I was able to read an excerpt of The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi on BookishFirst.com. I read the first thirty pages and can’t wait to read more!
“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.” – Roshani Chokshi
From the very beginning I was hooked. Murder, a heist, and witty characters that I know I’ll love. Severin and Enrique have a banter that makes me not want to stop reading. The cover is intriguing and makes more sense after reading about Tristan, the charming boy that can manipulate plants. I look forward to learning more about him and his love for these strange creatures he keeps as pets. Laila has a special ability that could be a blessing or a curse and Zofia is quirky and already lovable. The characters drew me in and the story of hidden treasure maps and a heist sealed the deal for me. I can’t wait to read the full story.
I already added The Gilded Wolves to my TBR shelf. The expected publication date is January 15th 2019.