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Fighting Destiny

(The Fae Chronicles #1)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  20,889 ratings  ·  1,898 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, 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 Witch
ebook, 394 pages
Published June 4th 2013 by Amelia Hutchins (first published June 2nd 2013)
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Jenny 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.

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Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie

Barnes and Noble

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
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
Pouting Always
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 ♥ Team Dex ♥
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
Jess-i-ca ~Sometimes a Gif Witch~
Jan 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: ppl who liked Sookie Stackhouse or similar series, with witches, vamps, fairies, shifters, etc.

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 after the Light
Sh3lly (

I thought I could do it. I got to 44%. This may be the cheesiest paranormal romance I have ever read.

We've got traitorous bodies, wanton desires, slutty clothes (these are the author's descriptions, not mine, haha), the fake tryout stripper scene, the dark fae prince who is sooooo hot and beautiful that the heroine can't stop thinking about, but yet hates. The Special Snowflake. The douchey male who insta-lusts the heroine even though he can't stand her.

It's also kinda rapey. He makes her do thi
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
Love triangl
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
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 Prin
Val ⚓️ Shameless, Skanky & Bitchy  ⚓️
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:
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 chemistry
"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.”
In a w
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
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.
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
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
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 i
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 DO!!!!
I almo
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 t
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
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.

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.

Kat Valentine
Dec 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“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
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
This book was amazing!
Hotter than hades.
Jeezus, i thought i was going to actually orgasm just reading it.

Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Jun 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I LOVVVVVVE THIS BOOK! Actually love is to light of a 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!

Aisling Zena
May 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Free for a LIMITED time on Amazon. 20/2/17
Zakirrah BookBlogger
4.5 Hot, Ryder-Loving, Fast-Paced, Fantastic Stars!!

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?

Synthia (Syn) is a witch and she hates the Fae due to witnessing her parent be being killed by them..does that make them all evil?
Can she judge them based on what a couple of them did to her parents?

"It was why they were considered the most deadly of the Otherworld.They could make
❤Rachel Anne's Romance Must Reads❤
Review for books 1-4 of the series.

I just had a complete book binge and barely put this series down to sleep. I loved the characters even though Ryder was a tough sell. Definitely have to try and see from his pov and his world to accept his assholishness. These books were not stop action and heat. When I opened book one after the first couple of paragraphs I didn't think it would be for me because I don't really like the whole law against the paranormal stories. I realize a lot of people do but
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
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Amelia lives in the great Pacific Northwest with her family. When not writing, she loves everything paranormal and everything romance.
The Fae Chronicles is Amelia's debut series, and there are at least five books planned for Synthia and Ryder.
Reading order:
Fighting Destiny
Taunting Destiny
Escaping Destiny
Seducing Destiny
A Dark Demon's Embrace
Playing with Monsters
Unraveling Destiny

The Elite Guards

Other books in the series

The Fae Chronicles (5 books)
  • Taunting Destiny (The Fae Chronicles, #2)
  • Escaping Destiny (The Fae Chronicles, #3)
  • Seducing Destiny (The Fae Chronicles, #4)
  • Unraveling Destiny (The Fae Chronicles, #5)
“You stole my car."

"Borrowed it I did, return it I will."

"Okay Yoda, can I have the woman whose body you stole back?”
“I’ll be strong for you Syn, if you need it. You don’t always have to be the strong one, I’ll be
your glue if you want to crumble, I’ll hold you together,”.”
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