Beauty and the Beast Tag

“Oh what a guy, Gaston!” A villain you can’t help but love-

a whole new world

I don’t know why, but ever since I’ve seen the Twisted musical by Starkids I’ve been slightly obsessed with Good Jafar. I definitely think there’s more to his story than just the evil vizier.

 

“Here’s where she meets Prince Charming” Your OTP-

reign of the fallen

I’m digging Odessa and Meredy from Reign of the Fallen at the moment.

 

“I want so much more than this provincial life” A character destined for greater things. –

the gilded wolves

Laila from The Gilded Wolves. Such a sweet baby!

 

 “Be our guest!” A book that made you hungry.-

fawkes

All of them? xD I ate so much while reading Fawkes. I think it was mainly because I was reading it at 3am, but STILLLLLL.

 

 “Beauty and the Beast” Opposites attract.

brightly burning

Stella and Hugo from Brightly Burning! They’re so different but damn you can’t help but root for them.

 

 “But there’s something in him that I simply didn’t see” A character who is more than they appear-

heart of iron

Ana from Heart of Iron! She’s such a badass and I love her and Ashley does amazing at these things called character development!!

 

 “I was innocent and certain, now I’m wiser but unsure” A book that changed you in some way-

the last lecture

Ummm every book?! But seriously I think The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch hit me the most.

 

“Kill the Beast!” A book you picked up because of hype. –

zenith

Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and I regret it everyday -_-.

 

“I’ll never shake away the pain” A book or moment that always makes you cry-

girls of paper and fire

Can I just say I love this song? But back to the question! A book that made me cry? Girls of Paper and Fire. A lot of that book hit close to home and it just made me feel all the feelings.

 

 “How does a moment last forever” A book that you’ve loved since you were little.-

winnie the pooh

Awww I like this song too! I’ve always had a soft spot for Winnie The Pooh. My nursery was even Pooh themed!

enchanted rose

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

Disclaimer: I received this book from BookSparks. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Rating: 3.5/5

Publication Date: January 15, 2019

Genre: YA Fantasy

Recommended Age: 14+ (action, adventure, mystery, murder, romance, and masks)

Publisher: Wednesday Books

Pages: 464

Amazon Link

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.

Review: I thought this was a pretty good book. I liked the characters for the most part and thought their dynamic was really good and I feel that they were really well developed. I liked the banter between them and I felt that the pacing was really even and fast. I feel that the writing was very easy to understand and the book will be a hit this year overall.

However, I do feel that this book needed more world building. There was a good amount sprinkled throughout the book, but I think it needed a chapter or two at the beginning to explain it a little more. But it is interesting and I enjoyed the uniqueness of it!

Verdict: A great six of crows style book and another hit for Chokshi!