About the Book:
Title: The Gilded Wolves
Author: Roshani Chokshi
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Release Date: January 15, 2019
Genre: YA Fantasy
No one believes in them. But soon no one will forget them.
It’s 1889. The city is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. Here, no one keeps tabs on dark truths better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. When the elite, ever-powerful Order of Babel coerces him to help them on a mission, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance.
To hunt down the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin calls upon a band of unlikely experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian banished from his home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in arms if not blood.Together, they will join Séverin as he explores the dark, glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the course of history–but only if they can stay alive.
I loved the lush atmosphere in this one! It’s set in 1880’s Paris when the city is at the height of power and there are telltale signs of a revolution. Add in a magic system, and a heist, and you’re ready for this adventure.
The Exposition Universelle has brought new life and secrets to the surface in Paris. Severin Montagnet-Alarie is a treasure hunter and hotelier and soon finds himself on a mission from the Order of Babel. They offer Severin the chance at his true inheritence.
In order to hunt down an ancient artifact, Severin enlists an unlikely group of experts. An engineer, a historian, a dancer and a brother in arms. They help Severin explore the heart of Paris, and what they find might change the course of history and their lives forever.
I liked how we got different POVS in this story, and that we got to know each diverse character and what exactly makes them tick. Together, they make the perfect team with their combined abilities.
If you enjoy treasure hunts, heists, romance, glittering Paris, and characters that will both make you laugh and cry, then I think you will enjoy this book. Can’t wait after that ending to find out what happens in The Silvered Serpents!
About the Author:
Roshani Chokshi is the author of commercial and critically acclaimed books for middle grade and young adult readers that draws on world mythology and folklore. Her work has been nominated for the Locus and Nebula awards, and has frequently appeared on Best of The Year lists from Barnes and Noble, Forbes, Buzzfeed and more.
Her New York Times bestselling series includes The Star-Touched Queen duology, The Gilded Wolves, and Aru Shah and The End of Time, which was recently optioned for film by Paramount Pictures.