Featured Review: Society of Wishes (Wish Quartet #1) by Elise Kova
About This Book:
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.
*Review Contributed by Ashley H, Staff Reviewer*
Engaging and Unique
What I Liked:
This book is told from Jo’s POV as she makes a wish and something she never expected happens. Jo has to learn to accept this new turn her life has taken. The action started immediately with Jo making the wish when she and her friend found themselves in some trouble and she is taken to the Society of Wishes to become a member of the team. We learn about the Society with Jo, and what their place is in the world and how they use time to grant wishes. The side characters were all really good, especially Snow. He is so mysterious and I am really curious to learn some of his secrets. The romance is slow burn.
What I Didn’t Like:
The Society of Wishes was a little confusing at first. It was a little hard to grasp how the magic worked and what needed to be sacrificed for each wish, but it was definitely unique and entertaining. Even though the world building was a little complicated, it was very good and complex.
The Final Verdict:
This was a very unique book and the plot was engaging. It was fast paced, action packed and will keep you guessing.