5 books that need to be adapted into Netflix shows

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The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

Who doesn’t like a good heist story? Add in magic and the stakes become even higher. That is what The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi offers. Chokshi created an extravagant, luxurious world that is hard to look away from. To see it on the screen, with the right cinematographer, would be absolutely gorgeous.

It also has one of the most diverse cast of characters in any novel and Netflix could use more diverse shows.

But who is pulling a heist and what are they trying to steal? The leader of this band of thieves is a hotel owner, possible house lord, and treasure hunter, Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. Séverin is dark and secretive and doesn’t make friends easily. He’s had a rough life, but he does have some friends who he sees as his family.

There is his brother (not by blood), Tristan who can turn flowers into magical things, Zofia, an autistic Polish Jew engineer who is trying to get back to her sister, Enrique, a bisexual, biracial historian who is looking to make a name for himself, and Laila, an Indian dancer who is hiding a secret that may lead to her death.

Each of them has their own magic or forging ability as it’s called in the book. They use these abilities to get them the information they need to get them closer to the object they’re trying to steal. They are looking for the Eye of Horace to help them unlock a vault inside one of the great houses. But their task is turned on its head when a new villain blocks their path.

If you’ve read The Gilded Wolves, you know how completely immersive it is. You feel like you are tagging along on the heist until you look up from the page. A television series showing this story would be thrilling and give audiences a thoroughly diverse series they’ve been craving. It would also help further explain the mythology of the novel. Netflix, get on it!