The Gilded Wolves
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 ...more
History is a myth shaped by the tongues of conquerors.
- From the Author's Note
Well. 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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 . ...more
Well...I’m pretty disappointed with that ending. Surely Chokshi could’ve chosen a better cliffhanger to make us anticipate the next book??? Eh, oh well. I still really loved this!
This book was pretty confusing at times, in regards to the world building, but the character development, and their relationships with one another, were where the book truly shined. My absolute favourite characters were Zofia, Hypnos, and Tristan...which definitely attribu ...more
And the descriptions of food! And clothes! The fight scenes! The romance! I felt like I was living in this world, and am sort ...more
“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 ...more
Hello 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 ...more
The setting is Paris, 1889, and the world is a strange and industrious place, run by Forgers and curators of fantastical items. Séverin 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 ...more
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Here we freaking go again. Once more 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 ...more
it'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 read.
roshani has written one of my favorite YAs of 2019. it's a delight for all the senses.
➸First things first...the plot is a WHIRLWIND.
I get why people compare it to Six of Crows but it had more of an Ace of Shades vibe to me?! There are heist plot lines, bu ...more
If you're wondering, yes, it is like Six of Crows with The Da Vinci Code and National Treasure sprinkled on top ( I bet you were wondering exactly that)
I loved this. A lot.
Here's a brief description of the characters:
Severin: The only similarity between him and Kaz is that they're both thieves and well the "leader" of the group. Severin is very VERY caring and he also laughs a lot(?) but he isn't as smart as Kaz. I still love him though.
Laila She dances a lot ...more
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This story is said to be set in Paris in 1889, however, the world conjured up by the auth ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
“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 ...more
I just want to preface this review by saying that I haven’t read Six of Crows, which everyone has been comparing this book to. Since I haven’t read it, I can’t speak as to how similar this book is to SOC. Personally, I got a tiny bit of an ACOTAR inner circle vibe.
I have to admit that I was pretty confused at the beginning of this book. There was a lot going on and I didn’t quite understand the forging a ...more
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 ...more
*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 Séverin 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
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