Hello Gemmies! I have a book review to share with you today. The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi. I absolutely loved this historical heist action fantasy! It was such an unexpected delight. I really enjoy historical fiction mixed with unexpected touches like magical devices and heists so The Gilded Wolves was right up my alley!
The world building is incredibly detailed almost too much so! Roshani Chokshi really went into minute details for everything! It created lush decadent imagery, but could also feel overwhelming at times. But...what makes everything come alive for me is the incredible character development. There are so many diverse, complex characters and their relationships with one another is where the magic happens. My absolute favorite characters are Laila and Severin and Zofia and Enrique.
The Gilded Wolves has underlining themes of duty, family, love, class divide, and acceptance of one's self. There is also a whole cast of engaging characters. I especially enjoyed Hypnos's over the top demeanor. There are plenty of plot twists to keep you guessing throughout. To put it shortly, The Gilded Wolves is a darn good time!
This gem published by Orbit is available for purchase from all major booksellers. I give The Gilded Wolves 4 out of 5 gems. If you love historical fiction, frenemies, magical devices, heists, and action then read this book! I look forward to reading more stories set in this universe. Happy Reading!