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Fighting Destiny

(The Fae Chronicles #1)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  40,067 ratings  ·  3,362 reviews
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, led 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 Witche
ebook, 394 pages
Published June 4th 2013 by Amelia Hutchins (first published June 2nd 2013)
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Jenny Troester I'm only a few chapters in and it's very steamy. Not for YA. I'm enjoying it very much, but I may need a cold shower. …moreI'm only a few chapters in and it's very steamy. Not for YA. I'm enjoying it very much, but I may need a cold shower. (less)
Kelli Staci The previous answer scared me but it looks like the first 4 are now on Audible. Goodreads shows 7 books total.

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Jul 27, 2013 rated it did not like it
I cannot even begin to fathom how this book has gotten such a high rating. The main character is annoying and constantly makes terrible decisions that end with her being "owned" and then complains for a while, but apparently actually enjoys it deep down because not having free will and being forced into situations where a hot guy could rape you if he felt like it, but chooses not to (making him honorable apparently) is extremely hot and romantic. Also, it's apparently completely okay to trick a ...more
Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie

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5 Scorching Hot Stars!

Fighting Destiny by Amy Hutchins is the first book in The Fae Chronicles

What an absolutely fun and exciting introduction to a series

The first book packs a serious punch, we're introduced to Syn, as she and her coven take on a very difficult assignment; what starts out as a very challenging assignment turns into something completely different and unexpected.

When Syn and the Dark Prince meet, their relationship is complex... They might not like
Always Pouting
Feb 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Maybe it's the cover but I honestly wasn't expecting this to be very good but it was free so I downloaded it on my kindle to read anyways. The story line kept me engaged the whole time though and the pacing was really good. It's excellent for what it is which is a fantasy/erotica novel and the only thing I found wanting was the writing but again even though it was slightly juvenile it works because it's not really a literature book it works fine in its genre. Definitely want to read the next one ...more
Georgia ♥
5 Brilliant Scorching Stars

Kickass Heroine ✓
Badass Hero ✓
Non-stop Action ✓
Otherwordly hot, panties-dropping, sheets-on-fire Sex ✓
Actual plot, sex aside ✓



A new paranormal romance series that thank God, proved to be so much more!



We are living in a new reality where supernatural creatures made their existence known to mankind. Now it's a different world where vampires bump freely into the night, the Guild of Witches keep people safe and Fae rule them all with an iron hand. Dangerous, l
Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
First re-read: 20.10.14
Second re-read: 23.04.15
Third re-read: 13.11.2016
Ummm....I think I need to let go of Ryder, or I'll never, ever, get a man. Seriously. He holds my heart so fucking close that I ... I don't know what to do. Man, I love Ryder to fucking much. Cyn's great, of course, but Ryder...damn, he's my fucking fantasy.
“Never challenge me, I promise that you will lose. Every. Fucking. Time.”

Quick basic facts:
Genre: - (Adult) Paranormal Romance
Series: - Series, Book One
Laura Thalassa
Feb 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
God I love this woman's books. Thank you and amen. ...more
Jess-i-ca ~Sometimes a Gif Witch~

Ok, so this book is about a fairy

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and a witch.

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No, no, no. Not that type of fairy and witch....More like

this: (Fae: Ryder aka The Dark Prince)


this: (Witch: Synthia)
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Synthia hates the Fae because they killed her family. She winds up getting screwed and has to work for the Dark Prince of the Fae thanks to the Guild. They do meet under some odd circumstances.

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They team together to determine who is aft
Sammy Loves Books
WOW!! I am in Love with Ryder!!
He gets 4.5 "Dirtiest Talker EVER" stars

Ryder was not the kind of man you walked away from. You crawled on hands and knees, trying to remember who you had been before his touch corrupted you.

Ryder, The Fae Dark Prince

So Ladies, I have read a LOT of mixed reviews on this book. Apparently it's a love it or hate it kinda series. If you like your men with Stalkerific tendencies, that stake their claim and tell you that you are their property, and show no emotion while
Val ⚓️ Shameless Handmaiden ⚓️
This started off SO strong and I was enthralled.

But then you throw in some minor plot holes, some major characterization inconsistencies, some personality vs. action issues, and some semi-flawed world-building and we are left with a bit of a convoluted...mess, honestly.

Regardless, I really did enjoy it and I am intrigued by the questions we are left with at the end of book one. I want to know...WHO exactly is Ryder, WHY exactly is Syn so important, and WHAT exactly is their destiny?

*Side Note:
Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
4 The asses you hate to love Stars.

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Fighting Destiny is the First book in The Fae Chronicles Series. Witches and Fae are being killed left and right. It's Synthia's job as a witch in the Guild, to enforcing laws that protect humankind from the rest of the Otherworld creatures. Syn is the best at what she does, but she is a rebel with a dark past. Syn doesn't play well with others, and she hates and distrust the Fae. So she couldn't believe it when she was hired to work for the Dark P
Jun 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
11/15/15 RE-READ!! I loved this just as much the second time around!!! So so sooooo good. Going to read the next three again now then then start the new spin off with The Elite Guards! Yay me!!!.


WOW!! This book was such a ride!!

And I loved every freaking minute of it!!!

We get a sexy as all f'king hell Fae that is as over the top alpha as you can get..and gets whatever the hell he wants..

A kickass Witch... that may be more than just a witch

Sexual chemis
Bookaholic (reads every mortal thing)
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Carolyn F.
Jul 15, 2013 rated it did not like it
Fighting Destiny by Amelia Hutchins.

My review of this book is me making comments while I'm reading the book. A lot of them are spoiler-ish so I'll spoiler-protect them. Stupid quips: Prince "Who do you work for?" She quipped sarcastically, "Your mother, she wants you to clean your bedroom." All this while she's chained to a wall waiting to die. Okay, my 7 year old neighbor could come up with more sarcasm than that. I don't know how the author's beta readers didn't mention how lame that phrase
Kat valentine ( Katsbookcornerreads)
“Oh shit,” I whispered, covering my mouth with my hand. The hooded male turned his head as if he’d heard me, and looked right at me—with beautiful, glowing, golden eyes. Well hell! What a way to end this read!!! I have heard about this series ,so I decided to get this book and give it a try.I was hooked first by the cover!! Such a sexy beautiful cover!! This was a awesome read I loved the whole dark fae prince vibe and Ryder is that and so much more,he is a dirty talking dipped in sex Beastie an ...more
✰ Liz ✰
"It's not just saying you love someone—it’s showing them with every fucking breath you take, every look. It just is, simple as that."

Fighting Destiny is the first book in The Fae Chronicles Series. A seductive blend of passion, action, and romance set in a picturesque fantastical world makes Fighting Destiny an explosive start to this paranormal series.
"That kind of love doesn't die. It withers the soul without the other to keep it alive. Eventually, it turns you bitter and cynical.”
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Jun 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I LOVVVVVVE THIS BOOK! Actually love is not a strong enough word! I MORE than love it! I FLOVE the crap out of it! God! I can't stop to think! I can't even process anything! I have to start book two now! I'm already suffering SEVERE withdrawal and it's only been 20 min since I finish! ...more
Oct 11, 2013 rated it really liked it


4.5 sexy, kinky and fairy stars!

Fighting Destiny, totally wasn't what I expected it to be and this misunderstanding made me quickly fell in love with deliciously dark plot and kinky, alpha male Fae. Yep, you got that right, Ryder is dominant, sexy, perverted beast, that is a Fae . And not that kind of with wings and pink glitter. He's the Dark Prince, that likes to own pretty little things and feeds of sex. Weird, huh? I always pictured Fae as little fairies with odd ears and wearing thights
Yeah, I don't want to dis an author in any review and try to avoid making it personal but really, this author just has no concept of the bigger picture. At least it seems that way to me. This book seemed to be written off an outline of bullet points and personal fantasy moments that were compiled together into a story. While I'm sure there's a plot in there somewhere (as I DNF'd it at 62%) and I wasn't terribly put off by the main dude being noting better than a rapist, I couldn't get past the c ...more
Duchess Nicole
I loved, I loved, I loved this book! Going by how much I loved it, I want to give it five stars but holy horrific grammar, batman! It was honestly one of the most poorly edited books I've come across since the self publishing boom. The ratings are still outstanding, so readers must be overlooking it to a certain extent, but I imagine the over all feel from readers is;

"WHYYYYYYY...did you publish this without getting it edited?!?!?!?!? Why why why?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Every time I'd come across a
Sophia Triad
I was a bit disappointed with this book. I don't know....I though it would be more magical, enchanting, dreamy or something like that.
Maybe it is because I have read and reread so many amazing Fae books the previous week like:
A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)
A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)
Faefever (Fever, #3)
Lionheart (Moonshadow, #3)

Naturally I thought it would be something similar and equally impressive. Unfortunately the book was more Er
What do you get if you put together the Black Dagger Brotherhood and the Fever series?


I have to admit, it was highly satisfying.

It may be because there is enough sexual energy to blow up a building.

Or maybe because Ryder and Syn go from:


And of course to:

And back to:

And let's not forget:

Oh come on, there is one word that describes this book and that is SUCCULENT.

Definitely go for it.
listen up cause I shall say this only once!

this goes to my best of the best shelf and it deserves 6 phenomenal-awesome-and-overwhelmed stars

I haven't slept it's early in the morning like 4 am...and I am speechless and stunned

ha, I will post more...later...need to get a hold of myself!

and my thoughts, finally!

I need to clarify that I usually Do NOT read paranormal, NOT because I don't like the genre BUT because I get confused easily with the vivid description in the book when it colides with
Bex (Beckie Bookworm)

So I’m rereading this series again and this will be the third time for me.
It never gets old and is up there with my all-time favourites
Genre wise I would class this as urban fantasy with a big slug of paranormal romance added to the mix.
Syn is the heroine she’s a 21-year-old powerful witch with unknown origins and a backstory of tragedy and pain that has shaped and moulded her present self.
She’s a sassy takes no prisoners type with far to much attitude and pride for her own good.
Then we have Ry
Apr 14, 2021 rated it liked it
2.5 Stars

How do I start reviewing this book? In the beginning, I was so intrigued and hooked by this story. Syn is part of a coven and has to retrieve the dark prince's crown by breaking in and stealing it. Then, Syn ends up having to work with the dark prince to figure out who is killing Fae and witches. Sounds great, right? Things quickly turned very convoluted, though, because the author was just trying to throw in too much without completely wrapping up anything that was introduced.

Also, Ry
ZARIA (Sheldon Cooper lover)
Jun 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

I'm so glad i stumbled upon this little jewel.
I love reading about fay's, especially when they are so deliciously bad.

So what to tell about Syn and Ryder.... They have this love(lust)/hate relationship, that kind of reminded me of the relationship of Raphael and Elena's from Angels' Blood by Nalini Singh. They should hate each other, but they just wanna boomshakalaka voom....

It's like...

and then...

and then we go back to....

so do i have to tell that the chemistry was sizzling...YES I
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4.5 ★'s

Syn's a witch who works for The Guild in protecting humans. She has a bad history with the Fae so naturally when she's assigned to protect one of them, she isn't happy. Not only that but she's working closely with the Dark Prince who just pushes all her buttons!

I love books about witches and Fae and this one is no exception. AH has carved out her own little niche in this genre and it's almost like she's taken the best parts and incorporated them in her own story.

I really like Syn. She's
• Lindsey Dahling •
Jun 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Imma be real with you: If you’re looking for a book that’s well written, well edited, and/or filled with healthy relationships, then this book is NOT the book for you. 🚨‼️❌🆘🚨


Absolutely not. Avoid forever.

So why in the hell did I, an intellectual (lol no, but humor me) feminist, enjoy this book so much?

I DON’T FUCKING KNOW OKAY. It was awesome. I couldn’t put it down. I found myself compelled by the plot and drawn in by the slow burn spicy scenes. I kept flying through pages because I was excited
Jennifer Kyle
Jan 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
A HOT paranormal series that I would recommend!

The main character Synthia is kick ass as for the cast of characters introduced...

Who is good?
Who is evil? and
Who is just flat out yummy!


I jumped directly into book 2 and wow it did not disappoint.

Fans of fast paced, exciting and drool worthy paranormal characters should definitely give this series a go.

Jan 16, 2014 marked it as dnf
Shelves: pnr-uf
DNF @ 22% with no star rating.


I love the Fae and I think had I not read the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning, I probably would have continued with this. Liked it even. But I didn't. Seriously, the Fever series is BENCHMARK. Stories should start out subtlety and not cram so much within a few pages. Build up is good.
As it stands, the heroine got on my nerves early on. She did and said things in direct opposition to how she was described. I also figured out the big secret within the first
Feb 25, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal
3.5 stars...

There was A LOT going on in this book. Most of time I was confused...It was repetitive and the flow was off at times. That said, after about the half way mark, it did start to hold my attention. After that ending, color me intrigued, I will be reading the next book.

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Amelia Hutchins is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of the Monsters, The Fae Chronicles, and Nine Realm series. She is an admitted coffee addict who drinks magical potions of caffeine and turns them into magical worlds. She writes alpha-hole males and the alpha women who knock them on their arses, hard. Amelia doesn’t write romance. She writes fast-paced books that go hard ag ...more

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