THE GILDED WOLVES by Roshani Chokshi is a fun and history-inspired heist book. This post DOES NOT CONTAIN SPOILERS.
If you would like to read thespoiler post click here. To begin, here is the summary and the shortened review:
Summary: 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.
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Why I was interested: I enjoyed reading Chokshi’s other books including THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN and I love a good heist story so I knew early on that I was going to pick this book up.
Judge a book by it’s cover: I love the vibrant green and the hints at the Belle Époque era.
What to expect: A great heist books filled with clever magic and history that needs to be discussed.
Why you should pick this book up: If you love history, diversity, and heists — this book is for you.
Want more?: If you have read THE GILDED WOLVES, you can read the post containing spoilers here. Roshani Chokshi also has other books published including young adult fantasies THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN, its companion story, A CROWN OF WISHES, and their collection of short stories, STAR-TOUCHED STORIES. She also has written the middle grade ARU SHAW AND THE END OF TIME series.
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