Dark Wish is the first book in the Starlight Gods series, and we start with Makoto. She is a young child and is being taken back to a home she can't remember, by a person she trusts instinctively, but also can't remember. What happens to her next is the stuff of nightmares, but she adjusts to the constant battles and torture the best way she can. When she is rescued many years later, she doesn't believe it is real, and deals with it by hiding under a blanket.
This is a well-written story that clearly shows why Mako is the way she is, and you sympathise with her. Her little foibles become something to smile about, and make her unique. Her attraction to her Knights is slow-burning, apart from Ryder who she knows from before she was kidnapped, even if she can't remember all about him.
Dark Wish is well paced, slowing down for important bits, but picking up again when action calls for it. The Knights all mesh well together, whilst still retaining their individual characteristics. The story itself is intriguing and gripping, keeping you turning the pages to find out more. There were no editing or grammatical errors that disrupted my reading flow, and I thoroughly enjoyed this story. It does end on a low note, almost cliff-hangery, but it is worth it. Trust me! Looking forward to continuing this series, and highly recommended by me.
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *
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