Ahhhh happy release day to the Gilded Wolves and Roshani Chokshi!!! I’ve been looking forward to the Gilded Wolves since June of 2018, so I was SO EXCITED to have been invited to take part in the blog tour for it! Thank you so much Wednesday Books!
Roshani Chokshi is one of my favorite authors and her books are all so great, so when I say that the Gilded Wolves is my favorite one of her books, know that it’s AMAZING!
The Gilded Wolves 5/5 Stars
Summary: Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. In this city, no one keeps tabs on secrets better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier, Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. But when the all-powerful society, the Order of Babel, seeks him out for help, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance. To find the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin will need help from a band of experts:
An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian who can’t yet go home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in all but blood, who might care too much. Together, they’ll have to use their wits and knowledge to hunt the artifact through the dark and glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the world, but only if they can stay alive.
There are so many things that I loved about this book. The mystery, the intrigue, the whole treasure hunting aspect- everything was so great and kept me on my toes throughout the whole story! I also LOVE all of the vivid descriptions and the attention to detail that Roshani has in this book. I felt like I was really there any time she described someone’s outfit or the food people were eating.
Another thing that I absolutely loved was the diverse cast of characters. As someone who is Indian, I always love reading books where I can recognize aspects of my culture (without them being too over the top or like extra, if that makes sense), and this book really embodies the best way to do that. Laila’s backstory was so interesting and tied so closely into some of the mythology I grew up hearing. I was also really excited about the mentions of classical Indian dance within Laila’s performances. As someone who danced Bharatanatyam for 8 years, seeing someone else’s connection to something that was such a huge part of my life. Besides Laila, I loved pretty much all of the other characters too! Zofia’s love of science and social awkwardness warmed my heart. Her connection to her sister and her ability to save everyone at every step along the way made me love her even more. I’ll let you make your own opinions on all of the other characters (but if you don’t like them, you’re wrong and I hate you).
As you can see, I’m pretty much obsessed with this book and could talk about it forever. If you haven’t already bought a copy of it, here are some purchase links for you: Amazon | Barnes and Noble. If you can’t buy this book- DEFINITELY go request it at your library, because you 100% do not want to miss it! Have you already read the Gilded Wolves? Let me know what you thought about it in the comments below!