05 January, 2018

{ Mini ARC Review } Society of Wishes by Elise Kova + Lynn Larsh

about the book }

Society of Wishes by Elise Kova + Lynn Larsh
The Wish Quartet, book 1
publishes January 29, 2018 by Silver Wing Press
e-ARC provided by the author

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 her existence itself.


my review }

♫ ♫ ♫ ♫

This was fun! I wish there were more new adult novels like this—with magic and fantasy and, I don't know, maybe no college students?

In any case, Society of Wishes is a fun and quick start to a new series I'm so excited to finish. It's got a great, levelheaded main character that you can't help but like. It has fun side characters, some of which I hope are more present in the future books.

The writing itself is seamless. I tried to distinguish the styles but Lynn and Elise write flawlessly together and have weaved a great story with their first novel together. 

As for the romance, I'm hoping for a bit more in the sequels. Not that this was disappointing (it wasn't!), buuuut I am hoping for more—something that has undertones throughout the whole book. 

Overall, yay! This was everything I expected and I'm glad I enjoyed it so much. I can't wait for book 2!


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