The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
Published by Wednesday Books on January 15, 2019
Genres: Young Adult , Adventure, Historical Fiction
Source: Owl Crate
2019 challenge: Owl Crate
I would give this book 3 for a review.
From New York Times bestselling author Roshani Chokshi comes The Gilded Wolves, a novel set in Paris during a time of extraordinary change–one that is full of mystery, decadence, and dangerous desires…
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 thought this was such a fun sequel in this series. I really did like the plot and where the story went in this book. I also really loved how this book was set in paris. I did vist there in the past and the descriptions were so real, like i was there. I think I still want a little bit more out of this world in general. But I thought the pacing of this book was super good. I also like the new group of characters we met and at the heart of this book is always the friendship between cassidy and jacob and some heartfelt moments occurred. I am so excited to read more in this series and find out the new setting!
I overall really did enjoy the world building of this story. I also really did like all the characters and felt super connected to them all. I enjoyed. I really did like how this world was mix of both historical fiction and also some magic elements. The pacing and plot of this book was just not as strong as I wanted and i got super lost in the details of this read. I always give first books in a series a bit of leeway and I found this book struggle to follow the plot at points. But I am def still intrigued to read more books in this series!