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Society of Wishes

(Age of Magic: Wish Quartet #1)

3.55  ·  Rating details ·  653 ratings  ·  162 reviews

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. Exce
Kindle Edition, 338 pages
Published January 29th 2018 by Silver Wing Press
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Dec 14, 2017 rated it liked it
I didn't intend to write this review.

I was lucky enough to get an ARC, but after I read Society of Wishes back in January I couldn't find the will to write something about it, because I realized that as soon as I finished the last page, I wasn't overwhelmed with emotions like all the other times I finished a book written by Elise Kova. Instead, I felt nothing, and it was devastating because no words can express how much I loved Elise's Air Awakens. Society of Wishes was by no means a bad book. I
Elise Kova
Apr 09, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Stealing the idea of other authors to use this space as an opportunity to give some info about this book... It's a dive into paranormal romance/urban fantasy with soulmates, alternate realities, and magic!

SOCIETY OF WISHES book one in the Wish Quartet is in Kindle Unlimited!
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I was sent this book as an advanced copy by author for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own.

3.5 stars, rounding up for now.

I liked a lot of things in this book and it was overall a very enjoyable and entertaining read.

The idea behind this series is great, and it's what I was looking forward to the most. Knowing Elise Kova's worldbuilding abilities from her previous series, I was sure this aspect was going to be one of the most interesting ones in the book, and I can confirm it's t
you can find this review on my blog as well!
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
Jan 26, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2018
How did I not know about this??

So far Kova hasn’t let me down (especially that Loom Saga, SO UNDERHYPPED so gimme more!!!
Dec 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 1018
I received an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. Review can be found on *Milky Way of Books*

The first part of a quartet of books was a delightful collaboration between two authors! Elise Kova and Lynn Larsh manage to create a worldbuilding good enough in order to support the upcoming books. Jo is a hacker who lives in a world which has suffered the Third WW.

She makes do by taking on jobs that are dangerous along with her friend Yuusuke. When a job leads them both to their deaths Jo will in

I was so happy to start this book, I loOove ELise Kova works, I did not even start the last volume of The alchemist of Loom, because I adore it so very much that I do not want to part with the story just yet.
I know she is the building type, the first volume is always the hors-d'oeuvre, it opens your appetite for more, and the "more" is always fantastical but this book my dude.... I finished it and can not still tell you what the purpose of the book is !
Al *the semi serial series skipper*
So. I love Elise Kova. I've reread the Air Awakens series like five times already and I just recently read The Alchemists of Loom and I enjoyed that one as well so I decided to go all in and get more of her books. The verdict is in, this was not very good.

I have read the entire series and I'll say that it makes no sense, it took four? books for that ending? something that could have been figured out in book two. Then I just didn't get the whole point of the society, I wish it had another premise
L.R.W. Lee
Dec 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
When enjoying Aladdin and other wish-granting tales, I've always wondered who "paid" for the wishes that are granted. In Society of Wishes, Elise and Lynn team up to show us. I loved the premise of the book, loved the under girding narrative that reality is what we envision, nothing more--that we invent our own reality (which I believe. It's the magic that language is). And since we invent it, we have the power to change it, too.

Unfortunately, it took a while for me to like Jo, the main female p
Kelli Wilson
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf-the-series
2.5... It took time to grow on me. However, by the end, I was intrigued enough to want to read the next book. We'll see how that goes
Anne (The Reading Life)
Apr 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy for an honest review.

Let me start off this review with a little story.

Elise Kova, the author of this book released the first ARC version for this book in December 2017. I also received that version, but before I got a chance to finish it, she updated it to a newer version. She actually reviewed the feedbacks carefully, enough to entirely upgrade and almost re-writing the entire book.

I want to praise her for this because her action is a great role model for many writers o
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3 solid stars

An intricate and fascinating debut to Kova and Larsh's new urban fantasy series!

Society of wishes weaves a tale about, simply put, a magic club that exists outside of time and space, fostered by the force of parallel dimensions and what could be and what is.

Our Main character, Jo (Josephina) is a jaded and talented hacker in the year 2058. she makes a wish to save her friend after a botched job,
Jan 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Elise Kova has been on my radar for some time. The first book of her Air Awakens series has been on my TBR for some time, and I might actually read it this year now that I own a physical copy. I have also read most of her Loom Saga series (and just need to get my hands on, and read the 3rd and last book). So, when I heard that she’ll be teaming up with Lynn Larsh to start an NA fantasy series (around the same time that I decided that I wanted to read more NA in 2018), I knew that I had to apply ...more
krista ☽
Jul 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
“Women can create life. Women can tend the fires of the hearth and fight in the wars to defend them.”

i liked this one but i didnt love it. i liked the the dynamic between the charracters and the society members it is full of tension and chemistry and fits perfectly. there are many secrets that makes you wonder outloud and a lot of tiny bits of information that makes you heart aching for more information. i liked the worldbuilding , the setup , the charracters and their friendship / relationship
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I ended up reading this a little later than I originally intended because of the huge slump I have been in, I really wanted to give this book a fair shot, so decided to read it when I was out of it, and I am so glad I did! I absolutely loved this book and I cannot wait for the next instalment to this series! 

I'm going to start with the opening line to this story, and not even the entire line - "It was hotter than Satan's tit outside..." - I was not expecting an opening like this and I just burst
Raven_Blake (dreamy addictions)
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Elise Kova is one of my favorite YA fantasy authors and I was so disappointed with this book. I was really very excited to read it because It was her new series which sounded quite intriguing and It also has Jinns. I just can’t resist books with Jinn. I loved her Air Awakens series and also The Alchemists of the Loom saga but this was one was a huge disappointment. While reading this book, I was wondering “is this really her book” because it r
Apr 10, 2018 rated it did not like it
Oh my god, I don’t know what to say. Ever since I fell in love with Elise Kova’s The Alchemists of Loom (review to follow!), I was highly anticipating the release of Society of Wishes. It almost literally hurts my heart to say that Society of Wishes is, without a doubt, my biggest reading disappointment of 2018. I am devastated, people. DEVASTATED. In all caps.

From ridiculously underdeveloped characters and their superficial relationships to the most awfully executed romantic development I’ve ev
J.A. Ironside
3.5 stars

Many thanks to the authors for sending me an ARC copy (and apologies for finishing this a couple of days late)

On the whole this was a solid fantasy novel that I really enjoyed. It was good to see the concept of a 'wish' - the ultimate deus ex machina - presented in such a way as to be truly costly to the wisher. The society itself was an interesting set up too. I find techo-magic can be a bit hit and miss for me but the mix of technology and magic power here really worked for me. I didn
Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
Loved the idea. Not crazy about the actual execution. The writing was particularly hard for me as I'm used to Kova's style but this book had another author...and honestly it came off clunky with some odd sentence structures (and some misspellings in my copy). Too bad but I'll watch for Kova's next solo work.

my biggest issue is the "explanation" that is given (or honestly, not given) for basically every aspect, rule and logic of the world and "magic." it didn't come off as teasing me to learn mor
Jan 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was immediately hooked. Jo is just my kind of heroine. She is super sassy, totally stubborn, and not afraid to voice her opinion. But I also really enjoyed the side characters of the other 'wish granters'. Each one has their own backstory and personality. There was so much action, but what I loved most is that there's this subtle eerieness towards the end. All of a sudden there's this feeling that much more is going on than meets the eyes.

Disclaimer: I received this book in exchange for an ho
Coming off fresh from reading The Alchemists of Loom, I was hyped for this book - annnnnd it did not match up to Elise Kova's usual standard. The second half is much better than the first but it really was a bumpy ride at times, plus the writing also not as good usual.

I am sorry to be a downer but this book could have been so much more - the concept was cool, a Latina hacker protagonist with newfound skills of magic in the not so far future? Aw YEAHHHHH. Secret society of wish-granting immortals
Eileen (BookCatPin)
Jan 22, 2018 rated it liked it
Urban fantasy is a genre I generally enjoy so of course at the first chance I got I jumped on Society of Wishes. I've always enjoyed Elise's stories and this book was no different.

I have to hand it to the authors. The wish concept to the story was so unique. I've never read anything like it. You could tell a lot of thoughts were put into creating the complex notion. Details, no matter how small, did not escape notice. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the inner workings of granting a wish.

Katelyn Anderson
Jan 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
First book I’ve read and finished this year and Elise and Lynn didn’t disappoint! I could not for the life of me put this book down. I kept gravitating towards it every time I was doing something else and prioritised this over my normal daily routine (so well done for prying me away from my gaming haha). Society of Wishes is an absolutely amazing story and concept and I loved every minute of it. The storyline flowed so naturally and every character fitted so perfectly. I loved the mysterious and ...more
Monique V
Feb 04, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
DNF at 68%

I am so sad about this book. I LOVED Elise Kova's other series and I was so exited about this book because the premise sounds awesome but man was it disappointing! I didn't have much of a problem with the story or the characters themselves but with the way this book is written. I almost felt like the authors where making up their minds of what came next as they where writing. Almost nothing important happens in this book which sincerely made it boring. After that one random sex scene I
milou  ☕️
I guess I'm not that big of a fan of urban fantasy, paranormal and new adult. I've never really been into those genres and I usually stayed away from such books. Still I was curious when Elise had introduced this series because I had high hopes that I was going to enjoy it as much as her previous works.

And I didn't.

That has nothing to do with Elise. She is a true genius with her works and this book wasn't any different. I am intrigued by what she has managed to create with this series so far and
A great start to an urban fantasy series.

Jo is a hacker in a dystopian future. She and her partner are caught and cornered by the authorities, her partner is killed and the bullets are firing at her. She makes a wish that none of this happened, and her wish is granted.

There is a secret society of wishes. In order to grant wishes, a price must be paid. For a big wish like Jo’s, the dimension where she exists is destroyed. She is removed from time and now the earth follows an alternative timelin
milou  ☕️
Dec 04, 2017 marked it as to-read
The cover just got released and it looks absolutely gorgeous! Also the synopsis peaked my interest and it sounds completely different than any other book Elise has written before. I am definitely exited for this series and I cannot wait to get my hands on it

4 december 2017
OH MY GOD! A new series by Elise Kova! And it's urban-fantasy and in an alternate near future reality?
This already sounds incredibly promising. I have a 100% faith that this series is going to just as wonde
Apr 03, 2018 rated it did not like it
I’ll write up a full review at some point but I 100% will not be continuing on with this series🤷🏻‍♀️
Anne (The Reading Life)
I received a free copy for an honest review.

Let me start off this review with a little story.

Elise Kova, the author of this book released the first ARC version for this book in December 2017. I also received that version, but before I got a chance to finish it, she updated it to a newer version. She actually reviewed the feedbacks carefully, enough to entirely upgrade and almost re-writing the entire book.

I want to praise her for this because her action is a great role model for many writers o
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Elise Kova is a USA Today bestselling author. In her past lives, she has graduated from an MBA program, lived in Japan for a bit, and worked for a Fortune 500 technology company. However, she finds herself much happier in her current reincarnation as full-time author. When not writing, she can usually be found playing video games, drawing, watching anime, or talking with readers on social media. S ...more

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