First ever post of the year 😀
Well, here lies also my review of the book I’m participating in this blog tour hosted by Rafael @ The Royal Polar Bear Reads together with Shaine @ Wanderer In Neverland. Thank you, guys, for hosting this book as the center of the blog tour. This is my first book from Ms. Chokshi so I’m glad I got the chance to read it 🙂
Better read my thoughts about it below.
Disclosure: *I received an advance digital reading copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review and don’t mean to affect how I will read nor give my opinion about it. My opinion is mine and mine alone after reading the book. Thank you, Shaine @ Wanderer In Neverland & Rafael @ The Royal Polar Bear Reads for having me in this blog tour and to Macmillan for the provided digital copies.
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 Babel, seeks him out for help, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance.
To find the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin will need help from a band of experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian who can’t yet go home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in all but blood, who might care too much.
Together, they’ll have to use their wits and knowledge to hunt the artifact through the dark and glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the world, but only if they can stay alive.
How aesthetically designed the cover is how amazing and fantastic the inside of the book is. I find this book quite intriguing and fascinating at the same time with excellent incorporation of a clever story-telling, diverse characters, and magnificent flow of the story. That strange magic presented here is somewhat familiar and similar with what I already been into, still, the book is distinctive in its own way as I enjoy reading it ’til the last page and wanting the next sequel to happen already.
As for the casts, you can just love every character the book introduces – who are unique and very diverse. They are indeed created special and different representations including Filipino rep whom Enrique is. Each of them struggles with their own path of troubled pasts and the present ahead. Also, their switching POV is perfectly fine which tells everyone’s side and how the reader will be closed to them all along. You’ll definitely get hold with the transitions of every chapter of this book.
The Gilded Wolves is my first ever book I’ve read from Ms. Chokshi that I’m quite proud to say I’m really impressed with what this book provides me from the author’s imaginative creation. Entertains me as well. All in all, this book is a good start for those of you (readers) just like me that will be a first timer for the books of Ms. Chokshi. Intricately interwoven ideas into brilliant fantasy and touch of great historical research. That’s the book is and more to look into and to wait for the next installment.
Roshani Chokshi is the New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen and A CROWN OF WISHES. Her middle grade debut, ARU SHAH AND THE END OF TIME, released April 3, 2018 from Disney/Rick Riordan Presents. Her next young adult novel, THE GILDED WOLVES, is slated for Winter 2019. Chokshi’s work has appeared in Strange Horizons, Shimmer, and Book Smugglers. She was a finalist in the 2016 Andre Norton Award and the Locus Top Ten for Best First Novel. Her short story, “The Star Maiden,” was longlisted for the British Fantasy Science Award.
Blog Tour Schedule
January 14, 2019
- Rafael @ The Royal Polar Bear Reads
- Shaine @ Wanderer in Neverland
- Jon @ Wander with Jon
- Karlita @ Tale Out Loud
January 15, 2019
January 16, 2019
January 17, 2019
January 18, 2019
January 19, 2019
Thank you for reading!