The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves, #1) by Roshani Chokshi

The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves, #1)

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, Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. But when the all-powerful society, the Order of...

Details The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves, #1)

TitleThe Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves, #1)
Release DateJan 15th, 2019
PublisherWednesday Books
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Historical, Historical Fiction

Reviews The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves, #1)

  • شيماء ✨
    This book is over and all I’m left with is a fucked-up sleep schedule and 100 more 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 h...
  • Emily May
    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 flower...
  • Melanie
    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...
  • jessica
    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...
  • Sabaa Tahir
    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...
  • ✨ jamieson ✨
    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 ins...
  • Hamad
    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 starte...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    "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 bringin...
  • destiny ♎ [howling libraries]
    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 Roshan...
  • Renée Ahdieh
    THIS.'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.
  • Felicia
    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 i...
  • brain cell
    “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 en...
  • Nastassja
    *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 Choks...
  • Megan ☼
    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...
  • Amy (libraryofamy)
    "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 ...
  • Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
    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...
  • Sunny ✨wordslikefury✨
    You mean...a 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 perf...
  • Nasom
    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...
  • Katie.dorny
    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 enjoy...