This past week, I read The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi. I’d give it 4/5 stars.
It was a really nice book, I’m actually kind of surprised because I haven’t really liked a lot of the books I’ve been reading. The summary reflected the plot- there was a lot of suspense, history, and there were so many puzzles. The writing was descriptive, but sometimes it was a bit too wordy and heavy and it distracted from the actual story.
There were multiple plot twists, a vivid setting, and a diverse cast of characters.
The beginning is a bit slow, but about 30, or so, pages in, the plot starts moving. The beginning is full of intricate descriptions and world building.
The ending was a bit disappointing, and, to be honest, unexpected. I think, for me, the ending brought The Gilded Wolves from 4.5 to 4 stars.
I think there might be a sequel? Some aspects of the plot were left loose, and the last page is a bit cliffhanger-ish.
Overall, I would recommend The Gilded Wolves.