In This Episode
The Book Evangelists discuss The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi. A YA adventure with an ensemble cast set in a magical 1889 Paris.
Why this book? Subscription Boxes!
Marian and Lissa are so different from each other, but look at how we ended up with the same book in our mailboxes!
“I got Uppercase because I was instructed by like..the whole world…that I should do more self-care and so I bought myself Uppercase.” – Lissa
Uppercase Box – Uppercase is a monthly YA book subscription box that includes a signed first edition of the best YA book of the month along with high-quality and practical items.
“Because I’m me, before I chose a subscription box, I made a spreadsheet.” – Marian
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Are you suddenly tempted to try a subscription box? Lissa signed her kids up for OwlCrate Jr. while editing the podcast. Here’s a referral link if you are interested!
Magic Not Science
We read for what we know and for what we are interested in most.
So when we struggled to understand the way magic worked in this book, we approached that challenge differently.
Lissa tries to turn all the magic into chemistry. Or explain it away like John Scalzi’s Redshirts science lab.
Marian tries to understand how the magic system works within the book from the perspective of the writer creating the world.
What do you do with magic systems that don’t work for you as a reader?
Why are so many new books coming out set in Paris in the Gilded Age?
What are your favorites so far? What are you looking forward to reading?
Do you have a story about visiting Paris that is more coincidental that Lissa’s or more crime-ridden than Marian’s?
Camp NaNoWriMo – Choose a writing project for this April. (Do it!) (Did you do it?)
Our Show Notes include mentions and recommendations, all linked for your convenience. What else would you like to see here?
Music Credit: The music used during transitions in our podcast is adapted from: Jazzy Sax, Guitar, and Organ at the club by Admiral Bob (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/admiralbob77/58382 Ft: geoffpeters