Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Review: Taunting Destiny by Amelia Hutchins

Publication Date: 9/18/2013
Series: The Fae Chronicle #2
Rating: 5 Stars

Official Blurb:

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.

Ryder and Synthia’s HEA seems as if it will never come because as soon as you think “oh crap, it’s going to happen” fate throws a monkey wrench into the wheel of fate and it blows all to hell. The grand reveal of Adam and Syn’s true nature was mind-blowingly good. We know their transition will be far from easy just as Ryder and Syn’s relationship if you can even call it that is complex. Ryder was by far my favorite character of Taunting Destiny. He blossoms into this amazing Fae man that I never knew existed underneath that ruthless exterior. His softer side comes out when Synthia is concerned and I relish in those tender moments between them. Yet, it was a night and day emotional transition for him. He is still the cocky, dirty mouthed bastard we all fell in love with in Fighting Destiny, but his character as developed a human like side for compassion and love.

This book left me a broken inside. I knew the revelation at the end of Fighting Destiny was going to be a major player in Taunting Destiny, but it was trumped so hard by the cliff hanger ending in this book As I sat and stared at the final chapter of the book for several minutes, I flashed through the 5 stages of grieving. There so many questions that I had after finishing this book. How do you survive giving away the one person you cherish the most to another? How can you keep someone that you know will change the face of the Fae world away from your side? How does Amelia Hutchins manage to me feel like I’m on a never-ending emotional mood wheel? Ugh… I need to admit to a mental health facility to cure the serious case of mind fuck that I have going on right now.

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