Okay, before I get into the review, I’d like to first state something.
Ever since I’ve decided to be more forthcoming on the blog and on social media, I’ve been confronted with the problem of trying to encapsulate everything I like to do in a way that makes it easier to share with you all.
Recently, I finally realized what would give me the ability to do all that. And it perfectly coincides with a project I have in the works that I’m very excited to disclose to you guys soon. With any luck, it’ll be ready by the summer, but you’ll know about it before that, so don’t worry.
So expect some changes to take place on the blog, and believe me, it’ll be for the better! I’m so excited. I’m also going to be changing up my Instagram, so if you don’t already follow me on there, click one of the social media links on the site to do so, because it’s about to be revamped!
Also, today marks a week since CONQUEST came out, and I just want to thank everyone again for their love and support for it. It means so much to me. It really does.
Alright, on with the review!
I don’t know how to express how much I love this book. I may need to learn a few more languages to better express how much I love this book, and everything else Roshani Chokshi does. But then, those other languages might not encapsulate how much I love this book.
I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO.
Gilded Wolves is about a group of unusual friends that pull off amazing heists of magical artifacts, each with their own motives. It takes place in 1889 Paris, in an alternate history including a group called the Order of Babel, as well as all kinds of fantastical concepts.
One of my favorite aspects of this book was how much each character shone through. They were magnificent individually and they made an amazing team together. A very diverse group that all understood each other’s needs, not even verbally, but just a mutual understanding between them all that was just so pure.
The world building, as usual with Roshani Chokshi, was rich and always full of something to marvel at. Whether it be statues that came to life and acted as guards or magical powders that made to slip out of sight, even if only for a moment, there was no end to the world of wonder and magic.
The plot twists are incredible, both about the characters and the plot, and I really can’t say anything more without giving it away, but just know that I finished this book weeks ago and I’m still reeling.
The only reason this didn’t get a full five hearts from me is because some parts of the world building was so complex that I found myself rereading bits just to get reoriented in what was going on, and even then, I was still confused at some points. This may have been on me, because my brain is going 90 miles an hour at all times, but some points that I feel like were supposed to be clear weren’t to me.
But that’s the only hiccup.
I adore this book. I can’t wait for the next one in the series, and if you haven’t picked it up already? Do so.