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The Gauntlet The Gauntlet #1 kindle ↠ Hardcover read ↠ karuna riazi å [PDF / Epub] ☁ The Gauntlet The Gauntlet #1 Author Karuna Riazi – Feedmarkformulate.co.uk A trio of friends from New York City find themselves trapped inside a mechanical board game that they must dismantle in orderCked into a mechanical board game called The Gauntlet of Blood and Sand a puzzle game akin to a large Rubik’s cube they know it’s up to them to defeat the game’s diabolical architect in order to save themselves and those who are Gauntlet The Gauntlet eBook #184 trapped inside including her baby brother Ahmed But first they have to figure out howUnder th The Gauntlet was one of my most highly anticipated releases of the year The premise of retelling Jumanji one of my all time favourite childhood movies with steampunk Middle Eastern influences sounded too good to be true which in the end it was I know that I am definitely a black sheep with this opinion but I just did not enjoy this book as much as everyone else seemed to I struggled to even make it to the end of the story It was undeniably enjoyable but I just did not enjoy it that much The story was incredibly plot driven and while I usually prefer my stories to have of a focus on the characters I could have forgiven that if the plotline had actually been interesting In theory I did enjoy exploring the world of Gauntlet with Farah Riazi managed to capture the vibrancy of the Middle Eastern inspired setting and it was a treat to see a such a rich gritty non Western fantasy world dripping with effortless diverse elements but there is only so much a pretty backdrop can do It cannot hide a boring plot and that was my main problem with this book it was boring I loved the idea of having to face three incredibly difficult life threatening challenges to win the game It gave me HP the Philosopher's Stone feels but the challenges were so mild it made me cry They were dull There was not a single shred of urgency to them One of them was literally a taste test No I’m not kidding How am I meant to be scared for these kids when they are literally just tasting desserts Is that really anyone’s idea of terrifying It was incredibly underwhelming I know some people are going to justify this by pointing out that this is an MG fantasy not YA but middle grade readers are not stupid or gullible They do not need you to dumb down plotlines or skate around life or death situations This should not be an excuse especially because I can effortlessly list about five MG stories right now that balance the targeted audience with a gritty complex plotline perfectlyMy other problem was with the characters While Farah was a decent protagonist herself the secondary characters did not have shining personalities I felt like we barely got to know them at all even though they were just as central and present in the plotline as Farah herself I don’t even remember their names Everything we knew about them was told to us by Farah’s inner monologue and I really wanted to get to know them from them OverallIf you are looking for a gorgeously written setting or a fantastically diverse cast The Gauntlet may be for you but I was personally disappointed I did not connect to the characters like I would have liked to Farah was a decent protagonist but I didn’t feel like I got to know the secondary characters as well as we should The plotline was also lacking The gritty steampunk Jumanji retelling we were promised was dull to put it mildly I was bored by the challenges and the story as a whole I wanted from this book but I am hopeful that Riazi’s sopho story will much better Review copy provided by the publisher for an honest review

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E tutelage of a lizard guide named Henrietta Peel and an aeronaut Vijay the Farah and her friends battle camel spiders red scorpions grease monkeys and sand cats as they prepare to face off with the maniacal Lord Amari the man behind the machine Can they defeat Amari at his own gameor will they like the children who came before them become cogs in the machine The Gauntlet is for sure one of my most anticipated 2017 books Karuna Riazi is my hero and I look up to her so much I saw a bit of Jumanji and a bit of Wizard of Oz to be honest too I loved loved this book and how it was written The chapters are short so it has that easy flow that middle grade novels have It is 1000% adventures and action and games and all of these wonderful things everyone will love It has a lot of puzzle games and board games which I adore in real life and to see them in this book is just fabulous Plus I didn't know all of them so it's always nice to find out about new stuffThis book is filled with delicious descriptions of food that made my mouth watered and made my tummy growled I am the heart eyes emoji when I read those passages and I seriously felt like I could smell the desserts and snacks and sweets this story had And let's not forget our main character Farah and her two best friends Alex and Essie This book is all about friendship and family and bonding and teaming up with new friends It's just a wonderful MG book that for sure kids will love and I'm sure teensadults will be in wonder of such a magical world Karuna created

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The Gauntlet The Gauntlet #1A trio The Gauntlet Epub #220 of friends from New York City find themselves trapped inside a mechanical board game that they must dismantle in order to save themselves and generations of other children in this action packed debut that’s a steampunk Jumanji with a Middle Eastern flairWhen twelve year old The Gauntlet PDF Farah and her two best friends get su This is such an excellent Middle Grade novel I'm so happy this book exists It's fast paced beautiful and intriguing and perfect for all ages not just middle grade readers The stunning description will leave you hungry for the described food and wishing you could see what Farah and her friends are for the architecture and I would HIGHLY recommend this one RTC