Tainted Rose is the second book in the Starlight Gods Series. It features Mako a princess who was kidnapped at a young age to be rescued by her five knights when she is in her early twenties. In this book you walk into the middle of a plot line. However, Wilson writes enough backstory for you to easily follow what is going on.
The concept behind the Starlight Gods Series is interesting. Every human has a spirit living inside of them. They could be a variety of spirits including; dragon, demon, angel, fairy, or maybe even unicorn. Most individuals only have one spirit. Mako was destined to be born with four, but destiny can be changed in this world.
Unfortunately, the world building is not as developed as I would wish. There is a lot of questions about what each realm really means. I wonder how they are truly connected, and why it takes so long to get from one world to the next.
There are a lot of characters in this book. Beyond the main character you have her multiple spirits. Then you have her five nights and their spirits. Those are just the main characters. In addition, there are a multitude of side characters. It can be hard to keep track of who is doing what, and there is not enough difference in writing style between characters to really feel like each one is distinct.
I am not a huge fan of erotica, and I would not say that this book is erotica. There is only two sex scenes and they are fairly mild. However, I am a bit disturbed by Mako falling in love and lust with five guys and five spirits. I feel like the plot could have been better served if she focused on one knight as a main love interest. It also would have been nice if the book hadn't ended just like it began. It left me feeling like no progress was actually made. Overall, it is an interesting concept, with a lot of potential.
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