Review: Taunting Destiny (The Fae Chronicles #2) by Amelia Hutchins

Hello fellow bookworms, it’s time for another mini review. Today I’d like to share my thoughts about Taunting Destiny. Book 2 in Amelia Hutchins’ paranormal romance series The Fae Chronicles.

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Review: Taunting Destiny (The Fae Chronicles #2) by Amelia HutchinsMy Rating:
Title: Taunting Destiny by Amelia Hutchins
Series: The Fae Chronicles #2
Published by Self-Published on 18 September, 2013
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance
No. of Pages: 500

I thought things were bad and weird before—hold on—it’s getting worse.

Adam and I are both going through identity crises of epic proportions as we Transition from who we were, and discover who we were meant to be. More Fae are dying, and I feel as if time is running out for us to find all of those responsible and put an end to the killings.

The people I thought I could trust have betrayed me and the one person I should absolutely not trust; is taking me deeper and deeper into his world.

Ryder’s secrets are dangerous and devastating.

With each touch and word, he pulls my heart closer to himself and at the same time he is trying to keep me at arm’s length. The dance he and I have begun, is getting more complicated as our worlds are being shaken from all sides, and the visions of the future are frightening, and nothing like I had ever pictured for myself or those I care for.

This time, destiny is taunting me.

I had always thought that I controlled my destiny. Now, my rights are being taken from me by powerful people and leaving me with alternatives that range between bad and awful.

This time, the choices I have to make can decide the fate of both worlds.

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

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 this series as the author, Amelia Hutchins, is one of the attending authors at RARE19 in London on 21st September. I’m so glad that I am – it’s amazing! 🙂

So on with my thoughts about…

So, what did I think about Taunting Destiny?

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Amelia Hutchins is still a newish author to me but I am so glad to have found her. I’m becoming addicted to this series. I love her writing style, the pace she set for her story and the gripping plot with its twists and turns. The characters she’s created are complex souls that exhibited all the traits that I crave to keep my interest.

If you’ve read any of my reviews before, you’ll know that I enjoy a story more when the female main character has certain personality traits. She must be intelligent, resilient, resourceful, self-reliant and have plenty of gumption. Synthia (Syn) ticks all my boxes and also has a great sense of humour and a sarkiness that I love.

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. 😉 The tension had me holding my breath on the edge of my seat and the fighting got my adrenaline pumping. I’ve gotta say, the sex scenes were so hot and erotic that the tingles were off the chart. However, there are also beautifully tender moments that just warmed my heart.

Taunting Destiny was a bloody good read. I was going to rate it 5 stars until the final couple of chapters. I could see it coming -⚠️ Cliffhanger Alert!⚠️ I never give 5 stars to books with perilous cliffhangers. Sadly, this one ends in an “out of the frying pan” type of situation. However, I already own the other books in the series and am keen to see how things work out. Therefore despite my passionate hatred of cliffhangers I’m desperate to keep reading.


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 avoid. Romances written about succubi or inccubi type Fae is always a grey area. Sex without consent is rape and the overwhelming power of these Fae to make humans do things they mentally might not want to is unsettling. However, if you persist, 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 my mini review. I hope I’ve sparked your interest in Taunting Destiny. Just click on a link to find out more or to add it to your TBR pile.

Bye for now,

Flora x

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(3) Comments

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  2. Beware Of The Reader says:

    Have fun meeting Amelia Flora! And I love that series!!!

  3. (except for the cliffhanger, because those always suck)

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