The Gilded Wolves
Books | Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Historical
*AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*First in a “wildly inventive and wildly representative” (The New York Times Book Review) historical fantasy series, Roshani Chokshi’s The Gilded Wolves follows the exploits of a found family—six societal outcasts tasked with stealing a powerful artifact that can alter their lives for the better, but at the cost of breaking the world.All eyes are on Paris where the Exposition Universelle World Fair is to be held. Hidden among the technological marvels and artistic creations on display is an item of unimaginable power—a Babel fragment that would enable those who wield it with magical Forging abilities over nature’s elements.Séverin Montagnet-Alarie's birthright was stolen from him. Now, to reclaim his rightful place among France’s elite, he must obtain the Babel fragment for the Order. It is a heist that will require the ingenuity and skills of those with nothing to lose and everything to gain: Enrique, a gifted historian and wordsmith, caught between two worlds; Zofia, a brilliant Forging artist and engineer, separated from her family; Hypnos, a rival aristocrat who needs an ally among the Order; Tristan, an extraordinary Forger raised at Séverin’s side, loyal to his adopted brother’s quest; and Laila, the mysterious dancer and espionage artist who stole Séverin’s heart in a moment of vulnerability he couldn’t afford.But as the dangerous risks of their escapade surge, Séverin finds himself torn between his desire for revenge against all those who wronged him and the people he’s deliberately placing in harm’s way—including the woman he loves and fears to lose... “A masterpiece of imagination.” —New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Garber“Part political misadventure, part puzzle and thoroughly charming, with a band of rapscallions and a string of surprises.” —New York Times bestselling author Holly Black“[A] smart, dark adventure.” —New York Times bestselling author Adrienne Young
St. Martin's Publishing Group
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"I'm torn because there are parts of this book that I really like, and the decisions she made were good decisions, but then other parts of the book were questionable for me, like towards the ending, certain decisions she was making. To be fair, the good outweighed the questionable, but I there is just something that didn't fully do it for me with this book. I love the characters though, even though some get a little frustrating at the end and I will definitely read the next book, I just need a break from such a rich and jam packed story for now. This never happens for me but I loved the beginning more than the end, I think the end had flaws, it felt rushed and skipped over, and I think she could have explored major themes more, rather than skip over everything. But this series definitely has the potential, I'm just not super in love with this book, mainly due to the execution of the ending."
"It's a little slow at first, took me days to drag myself through reading it because I was expecting it to be like Six of Crows. It didn't captivate me from the very beginning but the ending was good. Once the action started and the heist really got going, the pace sped up and things got a bit more interesting. I liked the representation and diversity of characters, but their backgrounds aren't explored as in depth as I'd like. It seems like the author was trying to cover a lot of bases with just a few characters. Severin reminds me of Kaz Brekker but less brutal and more of a simp. Overall an okay book, the world building was pretty good and I liked the relationships between characters and the basic plot, but I think a lot of the ideas and themes could have been explored deeper. "
"Slightly more juvenile than I usually read but it was overall an easy, entertaining series. Short books, easy to get through"