The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
Published: January 15, 2019
This was my first Roshani Chokshi book and her writing did not disappoint. She expertly crafts a beautiful, but dark world set in Paris during the late 1880’s. Aside from her writing, my favorite part about this novel are the characters. They are all unique and stand apart from each other. In books with a lot of characters I sometimes lose track of the different characters and they blend together, but that was not the case here. I loved our main group and loved seeing them interact. They are all SO dramatic; which was so much fun to read. They also have such a deep love for each other that I am not even sure they truly understand. It was beautiful and heartbreaking at times.
The reason I requested this book on NetGalley was because Roshani mentioned on Instagram that she was inspired by National Treasure, which is one of my favorite movies. It does have that National Treasure vibe and combines history, adventure, and drama. It also heavily reminded of Six of Crows which is 100% not a complaint. So Six of Crows meets National Treasure would be my pitch.
I had a little trouble following the world building in this novel and the plot lost me at times. I also was not a fan of the time jumps at the end, I understand why we had them, but it made the ending a little discombobulated. But, the ending also made me excited for the next books.
This review has a different format because I do not have much to say besides I adored the characters and their drama and that my only complaint is the plot/world building were hard for me to follow.
I am excited to pick up Roshani’s other books and look forward to reading more from her in the future. Also, in a fun twist of fate, I ended up winning a copy of this book on a Twitter giveaway. This book is beautiful on the outside and looks beautiful on my shelf.
Goodreads Link: The Gilded Wolves
*Thank you to NetGalley & the publisher for an eARC in exchange for an honest review*