Saturday, December 31, 2016

The Gauntlet by Eoin Colfer-ESSENTIAL

Colfer, Eoin, The Gauntlet. Pgs. 273. Marvel, 2016. $16.99. Language: G, Mature Content: PG, Violence: PG

On route to a public appearance at an environmental summit, Tony Stark is currently running in his party suit, the suit with minimum bells and whistles. When he catches a glimpse of a threat that could destroy the summit, however, he knows he has to go. When he gets there, he finds himself stripped of his suit, in a jail cell, and facing his arch nemesis, Mandarin. With no one knowing where he is, Tony must rely on the help of the girl, Saoirse, who got tricked into tricking him. Now, Tony must find a way to get off the island and stop Mandarin once and for all. Will he succeed?

Action-packed and full of Eoin Colfer’s humor, this book is engaging and impossible to put down. Eoin’s writing and narrative style easily pulls readers into Tony’s world. The plot is complex, well-developed, and entertaining. The characters are true to their movie counterparts and Eoin’s humor adds a lot of depth to their personalities. This is a must-read for any reluctant reader, Marvel fan, Eoin Colfer fan, or anyone who likes action-packed adventures.

EL, MS - ESSENTIAL. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library.

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