Title:The Gilded Wolves
Author: Roshani Chokshi
Publication: January 15th 2019 by Wednesday Books Publishing LLC
Pages: 400 pages
Category: Fantasy, YA, Historical
From New York Times bestselling author Roshani Chokshi comes a novel set in Paris during a time of extraordinary change–one that is full of mystery, decadence, and dangerous desires…
No one believes in them. But soon no one will forget them.
It’s 1889. The city is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. Here, no one keeps tabs on dark truths better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. When the elite, ever-powerful Order of Babel coerces him to help them on a mission, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance.
To hunt down the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin calls upon a band of unlikely experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian banished from his home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in arms if not blood.
Together, they will join Séverin as he explores the dark, glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the course of history–but only if they can stay alive.
LIKENESS SCALE: 4.5 hearts rating
Warning: Possible Spoilers
A first read from Roshani Chokshi and it DID NOT DISAPPOINT. I really loved it. The story plot made me think and speculate. I knew that at some point someone would betray the group. However, it seems that I was not emotionally prepared for this information. The characters were charming in their own way. I like how they interacted with one another. Despite their secrets, they were able to work and trust one another. My favourite characters would be Zofia and Enrique. Even if Severin is not my favorite, he is part of my book crush list. Even Tristan’s tarantula Goliath had his own charm. I like how the story was paced. I prefer stories which start with more action than introduction. This made me anticipate more and it DID NOT DISAPPOINT.
What I like..
- diverse, interesting and intellectual characters
- nice timing
- interesting puzzles based on math, symbols and history
- love the cover design
- Laila’s cookies
What I did not like..
- Unsolved problems like the dying birds in L’eden’s garden
I gave this story a 4.5 hearts rating becuase it was not a disappointing read. Some people may compare it to six of crows but I could not compare them. Because I have not read six of crows yet. Also, I did truly enjoyed this read. The character’s banter and snarky remarks made me laugh and cringe most especially Enrique being dramatic. I was just not satisfied with how problems were not solved. Also, that the ending left me hanging and wanting for more. At least a second book is on the way ( I hope so..). Since, I truly, really enjoyed this read, I am anticipating the second book.
BUY, BORROW, NEVER MIND: Buy, because it is a read full of secrets and friendship with riddles and illegal acquisitions.
Disclaimer: This review is my honest opinion on the story. I did not receive any kind of compensation for reading and reviewing this ebook. I am under no obligation to write a positive review. The book photo and synopsis here is from goodreads.com.