Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Review: Taunting Destiny by Amelia Hutchins



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

My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Sultry Scale: 4 of 5 flames

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.

Everything is unraveling, and nothing will ever be the same again.
 


I am so glad the next book in the series is already out - because there is no way I could wait for the next book after that ending! However, this not being the first time I read this book, I felt myself being more critical this time. I was impatient with the love-hate relationship between Ryder and Syn. And I feel like she is a bit dense when it comes to figuring things out.

That being said - I love everything else about this series. It is causing me to neglect my other obligations.. which is always the sign of a good book. The excuses they keep making for Ryder being a total ass are interesting, and I don't know my position on them yet. He is not human, and we shouldn't expect him to act like one. But does that excuse him from being an amoral prick? I'm not sure. That being said, I LOVE Ryder's beast. I don't know why - but I do. And we got the hint that the brothers have beasts too... so I am crossing my fingers that Amelia Hutchins writes a spinoff series where all the brothers (and Adam) found their fated mates.

Things I loved about this book? Sexytime that was hot, sexy and with all the magic of the fae. We got more Ristan - my favorite secondary character. Mr. Fancy Pants! You turn back into a dog right now! I like when the story switches to Faery. The whole Faery world is fascinating to me, and I like Amelia's take on it. We finally meet the mysterious Horde King - and he is a terrible beauty. Who is he? Well, read and see if you can figure it out!

Other Books in Series:
1.  Fighting Destiny
3.  Seducing Destiny

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