A review by theelo
The Silvered Serpents, by Roshani Chokshi

5.0

What can I say, this book lived up to The Gilded Wolves and made me love the world and characters so much more.

The Silvered Serpents began with our group being separated, but that was to be expected after the events of the first book. This book dealt with grief by showing the different ways each character dealt with it. Even though it had this element, Roshani Chokshi managed to add some humor and have a lighter mood.

The characters are written beautifully. The author delves further into their pasts and helps us understand the motives behind their actions. The relationships are built upon more in this book but I still think that there was not enough character interaction on-page. I wanted more scenes with just the characters without the plotting or action scenes to cut in between their time together.

Two new characters were introduced in this book, Eva and Ruslan. I immediately distrusted them, but I did not like Eva in particular. She came in immediately hating Laila for no apparent reason, and while it was later somewhat explained, I didn’t like how it was handled.

There was a lot of poor communication between the characters, whether it was side characters or main characters. Everyone spoke over each other and left no room for explanations, which led to needless drama.

Zofia and Hypnos are two of my favorite in this series, any time either of them is in the scene is a treat.

Roshani Chokshi’s writing is stunning with descriptions that make me visualize every scene and setting. I love how much detail she puts in every sentence.

The magic and the tools that the group uses are also better explained in this installment of the series. I still have some questions, but I’m sure they’ll be answered in the next book.

The ending was exciting and heartbreaking at the same time. There were so many plot twists, some I saw coming, some I didn’t. I cannot wait for the next book!

*received an e-arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review