Society of Wishes (Wish Quartet #1) by Elise Kova, Lynn Larsh
Review: This book was a bit difficult to get into the story plot in the first couple of chapters. Lots of information and details to sort through/ remember. Didn’t get to know the characters all that well, found them interesting and wanted to know more. But it seemed that the authors were trying to fit too much into a limited amount of space, and I could definitely see that stuff that was missing.
The cover was beautiful along with the world building and the descriptions of magic. Although during the times the setting and magic was described I got a bit lost, it seemed like over use of detail to make up for actual substance.
Romance played a second fiddle role but set up the future books love interest. I was really okay with there being no love interest because it seemed the plot would be taking up all the space. But the authors choose differently at the end of Society of Wishes.
I would also like to add little comment here at the bottom, since me reading this book and reviewing it. Elise Kova and Lynn Larsh have changed the book and re-released it because of some of the things they were hearing from reviewers. I have only read the first publication of Society of Wishes and not the newer version.
She was a Shewolf, and she was used to working alone.
Would I? Reread? Nope. Read more of the series? I’m not sure.
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars.
Edition: Kindle Edition, 230 pages. I received this book as an ARC (Advanced Reading Copy) in return for an honest review.
New Adult. Romance. Fantasy. Science Fiction. Paranormal. Magic. Mature Content.
Published January 29th 2018 by Silver Wing Press.
Summary: First book in the Wish Quartet, a new-adult, urban fantasy series set in a near-future alternate reality
BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR.
Josephina Espinosa makes her living as a hacker-for-hire in the Lone Star Republic, a remnant of the fractured U.S.A. That is, until the day she and her best friend are gunned down in a government raid.
With her dying breath, Jo uses magical lore passed down from her grandmother to summon a wish-granter. Her wish? To save her friend’s life. Except wishes have costs, and for Jo, the price is the erasure of her entire mortal existence.
Now, as the most recent addition to the mysterious Society of Wishes, Jo must form a new “life” alongside the seven other members, one of which being her savior himself. Living as an occupant of the Society’s lavish mansion should be quite the perk, but while it is furnished with everything its inhabitants could possibly need, it lacks one thing—freedom.
Her otherworldly identity crisis takes a backseat, however, when Jo learns that the friend she sacrificed everything for is headed down the same path to ruin. Jumping in head-first, Jo uses her newfound magical abilities to protect him, only to realize that the ripples of her actions have far-reaching consequences. When the Society’s aloof leader Snow decides to give her a taste of his own ancient magic, Jo discovers that there are threads woven into the tapestry of her new reality that reach far beyond the wishes she is now required to grant. Ones that, if tugged on, could mean the unraveling of the world itself.
-Summary from GoodReads.com