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The Gilded Wolves, Book 1

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Clever 1889 Paris-set story has diversity, magic, puzzles.

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While this story has difficulty setting up its fantasy world with clarity, it more than makes up for it with its cool mix of puzzles, math, mythology, and magic. The characters are a plus, too, and will remind you of the motley crew from Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows. They're diverse, quirky, and very talented, and all have tough pasts to overcome. Each has an essential talent that comes into play when trying to pull off a series of nail-biting heists. Add to that the enemy you didn't see coming, and readers will stay engaged and guessing.

But that's once they're able to dive in. At the start of The Gilded Wolves, there's little explanation of Forged objects or the magical world we've entered. It's easy to get lost, and re-reading is necessary until you can get oriented. Let's hope readers have the patience for this, because there's a definite payoff for the rest of the book.

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