05 Jun The Gauntlet
By: Karuna Riazi
What happens when a trio of friends find themselves trapped inside a board game, forced to play challenges designed by a man who calls himself The Architect or risk being trapped forever?
The only thing they can do, play to win.
“Under the 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 game…or will they, like the children who came before them, become cogs in the machine?” -GoodReads
The Gauntlet is a fast-paced, intriguing read that has been described as Jumanji with a Middle-Eastern flair. This book is a fantastic summer read, perfect for those middle grade readers who love adventure!
Review By: Allison Kartman