Wicked Destiny (Wicked Witch, #1)
Not everyone wants to be a wicked witch...Are you looking for a hot witch with sizzling magic and a social life to match? Well, you've come to the wrong place.I'm the kind of witch who serves coffee, eats cake, and isn't quite certain where my toddler has hidden the contents of her potty. I don't care if I'm the most powerful witch of my generation, all I want to do is keep my head down until my twenty-first birthday so I can join the coven of the Free Witches and escape my immortal father for good. And there's nothing standing in my way...Well, nothing except vanishing supernatural children, a blue shadow haunting my every step, a boss with ridiculously cute butt, a psychic with eyes like the ocean, and a ghost from my past with danger written all over his handsome face.What could possibly go wrong?Fans of bad-ass witches, intriguing supernatural men, paranormal mystery, and fast-paced action will loved this mesmerizing new paranormal fantasy series from L.C. Hibbett.Warning: Salty language sprinkled throughout and romantic elements are of a reverse harem nature.

Wicked Destiny (Wicked Witch, #1) Details

TitleWicked Destiny (Wicked Witch, #1)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseAug 31st, 2017
PublisherPronoun
Rating
GenreFantasy, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Magic, Witches

Wicked Destiny (Wicked Witch, #1) Review

  • Talltree
    January 1, 1970
    Markus seemed bad news from bk1 and I wasn't impressed that the h kept him around as more than a dad to the baby. Also it seemed weird that a two year old kid didn't talk more.2.75 stars
  • Coco.V
    January 1, 1970
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  • Deborah
    January 1, 1970
    In a world where witches’ abilities are denoted by colour, Destiny is the first black witch to be born for generations. Her power? To suck the lifeforce from living beings. And black witches are always evil, right? Well not this one. Destiny plans on overturning that evil tag, which means escaping the god, Balor, who just happens to be her father, and joining the Coven of Free Witches in Dublin. Until she reaches the age of 21 and becomes eligible to join the Coven she needs to stay alive, earn In a world where witches’ abilities are denoted by colour, Destiny is the first black witch to be born for generations. Her power? To suck the lifeforce from living beings. And black witches are always evil, right? Well not this one. Destiny plans on overturning that evil tag, which means escaping the god, Balor, who just happens to be her father, and joining the Coven of Free Witches in Dublin. Until she reaches the age of 21 and becomes eligible to join the Coven she needs to stay alive, earn a living, and keep her 2-year-old toddler safe and off the supernatural radar. So, when she gets entangled in an investigation into the disappearance of supernatural children from a wide range of species, life becomes more than a bit tricky. I really enjoyed this story, it’s refreshing to have Dublin, Ireland, as the setting, and the world building was solid. Politics rears its ugly head in very believable ways, there is plenty of action, humour, and slow burn romance (the reverse harem tag is a bit misleading at this stage of the series, though the end hints at where this is going).Dialogue is great, as are the characters, and Destiny’s motives are a secure driving force for the plot. I think this will really appeal to mothers, which is where it didn’t grab me so well, as I’m not a parent. There is a short prequel attached to the end of the book and although you don’t need to have read it to understand the novel, I did, and I’d highly recommend it, as it makes things a lot clearer. For me, the ending felt rushed. It’s a satisfying conclusion (I was starting to panic at about 80% in, suddenly wondering if I’d been duped into reading another of those books that ends on a cliff hanger, but thankfully that wasn’t the case), I just felt it could have been expanded a bit to produce a more satisfying emotional punch. The wrap up promises more to come from this group, and I will be reading it, as I found Destiny to be a character with a lot more to offer yet. Recommended for readers of Urban Fantasy who like something a touch different from the usual kick ass, sword-wielding female protagonist.
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  • SJ
    January 1, 1970
    This is a very exciting fantasy reverse harem read, it’s full of twists and turns and is a hell if a story and i am hoping that there’s more to come
  • Runningrabbit
    January 1, 1970
    DestinedThis is quite a good novel, however, the protagonist blathered on until I felt like clapping my hand over her mouth.
  • Anne
    January 1, 1970
    I've liked all the other reads I've had from this author but this might be my favorite one. I've always liked interconnected series; rehashing previous characters & unraveling subplots from the main story line. Honestly, before this I was in some kind of a slump (esp from reverse harem reads) so I was glad that I finished this one in one sitting. Though, I admit, I was conflicted with the main characters...mainly with the rapport of each hero with the heroine. The heroine herself was a 50-5o I've liked all the other reads I've had from this author but this might be my favorite one. I've always liked interconnected series; rehashing previous characters & unraveling subplots from the main story line. Honestly, before this I was in some kind of a slump (esp from reverse harem reads) so I was glad that I finished this one in one sitting. Though, I admit, I was conflicted with the main characters...mainly with the rapport of each hero with the heroine. The heroine herself was a 50-5o for me. Half of the time (mostly her as a mother and daughter) I was fond of her. I admired all young & single mothers, sometimes to the extent of hero-worshiping them. And re-reading the prequel to this, the heroine had come a long way from being spoiled rare-black-witch daughter-to-a-freaking-god to this hardworking, selfless mom. It was just...I also had ugh/meh feelings for her for the other half of time. But that could also because no one's perfect and she's bound to make mistakes, too. Most of the reasons why I was irritated by the heroine was because of her rocky connections with the heroes. Ok, let's start off with Markus. As the childhood friend turned boyfriend to the heroine, I've also had to see him in the prequel as a self-entitled boy. Then there's also the indication that he cheated on the heroine with the best friend-ugh, challenges my non-judge-mentality, istg. So wasn't it only natural that the then newly-found pregnant heroine felt insecure as to whether he would/could shoulder the responsibility? And jesus fucking christ, speaking of the devil, Willow seemed the same to me. Just a kiss, my ass. Still blaming others, only difference was the crazy father set his sights on her. Anyway, back to Markus. His recent character, as someone who was supposed to have grown up, only got brief actions in general so I would have to read more from him to get a grasp of him. And hopefully to get him more bonding moments with his daughter. He deserved that now,at least. Nick. Although his beginnings with the heroine was built on a rocky foundation, both the good intentions and almost futile attempts in forming a relationship with the heroine definitely overthrew the said rocky foundation. Lastly, Patrick. My favorite. He's spent the least time with her but had the best relationship with the heroine. And dare I say has the best chemistry among the guys? Complements the heroine very well. Hope to read more from this author real soon!
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  • Anna
    January 1, 1970
    “When push comes to shove, you’ve got two choices in life—drown or swim.” For whatever reason, I did not expect much from this book. I don't even have any excuse as to why I judged it this way, but I'm glad to say that I was wrong. Even though the beginning was a little confusing and the thought "what the hell is going on" crossed my mind more than once during reading, the story never failed to draw a reaction out of me. It was captivating. I was on page one and already my eyebrows were raised “When push comes to shove, you’ve got two choices in life—drown or swim.” For whatever reason, I did not expect much from this book. I don't even have any excuse as to why I judged it this way, but I'm glad to say that I was wrong. Even though the beginning was a little confusing and the thought "what the hell is going on" crossed my mind more than once during reading, the story never failed to draw a reaction out of me. It was captivating. I was on page one and already my eyebrows were raised and I was blinking stupidly at the page because I did not expect it to start dropping bombs at me so early in the story. The world building was...interesting, to say the least, but I still want to know more about it. I also liked the characters, however little we got to know about them. They seem like an interesting bunch. I did somehow managed to guess who the bad guy was the moment we met that person, but it still surprised me that I got that right.So, to sum things up - I definitely liked Wicked Destiny and I want more. There is a lot left to learn here and I really want to see where the story will take us next.
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  • Judith Cohen
    January 1, 1970
    Two bars means the party is overI love how Destiny goes from party princess to forced maturity once she realizes she’s pregnant (there’s a prequel story attached as an extra at the novels end - not necessary to the tale but it does give great background), and I love how she puts her child above everything else even in the face of newfound poverty. Despite her name, and despite being the first the first black witch born into any family of the Celtic gods for thousands of years, Destiny (Des) isn’ Two bars means the party is overI love how Destiny goes from party princess to forced maturity once she realizes she’s pregnant (there’s a prequel story attached as an extra at the novels end - not necessary to the tale but it does give great background), and I love how she puts her child above everything else even in the face of newfound poverty. Despite her name, and despite being the first the first black witch born into any family of the Celtic gods for thousands of years, Destiny (Des) isn’t going to allow destiny to control her. Circumstances may force her to act, but this gal has her head screwed on right. Ditto for her three main men, Nick, Trick and Markus (hey, if they’re ok sharing there’s no reason to make a gal choose). The romance is on a slow burn here, though I suspect the temperature will increase in later books. The action, not slow slow. This is a well plotted novel with some really great characters and excellent words building. Fans of L.C. Hibbett’s other books will not be disappointed, and newcomers are in for a treat. Highly recommended.
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  • Mandy Parmenter
    January 1, 1970
    Destiny is the first black witch born into any family of the Celtic gods for 1000's of years and life was sweet as she held great parties and had a talent for being poisonous in words as well as her magic. Then she has two stripes on a pregnancy test and everything has to change. She just wants a normal life with her aunt and daughter. Then kids start going missing and she feels sorry but it's not her problem. All she needs to do is get to her 21st birthday and then she can join the free witches Destiny is the first black witch born into any family of the Celtic gods for 1000's of years and life was sweet as she held great parties and had a talent for being poisonous in words as well as her magic. Then she has two stripes on a pregnancy test and everything has to change. She just wants a normal life with her aunt and daughter. Then kids start going missing and she feels sorry but it's not her problem. All she needs to do is get to her 21st birthday and then she can join the free witches and escape The FamilyThis was a great story that had me so hooked I stayed up until 3 am reading it. Please don't be afraid or be put of by it being described as a "reverse harem" book - it was very sensitively done and there was no kissing let alone any sex. I loved the way the book ended and look forward to the next one to see how it develops going forward. Everything was well written and easy to understand.
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  • Cindy
    January 1, 1970
    Princess to pauperThis looks like it will be a really fun series. I haven't read Izzy's story first, but I understood everything without it. Destiny had to grow up when she found out she was pregnant. Living as a spoiled princess with her father to being a poor single mother would be a challenge for most people. She seemed to take the challenges head on and make a decent living for her family. She was still unwilling to make connections with others though, so the adventure finding the missing ki Princess to pauperThis looks like it will be a really fun series. I haven't read Izzy's story first, but I understood everything without it. Destiny had to grow up when she found out she was pregnant. Living as a spoiled princess with her father to being a poor single mother would be a challenge for most people. She seemed to take the challenges head on and make a decent living for her family. She was still unwilling to make connections with others though, so the adventure finding the missing kids was good for her.I do wish it was longer though. A lot happens in a short time and I would have enjoyed more interactions with the missing children and Destiny's family and her romantic relationships.
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