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Written by: Roshani Chockshi
Published: January 15, 2019 by Wednesday Books (Macmillan)
Synopsis: Set in a darkly glamorous world, The Gilded Wolves is full of mystery, decadence, and dangerous but thrilling adventure.
Paris, 1889: The world is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. In this city, no one keeps tabs on secrets better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier, Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. But when the all-powerful society, the Order of Babel, seeks him out for help, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance.
To find the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin will need help from a band of experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian who can't yet go home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in all but blood, who might care too much.
Together, they'll have to use their wits and knowledge to hunt the artifact through the dark and glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the world, but only if they can stay alive.
Why I'm Waiting:
Will I ever stop running my mouth about how I wants books set in Paris, particularly during the Belle Epoque? No, probably not. I mean come on! It's such a great setting and there are definitely not wnough books that take place during the era. But lucky for me, and all of us, Roshani Chokshi has heard my pleas and wrote a book that takes place in Paris in 1889.
Also, I think Roshani is a perfect author for this kind of setting. I really loved the worlds in her Star-Touched Queen series. They were lush and beautifully crafted in a visual and engaging way and that is the kind of author I want writing historical Paris.
But even if it wasn't a setting I really wanted to read and an author who I wanted to read books from Is till think I would read this book. Just look at that synopsis. Darkly glamorous world, mystery, dangerous and thrilling adventure? Plus the main character is a treasure-hunter. Like, I really need this book.
I definitely have this book preordered but I am still holding out a little hope that I might get an advanced copy. I would seriously give anything to read this book.
What about you? What are you waiting for this Wednesday? Are you waiting on The Gilded Wolves along with me? Leave me a comment with your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!