4.7 out of 5 stars
By Amelia Hutchins
Book 1: Fighting Destiny - Book 2: Taunting Destiny - Book 3: Escaping Destiny - Book 4: Seducing Destiny (TBR)
Synthia never had a normal life. She witnessed her parents' murders by Fae at the age of 5- she was already able to cast magic as her father was a powerful warlock. After their deaths, she was adopted by her uncle who was the head of the local Guild- a society that protects humans from harm from the Faerie world and their occupants. The Fae had come out to the humans about 30 years prior and most were celebrities in our world, their beauty and grace far exceeding that of the humans. Syn hates every. Single. One. Of. Them. They cannot be trusted EVER, and they have sex with humans to feed from their emotions- sometimes turning the humans into soulless, mindless zombies. Synthia is raised in the Guild, training to be a warrior that will eventually get vengeance for the death of her parents. She is now 21 years old and her uncle/mentor sends her on a mission for the Dark Prince of the Fae- Ryder. Ryder is engaged to the Light Princess and there have been death threats delivered to her and her fiance. To top it off, local Fae and Witches are being murdered, most likely by the same people. Syn is forced to work alongside her one true enemy and greatest fear- the Fae. Ryder is not just any Fae, he is powerful, sexy, and deadly as hell. Syn is immediately attracted to him and repelled by him in the same breath. He is determined to dominate and control her- binding her into a contract that basically says he owns her until further notice. Syn is terrified of him, yet strangely every time she is near this dangerous Fae, her body betrays her. She is turned on beyond belief by this asshole and it pisses her off. She is falling farther into the Fae world, where for once in her life- she can't tell her friends from her enemies.
First off- these books are not YA by any means. There are numerous amazingly hot sex scenes that I wouldn't let my mother read. I absolutely loved this series, and the good news is- it's not over yet. We can expect two more books in this series alone and Amelia also states that there will be spin-offs with the other characters as well. (Hell yes) In the first book, we are introduced to the deranged relationship between Synthia and Ryder. Ristan, the demon is also introduced- he is incredibly twisted and one of the funniest characters I have had the pleasure of falling in love with in a book. Syn's best friends- Adam and Larissa are witches and the three are as close as family. Keep reading for spoilers....
I usually find myself irritated with typos and bad editing- the content and plot lines made up for it in spades. It seems the entire plot was already in place from the beginning. There are sick twists that I didn't see coming and the humor is great. I found myself laughing, and eventually crying, and laughing again. Beautifully written, hands down- one of THE best series I've ever read. Please, for your sanity and piece of mind- read this series. I recommend it for your own health. The fourth book is set to be released in late summer and it is in my top three anticipated TBR novels.