Friday, August 28, 2015

Review: The Glass Gauntlet by Carter Roy

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Ronan Truelove barely survived his first encounter with his father and the Bend Sinister. Now, he’s determined to become one of the Blood Guard, a sword-wielding secret society sworn to protect thirty-six pure souls crucial to the world’s survival.

Eager to prove he’s got what it takes, Ronan is sent on his first mission with his friends Greta and Sammy to visit a weird-sounding school and take a series of tests called the Glass Gauntlet. Paper and pencils and nerdy scholarship—where’s the life-or-death challenge in that?

But the Glass Gauntlet is actually something much more dangerous: head-to-head competitions against ruthless opponents. Nothing and no one are what they seem. Who can he trust, and who will kill him? Ronan has to figure it out fast because his enemies are multiplying, and soon he will have to pass the ultimate test: facing his father again and standing up to those who threaten not only him and his friends but also the world.

My Thoughts:
The adventure continues!  The Glass Gauntlet begins shortly after The Blood Guard ends.  Ronan (love that name), Greta & Sammy are all in training at the make shift home base of the Blood Guard.  While Jack trains in them in his unique way, Ronan's mom continues to search for the Head of the Bend Sinister & the soul they stole from an innocent woman.  Soon Jack & the new trainees are off to the mysterious Glass Estate to enter Ronan, Greta & Sammy in the Glass Gauntlet.  Once they realize the competition is not what it seems things get pretty crazy.  I loved the twist in the plot and the pace the story moved at.  I wonder if the new character will stick around and be of help to the Guard.  Ronan continues to be one of my new favorite characters as he lets his instincts take over and uses his new training to protect his friends.  I can't wait to see where the next book will lead.  I hope it's not too long.

I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

Recommended for readers 12 & up.  

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