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The Silvered Serpents

(The Gilded Wolves #2)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  4,209 ratings  ·  1,455 reviews
They are each other’s fiercest love, greatest danger, and only hope.

Séverin and his team members might have successfully thwarted the Fallen House, but victory came at a terrible cost — one that still haunts all of them. Desperate to make amends, Séverin pursues a dangerous lead to find a long lost artifact rumored to grant its possessor the power of God.

Their hunt lures
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published September 22nd 2020 by Wednesday Books
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chai ♡
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When it came out a year ago, The Gilded Wolves was a fresh, welcome addition to the YA Fantasy yarn. I pleasurably devoured it, and was really looking forward to reading the sequel and folding myself once again between the characters and their tragedy, lose myself in the beauty of their voices—and have many of my questions answered. Unfortunately, the burst of excitement that flamed in my heart when I picked up this book was quickly swallowed up by dis
Nilufer Ozmekik
Dec 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ladies and gentlemen we have a big winner!!!! I proudly declare that I finished one of the best books of 2020 right now!

I cannot believe how much I loved this book, I gave four stars to the first one and but when I compare two of them, it’s only fair to give this one ten gazillion stars because this is so so so so sooooooooo much better. Can you hear I still slap my forehead for waiting too much to get this into my hands? BANG BANG BANG(Yes, my skull is too thick! Made by more woods than flesh!)
Roshani Chokshi
Jun 29, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
This book hurt. It hurt because I knew what story I was trying to tell over the course of three books, and so I knew what this sequel needed to be. I always joke that THE GILDED WOLVES is like National Treasure sans Nicolas Cage (though he is such an unexpected muse that I dedicated this tome to him), but I've always been hesitant to talk about the other half of this trilogy's inspiration until now.

Yes, it's a tale inspired by the swept over parts of history, but it's also a tale of coming to t
Oct 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
THIS is how a sequel deserves to be done.

it builds so effortlessly upon the first book and in a way that feels more developed, better paced, and has me falling in love with the characters all over again.

because thats honestly what i loved most about this - the characters. yes, there is a lot of historical mystery and secretive adventure and fast plots, but wow. these characters are something else. i feel so invested in each and every one of them, which rarely happens for me when theres a large
Mary S. R.
If The Gilded Wolves was a gentleman pickpocket slipping through the luxurious aristocratic parties of Paris, The Silvered Serpents is an anguished ghost dreaming of godhood, haunting the corridors of a palace of ice, hunting myths.

“I wish my love was more beautiful.”

Sometimes you read books for page turner, grand action and fast paced, epic twists and turns, yes, but sometimes you read them for carefully plotted brilliance and mystical mysteries, sometimes you pick them up for delicate
Sep 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

I didn’t love this quite as much as The Gilded Wolves but it still came very close. This is ANGSTY! We learn so much more about some of the other characters and I’m so attached to all of them. Some of the villain stuff in this one felt a bit predictable, but that was the only flaw. I’m definitely looking forward to the finale.

Review and discussion to come on my channel.
Chelsea Humphrey
Sep 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Chelsea by: St. Martin's Press
"Two hours later, Severin poured sealing wax onto several envelopes-one to be sent out immediately, the others to be sent out in two days. A small part of him hesitated, but he steeled himself. He was doing this for them. For his friends. The more he cared about their feelings, the harder his task became. And so he endeavored to feel nothing at all."

After reading The Gilded Wolves last year and adoring it, I discovered a new favorite series to follow obsessively. When I turned the final page, I
Lia Carstairs
I'm okay.
She could not see her hope for what it was, nothing more than a silvered serpent.

I-I'm okay.
Love did not always wear the face one wished it would.

Sometimes it looked downright monstrous.


Thank you Roshani for giving me a heart attack.
What a beautiful way to end 2020.😃


“You might not be a true muse, but you will live on as inspiration to me.”

I don't know how to write this review without breaking into sobs and screa
Sep 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
↠ 5 stars

I am once again asking you to read a book that destroyed me emotionally. Seriously what did I just read. I think need to go lie down in a dark room for a few hours to contemplate it in its entirety. Maybe by then I will have processed the five stages of grief and have accepted everything that happened from start to finish.

The Silvered Serpents is the captivating follow up to first book in the series, The Gilded Wolves. In it, Roshani Chokshi builds off of the concluding events from the
Ꮗ€♫◗☿ ❤️ ❤️

I loved this book and hated it. I really enjoyed the Gilded Wolves and Tristan was my favorite character. I just loved how he was quiet and seemed to be the one that grounded Séverin. I enjoyed how Séverin kept thinking back on his and Tristans times with the seven different foster fathers they had. It gave a lot of insight into both of their characters and how their psyche’s were formed.

Tristan definitely had the most comical scenes, since he had Goliath as a pet. I mean how can a taran
Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
Update: After 3 weeks of waiting my request on NetGalley has been declined and I'm devastated! T_T
Looks like I'll just have to wait until the book hits our stores. *sighs*

The new year barely started but for me September can't come soon enough!!
How am I supposed to survive this long wait?!!

Alright, I'll just continue to live in denial!
The ending of "The Gilded Wolves" never happened!
Everything is going to be fine!
*takes a deep breath*
*takes another deep breath*

Helena of Eretz ✰
I received this complimentary ARC from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

THIS BOOK WAS ABSOLUTELY MENTAL AND I LOVED EVERY SECOND OF IT. It wasn’t as confusing as the first instalment. The plot was faster with even higher stakes, leaving me so very worried for my precious babies. I was left an absolute mess and know I’ll have a torturous wait for the third book to release. *cries*

This was a sequel DONE RIGHT.

It's been so long since a book has touched me this deeply.

This is a story of grief. Severin locks his sorrow inside and hardens his face. Laila distances herself from her friends. Enrique throws himself into his work. Zofia leaves L'Eden and its tainted halls. Hypnos tries to fill a role never meant for him.

The Silvered Serpents is a recovery story. The crew comes together for one last job, but nothing is the same. It's a weak imitation of the camaraderie of before, and they all know it. Relat
Trisha ^_^
Roshani Chokshi: Releases THE BEST BOOK SINCE SIX OF CROWS
Roshani Chokshi: Oh, BTW's, the next one comes out in a year
Me: *Drinks water *SPITS IT OUT
Roshani Chokshi: Not a problem, right?
Me: Figuring out if my grades would be okay if I went into a coma until 2020

After those last two chapters, I can't. THAT ENDING. THE TENSION. THE CLIFFHANGER.
may ➹
I very much wish I did not know the context of “I wish my love were more beautiful”

3.5 stars, rtc

// buddy read with my two faves
krista ☽✧
Dec 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
“perhaps monsters were misunderstood gods; deities with plans too grand for humans; a phantom of evil that drank from the roots of good.”

4,25 Stars

Ha.Those last few chapters literally where emotionall destroying and had me grasping for air and screaming because of the twist and emotions several times. I was told these last chapters where good and emotional destroying but this damn. My soul has left my body now brb [ I hope ] but honestly I cant get over how good the last chapters of this book
Aug 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-releases
The Gilded Wolves (#1) ★★★★★
The Silvered Serpents (#2) ★★★★☆

August 16, 2020: I have finished reading it. While I was hoping to get a happiness-filled epilogue where all of them would be making a cake in the kitchen, what I did get was jam. The third book is needed! Full review to come.

August 8, 2020: Starting this and I'm here for the Winter Conclave, for Zofia & Enrique to make me feel dumb, for Hypnos to basically be me, and for Laila to explain the meaning of majnun to Severin while I carry a
may ❀
Sep 17, 2020 is currently reading it
my memory is fleeting and so i went ahead and read a recap of book 1 and my face was stuck in :O for about 10 minutes bc wow that book was wild and somehow i forgot all of it????

anyways, buddy read with a little bean

also thanks to netgalley for coming through with this arc copy xoxo
✨    jamieson   ✨
laila? Her weed? I roll that. Her hand? I hold that. Her back? I got that. Her girlfriend? I am that. My role? I play that. We're happy? They hate it

it didn't HIT like the gilded wolves but I still love this so much I love my babies so much review to come
Amy Imogene Reads
"I wish my love was more beautiful."

Just take my heart, rip it out, grind it up, and burn it. This sequel was spectacular but it ripped me to shreds. What a beautiful, terrible, heartrending piece of fiction. Everyone should read it.

Writing: ★★★★★
Plot/Pacing: ★★★★
Character development: ★★★★ 1/2
Enjoyment: ★★★★★

This book is a sequel, and so my review will have SPOILERS for the first book in the series. Please don't read if you don't want SPOILERS for The Gilded Wolves. You can read my review o
A small part of him hesitated, but he steeled himself. He was doing this for them. For his friends. The more he cared about their feelings, the harder his task became. And so he endeavored to feel nothing at all.

Everything has been building to this book.

We have heists.
We have travel.
We have stakes that are higher than they ever were before.

Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for an eARC in exchange for an honest review

Also can I just give a shout out to Roshani who knows how to craft be
Lina~Blackbird Queen
Jan 25, 2019 marked it as to-read
#1. The Gilded Wolves-★★★★★

If I have to sell my soul for this, I won't hesitate. I'll do it for Enrique and Hypnos.
Noura Khalid (theperksofbeingnoura)
Thank you Wednesday Books for gifting me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review!

I present to you my first favorite read of the year! It’s still early to say but I know that this one will be on the list. I don’t think I have enough words to describe how much I loved this book aside from the fact that I did a lot of screaming, and I might have sobbed (might have). Roshani Chokshi has managed to squeeze my heart throughout this story, and I still feel the squeeze when this book comes to my mi
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
Hmmm... Review? Not so much. Rants and illogical thoughts? Most definitely.

This book doesn't release until September 2020, but I just finished reading The Gilded Wolves and I had to know what was next for Séverin and his team! I'm new to Chokshi's work, but this series has me HOOKED!! This author's words are inspired, reverent and relevant. I love history, especially mythological or religious history, and the way she filled this story with so much color, I was enthralled.

✳ A huge par
Oct 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
She could not see her hope for what it was, nothing more than a silvered serpent.


I don't think I'll review this. I just can't 😞😖
Athena (OneReadingNurse)
Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thank you so much to Wednesday Books for the eARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review! It's finally here!!

The most important thing to know is that it is 100% inarguably better than the Gilded Wolves. I honestly didn't love that book as it was overdone with prose and long scientific ramblings. Chokshi speeds it up in this followup - Holly Black apparently offered advice on spicing things up a bit and it definitely worked.

There is still some chattering about puzzles and math, then chara
Laura ☾
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy
*Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review *

★★★★★ 5 stars!

‘I know you dream what I dream, a world where people like us are not kept under foot, but restored to a place of equality’

I have been waiting for this ever since I read The Gilded Wolves and I loved The Silvered Serpents even more! It is much darker than The Gilded Wolves, and also even more enthralling, and I absolutely couldn’t put this down!

Chokshi has crafted a dark, magical,
Rachel Kathryn Wright
Sep 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
This story picks up right where we left off in The Gilded Wolves, and I honestly liked that the story line of this book was a lot darker. I thought the characters were better developed and more intriguing. I also liked that the romance grew a lot more in this because I wasn’t sure I was going to like it. The plot line of this book I also found to be a bit more enjoyable. And I thought the world building was well done in this book and I think it was better in this book than the first.
h o l l i s
You know the chorus from Paramore's Decode? How did we get here? I used to know you so well? Well that's what was running through my head as I finished this book. How did I go from confused tolerance for book one to.. exceedingly enjoying this one? Every now and then this happens to me and it only reinforces my behaviour to read on in series that I maybe didn't love or had mixed feelings on. Yet when it works in my favour I'm still always surprised.

"Be a light in this world, [..], for it can be
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