DISCUSSION: a playlist for the gilded wolves

The Gilded Wolves is one of my favorite series, so in celebration of the last book, The Bronzed Beasts, coming out today, I’m sharing my playlist for the series! You can read my reviews of The Gilded Wolves, The Silvered Serpents, and The Bronzed Beasts, as well as check out my gilded wolves tag.

This is honestly a collection of songs that I thought fit the series in general. When I was writing the descriptions for each song choice, I did realize that they all fit a certain theme, especially focusing on Séverin and his character arc…which says something about me and my music taste, but we’ll ignore that lol. That being said, this playlist doesn’t spoil the third book but might have some spoiler-y descriptions of the first two books.

Much like my playlist for The Ones We’re Meant to Find, which had a lot of water imagery, this playlist has a lot of god / divine / worship imagery! This fit The Silvered Serpent‘s arc of becoming a god, I thought. Listen and enjoy as you read The Bronzed Beasts!

(You can listen to all my bookish playlists here.)

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REVIEW: The Bronzed Beasts by Roshani Chokshi

**I received an ARC from the publisher (thank you, Wednesday Books!). These are my honest opinions, and in no way was I compensated for this review.**


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Book: The Bronzed Beasts (The Gilded Wolves #3) by Roshani Chokshi

Release Date: September 21, 2021

My Rating: 4.25 stars

Rep: biracial (Algerian, French) protagonist, bisexual biracial (Filipino, Spanish) protagonist, ownvoices Indian (Tamil) protagonist, Jewish protagonist, mlm biracial (Haitian, French) main character; (biracial (Filipino, Indian) author)

Summary: Returning to the dark and glamorous 19th century world of her New York Times instant bestseller, The Gilded Wolves, Roshani Chokshi dazzles us with the final riveting tale as full of mystery and danger as ever.

In love they breathed. In destiny they believed. In the end, will divinity be their demise?

After Séverin’s seeming betrayal, the crew is fractured. Armed with only a handful of hints, Enrique, Laila, Hypnos and Zofia must find their way through the snarled, haunted waterways of Venice, Italy to locate Séverin.

Meanwhile, Séverin must balance the deranged whims of the Patriarch of the Fallen House and discover the location of a temple beneath a plague island where the Divine Lyre can be played and all that he desires will come to pass.

With only ten days until Laila expires, the crew will face plague pits and deadly masquerades, unearthly songs and the shining steps of a temple whose powers might offer divinity itself…but at a price they may not be willing to pay.

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the gilded wolves + the silvered serpents readathon

We’re back! Join me and Mana for our second readathon for The Gilded Wolves! This time, we’re reading The Gilded Wolves and The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi before The Bronzed Beasts comes out on September 21. Everyone’s welcome, whether you’ve read the books before or not!

Follow along with the hashtag #thegildedwolvesreadathon on Twitter and Instagram. Since we’re reading two books, the readathon’s a couple of weeks longer. We’ll end the readathon with a Zoom Event with Roshani (more on that below) and some more fun events! Check out the schedule below for more details.

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DISCUSSION: the silvered serpents art

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A few months ago, for #thegildedwolvesreadathon, I shared pictures of the scrapbook I made for The Gilded Wolves. Since today is the release of the sequel, I thought it would be nice to do the same for my second scrapbook. This isn’t as long a post, thankfully!

So without further ado, here’s the scrapbook I made for The Silvered Serpents!

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DISCUSSION: the gilded wolves art

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Today’s the second-to-last day of #thegildedwolvesreadathon, and the goal for today is to share anything creative that you made for The Gilded Wolves! I’m sharing a scrapbook that I made for the book, as well as pointing out all the random details I put in. This is a long post, sorry!

This scrapbook includes my hand-lettered quotes, as well as random maps I picked up from when I visited Paris a couple of years ago. You can also see more edits/graphics I made for The Gilded Wolves last year in my review!

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graphics made by the talented Mana

Join me and Mana for our readathon for The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi next month! The Silvered Serpents releases September 22, so we figured it’s time for a refresher. All are welcome; if you’ve read the book before, come reread with us, and if you haven’t, well this will be a fun event for you to read it for the first time!

Follow along with the hashtag #thegildedwolvesreadathon on Twitter and Instagram. Every week, we’ll be reading around 7 to 8 chapters over the entire month of July. We’ll cap off the month with an Instagram Live with Roshani and a Twitter chat! Check out the schedule below for more details.

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REVIEW: The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi

**I received an ARC from Netgalley. These are my honest opinions, and in no way was I compensated for this review.**


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Book: The Silvered Serpents (The Gilded Wolves #2) by Roshani Chokshi

Release Date: September 22, 2020

My Rating: 5 stars

Rep: biracial (Algerian, French) protagonist, bisexual biracial (Filipino (ownvoices), Spanish) protagonist, ownvoices Indian (Tamil) protagonist, Jewish protagonist, mlm biracial (Haitian, French) main character

Summary: Returning to the dark and glamorous world of her New York Times instant bestseller, The Gilded Wolves, Roshani Chokshi dazzles us with another riveting tale as full of mystery and danger as ever.

They are each other’s fiercest love, greatest danger, and only hope.

Séverin and his team members might have successfully thwarted the Fallen House, but victory came at a terrible cost ― one that still haunts all of them. Desperate to make amends, Séverin pursues a dangerous lead to find a long lost artifact rumored to grant its possessor the power of God.

Their hunt lures them far from Paris, and into icy heart of Russia where crystalline ice animals stalk forgotten mansions, broken goddesses carry deadly secrets, and a string of unsolved murders makes the crew question whether an ancient myth is a myth after all.

As hidden secrets come to the light and the ghosts of the past catch up to them, the crew will discover new dimensions of themselves. But what they find out may lead them down paths they never imagined.

A tale of love and betrayal as the crew risks their lives for one last job.

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DISCUSSION: the gilded wolves vs six of crows

This meme and this post all started because some people think it’s okay to hate on The Gilded Wolves because it’s a “discount Six of Crows,” or something along those lines. I’ll admit that I personally have not read any of these bad takes; rather, I’ve just seen talk on Twitter of certain reviews on Goodreads. I know that if I do go looking for it, I’ll probably throw something, so let’s just save me the pain of reading these bad takes firsthand!

I’ll get this out of the way first: yes, Six of Crows is good; yes, I am a SoC stan; yes, SoC is ownvoices for disabled rep. I’m not here to hate onSoC; I’m here to clarify why you shouldn’t hate on The Gilded Wolves in favor of SoC. I talked a little about this in my review of TGW, but apparently people can’t keep their mouths shut, so let’s do a deeper analysis!!

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REVIEW: The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

Book: The Gilded Wolves (The Gilded Wolves #1) by Roshani Chokshi

Release Date: January 15, 2019

My Rating: 5 stars

Rep: biracial (Algerian, French) protagonist, bisexual biracial (Filipino (ownvoices), Spanish) protagonist, ownvoices Indian (Tamil) protagonist, Jewish protagonist, mlm biracial (Haitian, French) main character

Summary: 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.

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