The Gilded Wolves

The Gilded Wolves

Roshani Chokshi / Jul 16, 2019

The Gilded Wolves Set in a darkly glamorous world The Gilded Wolves is full of mystery decadence and dangerous but thrilling adventure Paris The world is on the cusp of industry and power and the Exposition U

  • Title: The Gilded Wolves
  • Author: Roshani Chokshi
  • ISBN: The Gilded Wolves
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  • Page: 402
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  • Set in a darkly glamorous world, The Gilded Wolves is full of mystery, decadence, and dangerous but thrilling adventure.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, Set in a darkly glamorous world, The Gilded Wolves is full of mystery, decadence, and dangerous but thrilling adventure.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, S verin Montagnet Alarie But when the all powerful society, the Order of Babel, seeks him out for help, S verin is offered a treasure that he never imagined his true inheritance.To find the ancient artifact the Order seeks, S verin 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 Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 388 pages Published January 15th 2019 by Wednesday Books More Details Original Title The Gilded Wolves ISBN 125014454X ISBN13 9781250144546 Edition Language English Series The Gilded Wolves 1 setting Paris, 1889 France Other Editions 9 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about The Gilded Wolves, please sign up Popular Answered Questions Is this YA or Middle Grade Does anyone know 6 likeslike 2 years ago See all 3 answers Roshani Chokshi Young Adult But of the, ahem, upper YA variety flag Is Goliath the likely very large and terrifying eight legged creature featured in this book friendly, or is he only going to reinforce my already overwhelming fear of his kind Id rather know before buying and reading nervous laugh 1 likelike 8 months ago Add your answer Roshani Chokshi He is friendly He just wants to be part of the crew, but nearly all of them are repulsed by his existence womp sad tarantula womp flag See all 14 questions about The Gilded Wolves Lists with This Book Can t Wait Books of 2019 1,074 books 2,409 voters YA Novels of 2019 737 books 1,316 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Aug 11, 2018 rated it really liked it Shelves read in 2018, lgbtqia rep, favorites, young adult, fantasy, arc, 2019 releases This book is over and all I m left with is a fucked up sleep schedule and 100 crushes on fictional characters that I don t have time for.Everything I knew about The Gilded Wolves fascinating premise led me to believe that it s going to dig in the talons of sentimentality and vibrate in the chambers of my heart and awaken my soul from a slumber that was far, far too long I m a sucker for tightly knit bands of outcasts and a good heist book, and I m completely confident in stating, without This book is over and all I m left with is a fucked up sleep schedule and 100 crushes on fictional characters that I don t have time for.Everything I knew about The Gilded Wolves fascinating premise led me to believe that it s going to dig in the talons of sentimentality and vibrate in the chambers of my heart and awaken my soul from a slumber that was far, far too long I m a sucker for tightly knit bands of outcasts and a good heist book, and I m completely confident in stating, without an ounce of hyperbole, that this is one of the most fun books I ve ever read So, what s this book about Trouble often comes to those who make it and S verin Montagnet Alarie, a French Algerian wealthy hotelier and part time treasure hunter, has carved for himself twice as many paths to trouble.Ten years ago, the Order of Babel the all too powerful secret society of Paris denied S verin s claim as heir of House Vanth and declared their line legally dead But the Order s decision is holding every hallmark of a lie, and for years, they luxuriated in seeing S verin s dream shatter, and him hobbled and lamed, foundering in the shards of his broken hopes.When Hypnos young heir of House Nyx offers S verin the chance to restore his lost inheritance in exchange for turning his acquisitions skills to a mythical and possibly dangerous object belonging to the Order, S verin s mind flashes before him an alternate history of his own life, in which he settles in for a lifetime of saying fuck you to the Order His future now seems to have thinned to a point of destiny, and it had a name revenge But one can only get so far on thoughts of vengeance alone Enrique , a brilliant Spanish Filipino historian who was like a textbook that occasionally remembered how to be an active member of society and who, like me, is one of those people who are so sarcastic with you which could only mean that they re unapologetically flirting with you or you really annoy them and they can t stand you Zofia , a Jewish Polish mathematician with a rare magical affinity who was arrested for arson and expelled from the University and who, also like me, has a massive fear that no one actually likes her, rather everyone is just politely tolerating her hoping she d leave them alone me projecting likely than you d think Laila , an Indian made up girl with an ability to read people s history while holding an object of their possession, baker extraordinaire and the epitome of what a mom friend is Tristan , kind of a botanical specialist and who is a very recluse sort of person, and just wants to be left alone with his gigantic pet spider And even Hypnos himself, the young heir of a French aristocrat whom people were quick to underestimate because they only ever see the dark of his skin and consider him less than they are But as it is often the case, underestimation only happens to one s greatest peril.Six huge nerds One impossible heist slash treasure hunt The outcome could either be a dream or a death sentence Paris drags out its secrets, and S verin soon learns the things that could be taken away in a heartbeat, all in the pursuit of power When you are who they expect you to be, they never look too closely If you re furious, let it be fuel, S verin said, looking each of them in the eye Just don t forget that enough power and influence makes anyone impossible to look away from And then they can t help but see you The Gilded Wolves reminds me of Six of Crows If a root of this book had tapped down into a hidden pool of poison and drunk, then fed on bitter smoke and vengeance and a williness to do violence that had never been known before In other words, The Gilded Wolves is definitely less lethal but it s spectacular in its own cruel cleverness and beauteous, dark, and enthralling in its own unique way.The Gilded Wolves is a magical take on an ever compelling theme, with just enough riddles and conundrums to entertain the history and science geeks but not so much to turn off the fantasy naysayers And best of all, it s inclusive, diverse, feminist, and wonderfully queer I found myself filled to the brim with gratitude coiling into every moment of admiration for Chokshi s craft gratitude for agency, nuance, complexity, inclusiveness, representation, mingled with awe at the way she draws on a wealth of meticulously detailed research to flesh out the characters surroundings, and never falters in the balance between the necessity of telling a story, and the indulgence of making it a pretty story by imbuing it with the lush, descriptive language for which Chokshi has become known.I could also write gushing praise about the deep undercurrents that make this book transcends a mere story about cool magic and perilous quests into something so much about the straightforward discussions of slavery, exploitation, colonialism and colorism, about how fascinating is the book s twining of religion, capital and enchantment, about the depth, loneliness and longing of the characters their longing to be called what they want to be called instead of simply falling into what they were given at birth, about how S verin, Enrique and Hypnos s biraciality is the book s warm, glowing heart, about their weariness of grasping at smoke and trying to connect glimpses of their history together, of wanting to belong to both sides of their heritage and being denied one or both of them About how effortlessly interlaced all of the aforementioned is with the presence of magic What no one tells you is that even when you decide which world you will live in, the world may not always see you as you would wish Sometimes it demands that you be so outrageous as to transcend your very skin You can change your name Your eye color Make yourself a myth and live within it, so that you belong to no one but yourself Everything in this book delighted me, from the characters endearing wit and multidimensionality to the plot that manages to be twisty and thorny without being unduly complex or overpowering yes, sometimes the tension of the story gets inevitably lost, but I love how Chokshi cleverly replaces it with the slow unfurling of all the weasley half truths and lies that are propping up the shambles of the characters lives to the supporting interlopers, and antagonists who are textured enough to feel real in the moment, and especially to the way this book hews to all my favorite romantic tropes the slow burn enemies to they re actually not that bad to friends to are we lovers now romance sprinkled with intense polyamorous vibes , and while we ve all heard of one sided unrequited love, this book raises you two sided unwanted love where both sides are deeply in love with the other but both sides are disappointed in themselves and are like, really them really I loved it Am I pretty asked Enrique, plucking at his fake beard and patting his hands over his jowls, wrinkles and age spots Be honest Pretty is a stretch Let s call you striking Or impossible to look away from Oooh Like the sun I was thinking along the lines of a train wreck The ending abruptly throws the veracity of most of the earlier narration into doubt, which was kind of dislocating but in a thrilling sort of way I finished this book with the feeling of having raced through a labyrinth and found only dead ends a labyrinth with no solution The Gilded Wolves is definitely setting up interesting hooks for future installments and I m genuinely excited to see where and how the story unfolds If you ve never yet read a book by Roshani Chokshi, this would be a great place to startC kindly provided by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review BLOG TWITTER INSTAGRAM TUMBLR flag 676 likesLike see review View all 69 comments Oct 17, 2017 Emily May rated it really liked it Shelves fantasy, young adult, coverly love, arc, 2018, historical fiction History is a myth shaped by the tongues of conquerors. From the Author s NoteWell Chokshi has really stepped up her game with this book It s like Six of Crows mixed with the best bits of a Dan Brown book In short, it s full of friendship, scheming, and lots of puzzles to solve.I began reading The Gilded Wolves with some trepidation My multiple attempts to read the author s past work led to me complaining about a disconnect with her flowery, poetic writing style In this book, the descrip History is a myth shaped by the tongues of conquerors. From the Author s NoteWell Chokshi has really stepped up her game with this book It s like Six of Crows mixed with the best bits of a Dan Brown book In short, it s full of friendship, scheming, and lots of puzzles to solve.I began reading The Gilded Wolves with some trepidation My multiple attempts to read the author s past work led to me complaining about a disconnect with her flowery, poetic writing style In this book, the descriptions are vivid and opulent, but she loses a lot of the synesthetic metaphors, making it a much enjoyable read for me It s Paris 1889, during the Exposition Universelle a world s fair that featured grand operas, displays of locomotives, the largest diamond in the world at the time and a Negro village A human zoo This is not fantasy Much of this book is the real history of Paris in all its sparkly ugliness Into this very real setting, comes a tale of the divine art of Forging an art whose power is believed to come from the broken pieces of the Tower of Babel.S verin Montagnet Alarie is a thief and the son of a French father and North African mother He s also the heir to the dead House Vanth, if only the Order of Babel would accept him and grant him his inheritance S verin s pursuit of what is rightfully his leads him on a hunt for a Horus Eye, which is said to reveal the location of a Babel fragment To do so, he will of course need the help of his diverse band of allies.And can I just say I loved them Each and every one Tristan S verin s sweet brother a lover of plants and animals, especially his tarantula Goliath He s such a lovable goof Laila A feisty Indian dancer and part time pastry chef The chemistry between Laila and S verin sizzles, and we soon learn that there s history between them that they are both trying to forget Zofia One of my two favourite characters She is Polish, Jewish, and a genius I think it s also implied that she might be autistic, too, as she struggles to understand jokes and human behaviour in general, but is great with numbers and solving the puzzles Hypnos S verin s childhood rival Hypnos is dark skinned, unapologetically queer and absolutely hilarious Oh no, shiny things, moaned Hypnos, clapping his hands to his heart My weakness Enrique Ah, and my other favourite character Enrique, my love He s bisexual and mixed race Filipino and Spanish and is just the kind of perfectly snarky, funny, smart character I love Plus, he s a history buff, so even yay I love them all.Also, The Gilded Wolves is a smorgasbord of mythology In fact, it s main weakness might be that it s than a little convoluted and dense There s four third person perspectives, and the codes and puzzles bring in a mix of Greek mythology, Biblical mythology, Chinese cleromancy, mathematics, and It makes a certain kind of poetic sense to have so many different mythologies, though, given the Babel story.I think the bombardment of various mythologies is tempered somewhat by the dazzling and very enjoyable dialogue It is especially fun when Zofia and Enrique bicker They are both so smart, but in very different ways, and it is amusing to watch the back and forth of Zofia being dry and literal and Enrique being sarcastic and snarky What proof did you have What was your research Superstition Stories, said Enrique, before adding just to annoy her A gut instinct It s a very interesting read, both fun and packed full of history lessons Unlike the author s other books, this one stays low on the romance and high on the scheming and politics But if that disappoints you, don t worry With lines like this, romance cannot be too far away That boy looks like every dark corner of a fairy tale The wolf in bed The apple in a witch s palm shivers CW Racism antisemitism abuse.Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube flag 663 likesLike see review View all 31 comments Sep 26, 2018 Melanie rated it really liked it Recommended to Melanie by Shelves young adult, fantasy, arc, read in 2018, romance, buddy reads, lgbtqiap, own voices ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Sometimes the only way to take down what had destroyed you was to disguise yourself as part of it Most of you know that Roshani Chokshi is one of my favorite authors I loved both The Star Touched Queen A Crown of Wishes with my whole heart and soul So, I knew when she was writing a brand new series, about a found family completing heists and solving puzzles, that I wouldn t be able to resist once I got my ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Sometimes the only way to take down what had destroyed you was to disguise yourself as part of it Most of you know that Roshani Chokshi is one of my favorite authors I loved both The Star Touched Queen A Crown of Wishes with my whole heart and soul So, I knew when she was writing a brand new series, about a found family completing heists and solving puzzles, that I wouldn t be able to resist once I got my hands on an ARC And friends, this was such a treat to read This is a historical fantasy set in alternate 1889 Paris, France, and in this alternate world, children will manifest magical powers by the age of thirteen And there are two different kinds of magic the magic of mind and the magic of matter There is also a very powerful secret society, that goes by the name of the Order of Babel, and it used to be made up of four houses, but two houses took over ten years ago And by doing so, they made a very big mistake claiming the heir of one of those fallen houses as dead Turning into ghosts is not what the dead deserve S verin Biracial Algerian French For sure the leader of the group, who wants nothing than to keep his crew safe and out of harm s way But he is on a mission to reclaim his true inheritance that was stolen from him with lies ten years ago, because he gets an offer than he couldn t possibly refuse Laila Indian ownvoices , dancer, who is dealing with a lot of grief and a lot of anxiety over her past She has the magical matter forging ability to touch any object and read it to know everything about it And she desperately needs S verin s plan to work Tristan White, and S verin considers him his little brother, because they moved around a lot together in foster care Also, Tristan loves his pet tarantula, Goliath, than anything, but he s still my favorite little gardener botanist Zofia On the Autism spectrum, Jewish, Polish, has anxiety, and a lot of her actions in my opinion, as someone who has OCD feels like she may also fall on the OCD spectrum She finds comfort in numbers, needs to have things in their rightful place, and is willing to do any and everything for her little sister that she was forced to leave behind Zofia also has magical forging abilities of the mind Hypnos Black, queer probably pan, maybe bi, and maybe even non binary , heir of a French aristocrat but know he is also a descendant of slavery His story line is a little rough at first, but you soon realize that he considers S verin a brother to him, and honestly Hypnos ended up being my second favorite character Also, he made me giggle so much that my tummy hurt Enrique Biracial Filipino ownvoices Spanish , queer he is either bisexual or pansexual, but I m not sure my heart can take reading about a half Filipino, pan character because it is all I ve ever wanted in literature But, this character meant a lot to me I am not sure I ve ever read specifically about a biracial Filipino dealing with cultural erasure on both sides of their heritage before I mean, this book is literally people trying to erase cultures from history, and Enrique is literally a historian, but seeing people make comments about his looks and biraciality just really hit home for me on a really personal level I completely realize that there comes an immense privilege with being white passing but reading this book and feeling how real and hurtful it is when people disregard you and erase you because you don t fit in their stereotypical mold of what a half Asian person should look like, but they also never let you forget that you re not fully white Yet, also not feeling like you truly fit in because of your lighter or westernized features, even if they comment about it in a way that they believe is positive and a compliment And Enrique also has to deal with people thinking that Asian people are interchangeable and thinking that their cruel and ignorant words are acceptable to say I loved all the characters in this book, but Enrique just felt like the character I ve been searching for for a very long while and he just really encompassed so many things that I hold inside myself every day His character just meant a lot to me, and I will cherish him forever and always in my heart Breathtaking art s by Nicole Deal And this ragtag group of misfits come together and create something so beautiful that I hardly have words to describe it This book heavily talks about colonization And even though the heart of this novel is about a found family who unconditionally loves one another, the soul of this novel is about cultural erasure and how important it is to keep the traditions and history from your culture, no matter who tries to make you believe that theirs is superior And this book really puts an emphasis of the terrible acts people will commit while saying that it s for or because of a higher power But the greatest thief of all was the Order of Babel, for they stole than just objects they stole histories But all these characters feel like a tier above the rest of what YA has to offer They feel so real, their pain feels so raw, and you just want to protect them all at all costs Roshani really is a master word weaver and I can t help falling in love with every story she puts into the world She is also the master of romance, and I was swooning extra hard for two people in this Also, the set up to book two will probably be the death of me As for the other romantic relationship, Roshani is either going to completely slay me with the love triangle or give me everything I ve ever wanted with a polyamorous relationship Lord, hear my prayers Also, because I don t think I mentioned this above, a good portion of this book is set at a hotel called L Eden where the crew lives and develops new advancements to help them with their missions I know I ve already gushed pretty hard over this book, but I love books that are set in hotels and inns so much, and it was just such an unexpected treat Then again, Roshani always writes the best settings and my heart fell completely in love with a poisonous greenhouse in this story, too.Overall, I just really loved this one I am sure many people will compare The gilded Wolves to a mix of Six of Crows The Da Vinci Code upon release, and I think that s valid, bu I think it has its own unique spin, too The cast is diverse and lovable, the writing is lush and beautiful, the themes are important and heartfelt, and the story is captivating and unputdownable If you like a story with secrets and mystery, filled artifacts and puzzle solving, with a little romance and funny banter, then I completely recommend picking up The Gilded Wolves upon release.Blog Instagram Twitter Tumblr Youtube Twitch The quotes above were taken from an ARC and are subject to change upon publication.Content and trigger warnings for colonialism, cultural erasure, and racism always challenged and in a negative light , blood depiction, mention of past suicide, loss of a loved one, bullying in the past, abandonment, anxiety attacks, mention of a stillbirth, and depictions of grief Buddy read with Kristi, Mel, Amy, Caidyn, Lily, Alex flag 444 likesLike see review View all 44 comments Jan 24, 2019 jessica rated it it was amazing this book is serving some major six of crows meets the da vinci code realness and i had no idea that was something i needed in my life until now gosh, with a story this good, where do i even begin the massive cast of diverse and interesting characters who have each made their way into my small heart the intricate and highly thought out plot that constantly delivers twists and turns at every corner the effortless and gorgeous writing which paints a historically stunning world filled with this book is serving some major six of crows meets the da vinci code realness and i had no idea that was something i needed in my life until now gosh, with a story this good, where do i even begin the massive cast of diverse and interesting characters who have each made their way into my small heart the intricate and highly thought out plot that constantly delivers twists and turns at every corner the effortless and gorgeous writing which paints a historically stunning world filled with delicious food, breathtaking sights, and cunning individuals this story is the ultimate treasure hunt and X marks everything i love about it and sure, no matter how much i rave about this, it isnt without its problems there are some massive info dumps that take some effort to sort through, the acute focus on details can make the writing seem dense and even confusing at times, and there are some inaccuracies with the french translations but once you get past those minor hiccups, this story has sooo much to offer i honestly feel that, with this book, roshani chokshi has finally come into her own and made the transition from queen to goddess i am so glad this was signed on as a trilogy because i cant wait to see where this story goes and how its built upon and i have a strong feeling i am not going to be disappointed 4.5 stars flag 256 likesLike see review View all 24 comments Helena of Sparta This is a trilogy But it s listed as a duology 6 hours, 8 min ago jessica yeah, i think i read it in the author note at the end of the book maybe a statement somewhere i will have to find it, but it said trilogy 6 hours, 2 min ago Apr 14, 2018 Roshani Chokshi added it Review from the author 1 15 Edit It s here It s been almost 3 years since this trilogy first sold, and I still can t quite believe it s finally on shelves So many people have touched this book and helped forge ha ha it into the story that it is today This book demanded so much of my heart and taught me some much needed lessons in story and craft If there s other writers reading this, know that I 100% understand that sometimes the hardest thing about finishing a story is knowing when to let it go The beauty of 1 15 Edit It s here It s been almost 3 years since this trilogy first sold, and I still can t quite believe it s finally on shelves So many people have touched this book and helped forge ha ha it into the story that it is today This book demanded so much of my heart and taught me some much needed lessons in story and craft If there s other writers reading this, know that I 100% understand that sometimes the hardest thing about finishing a story is knowing when to let it go The beauty of story is that it goes on to live different lives with different readers, and I hope this book finds a home in your heart I fell in love with this nerdy crew and their world back in 2015, and I wrote the best book I could at the time It may not be the easiest read to sink into, but I hope the readers who give it a chance find themselves wrapped up in dazzling adventures I can t wait to share their journeys with you in books 2 and 3 And for those of you who have been with me since The Star Touched Queen or found my work because of Aru Shah and The End of Timethank you thank you thank you 12 18 All of our characters have now been revealed Follow the link below to meet Enrique, Tristan, Hypnos, Zofia, Laila, and S verin Ready for a look at our third character reveal Meet Hypnos, Patriarch of House Nyx Not sure what to say about this ultraglam goof I love him But he s terrible Don t let him near your boyfriend Artwork by the brilliant NicoleDealArt The second character reveal from The Gilded Wolves is now LIVE Meet Tristan, a gardener extraordinaire also that little brother who says LOOK WHAT I FOUND and thrusts a bunch of writhing insects in your face while cooing at them shudders Artwork by NicoleDealArt 3 Gotta love the fuzzy tarantula, Goliath, just chilling by his feettps twitter Roshani_Chokshi s12 10 Update The first of The Gilded Wolves character reveals is now LIVE Meet Enrigue, resident historian and linguist who makes most decisions based on what he gets to eat I totally relate Artwork by Nicole Deal All week we ll be revealing character art so if you don t follow already, make sure to head over to my Instagram stories Update So excited to reveal THE GILDED WOLVES cover on EW Along with an excerpttttt Woohoo I hope you guys love it 3 Update THE GILDED WOLVES COVER REVEAL GOES LIVE NEXT MONDAY May 7th Keep a close eye on social media I am RIDICULOUSLY excited to share THE GILDED WOLVES with you guys in Winter 2019 I ll be updating this space fairly regularly to share news THE GILDED WOLVES grew out of my love for treasure hunt stories like DAVINCI CODE and TOMB RAIDER, and my fierce love of the dynamics between ensemble casts and found family Recently, I saw something ridiculously gorgeous that I can t wait to share with you guys, but in the meantime you can peruse the Pinterest and feast your eyes on the prettyyyy flag 225 likesLike see review View all 10 comments Dec 29, 2018 Sabaa Tahir rated it it was amazing I read the first chapter of Gilded Wolves and was like ok, I need to clear like 2 days because once I start this, I won t be able to put it down AND SO IT WAS Roshani perfectly balances the stories of Severin, Laila, Zofia, Enrique and Tristan, taking us on an unrelenting adventure through and alternative Paris filled with magic and intrigue and power hungry families And the descriptions of food And clothes The fight scenes The romance I felt like I was living in this world, and am sort I read the first chapter of Gilded Wolves and was like ok, I need to clear like 2 days because once I start this, I won t be able to put it down AND SO IT WAS Roshani perfectly balances the stories of Severin, Laila, Zofia, Enrique and Tristan, taking us on an unrelenting adventure through and alternative Paris filled with magic and intrigue and power hungry families And the descriptions of food And clothes The fight scenes The romance I felt like I was living in this world, and am sort of grumpy that I m not, to be honest One thing that stood out to me was the originality of the characters within their own identities as marginalized characters who are dealing with issues that marginalized characters would deal with in real life but in a historical fantasy It s not often that you see that, and Roshani handles it beautifully, particularly as concerns Enrique and his half Spanish, half Filipino heritage His longing to be part of a full blooded Filipino group is explored with great skill And nowthe wait for Book 2 Urgh Write faster, Roshani, write faster flag 202 likesLike see review Erin One writer telling another writer to write faster hilarious Jan 06, 2019 03 34PM Amira Bello Write faster,Sabaa, write faster Jan 30, 2019 11 32PM Nov 28, 2018 jamieson rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves young adult, 2019 reads, fantasy, historical fiction, lgbtqiap, owned books, diverse lit, mythology, queer side characters, romance He thought of the stories he d heard growing up about the underworld The tale of Orpheus, who looked behind him and lost everything He wouldn t be that He would descend and ascend, and lose nothing but a handful of time I AM DEAD Friends, I have no words to describe how much I loved this book But also I have too many words please scream with me This was such a fun historical fantasy, and I ADORED the cast You know when you just instantly fall in love with every single character He thought of the stories he d heard growing up about the underworld The tale of Orpheus, who looked behind him and lost everything He wouldn t be that He would descend and ascend, and lose nothing but a handful of time I AM DEAD Friends, I have no words to describe how much I loved this book But also I have too many words please scream with me This was such a fun historical fantasy, and I ADORED the cast You know when you just instantly fall in love with every single character like you just know you would throw yourself in front of a bus for them yes that Also, THE OTP TO END ALL OTPS I CANNOT even speak about how much I adored Laila and Severin as a ship The angst the drama And that all the angst and drama seemed so real and not just annoyingly manufactured URGH I ADORE THEM This is one of my favourite books of 2019, I know it already even though it s January I have so much to say and I just don t know how to physically use my fingers to type out the words to fully encapsulate how I feel about this book so I m doing a spoiler free review then a rambly I NEED TO TALK ABOUT THIS section at the bottom you ll know when the spoilers are coming don t worry ALRIGHT, HERE WE GO Wolves were everywhere In politics, on thrones, in beds They cut their teeth on history and grew fat on war The Gilded Wolves is such a high energy romp through a really intricately wrought Parisian historical fantasy setting The magic system and world is so fresh, and I haven t read anything much like it Seriously what is with all the Six of Crows comparisons They re nothing alike The world has this perfect blend of history, magic and technology which I loved Think something like the world in Timekeeper or maybe The Diviners Historical fantasy is quickly becoming one of my favourite genres and this book absolutely reminded me why it is SO fun to have something magical set in a historic time period and 1889 Paris is one I ve never read from before Most importantly, The Gilded Wolves features such a beautiful six person ensemble cast, who immediately won me over with their charm and hilarity I LOVE the found family trope and this book does it so well I also loved the established relationships characters who are in past relationships or have known eachother for a while For me it was really nice to jump into the middle of a group instead of going through all that meet up meet cute stuff which often feels tedious to me And as far as found families go, this one is ADORABLE I loved all their interactions and banter, if you live for characters literally just talking to eachother and giving eachother shit you will LOVE THIS All in all we follow six main characters S verin my SON The leader of the group He was the head of a powerful house, but his inheritance was stolen and now he wants it back Definitely the protective father figure of the group, I liked how messy he is at times and that he definitely isn t perfect Looking forward to where his character goes next Laila I ADORE HER She was probably my favourite character Laila is Indian and has the ability to read the history of objects She is ADORABLE, I loved how she is the mum friend, but also she totally owns her sexuality and is super confident My queen That scene of her dancing, ended me A hot bitch, please punch me in the face Tristan Sweetie who loves his giant spider, botanist who has the ability to grow giant gardens and is Severins best friend adopted brother Oooh his character is SO interesting to me cannot get into too much without spoiling but my thought and expectations about him get getting all twisted up and I LOVED IT Definitely not what you expected going in Enrique Spanish Filipino historian and probably bisexual Absolute nerd trying his best to interact with people and doing okay He didn t have as much background as some of the other characters, but I loved how he interacted with the Filipino revolutionaries and I m excited to see where his character arc goes next Zofia Okay full honest I don t know how to feel about her yet but I also feel like I could ADORE HER IN TIME She is a Jewish Polish girl who loves math and struggles with social interaction but also she just wants to be loved someone love her She has a rare magical gift and is overall pretty cool but I just didn t feel as attached to her as some of the others oop Hypnos I AM KIN WITH THIS MAN What an angel Hypnos is my other favourite charater alongside Laila Recommends drinking wine when things are going wrong because it won t help, but at least you won t remember so in fact, extremely relatable Loves fashion and is dramatic as hell, but also just wants a pal I would die for him, too precious too pure He is a French aristocrat, leader of the powerful House Nyx, he is black and gay Am I pretty asked Enrique, plucking at his fake beard and patting his hands over his jowls, wrinkles and age spots Be honest Pretty is a stretch Let s call you striking Or impossible to look away from Oooh Like the sun I was thinking along the lines of a train wreck I am gonna be real and say this is not a perfect book At times the worldbuilding and magic system was a little confusing for me but overall I loved this book and loved reading it so much I don t care I mostly rate books based on enjoyment and sometimes you enjoy a book so much you can ignore it s little faults That is how I felt about The Gilded Wolves It made me fall so in love with the characters, and I had such a fun fun time reading it I just honestly don t care What I also love about this book is I KNOW I could reread it and soon , and books I know I can enjoy than once always are the ones I love most Quick rant what is WITH all the soc comparisons The only similarity is having a six person cast and heist elements both of which were not invented by Six of Crows Personally I think it does this book a disservice to compare it to Six of Crows when they re SO DIFFERENT and not even the same genre magic system character tropes or anything URGH Do better reviewers When you are who they expect you to be, they never look too closely If you re furious, let it be fuel, S verin said, looking each of them in the eye Just don t forget that enough power and influence makes anyone impossible to look away from And then they can t help but see you The Gilded Wolves is such a fun book The cast is adorable, and the ending has set up book two in such a huge way, I can barely wait This book is solid throughout, action packed, and doesn t have a single dull moment The character relationships, angsty ship and dramatic last 100 pages really elevated this book for me and I cannot tell you how much I TRULY adored it I think there is something for everyone here, and I really think if you enjoy books with angsty romance, found families, heist elements, or mythology based historical fantasy elements and setting YOU NEED TO READ THIS THIS IS THE END OF THE SPOILER FREE REVIEW SCROLL DOWN TO SEE MY SPOILER THOUGHTS AND READ ME SCREAM LETS TALK ABOUT SHIP FEELINGS AND HOW IM SUFFERINGThat ship folks, when you know you KNOW and what I know is that if Roshani Chokshi had smashed me in the face with a spade it would have been less painful then what I just read OMFG I LOVE LAILA AND SEVERIN First of all, how nice to have a ship with actual HISTORY Wow that is refreshing I was so bored of the meet cute now they need to kiss in the next three hundred pages it s boring and kills tension I loved their dynamic, like omg, how everytime she comes into the room Severin is SHOOK And that scene where she s dancing Wow I died AND OM THE END We re gonna get the shares a bed trope, I m living I loved how mature they seemed to, like it was nice to have a couple that had had sex and it isn t this Big Dramatic Thing Like ok it is, but not bc they think sex is dramatic but because of all the Other Stuff happening Urgh, their dynamic kills me I love them Everytime they had a scene together I was screaming ALSO ALL OF SEVERINS THOUGHTS AND JOKES ABOUT SLEEPING WITH HER LORD Laila and Severin the angsty ship to end all others Like, thanks Roshani for murdering me I love it OKAY THE END I definitely think Severin has to be part of the Fallen House for sure, which is interesting I wonder if there is gonna be like an anti hero plot or something for him I kinda hope not, but I feel it Could happen And it may be interesting if it did Also Tristan I was soo shook with the bird thing at the end Idk how to feel about him now, I think I definitely need to reread and pay attention to him I am definitely interested to see what else comes about him in the next books FINALLY HYPNOS ZOFIA ENRIQUE I kinda liked Hypnos and Enrique but also I m hoping for a polyam ship But urgh, when Zofia saw them kissing my heart broke for her But Hypnos is my MANS, I would really die for him so whatever makes him happy I m on bored for it And I just liked his dynamic with Enrique throughout the whole book lmao OKAY IF U HAVE ANYTHING ELSE TO TALK ABOUT IN THE COMMENTS LETS GO IM READY flag 196 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Brianna Soloski I didn t understand shipping until i read Kerri Maniscalco s Stalking Jack the Ripper series, but after I fell in love with Audrey Wadsworth and Tho I didn t understand shipping until i read Kerri Maniscalco s Stalking Jack the Ripper series, but after I fell in love with Audrey Wadsworth and Thomas Cresswell, I was sold Laila and Severin are everything Jan 30, 2019 08 40AM jamieson Brianna wrote I didn t understand shipping until i read Kerri Maniscalco s Stalking Jack the Ripper series, but after I fell in love with Audrey W Brianna wrote I didn t understand shipping until i read Kerri Maniscalco s Stalking Jack the Ripper series, but after I fell in love with Audrey Wadsworth and Thomas Cresswell, I was sold Laila and Severin ar aaaahh honestly thats one ship I could never get behind and I feel bad because everyone loves them haha YES LAILA AND SEVERIN OWN MY ASS Jan 31, 2019 12 58AM Dec 13, 2018 Chelsea Humphrey rated it it was amazing review of another edition Recommended to Chelsea by Melanie Shelves from publisher, netgalley If I cannot move heaven, I will raise hell VirgilHello friends, and let me welcome you to my review of my favorite fantasy novel of the year err of 2019 Whichever way you look at it, The Gilded Wolves is the type of read where after turning the final page your jaw hits the floor, and then days later, when you ve semi recovered, it s all you want to talk about with anyone you come in contact with My husband is sick and tired of me bringing it up over and over, constantly trying to work t If I cannot move heaven, I will raise hell VirgilHello friends, and let me welcome you to my review of my favorite fantasy novel of the year err of 2019 Whichever way you look at it, The Gilded Wolves is the type of read where after turning the final page your jaw hits the floor, and then days later, when you ve semi recovered, it s all you want to talk about with anyone you come in contact with My husband is sick and tired of me bringing it up over and over, constantly trying to work through what I think will happen in the sequel and why Roshani thought she could earn my trust, make me fall in love with this gang of cool kids, and then rip my heart out like it was nothing His father had not allowed him to call her mother, and in public she referred to him as Monsieur Severin But at night when she snuck into his room to sing his lullabies, she always whispered one thing before she left I am your Ummi And I love you The amount of research that went into making this book feel believable, coupled with own voices storytelling, made this one of my favorite fantasy novels of the year even though this one doesn t come out until next month I loved it so much that I ve pre ordered the hardcover for my personal collection, and I don t do that frequently Many people have been comparing this to Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, and I can see why considering this is another teenage fantasy heist novel and there is a bunch of kids who have been through some tragic stuff brought together, but in my opinion the similarities end there This is a story that stands on its own two legs, with its own magic system, atmosphere, and unique qualities that make it compulsively readable I don t want to be their equals I don t want them to look us in the eye I want them to look away, to blink harshly, like they ve stared at the sun itself I don t want them standing across from us I want them kneeling The plot here is so complex it begins with a bit of world building that segues nicely into some of the characters history without giving away too much Each of the characters have suffered some sort of ill fated prejudice, some of which are discriminations that are felt in the real world, and some which are made up but can also be attributed to real issues in a metaphorical sense I won t go into detail due to spoilers, but one particular character s back story was both heart wrenching and disturbing it was a grotesquely beautiful and unique combination of emotions that invoke a wide array of feels The author touches on some difficult, yet timely issues, and manages to portray them in a historical fantasy setting while keeping a very believable beat to the well paced plot Lust is safer than love, but both can ruin you One of my favorite aspects of The Gilded Wolves was the fact that the romance was subtle, but deep Sometimes I need a good lusty YA novel, but this was so much The portrayal here is sensual, poetic, and luxurious, and by the end I wanted to slap someone and was left with a deep craving to find out what would happen next After having the pleasure of meeting Roshani at the Power User Summit last year, I knew I wanted to pick up one of her books, and I m so privileged to have led off with this one If you enjoy YA fantasy that is rich in culture and well researched history mythology, you don t want to miss out on The Gilded Wolves I think the greatest power is belief, for what is a god without it I received a review copy from the publisher via NetGalley flag 161 likesLike see review View all 15 comments Dec 29, 2018 Hamad rated it liked it Shelves 2019 reads, arcs, e books, good covers This review and other non spoilery reviews can be found The Book Prescription Half of winning, my dear wallet, is simply looking victorious This was one of my most anticipated books for the year and given how much I love Six of Crows, I thought I would love this one My problem is that I wanted something as awesome as SoC and not another milder copy of that book I have been searching and asking and reading reviews since I started this and it looks readers are divided into two groups one This review and other non spoilery reviews can be found The Book Prescription Half of winning, my dear wallet, is simply looking victorious This was one of my most anticipated books for the year and given how much I love Six of Crows, I thought I would love this one My problem is that I wanted something as awesome as SoC and not another milder copy of that book I have been searching and asking and reading reviews since I started this and it looks readers are divided into two groups one group can not notice the similarity and one group can not Un notice the similarity to SoC I belong to the second group I think the book itself is good but even if we put comparisons aside, it still has some problems that I am explaining next The world building was good which is why I am starting with it and I know there will be many improvements and revelations in the next book The plot was different from SoC which was good I haven t read many heist books but I guess they will always have some common things in between and the author added her touch to this kind of stories Now the problematic part which was the writing style and characters While Roshani has a good style and it could be captivating, it was confusing at many points and I found that I was not the only one confused by this as many of the reviews I found mentioned this The characters were not bad, but I felt that S verin was like Kaz and Laila was like Inej But they were not as well written I have a friend who keeps telling me that Kaz is one son of a Gun but S verin and the rest of the crew here were not as cool and relatable as the crew in SoC I wish I liked them because I would have enjoyed the book heaps Summary I didn t want to compare this book to SoC but unfortunately I was doing that while reading the whole 464 pages and found many similarities To be honest though, maybe because it is a heist story and there must be some common themes I enjoyed some parts and I may do a re read later before going into book 2 I was just waiting for that moment where everything clicks in but the book ended and I didn t get it I am sure the book will have many fans and 5 stars ratings though ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. flag 160 likesLike see review View all 27 comments Sep 26, 2018 destiny howling libraries rated it it was amazing Shelves diverse reads, fantasy, found families, lgbtqiap, own voice, otp, so pretty, young adult, historical fiction, owned physical The setting is Paris, 1889, and the world is a strange and industrious place, run by Forgers and curators of fantastical items S verin is a treasure hunter with a crew, and he s looking to find the item he needs to be reinstated in his rightful place, to receive the inheritance taken unfairly from him but the item will come at a cost, and he and his team will need to overcome many obstacles to retrieve it. I d been meaning to read Roshani Chokshi s work for quite some time, and when I heard a The setting is Paris, 1889, and the world is a strange and industrious place, run by Forgers and curators of fantastical items S verin is a treasure hunter with a crew, and he s looking to find the item he needs to be reinstated in his rightful place, to receive the inheritance taken unfairly from him but the item will come at a cost, and he and his team will need to overcome many obstacles to retrieve it. I d been meaning to read Roshani Chokshi s work for quite some time, and when I heard about The Gilded Wolves, I immediately knew I wanted it to be my introduction to her stories I m a big fan of historical fantasy, especially stories set in real places but crafted very differently from what those places actually were in that setting, and I m a sucker for a good heist story with lovable characters, both of which were facets Gilded promised to deliver L I K E S I don t want to be their equals I don t want them to look us in the eye I want them to look away, to blink harshly, like they ve stared at the sun itself I don t want them standing across from us I want them kneeling Luckily, Roshani is just as delightful of a storyteller as I anticipated she would be, because I was captivated from the beginning and found myself head over heels in love with this series by the end The writing is so much fun, full of hilarious, laugh out loud banter and sweet, tender moments I swear I highlighted half the book , and the heists and puzzles craft an air of endless suspense and intrigue They might owe him their service But he was the one bound to them He was the one who would always be left behind Even better, the characters in this story are some of the best I ve ever met They are all incredibly complex and real, and you d be hard pressed to dislike any of them because they all have such lovable quirks and bits of their personalities I never get tired of a good squad and this little gang of misfits has to be one of my new favorites Oh, and there is a romance in this book that has some of the best romantic sexual tension I have EVER read in YA without ever being even remotely explicit And though they were not all his tales, he saw himself in them pushed to the corners of the dark He was just like them As solid as smoke and just as powerless In fact, can we just stop right here and talk about these characters Because, honestly, I tried writing this review without taking some time to gush over each of them individually, and I just couldn t do it S verin half Algerian, clever, criminal mastermind, total grump butt in the best way Laila Indian, squadmom, baker extraordinaire, sweetest and most loving little ball of sunshine ever, has a beautiful story arc regarding the importance of dance in her culture homeland Zofia Jewish, Polish, autistic and so well done, written with such obvious care and research , scientist genius, wickedly funny, probably my actual favorite Enrique Filipino Spanish, queer, adorable, pouty, historian, has endless internal monologues about feeling erased, suffering racism microaggressions, etc made me cry a million times Tristan precious soft little bean, has a pet tarantula he never shuts up about, needs to be protected and cared for at all costs Hypnos black, queer, doesn t always have the best motives but is generally the actual softest, killer taste in fashion D I S L I K E S He whispered the words Pride spoke every time he went to repossess an object I ve come to collect my dues I have only one complaint about this book, and honestly, I loved the story overall so much that it pains me to even include this I struggled with the world building for quite a while You re kind of dropped right into the action from the get go, and you re forced to catch up on the run, which I normally love, but this world is just so intricate and has such a large feeling magic system that I feel I would ve benefited a bit from being given of a primer before launching into the main plot When you are who they expect you to be, they never look too closely If you re furious, let it be fuel I actually have heard a few friends say it feels like this book needs a prequel novella in order for the world building to fully function, and while I don t agree that it s entirely necessary , I do think it would be an AMAZING addition if Roshani ever chose to follow that route later on F I N A L THOUGHTS Minor complaints aside, though, The Gilded Wolves still feels like an easy 5 star read for me because I adored the characters so much and had such a tremendous amount of fun with the adventure and obstacles that really come into play in the second half I cherish these characters so much, and in the two weeks it s now been since I finished reading, this story has only grown and dear in my heart I am beyond excited for the sequel and can t wait to see what Roshani will do to indubitably wreck my life as the saga continues RECOMMENDING TO Ultimately, I d recommend this to any fans of historical fantasy, squad groups, and lovable, diverse characters, as well as readers who don t require a tremendous amount of back story or a slow pacing in fantasy I also wholeheartedly recommend this to anyone who enjoys fun, flirty or otherwise humorous banter in their books All quotes come from an advance copy and may not match the final release Thank you so much to Wednesday Books for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review Buddy read with Kaleena Scrill flag 158 likesLike see review View all 16 comments Jan 11, 2019 Helena of Sparta is currently reading it review of another edition Shelves urban fantasy, young adult, best of 2019, hardback, favourites I heard that there is a Jewish character in this and I am HERE for that representation flag 130 likesLike see review View all 26 comments , Helena, yes it s a terribly long wait I ll probably break down and buy it or something else soonlike King of Scars Like EVERYONE is reading tha Helena, yes it s a terribly long wait I ll probably break down and buy it or something else soonlike King of Scars Like EVERYONE is reading that right now Jan 31, 2019 01 34AM Helena of Sparta Lynn Haha I m planning to purchase King of Scars today Everyone is making me too jealous to wait Are you up to date on the Grishaverse books Jan 31, 2019 02 32AM Jan 02, 2019 Ren e Ahdieh rated it it was amazing THIS BOOK s rare for me to find a book whose world i wish to inhabit THE GILDED WOLVES is just that kind of novel everything about it leaps off the page, from the carefully constructed narrative to the wonderful cast of characters, spanning across the globe, from all walks of life truly this is one of the most richly diverse books i ve ever readshani has written one of my favorite YAs of 2019 it s a delight for all the senses flag 128 likesLike see review View 2 comments Dec 12, 2016 C.G Drews added it Shelves epic fantasy, read 2019, young adult, historical fiction This was a glittering and lush and overwhelming story of heists and grandeur and DEVASTATION All the chill things Actually hold up, hold up, this is the least chill book ever It s set in the 1800s in Paris, with MAGIC and artefacts, and the most adorable and flamboyant cast ever I just clenches fist love them so much ugh First things firstthe plot is a WHIRLWIND.I get why people compare it to Six of Crows but it had of an Ace of Shades vibe to me There are heist plot lines, bu This was a glittering and lush and overwhelming story of heists and grandeur and DEVASTATION All the chill things Actually hold up, hold up, this is the least chill book ever It s set in the 1800s in Paris, with MAGIC and artefacts, and the most adorable and flamboyant cast ever I just clenches fist love them so much ugh First things firstthe plot is a WHIRLWIND.I get why people compare it to Six of Crows but it had of an Ace of Shades vibe to me There are heist plot lines, but it s about Severin trying to regain his title of one of the 4 most powerful Houses he was like disgraced and thrown out , so he s stealing back his artefacts And then he gets roped into stealing the Eye of Horus for Hynos in return for his inheritance back It has the found family aspect that we all freak out over in SoC so I get the comparisons there too But it was like SO much National Treasure meets glittery Parisian aesthetic and I LOVED that The characters are the light of my little softly beating heartE C H A R A C T E R S omg look at them go, the little flamboyant sassy pockets of delight The absolutely MADE the book for me and I enjoyed all of their narrations The only thing my eye is twitching about is that their backstories didn t make a lot of sense Like who gave Severin the money to run this flashy hotel S verin he s the leader of this motley crew, the disgraced heir, the thief and schemer He chews cloves which is, um, disgusting dude But I guess he doesn t get toothaches I loved how openly protective he was over his KIDS, especially Tristan Laila She is tHE MUM FRIEND and Indian and I love her so much She s a enigma dancer a baker she always has sugar in her hair which is adorable if a little itch idk and when she touches something, she can read its story Helpful tbh She and Severin have a torrid WE KISSED ONCE BUT WE DON T LOVE EACH OTHER lie going on Enrique our BI NERD SON whom we love dearly He is equal parts dramatic and an absolute NERD and will geek out over history and cry when they smash said history to get at the clues aka he is the person who would ve beaten Indiana Jones to death with an umbrella I freaking love Enrique he is a gift He s also Spanish Filipino Zofia ok I do appreciate the autistic rep here She is a total stereotype but not an offensive one so WE TAKE WHAT WE CAN GET Although once again OCD traits are confused with autism traits but aaaaanyway She s the math genius, the explosionist, the engineer who got thrown out of school Laila just keeps feeding her cookies the whole time and it s adorable She s Jewish too Tristan the family bABY and they all coddle him it s so so adorable He s the youngest 16 and has pet spiders and loves plants Hypnos he s the half sort of antagonist who lures them into working for him, but his entire aesthetic is GLITTER PARTY BISEXUAL PRETTY KING and I love him so He just wants friends He s like blackmailing them basically but to get friends I loved their dynamics and how they had sass and connection and the glib and serious conversations were so balanced MY FAMILY 333 HoweverI was confused.I was really really really confused Like I love this book, and I fully cannot WAIT for the next one see tHE FINAL CHAPTER adkslf that revelation has me like 0_0 But the magic system, the world, the actual plot at timesI was just so confused I do better with intense puzzles on audio, so I will reread via that before bk 2 But it zapped a lot of the enjoyment for me I literally couldn t sum up the plot in my first point without rereading the back cover again I m just It could be me Could be how the book was not explained.Overall This is a shiny book of puzzles and magic, of complex tight knit characters, and thievery with super high stakes I loved it even though I m not really sure what just happened flag 112 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jan 30, 2019 Nenia Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out of Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention Campbell rated it did not like it Shelves fantasy, ya ya land, why the hype, poc interracial Instagram Twitter Facebook PinterestHere we freaking go again Once the Conductor of Crushed Dreams and Disappointment has seen fit to kick me off the YA Hype Train Most of my friends were singing this book s praises, and I was like, Oh boy, a book about sexy heists with diverse main characters And then what happens WHAT HAPPENS I pick it up, enjoy the first chapter, and then immediately lose interest as soon as the narrative seeps into something that I call Basic Instagram Twitter Facebook PinterestHere we freaking go again Once the Conductor of Crushed Dreams and Disappointment has seen fit to kick me off the YA Hype Train Most of my friends were singing this book s praises, and I was like, Oh boy, a book about sexy heists with diverse main characters And then what happens WHAT HAPPENS I pick it up, enjoy the first chapter, and then immediately lose interest as soon as the narrative seeps into something that I call Basic Bitch YA , and that someone with sophistication than I would probably call a flash in the pan All these YA books these days seem to prance around in fancy prose, as if putting a silly and ornate hat on their tired storylines and lack of characterization will make up for it Well, I see through your silly hats, YA books I see through them and I am not amused I think what annoyed me about THE GILDED WOLVES is that it had a lot of potential It has a steampunk vibe and is set in late 19th century Paris Does it capture the vibe and the style of Paris Er, no The language is very modern and anachronistic It has a huge cast of diverse characters Laila is Indian Zofia is Jewish and on the autism spectrum Hypnos is multiracial and LGBT Enrique is Filipino and LGBT It s got an Indiana Jones meets Dan Brown meets Leigh Bardugo vibe But that s it The buck stops there The characters are all childish, and the focus is on their lame banter than on, well, actual heists And when I say childish, I don t mean typical teenager shenanigans I mean that this reads like a book for middle school students, with characters who are actually much older talking like kids who are much, much younger I had the same problem with that Maggie Stiefvater book that everyone loves that I hated It felt dumbed down, and I found the dialogue to be watered down and insipid Such is the case here The narrative writing is much better and I hoped it would go the way of Dhonielle Clayton s THE BELLES, where after a while the purple prose would get dialed back in favor of darker plots, but I was waiting right up until the end and wasn t really impressed with the reveal of the bad guy who was such an obvious bad guy and the mega cheese of the magic artifacts I also didn t really dig how diversity was used in this book It felt very gimmicky And before you come bursting down my door to yell at me, no, I am not saying that diversity in and of itself is a gimmick or a trend and that is not the subject of my complaint I, personally, felt like the characters in this book were not really fleshed out, and their diversity was just name dropped and then, with the exception of a few reminders, ignored All of their voices felt highly interchangeable, and I would have liked way background on who they are and what makes them tick as individuals Except for a few key elements about each of them, they were all written with exactly the same voice You might feel differently and think that they were sufficiently three dimensional but for me, these characters felt like a checklist being ticked off and less a portrayal of vibrant individuals who are bringing solid rep to the table Again, you re free to disagree I m white and straight and none of this is really in my lane I call things as I see them and try to be honest about where I m coming from in my views This is just my personal opinion about what I viewed as happening in this book If you enjoy authors like Renee Ahdieh or Maggie Stiefvater, then you ll probably enjoy Roshani Chokshi s writing I didn t really care for either of those authors works, which is probably why I didn t much care for THE GILDED WOLVES I did find the idea of Forged objects interesting and I liked the idea of the characters than I actually liked the characters themselves because representation is important although it s certainly not the only factor in making a book good, and rep does not equal good rep by the very nature of existing and some of the scenes, like the garden of sin and the illusion house, were fascinating This book just felt way too young for me and watered down and bland, and I don t really think this is an author for me Maybe she ll be the author for you 1 to 1.5 stars flag 109 likesLike see review View all 38 comments Peggy Nenia Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out of Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention Nenia Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out of Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention wrote Peggy wrote So glad I saw your review before reading this, now I know I am just gonna wait for the library and not waste my money Also, this is hella random but I actually do agree with you on T Yeah, creating new languages is hard I read so many articles on it and there are so many rules I am going to get ALL my books on my 2019 reading goal at the library I made so many mistakes most recent with The Cruel Prince on buying books and I end up not liking it I also prefer library because keeping so many books takes up storage and room and I never reread books anyways lol Feb 01, 2019 08 47PM Nenia Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out of Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention Campbell Peggy wrote Nenia Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out of Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Peggy wrote Nenia Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out of Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention wrote Peggy wrote So glad I saw your review Oh noo, did you not like THE CRUEL PRINCE That was a book I expected to hate and ended up loving although I m sorry it didn t work for you Yeah, library books and ebooks are both great for space reasons I feel like, if not for my Kindle app, my room would probably look like it belonged on an episode of hoarders I just managed to whittle my Kindle to get under 1k books _ 8 hours, 59 min ago Jan 18, 2019 Melissa Dog Wolf Lover Martin marked it as to read Shelves fantasy all, own, young adult, hardback Here is the January Owlcrate Box Click on link below picture to see the goodies THE GOODIES LINK flag 108 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Nov 08, 2016 Brittney Reverie and Ink marked it as to read Shelves 2018 anticipated reads Hey friends Want to win an ARC of Gilded Wolves I m hosting a giveaway on my Instagram reverieandink for that along with all the other lovely books you see pictured here Be sure to check it out flag 90 likesLike see review View 1 comment Nov 10, 2018 Felicia rated it it was ok I ll preface this review by addressing the giant literary elephant in the room Yes, the comparisons to A Six of Crows are legitimate and at times startling However, there is a huge difference between the two books A Six of Crows is leagues ahead of this book in the enjoyment factor Now that that s out of the way, I m going to review this book on it s own merits with no further comparisons to other books.This story is said to be set in Paris in 1889, however, the world conjured up by the auth I ll preface this review by addressing the giant literary elephant in the room Yes, the comparisons to A Six of Crows are legitimate and at times startling However, there is a huge difference between the two books A Six of Crows is leagues ahead of this book in the enjoyment factor Now that that s out of the way, I m going to review this book on it s own merits with no further comparisons to other books.This story is said to be set in Paris in 1889, however, the world conjured up by the author certainly does not lend to a feeling of times past Actually, I got futuristic vibes if anything That critique aside, the scenes as described by the author are vivid and easily summoned up in the imagination of the reader There are six characters in this story, none of which I found terribly engaging, nor did I feel like I really got a sense of who they were While told in alternating chapters between these players, I often forgot which POV I was reading because nobody seemed to have their own unique voice.This story movies fast, too fast in my opinion The story surrounding this world left me feeling like this was the second book in a series and I never read the first installment I found myself confused most of the time I needed clarity involving the mythology in this story I kept having to go back and re read pages desperately trying to figure out what was what I finally got to the point where I just didn t care any.The cover is no doubt gorgeous but the title is a mystery to me There was mention of some characters wearing wolf masks but, unless I missed it, it was never explained why they wore them.I would classify this book as a fantasy adventure that is surely to appeal to a wide variety of audiences As for me, not so much.2 Stars for the impressive prose.I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review flag 78 likesLike see review View all 10 comments Nenia Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out of Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention Campbell Great review Feb 01, 2019 07 57PM Felicia Thanks Nenia Feb 01, 2019 08 00PM Jun 22, 2018 Kiki marked it as to read After The Star Touched Queen, Roshani Chokshi could write me a threatening letter in yellow crayon and I d still be foaming at the mouth for flag 77 likesLike see review Cassandra Fay Omg I want Roshani to respond to this Jan 11, 2019 09 50AM Kiki I would probably faint lmao Jan 11, 2019 03 13PM Jan 25, 2019 brain cell rated it really liked it Shelves sellin my soul for this baby, audiobooks, fantasy, diverse group of vibrant outcasts it wasn t his intellect that made him unwanted it was his face he used to pray that when it came to attraction, his body would just choose between men and women, and not both it was his second oldest brother, bound for priesthood, who told him that god made no mistakes in crafting their hearts enrique still hadn t quite parsed out his own relationship to faith, but what his brother said had made him stop hating himself hi i love enrique and i will do anything to secure him with life long it wasn t his intellect that made him unwanted it was his face he used to pray that when it came to attraction, his body would just choose between men and women, and not both it was his second oldest brother, bound for priesthood, who told him that god made no mistakes in crafting their hearts enrique still hadn t quite parsed out his own relationship to faith, but what his brother said had made him stop hating himself hi i love enrique and i will do anything to secure him with life long happiness and prosperity i loved all the other characters too but since i only have a single brain cell i could only focus on one xx flag 71 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jan 16, 2019 Warda marked it as to read Six of Crows, you said Take my money, I said flag 69 likesLike see review Dec 19, 2018 Tatiana marked it as abandoned Recommended to Tatiana by starred reviews Shelves 4, starred 2019 done, ya, fantasy, why the hype, 2019 Everything about this novel is detailed and yet shallow The story needed A LOT of polishing before its publication I blame the editor of this work as much as the author Roshani Chokshi needs to work on not info dumping so much, first of all, and on making all the backstory mythology organic to the rest of the narrative She needs to give her story and characters time and room to develop, instead of hastily moving from one action info dump to the next The author does have the imagery flowery Everything about this novel is detailed and yet shallow The story needed A LOT of polishing before its publication I blame the editor of this work as much as the author Roshani Chokshi needs to work on not info dumping so much, first of all, and on making all the backstory mythology organic to the rest of the narrative She needs to give her story and characters time and room to develop, instead of hastily moving from one action info dump to the next The author does have the imagery flowery writing down, a la Laini Taylor s, but doesn t have Taylor s skill of making her world feel cohesive, full and real, and the flow of her story seamless and effortless Elaborate descriptions of dresses or bushes or desserts will take you only so far A lot of problems with pacing and plot structure here And I am not even addressing the Six of Crows shaped elephant in the room.DNF flag 67 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Jan 25, 2019 Azrah marked it as to read review of another edition I want to read this, but I recently read Six of Crows and I know that if I read this now, I ll spend the whole time comparing them flag 56 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Azrah Shee wrote Fair dos But they are very different stories but they were just pitched in a similar ways I love both I d still rather wait a bit Jan 27, 2019 02 31AM Azrah MaryGrace wrote I still have no idea why it s compared to SoC, i feel like that just sets up a book for failure, and they arent even that similar, b MaryGrace wrote I still have no idea why it s compared to SoC, i feel like that just sets up a book for failure, and they arent even that similar, but for your own expectations, maybe it is best to wait When I do read this I don t want SoC at the back of my head you know I just want to be able to enjoy it as it is Jan 27, 2019 08 49AM Nov 09, 2016 Nastassja rated it really liked it Recommends it for fans of six of crows Shelves anticipated releases, favorite authors, 2018, 3rd pov, swoon worthy hero, alternate universe, arc, best young adult, blonde haired heroine, cover ecstasy

    I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Everywhere he looked, he was surrounded by gilded wolves And for whatever reason, it made him feel perfectly at home Wolves were everywhere In politics, on thrones, in beds They cut their teeth on history and grew fat on war Not that S verin was complaining It was just that, like other wolves, he wanted his share. I am officially addicted to the Gilded Wolves Roshani Chokshi holds a special place in my heart From the mome

    I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Everywhere he looked, he was surrounded by gilded wolves And for whatever reason, it made him feel perfectly at home Wolves were everywhere In politics, on thrones, in beds They cut their teeth on history and grew fat on war Not that S verin was complaining It was just that, like other wolves, he wanted his share. I am officially addicted to the Gilded Wolves Roshani Chokshi holds a special place in my heart From the moment I read her Star touched Queen, I knew her prose was for me When I read A Crown of Wishes I knew it s true love Though The Gilded Wolves is nothing like its predecessors in style and writing, it proves that Roshani s talent is limitless and she is capable of many wonderful magical things.The Gilded Wolves is a story about Severin the exiled heir of a dying House of Vanth To earn back his inheritance Severin has to find and give to the omniscient Order of Babel society one ancient artifact they have been looking for But to do so Severin requires a help of five different friends who have their own stakes in the game and their motives are not as simple as it seems Together with his team of outcasts, Severin will have to penetrate powerful secret societies, to stop one ancient force from resurrecting, to stalk Paris s catacombs and not to lose their lives or hearts in the process To give information about this book would be a crime as it gradually unravels its secret nooks and hidden passages giving any reader a hell of a shock in the end and making you cry for the next installment Well, this is what true adventures are made of.The Gilded Wolves reminded me of Six of Crows but the comparison is only in the setting we have a team of outcasts and a heist to complete Add to that magic and humor and you have a similar recipe to Six of Crows But rather than common topic, books are nothing alike The Gilded Wolves is a story in its own right, having a unique voice, you will not forget after finishing the book.I absolutely adored a cast of characters They have diverse and unique voices For sure you are going to pick your favorite characters and couples, but all of them working together as a team was so endearing that they became one of the cutest book families I ve encountered in a book My heart aches for all of them.As I mentioned before The Gilded Wolves is very different from Roshani s previous books This story lacked the prose author is so famous for in her previous works There were no lengthy but beautiful descriptions and imaginative epithets Some people like to adhere to it as purple prose, but for me, it s just the beauty of language The Gilded Wolves are restraint in language but no less imaginative and complete in the richness of a word And when Roshani uses some of the epithets to describe characters and their feelings, those words bloom and fill whole passages with possibilities beyond imagination.The only problem I had with the book was infodump at the beginning and lengthy descriptions of science and mechanical actions that can go on for pages and often confuse than enlighten Don t get me wrong, I am a nerd and adore smart characters and this book has plenty of them But when you read a book you build all images in your head and some things were so confusing it was hard for me to imagine them properly I would highly recommend The Gilded Wolves to those readers who love similar to Six of Crows stories, but unique in their own way, with rich diverse characters and a mystery worth dying for or at least worth turning the last page and crave for Heist, secret societies, friendship, star crossed lovers, humor a perfect remedy from Autumn melancholy Highly recommended

    flag 55 likesLike see review View all 14 comments Oct 13, 2018 Megan rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves arc, lgbtqiap rep, ya fantasy, young adult, own voices ARC provided by Wednesday Books via Netgalley in exchange for my honest thoughts and review.I really wanted to love this one The premise and tone were right up my alley, and I just about combusted with excitement when I found out I was approved for an ARC.The only thing I really liked was how diverse the main cast was Half of the characters are PoC, and at least two are LGBT I ve heard that one of the characters is on the autism spectrum, but I m not familiar enough with autism to feel comfo ARC provided by Wednesday Books via Netgalley in exchange for my honest thoughts and review.I really wanted to love this one The premise and tone were right up my alley, and I just about combusted with excitement when I found out I was approved for an ARC.The only thing I really liked was how diverse the main cast was Half of the characters are PoC, and at least two are LGBT I ve heard that one of the characters is on the autism spectrum, but I m not familiar enough with autism to feel comfortable making a claim that one of the characters is autistic So while this novel wins major diversity points, that s about where my enjoyment ended.Conceptually, The Gilded Wolves is pretty unique But the execution is just messy This reads so much like a second book There were too many prior events and too many previously established relationships that I felt like I was missing key elements needed to read this book.We re all thinking it, so let s just say it the characters are the thrift store version of the Six of Crows characters If you re writing a YA fantasy heist book, you can t avoid being in conversation with the SoC duology, no matter how we all want to separate new heist books from it But the similarities between The Gilded Wolves characters and the SoC characters are just too uncanny to dismiss.S verin and Laila are so similar to Kaz and Inej that I can t help but think it must be intentional While the rest of the main cast felt original, still they share too many similarities with the SoC characters I understand some character tropes can t be avoided when writing heist story, but then I look at the Ocean s movies and wonder why those characters don t feel similar to the SoC characters, despite being involved in a heist Clearly, Chokshi is borrowing, whether intentionally or not, from the SoC duology.But regardless of the similarities, ultimately Chokshi s characters are flat Their motivations are confusing again, this feels like a second book and their backstories don t feel tangible enough to warrant their actions Despite the mature tone and themes the novel tried to capture, the characters and their relationships felt juvenile Their banter especially reflected this It came off as childish and try hard, without any of the natural ease I ve seen other authors accomplish.The info dumping in the beginning was insane Every time any vaguely new idea would come up, the entire scene would screech to a halt for at least a paragraph of exposition It absolutely killed the pacing in the beginning Yet despite all the info dumping, I m still confused on how the magic system works and how the Order of Babel is arranged.I love it when a book feels especially aesthetic , because it usually contributes to the novel s tone or world building The Gilded Wolves focuses heavily on aesthetics, but without actually contributing anything of substance While of course there are outliers, most of the time the descriptions were aesthetics for the sake of aesthetics, without establishing any meaningful world building and setting a certain tone It made the novel feel bloated with description.This novel reads to me like Chokshi was trying so hard to be different from SoC that she just took on way too much None of the elements shine not the characters, not the plot, not the writing, NOTHING except the diversity I think publishing books with diverse characters by authors of color is extremely important, and so for that reason alone I am supremely glad this book exists and will be read by people that finally get to see themselves reflected by the page But besides that, The Gilded Wolves isn t a compelling novel.And that ending Oh boy It was drama for the sake of a second book, and didn t feel warranted at all flag 55 likesLike see review View all 17 comments Ieva Dapkevicius I m only halfway through and this is already my thoughts exactly Jan 30, 2019 02 18PM Megan Ieva wrote I m only halfway through and this is already my thoughts exactly Unfortunately, it doesn t get any better D Jan 31, 2019 09 22AM Jan 20, 2019 Amy libraryofamy rated it it was ok Half of winning is simply looking victorious Never before have I wanted to DNF a book with less than 50 pages left, but there s a first time for everything The Gilded Wolves was by far one of my most anticipated new releases of the year I mean, a heist book with magic, set in 19th century Paris It sounded like my entire aesthetic rolled into one But, unfortunately, this book had a lot of aspects that just did not click with me.Before I get into what I disliked, let me talk about the thing Half of winning is simply looking victorious Never before have I wanted to DNF a book with less than 50 pages left, but there s a first time for everything The Gilded Wolves was by far one of my most anticipated new releases of the year I mean, a heist book with magic, set in 19th century Paris It sounded like my entire aesthetic rolled into one But, unfortunately, this book had a lot of aspects that just did not click with me.Before I get into what I disliked, let me talk about the things I did like First off, I appreciated the diversity in this book, and the incredible way that Chokshi discussed different prejudices and how characters had to deal with them during the time period We had a Jewish character, biracial characters, bisexual characters, etc I thought they were all represented beautifully and I loved getting to read from those points of views I really enjoyed that and thought that the diversity was incorporated in a beautifully organic way, and not like the author was trying to check off boxes I also liked the characters, though I m going to talk about my issues with them in a second Despite my to be discussed gripes, I thought they had good dynamics between each other which made for some good banter and heartwarming moments.Another good aspect of this book was the romance s I love me some angst and I thought it was done well here The promises made between the two main love interests at the end for the sequel definitely do intrigue me There s also a potential M M F love triangle, and though I feel zero chemistry between the main point of the love triangle and the girl, I definitely ship the two boys together So that s something I enjoyed and look forward to exploring if I decide to read the sequel.But besides those things I really did not like the book Let s talk about why Firstly, the plot and world building were a mess for me I could barely follow what was happening, and I feel like Chokshi just did not explain things well at all It was very info dumpy and I felt like a lot of things were left vague or just explained in a way that went over my head I had a hard time understanding and visualizing the magic system, and I found myself totally lost with the plot The pacing was also weird and the Big Moment was so ridiculously anti climactic that I just felt like it had been a waste of time Also, the villain s were so random, uninteresting, and under developed A HUGE pet peeve for me Basically, I spent this whole book just barely following everything that was going on, and it felt like a chore By the end, I found myself skimming or not paying attention to what I was reading because I felt frustrated and had begun to lose interest about halfway through Like I said, I nearly DNF ed this book despite having only 50ish pages left Skimming and DNF ing so far into a book is unheard of for me, so I was definitely disappointed.The other major issue I had with the book was with the characters Yes, I said I liked them But you know why Because almost all of them are exactly like the dregs from Six of Crows Severin is Kaz, Laila is Inej with sprinkles of Nina, Enrique Hypnos are Jesper, and Tristan is so obviously Wylan The only character who seemed to be a little bit unique was Zofia, but I could draw parallels from SoC characters to her as well, she s just not a blatant copy like the others are Even the character development, where we would get flashbacks or several pages of backstory, was exactly like what Bardugo did in Six of Crows for character development Once I made the connection, my enjoyment of the story took a sharp decline, and I couldn t make any sort of connection or attachment to the characters because of it Once I lose interest in characters because I prefer good characters over a good plot , the whole story is lost for me It s unfortunate, but it s how I feel.Overall, I just didn t like this book at all I spent nearly the entirety of the book confused and annoyed, so I didn t actually get to enjoy the story I also thought there was a total missed opportunity with the setting being in Paris Yes, we did visit some major landmarks in the city, but I never once felt the magic that encompasses being in Paris There was a real opportunity for whimsy there and it was just totally missed This whole book was a missed opportunity, to be totally honest It just felt like Chokshi wanted to recreate Six of Crows with minor changes and hope the same audience that felt enraptured by SoC would find the same feeling again here But for me, it just really doesn t work.If you loved this book, then I m super happy for you I wanted to love this book so much but it just didn t work out If you disagree with me, that s totally fine I may pick up the sequel because it s going to be set in Russia and I just love Russia a whole lot , but I m not sure Hopefully the story goes in a new direction and Chokshi improves her story telling in the sequel, because this world and these characters definitely have potential But sadly, The Gilded Wolves was just not for me Sigh flag 51 likesLike see review View all 9 comments Amy libraryofamy BoMo wrote Exactly my thoughts I m around 70% finished and i could care less about anything or anyone The only thing I somehow like is the Enrique BoMo wrote Exactly my thoughts I m around 70% finished and i could care less about anything or anyone The only thing I somehow like is the Enrique Zofia But even that doesn t save the book for me I m personally a Hypnos Enrique gal and kind of want Zofia to be alone, just so oNE character isn t paired up with another one Jan 30, 2019 01 43PM Amy libraryofamy MischaS_ wrote Fantastic review Sorry to see that it was a disappointment for you Hopefully the next read will be way better thank you so much MischaS_ wrote Fantastic review Sorry to see that it was a disappointment for you Hopefully the next read will be way better thank you so much 3 Jan 30, 2019 01 43PM Jan 05, 2019 Alienor French Frowner rated it really liked it Shelves 2019 read, alternative history, biracial mc, bisexual mc, gay mc, jewish mc, lgbtqia, likeable mc, france, fantasy When we revise the horror and sanitize the grotesque, we risk erasing the paths that led us here History is a myth shaped by the tongues of conquerors.4.5 stars that I m almost tempted to round up because it s been AGES since I genuinely enjoyed a YA Fantasy novel Upon starting, The Gilded Wolves promised me a lovable set of diverse characters, a compelling plot combined with fascinating mythology and wow, it sure delivered I fell in love with every one of Roshani Chokshi s words and I cannot When we revise the horror and sanitize the grotesque, we risk erasing the paths that led us here History is a myth shaped by the tongues of conquerors.4.5 stars that I m almost tempted to round up because it s been AGES since I genuinely enjoyed a YA Fantasy novel Upon starting, The Gilded Wolves promised me a lovable set of diverse characters, a compelling plot combined with fascinating mythology and wow, it sure delivered I fell in love with every one of Roshani Chokshi s words and I cannot wait to dive into this world again Truly a blessing RTC PS As a Montmartre offspring, I couldn t help but think about the day when I learned that my Monoprix on Bld de Clichy used to be that particular cabaret L Enfer _ _ don t ask me, i don t know eitherCW racial slurs, antisemitism, graphic violence, death flag 49 likesLike see review View all 8 comments Aentee So glad you enjoyed this one I really loved the commentary it had on colonisation Jan 27, 2019 12 04AM Alienor French Frowner Me too It was so refreshing Jan 27, 2019 04 54AM Jun 17, 2018 Sunny wordslikefury rated it really liked it Shelves 2018 reads, arc, diversity, fantasy, historical, netgalley, ya fantasy, young adult You meana really diverse book set in the late 1800s Paris with a bunch of misfits going on a heist It s basically an alternate version of Six of Crows and I LOVE IT It s been a while since I ve read a book where literally every single character somehow found their way into the mushy lovey dovey part of my heart I mean it Every Single Character They were all wonderfully diverse racially, sexually, and religiously And they re all perfectly imperfect Roshini Chokshi finds ways to in You meana really diverse book set in the late 1800s Paris with a bunch of misfits going on a heist It s basically an alternate version of Six of Crows and I LOVE IT It s been a while since I ve read a book where literally every single character somehow found their way into the mushy lovey dovey part of my heart I mean it Every Single Character They were all wonderfully diverse racially, sexually, and religiously And they re all perfectly imperfect Roshini Chokshi finds ways to incorporate racism, sexism, religion, and history all into this one book, and displays how it affects each character differently It takes place in Paris during a time where not all people were accepted into society for being different Of course you will come across the slow burn romance and witty commentary that Chokshi always incorporates into all her stories I would t say this is as fast paced as Six of Crows is, but if you enjoyed that book, then you ll most likely enjoy this one Just don t go into it expecting it to be like Leigh Bardugo s work You ll be sorely disappointed The two books are both enjoyable pieces of works that just share similar vibes Received an ARC from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. flag 48 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Oct 15, 2018 Nasom rated it liked it Full Review This book is a mixture of religion, history, math and science which was both interesting and confusing What I liked The plot is unique from your typical ya plot It s inspired by the biblical story of the Tower of babel It s basically about a group of misfits in France, I believe, who collaborate to find a precious artefact that needed to be kept safe because of the dangerous thing it can reveal about the babel fragments the characters Like alot of other people have said, the Full Review This book is a mixture of religion, history, math and science which was both interesting and confusing What I liked The plot is unique from your typical ya plot It s inspired by the biblical story of the Tower of babel It s basically about a group of misfits in France, I believe, who collaborate to find a precious artefact that needed to be kept safe because of the dangerous thing it can reveal about the babel fragments the characters Like alot of other people have said, they reminded me of SoC We have the leader Severin who lost his birthright and was promised to get it back if he found the artefact We have Laila, who has a secret and has her own purpose apart from finding the artefact She s like the mother of the group, always feeding them and making sure they re okay Then there is Tristan who is like the baby of the group He and Severin kinda grew up together and they re basically brothers There is Enrique, who is the historian and also the flirt of the group , there is Zofia, an awkward, math nerd who is great at solving logical problems but terrible at anything social related Lastly, there is Hypnos, who is the outsider and a part of the elite society, the order of babel , but he s half black so he doesn t fully belong I loved the interaction between the characters and they had some funny moments I liked the fantasy elements A few people are blessed with affinities that I think has to do with the tower of babel There is matter solid, liquid and there is mind affinities People that have these affinities can forge items that contain them so this book had alot of animated objects which was pretty cool There is also a character that can read items by touching them, meaning she can tell the history of the item who used it, what it was used for, etc What I didn t like To say I was confused alot is an understatement I was lost from the beginning Overall, I knew what was happening in general but it was the little details I was confused about This book had alot of puzzles that needed to be solved and I found myself having to read the same pages over again just so I can make sense of how the puzzles are being solved Some of them included math theories which I found myself zoning out to bc its math Like I said above, the book mixed alot of subjects religion, math, fantasy, history, etc so it was sometimes a burden to read about how they all related to each other As I am writing this review, I m starting to even forget how some plot points went about General Commentary There isn t really romance in this, but it was kinda hinted at Two of the characters had some type of romantic past but it s kinda complicated now lol I found that I didn t care about romance in this and was interested in the friendship so the lack of romantic love didn t bother me Overall, it was a good book, albeit rather confusing and yes I would recommend if you liked six of crows It s like the less savage version of that Pre reading I got approved for this some days ago and let me not lie, I was surprised because I forgot I even requested it lol I requested it like months ago Hopefully, it s good flag 47 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jan 04, 2019 Nick marked it as to read This sounds exactly like something I would read flag 46 likesLike see review Jan 25, 2019 Katierny rated it really liked it Shelves 2019 This definitely reminded of six of crows but in the best way possible And a little of the gentlemans guide to vice and virtue with the diverse characters and dialogue Very sassy and I was here for it.I have read the first Aru Shah book before by this author, I honestly never would have known they were the same has I not checked her author profile after finishing this novel.I loved it, I was a bit apprehensive with people s reviews but I enjoyed it immensely The plot, the crackers, the dialogu This definitely reminded of six of crows but in the best way possible And a little of the gentlemans guide to vice and virtue with the diverse characters and dialogue Very sassy and I was here for it.I have read the first Aru Shah book before by this author, I honestly never would have known they were the same has I not checked her author profile after finishing this novel.I loved it, I was a bit apprehensive with people s reviews but I enjoyed it immensely The plot, the crackers, the dialogues, the characters FLAWS I loved everything.I need a second book ASAP please flag 47 likesLike see review View all 6 comments previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity You Are Never Too The Gilded Wolves 23 3 12 hours, 52 min ago HopelessBookAddic February 2019 1 2 Jan 28, 2019 11 21PM YA Buddy Readers The Gilded Wolves The Gilded Wolves 1 by Roshani Chokshi Starting January 15th AND February 13th 2019 2 38 Jan 12, 2019 06 56PM More topics Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed Roshani Chokshi is the New York Times bestselling author of The Star Touched Queen and A CROWN OF WISHES Her middle grade debut, ARU SHAH AND THE END OF TIME, released April 3, 2018 from Disney Rick Riordan Presents The sequel, ARU SHAH AND THE SONG OF DEATH is slated to release April 30, 2019 Her next young adult novel, THE GILDED WOLVES, is slated for January 15, 2019 Chokshi s work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Shimmer, and Book Smugglers She was a finalist in the 2016 Andre Norton Award and the Locus Top Ten for Best First Novel Her short story, The Star Maiden, was longlisted for the British Fantasy Science Award.Pinterested in A CROWN OF WISHES Check it out here I no longer read direct messages on , but I m always happy to hear from you on Ask The Author section, website contact form or Twitter Policy on friend requests Please don t be offended if I don t accept your friend request I use my GoodReads account a lot, and I get sucked into this Vortex of Angst and Concern whenever I stumble on a reader reviewer s status update review of my book For my own sanity, I try not to read reviews When that reader reviewer friends me, those statuses reviews become impossible to avoid Other books in the series The Gilded Wolves 2 books Books by Roshani Chokshi More Trivia About The Gilded Wolves No trivia or quizzes yet Add some now Quotes from The Gilded Wolves When you are who they expect you to be, they never look too closely If you re furious, let it be fuel 22 likes Wolves were everywhere In politics, on thrones, in beds They cut their teeth on history and grew fat on war 17 likes More quotes renderRatingGraph 736, 890, 400, 158, 55 if rating_details rating_detailssert top 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    The Gilded Wolves The Gilded Wolves, by Roshani Chokshi The Gilded Wolves Paris, 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, Sverin Montagnet Alarie. The Gilded Wolves roshanichokshi The Gilded Wolves Set in a darkly glamorous world The Gilded Wolves is full of mystery, decadence and dangerous but thrilling adventure Paris, 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. The Gilded Wolves Roshani The Gilded Wolves is the smart, dark adventure YA readers have been waiting for Adrienne Young, New York Times bestselling author of Sky In The Deep The Gilded Wolves has it all magical Belle poque Paris, dark and glittering prose, a cast of characters that The Gilded Wolves Is A Rich, High Speed Heist Tale NPR Jan , The Gilded Wolves Is A Rich, High Speed Heist Tale Roshani Chokshi s new novel set in an alternate Belle poque Paris features an unlikely team of thieves out to steal a magical The Gilded Wolves Book Review commonsensemedia Parents need to know that The Gilded Wolves is the start of a new fantasy series for teens by Roshani Chokshi Aru Shah and the End of Time It takes place in Paris before the Exposition Universelle, which featured the building of the Eiffel Tower, but it s set in a world of magic. The Gilded Wolves Roshani Chokshi Jan , The Gilded Wolves is the smart, dark adventure YA readers have been waiting for Adrienne Young, New York Times bestselling author of Sky In The Deep The Gilded Wolves has it all magical Belle poque Paris, dark and glittering prose, a cast of characters that will steal your heart inside their other heists. The Gilded Wolves eBook Roshani Chokshi The Gilded Wolves is the smart, dark adventure YA readers have been waiting for Adrienne Young, New York Times bestselling author of Sky In The Deep The Gilded Wolves has it all magical Belle poque Paris, dark and glittering prose, a cast of characters that The Gilded Wolves BN Exclusive Edition by Roshani Editorial Reviews Dazzling, sharp, and as dangerous as a freshly polished sword, The Gilded Wolves is a brilliant kaleidoscope of decadent world building, seductive magic, and utterly immersive storytelling You will want this book to steal your heart so that you will never have to leave this story. The Gilded Wolves Series by Roshani Chokshi The Gilded Wolves Series primary works total works Book The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi . Ratings Reviews published editions No one believes in them But soon no one will for The Gilded Wolves Preview Roshani Chokshi s decadent May , The Gilded Wolves Preview Roshani Chokshi s decadent new adventure series The Gilded Wolves kicks off an alternately glamorous and dangerous adventure, set in Paris near the end of the th century, with the world on the cusp of industry and power, and ancient secrets starting to

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      • Roshani Chokshi

        Roshani Chokshi is the New York Times bestselling author of The Star Touched Queen and A CROWN OF WISHES Her middle grade debut, ARU SHAH AND THE END OF TIME, released April 3, 2018 from Disney Rick Riordan Presents The sequel, ARU SHAH AND THE SONG OF DEATH is slated to release April 30, 2019 Her next young adult novel, THE GILDED WOLVES, is slated for January 15, 2019 Chokshi s work has appe Roshani Chokshi is the New York Times bestselling author of The Star Touched Queen and A CROWN OF WISHES Her middle grade debut, ARU SHAH AND THE END OF TIME, released April 3, 2018 from Disney Rick Riordan Presents The sequel, ARU SHAH AND THE SONG OF DEATH is slated to release April 30, 2019 Her next young adult novel, THE GILDED WOLVES, is slated for January 15, 2019 Chokshi s work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Shimmer, and Book Smugglers She was a finalist in the 2016 Andre Norton Award and the Locus Top Ten for Best First Novel Her short story, The Star Maiden, was longlisted for the British Fantasy Science Award.Pinterested in A CROWN OF WISHES Check it out here I no longer read direct messages on , but I m always happy to hear from you on Ask The Author section, website contact form or Twitter Policy on friend requests Please don t be offended if I don t accept your friend request I use my GoodReads account a lot, and I get sucked into this Vortex of Angst and Concern whenever I stumble on a reader reviewer s status update review of my book For my own sanity, I try not to read reviews When that reader reviewer friends me, those statuses reviews become impossible to avoid


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    1. This book is over and all I m left with is a fucked up sleep schedule and 100 crushes on fictional characters that I don t have time for.Everything I knew about The Gilded Wolves fascinating premise led me to believe that it s going to dig in the talons of sentimentality and vibrate in the chambers of my heart and awaken my soul from a slumber that was far, far too long I m a sucker for tightly knit bands of outcasts and a good heist book, and I m completely confident in stating, without This b [...]


    2. History is a myth shaped by the tongues of conquerors. From the Author s NoteWell Chokshi has really stepped up her game with this book It s like Six of Crows mixed with the best bits of a Dan Brown book In short, it s full of friendship, scheming, and lots of puzzles to solve.I began reading The Gilded Wolves with some trepidation My multiple attempts to read the author s past work led to me complaining about a disconnect with her flowery, poetic writing style In this book, the descrip < [...]


    3. ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Sometimes the only way to take down what had destroyed you was to disguise yourself as part of it Most of you know that Roshani Chokshi is one of my favorite authors I loved both The Star Touched Queen A Crown of Wishes with my whole heart and soul So, I knew when she was writing a brand new series, about a found family completing heists and solving puzzles, that I wouldn t be able to resist once I got [...]


    4. this book is serving some major six of crows meets the da vinci code realness and i had no idea that was something i needed in my life until now gosh, with a story this good, where do i even begin the massive cast of diverse and interesting characters who have each made their way into my small heart the intricate and highly thought out plot that constantly delivers twists and turns at every corner the effortless and gorgeous writing which paints a historically stunning world fi [...]


    5. 1 15 Edit It s here It s been almost 3 years since this trilogy first sold, and I still can t quite believe it s finally on shelves So many people have touched this book and helped forge ha ha it into the story that it is today This book demanded so much of my heart and taught me some much needed lessons in story and craft If there s other writers reading this, know that I 100% understand that sometimes the hardest thing about finishing a story is knowing when to let it go The beauty of 1 15 Edi [...]


    6. I read the first chapter of Gilded Wolves and was like ok, I need to clear like 2 days because once I start this, I won t be able to put it down AND SO IT WAS Roshani perfectly balances the stories of Severin, Laila, Zofia, Enrique and Tristan, taking us on an unrelenting adventure through and alternative Paris filled with magic and intrigue and power hungry families And the descriptions of food And clothes The fight scenes The romance I felt like I was living in this world, and am sort I read t [...]


    7. He thought of the stories he d heard growing up about the underworld The tale of Orpheus, who looked behind him and lost everything He wouldn t be that He would descend and ascend, and lose nothing but a handful of time I AM DEAD Friends, I have no words to describe how much I loved this book But also I have too many words please scream with me This was such a fun historical fantasy, and I ADORED the cast You know when you just instantly fall in love with every single character He th [...]


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