The characterization in The Gilded Wolves is superb. This book is full of multiple perspectives which is brilliant, because it not only allows us to see through the eyes of each character, but to see our favorites from new angles. Each of these characters have their own pasts, their own talents. They have their own personal missions, combined as a team for one epic quest. Set in this historical Paris setting feels both luxurious and almost forbidden. It’s not just back alleys, it’s decadent hotels the Eiffel Tower. This book is as bright and brilliant as Paris is at night.
I could feel the setting in my bones as wagon wheels drive over the cobblestones. All the way from exotic glass ceiling greenhouses to the taste of sugary sweet confections. And what better characters to inhabit this stunning and dangerous world are our cast of misfits: Zofia, Tristen, Séverin, Enrique, and Laila. The diversity killed it on the page – poc characters, queer characters, and neurodivergent. I can’t even pick a favorite character because there’s something I love about each of them.