Wednesday, April 26, 2017

I Want to Read It (54): The Gauntlet



I Want to Read It, a hybrid between WLW (or WOW) and what's on my to-be read pile. Well, instead of focusing just on books I would like to acquire, I will be using it to feature books that I just want to read. From the one's I want to buy to the one's sitting on my TBR at home.



The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi, March 28, 2017. Published by Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. Source: Wishlist. 
A trio 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 flair.

When twelve-year-old Farah and her two best friends get sucked 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 trapped inside, including her baby brother Ahmed. But first they have to figure out how.

Why

Um, yeah, this sounds like one exciting read! I am 100% on board for giving The Gauntlet a chance because it sounds thrilling. That and I'm intrigued enough to want to know more about the game the characters get sucked into; that and whether or not they'll all make it out alive.

Have you read The Gauntlet, if so, what did you think of it? 

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