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

The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves, #1)

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 th...

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)

  • Chaima ✨ 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...
  • ✨ 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...
  • Helena of Sparta ✰ (on semi-hiatus)
    Apparently, this is the first in a TRILOGY! YAY!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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Cindy Pham
    This is a story inspired by the human zoo (then called a “Negro Village”) held in a world’s fair in Paris in 1889. Because of that, Chokshi references relevant issues like colonization, colorism, antisemitism, and more during a time when those things have been swept under the rug by the glitz and glam of 19th century Moulin Rouge aesthetics. I love that she decided to explore this era through the perspective of people on the sidelines. She ...
  • 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...
  • Nenia ☠️ Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Protector of Out of Print Gems, Mother of Smut, and Actual Garbage Can ☠️ Campbell
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestHere 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 t...
  • Zainab
    So good. So precious. So beautiful.If you are 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 ...
  • Lola
    The world is confusing: the more I read, the less I understand. The characters are bland: the more I struggle to picture them, the less invested I am. The premise promises but never before have I wished to chop a premise’s head off as much as right now. The writing is beautiful, so it has that going for itself, but I’m not as shallow as I used to be and so will not finish this book by consuming the purple prose alone. I need to CONNECT. If yo...
  • 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.
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Here is the January Owlcrate Box. Click on link below picture to see the goodies. THE GOODIES LINKThis just wasn’t for me =(Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • saaj
    zofia: im,,,,,lesbianenrique: i thought u were polish
  • 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...
  • Jessica
    I received this book for free from BookSparks as part of their YA Winter Reading Challenge. 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 ...