Review: Fighting Destiny (The Fae Chronicles #1) by Amelia Hutchins

Hello my lovelies, it’s time for another mini review. Today I’d like to share my thoughts about Fighting Destiny. Book 1 in Amelia Hutchins’ paranormal romance series The Fae Chronicles.

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Review: Fighting Destiny (The Fae Chronicles #1) by Amelia HutchinsMy Rating:
Title: Fighting Destiny by Amelia Hutchins
Series: The Fae Chronicles #1
Published by Self-Published on 4 June, 2013
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance
Narrator: Sarah Puckett, Stephen Dexter
Length: 12 hours 59 minutes
No. of Pages: 392

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.
This book is not intended for anyone under the age of 18, or anyone who doesn’t like lip biting, throw your ass on the bed, tear your clothes off and leave you panting dominant alpha male characters. This is a dark, dangerous, intense, gritty and raw. Scenes are dark, disturbing, and scorching HOT. This book is a soul crushing, tear jerking, and leave you hanging on the edge of your seat fast paced book.

Side Effects may include, but are not limited to: Drooling, lip biting, wet panties, crying, and screaming at the author. If any of these things happen, do not seek medical attention—get the next book in the series and enjoy the ride!

Source: Bought
Review Format: Print
Purchase Links: Books2Read - Universal eBook Link ¦ Amazon* ¦ Audible*

I’ve decided that shorter, mini-reviews are the way forward for this particular book blogger. 😉 This means that I only write full detailed reviews for the books I receive from authors, publishers and PR organiser (ARCs).

I chose to read Fighting Destiny as the author, Amelia Hutchins, is one of the attending authors at RARE19 in London on 21st September.

So on with my thoughts about…

So, what did I think about Fighting Destiny?

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An Amazingly Emotive Start To This Gripping Paranormal Romance.

Amelia Hutchins is a new-to-me author. However, I was blown away by this book. I loved her writing style, the pace she set for her story and the gripping plot. The characters she created were complex souls that exhibited all the traits that I crave to keep my interest. I love that this book made me feel so many emotions; yes, I did blubber like a baby at times but I won’t tell you how often or when. 😉

If you’ve read my reviews before, you’ll know that I need the main female character to have certain personality traits. She’s got to be intelligent, resilient, resourceful, self-reliant and have plenty of gumption. Synthia (Syn) ticks all my boxes with a great sense of humour and sarkiness that I love.

Fighting Destiny was a bloody good book. I was going to rate it 5 stars until the final couple of pages. However ⚠️Cliffhanger Alert!⚠️ I don’t give 5 stars to books with perilous cliffhangers. This book could’ve happily ended before the final few scenes. 😭

I’m going to RARE19 in London next month so, I’ve already bought all the paperback books to get signed. I’m emotionally connected to Syn and Adam. There are plenty of questions and mysteries left unanswered to tempt me. Therefore, despite my passionate hatred of cliffhangers, I’m going to keep reading and see where Amalia takes me.


Some things in this book will cause offence or trigger emotions that some readers should avoid. I always feel that romances written about succubi or inccubi type Fae is playing in the grey area. Sex without consent is rape after all. The overwhelming power that these Fae have over humans is frightening. However, if you persist Ms Hutchins gives us the odd insightful glimpse into Ryder’s inner dialogue. This gradually warmed my heart towards him.

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Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my mini review. I hope I’ve sparked your interest in Fighting Destiny and you add it to your TBR.

Bye for now,

Flora x

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