I’m sorry I’ve been so MIA, I have just been hit with the worst book slump I’ve had in a long time. I have only finished 2 books this year so far, and typically that isn’t the case.
Hopefully this slump will pass soon, but in the meanwhile I have a book review for The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi for you all!
Let’s get into it!
Release Date: January 15th, 2019
Pages: 388 pages
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Genre: Fantasy, YA, Historical
Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. In this city, no one keeps tabs on secrets better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier, Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. But when the all-powerful society, the Order of Babel, seeks him out for help, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance.
To find the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin will need help from a band of experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian who can’t yet go home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in all but blood, who might care too much.
Together, they’ll have to use their wits and knowledge to hunt the artifact through the dark and glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the world, but only if they can stay alive.
This novel was one that caught my attention immediately after I heard it announced. The first reason for this was because it is by Roshani Chokshi and the second being the plot and general theme around the novel.
This novel was such a fun read, it had some amazing characters, heists, and puzzles. All of these aspects made this novel into such an incredible read.
From the beginning of the book you find yourself draw into this obscure world and it is an amazing feeling. The setting of this novel was something that I definitely loved seeing. It was interesting to see Chokshi’s take on Paris in the 1880s. Paris in general is a place that I find myself incredibly interested in, so seeing a historical take on it was a delight.
The writing in this novel was also something that I found myself in love with. Roshani Chokshi really knows how to draw a reader in and keep them enthralled in the story. There were some hilarious moments that literally made me laugh out loud on several occasions. Additionally, the heist and puzzle aspects of the novel made it suspenseful in all the right ways.
As for the characters in this novel. I can say with extreme certainty that I fell in love with these characters. They were so real and easy to love, Roshani definitely went all out with her writing of these characters. I am very excited to see the progression of these characters throughout the series. I’m also a sucker for a team or gang of misfits, which is another reason I loved this novel so much!
That concludes my review for The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi.
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