escaping Destiny by Amelia Hutchins
Series: The Fae Chronicles #3
Published by Self-Published on 15 February, 2014
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance
No. of Pages: 362
I thought things couldn’t get worse. I was wrong.
I found out what I really wanted and was forced to give him up. Just as I found out who I really am, I was presented to the elusive Horde King as a gift.
This was the mystical being I was hidden from for more than twenty years.
Although Ryder promised to save me, I couldn’t let him get near this creature, so I willingly (sort of) signed myself over to be his new plaything.
Now in the Horde Realm, nothing is going remotely like I thought it would.
My powers and emotions are on the fritz, and each day seems to bring surprises that I am not sure how to deal with.
The Horde King thinks he has me exactly where he wants me.
He thinks he has taken all of my options away.
I still have choices.
Embracing what destiny has planned for me, or escaping it.
Review Format: Print
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I’ve decided that shorter, mini-reviews are the way forward for this particular book blogger. 😉 Therefore I only write full detailed reviews for the books I receive from authors, publishers and PR organiser (ARCs). 😉
On 21st September, I went to RARE19 in London. It was amazing and went Amelia Hutchins was one of the attending authors. I’m so glad that I gave this new-to-me author a try. Not only am I really enjoying this adult fantasy series but I got to meet Amelia too! She’s funny, talented and amazingly generous to her fans. 💜
Finally on with my thoughts about…
So, what did I think about Escaping Destiny?
Amelia Hutchins is fast becoming one of my favourite authors and I am so glad to have found her. I’ve become addicted to this series. I love her writing style, the edge-of-your-seat pace she sets for her stories and the gripping plot lines that continually surprise me with their twists and turns. The characters she created for The Fae Chronicles are complex, multifaceted souls that exhibit all the traits that I crave. The protagonists and the supporting cast keep me interested.
While we’re on the subject of characters, if you’ve read my reviews before, you’ll know that I always enjoy a story more when the main female character is intelligent, resilient, resourceful, self-reliant and has plenty of gumption. Synthia (Syn) ticks all my boxes and also comes with a great sense of humour and a sarkiness that I love.
I love that this book made me feel so many emotions. The tension had me holding my breath on the edge of my seat and the fighting scenes got my adrenaline pumping. Yes, the tears did fall at times but I won’t tell you how often or when. 😉 And sex scenes, wow, hot and erotic: the tingles were off the chart! However what I loved the most were the beautifully tender moments that warmed my old romantic heart.
I rated Escaping Destiny 5 stars. It’s a great read with no perilous life-or-death cliffhanger. woohoo!! Luckily, I already own the rest of the books in this series. I want to see how the remaining story threads are resolved and what will happens next for our heroic Syn.
I’d just like to say that some of the behaviour of the species in this book may cause offence or trigger emotions some readers would prefer to avoid. Romances written about a succubus or incubus type of Fae is always a grey area because sex without consent is rape. The overwhelming power these Fae have to make humans do things they mentally would not want to is deeply unsettling. The Fae Kingdom is an antiquated world of arranged marriages, concubines and sex as food. However, Ms Hutchins gives us insightful glimpses into Ryder’s inner dialogue which illuminates the obvious love that he has for Syn.
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read this mini-review. I hope I’ve sparked your interest in Escaping Destiny and you check it out.
Bye for now,