Review! The Glass Gauntlet by Carter Roy and GIVEAWAY!!!

15 Sep

glassgauntletThe Glass Gauntlet

Series: The Blood Guard (Book #2)

Written by Carter Roy

272 pages – ages 9+

Published by Two Lions on August 18th, 2015

Synopsis- Ronan is a new member of the Blood Guard. They protect certain souls (called “Pures”), that, if unbalanced, could destroy the world. The Bend Sinister, the bad guys, for some odd reason really want to unbalance the Pures. Ronan and his friends, one of whom is unknowingly a Pure, are going to a sort of maniacal testing, and are trying to find an ancient device that can put a Pure’s soul back into their body while at the testing site. Will they succeed?

What I Thought- This was a really unique book. I didn’t read the first book in the series, but  this book gives you the main details needed so you aren’t lost. I think any series that you can pick up the books out of order and still get what is going on is a sign of great writing. Mr. Roy created a fun series. The characters are realistic, and it was a cool twist (I think it happened in book #1) that Ronan’s mom is a good guy, but his dad is the head of the bad guys. That made it interesting. Mr. Roy has a riveting plot and an interesting way that defines the magic in the book. There is a lot of action in the story that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

I give this book five out of five bookworms!fivebooks

If you want to win a copy of this amazing book, all you need is to comment between now and September 21! I will announce the winner on September 22, next Tuesday. US entries only.

7 Responses to “Review! The Glass Gauntlet by Carter Roy and GIVEAWAY!!!”

  1. schmelzb September 15, 2015 at 7:15 am #

    I agree that being able to read the second or third in a series without the reader being confused is a sign of a great writer. Glad you mentioned that fact in your review. I recommended your blog to two families this past weekend after a story telling session where I read chocolate books! Have you seen “Anna Banana and the Chocolate Explosion”?

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  2. Dr Niamh September 15, 2015 at 8:28 am #

    Looks great! Really good themes. Great review, Erik.

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  3. Patricia Tilton September 15, 2015 at 8:58 am #

    Like you enthusiasm! Great plot and characters! Like your review, Erik!

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  4. Alan Tucker September 15, 2015 at 10:15 am #

    Sounds like an exciting story. Great review!

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  5. Joanna September 15, 2015 at 4:29 pm #

    What a cool twist!

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  6. Sue Morris @ KidLitReviews September 15, 2015 at 11:50 pm #

    I agree with books in a series that can stand alone–not easy to write. Nice review.

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  7. Jilanne Hoffmann September 16, 2015 at 1:50 pm #

    Interesting choice to pit parents against each other. Interesting. Thanks for the review, Erik!

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