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Gauntlet By Holly Jennings,

  • Title: Gauntlet
  • Author: Holly Jennings
  • ISBN: 9781101988954
  • Page: 342
  • Format: Paperback
  • Plug back into the dangerous world of virtual gaming, in the next thrilling novel from the author of Arena.Kali Ling isn t afraid of dying She s been killed hundreds of times in hundreds of different ways And she knows there are things much terrifying than death There s a new game in town A brutal, winner takes all, international video game tournament between the wPlug back into the dangerous world of virtual gaming, in the next thrilling novel from the author of Arena.Kali Ling isn t afraid of dying She s been killed hundreds of times in hundreds of different ways And she knows there are things much terrifying than death There s a new game in town A brutal, winner takes all, international video game tournament between the world s most elite players, promising fame, prestige, and unbelievable fortune But there s a catch The game uses new VR pods guaranteed to push digital warriors to their physical and psychological brink adapting every time a gamer makes a move.As the first female captain and youngest team owner in VGL history, Kali is used to defying the odds But as the all star tournament heats up, her determination begins to waver and the pressures of media, sponsors, and the game itself begin to put cracks in her hard set convictions.If Kali s Team Defiance is to survive, they ll have to find a way to be stronger than ever before But battling the system may prove too difficult for even the most hardened of fighters
    Gauntlet Plug back into the dangerous world of virtual gaming in the next thrilling novel from the author of Arena Kali Ling isn t afraid of dying She s been killed hundreds of times in hundreds of different

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    1. Gauntlet is the second book of the Arena series by Holly Jennings In the first book, Arena, we met Kali Ling who had achieved her lifelong dream of becoming a professional gamer in the Virtual Gaming League s RAGE tournaments The league has the best players in the world competing weekly in virtual reality tournaments, the weapons are digital but the pain is real for the players They eat, sleep and breathe their training and workouts However the players also lived the rock star lifestyle with par [...]

    2. 3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum 2017 04 10 Get ready, because it s time to enter the arena again Gauntlet is everything a reader dreams of in a sequel bigger world, higher stakes, and even dangerous and violent challenges I had a really good time with the first book, but at the same time I was also curious to see how this follow up would build on its potential and whether or not it would improve on a few of the weaknesses.Quite a lot has happened since the end of Arena With he [...]

    3. Wow WOOOOOOOOW Get ready, for this spoiler kinda free review Press Start to Begin.HOLY FRIGGEN FRIG I read Holly Jennings first book Arena a while back since a friend had recommended it to me I was looking for something similar to Ready Player One by Ernest Cline and I was pointed in the Arena direction I must admit, it wasn t the book I was expecting Probably because I was expecting Ready Player One and that s mainly my brains fault.Once I heard Gauntlet was on it s way, I was promised a differ [...]

    4. Source Publisher Genre Science Fiction Rating 4.0 My Thoughts Gauntlet is the second installment in author Holly Jennings Arena series Several months ago, Kali Ling s dream of becoming the first female captain to lead a team to virtual glory came true Now, she is on a mission to erase the corruption and drug abuse stigma that infects both players and owners in pro gaming by becoming the youngest team owner ever Kali is world renowned as the Warrior in Virtual Gaming Rage Tournaments She is, pure [...]

    5. My review cross posted from Wit and Sin witandsin 2017 04After falling in love with Holly Jennings s intense, exciting world of virtual gaming in Arena, I had extremely high hopes for its sequel Gauntlet was everything I d hoped for and It s imaginative, addictive, and tense You never know what will be thrown at Kali and her team next, and that s just the way I like it.Kali Ling, the youngest team owner in the history of virtual games, is out to change the world of gaming In a world where gamer [...]

    6. Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy.Sexual content Non explicit sex sceneGAUNTLET is all about seeking a balance in life and in virtual reality After exposing the corruption within the Virtual Gaming League, Kali Ling has a placed a target on her back It turns out that owning a team is expensive, demanding, and a lot responsibility than expected In GAUNTLET, Kali learns there s a huge difference in being a player and being an owner She now has to worry about the image of her teammates a [...]

    7. I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads 5 I couldn t put the book down StarsYoung Adult age range 12 , depending on the maturity of the reader Virtual reality game violence Mild cussing Kissing Fade to black sexual situations Addiction After reading Arena about a year ago, I feared being lost at the start of Gauntlet, but the two books flowed together seamlessly, with no confusion to be had Without giving away spoilers what a thrill ride I was gripped the entire time, [...]

    8. I ve never really been into gaming so what possessed me to want to read Gauntlet I have no clue Okay, I do know the blurb Dangerous world Winner takes all Female captain and youngest team owner Things much terrifying than death Yeah, that and lots grabbed my attention I needed a break from all the romance I ve been reading lately and even though I haven t read the first book in the Arena series, this book by Holly Jennings looked to fill the bill.Wow, just WOW Gauntlet blew me away and once I [...]

    9. This was EPIC.Ahh I m so satisfied as a fan right now I m a huge fan of Jennings debut, ARENA, which I thought was so exciting and introduced me to one of my favourite heroines, the marvellous and badass Kali Ling So I had the usual worries I have before starting any sort of follow up to one of my favourite books would it be as good I shouldn t have worried, because this book is freaking awesome It s an intense and thoughtful thrill ride filled with great writing, fun action scenes, and heaps of [...]

    10. Never have I seen a second novel in a series so completely outdo the first in nearly every way I ll be honest here I probably wouldn t have picked up Gauntlet by Holly Jennings if the publisher hadn t sent me a digital copy I found Arena, the first book in the series, disappointing I could see the potential within the novel and desperately wanted to love it, but found it fell short of the mark I was hesitant to start reading Gauntlet.It is immediately obvious that author has grown as a writer Ga [...]

    11. Familiar paths end at the edge of your comfort zone So, if you don t know where you re going, you re already headed the right way In the 2050s, virtual gaming is the ultimate immersive experience Gamers are completely a part of a digital world, where they wield the weapons and deliver the blows themselves The line between the virtual world and the real one is dangerously thin.Nobody knows that better than Kali Ling, the first female gamer to own her own competing team But she s faced that battle [...]

    12. Originally posted at Vampire Book ClubIt s been a few months since Kali Ling made history as the first female captain to win the RAGE tournament along with her team, Defiance Now, Kali has another mantle she can add to her growing collection, she just became the youngest ever team owner when she bought Defiance out from under its previous management.While Kali has been dealing with the ins and outs of sponsorships and managing finances, gamers from around the world have been intrigued by a myste [...]

    13. I received this free physical ARC from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.Full Immersion GamingNeed I really say p This is the new big thing and is going to become even bigger in our lifetimes, but most importantly, it sets the stage for a whole new world of gaming technology This series shows us that world It shows us what life could be like if full immersion technology became real and I love it I love all of it both the good and the bad You ll have to read to find out what those a [...]

    14. Wow, this was certainly a step up from Arena A bigger world and bigger challenge, with Team Defiance facing both old enemies and new ones in the virtual gaming world I really hope there s a third book in this series, as I can t wait to see what Kali the team do next.Thanks to Berkley Publishing for the eARC.

    15. If you have a dream, then you just have to do it You can t let money, or experience, or anything else become an obstacle Never bow down to the world Always make it bow down to you.Woo Wow Another round complete So much fun Not as much fun as Arena, but damn This was phenomenal What I loved about Kali was her endless amount of spice, salt, sauce, spunk and sass All of that And then some God, she was one sassy hardass And I just loved to eat it all up She seemed to lack all of that in this book Sh [...]

    16. Recommended by Emilie B.Many sequels fall short of their predecessors, and this certainly was a worry with a first novel that can easily stand alone such as Arena However, Gauntlet was delightfully surprising, while still holding onto many of the things that made Arena such an enjoyable read, making it a than worthwhile continuation of the series We start with Kali having returned to Defiance, this time at the team s owner, and with Rooke notably missing from the team roster The gaming industry [...]

    17. Never bow down to the world Always make it bow down to you Arc provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Full review to come March 28, 2017.Gauntlet is the follow up book to Arena, a world centering around competitive gaming This isn t normal gaming though, it s virtual reality where all the pain is real and groups of five fight to reign victorious in front of millions of viewers.That insanely cool world and plot line are only the surface of this series though Underneath, Holly Jenn [...]

    18. Most of the book is predictable The championship in the end had some good twists.Likes The twists in the games Kali growing up a little by the end She was really immature in the first third of the book that you had to wonder how she even got that far managing the team She just seemed like a spoiled brat with a lot of money I almost DNFed the book because I was getting fed up with her I liked the little insights into the other of the team also I wish she had expanded on that .Dislikes The whole T [...]

    19. If you read my review of Arena, you already know that I happened upon this series by chance I didn t realize until I finished it that there is no third book in the works And honestly after reading a bit about that situation I have to say that I m shocked that the author wasn t super invested in the series It wasn t a labor of lovebut it was still great I guess it just proves that sometimes you re really good at something but you still don t enjoy doing it LOLI honestly would have given this boo [...]

    20. Corruption, lies, and drugs define the Virtual Gaming League VGL In Holly Jennings Gauntlet, the sequel to Arena, Kali Ling has finally become the owner of Team Defiance, just in time for an all stars competition that will push the team, comprised of Kali, Lily, Hannah, Derek, and Rooke, to their breaking point both in and out of the game Building on the previous book s themes, Gauntlet puts heavy heavy emphasis on friendship and the dangers of drug abuse Many of the major plot points and twists [...]

    21. I enjoy reading the occasional science fiction as long as it concentrates on the people then the science itself And GAUNTLET does just that and wonderfully.Kali really shook up the gaming industry when she brought out fact that industry feels that the gamers themselves are expendable Because of her revelations, a new type of VR pod has been designed which is supposed to be safer for the gamer And there is a tournament to welcome the new podUNTLET focuses on Kali but we also get the chance to re [...]

    22. Holly Jennings shows us a near future in which virtual reality gaming has become bigger than movies and other sports events Small teams fight in virtual setting in which full sensations are transferred to their bodies in pods, allowing them to even feel their deaths Kali Ling did so well her first year as the first female team captain, that she raised to money to buy her own team something usually reserved to the ultra rich She also exposed drug abuse problems and the VGL A Japanese company has [...]

    23. Jennings continues her Arena series by introducing a new element an All Star Tournament Kali and her team, Defiance, are coming off the highs of winning the RAGE Tournament and training for the new season when they are invited to a private event at multi billionaire Tamachi s house It is there that new technology is unveiled a virtual gaming rig that not only requires no programmers, but also allows the gamer to remain inside for much longer periods of time Tamachi plans to use this in an all st [...]

    24. Rated 3.5 starsThis is an exciting sequel to the first book Here, Kali is now the owner manager of her virtual gaming team Not only is she a player, but now she has to deal with hiring firing, sponsors and advertising, and the general keeping the team together Her team has an opportunity to participate in an international competition, with a huge prize payout This tournament uses advanced and safer technology and seems like a great way for Kali and the others to advance in the gaming world But t [...]

    25. Loved reading this book, very well written and fast paced Hard to put down But in the end when kali decided to fight Jessica hand to hand when she KNEW K rig was still in the game was eye rolling and annoying because you knew what would happen And I don t care who you are, it was obvious she would ve beaten Jessica and gave her the win so it wouldn t be secret or something she could hide And giving up that much prize money meant she might not have been able to fund the team which wouldn t have h [...]

    26. DNF 40% 8 24 17 I was so excited in the beginning of this one because I loved the idea of the new game and I was really hoping we would see something interesting with the AI component However, I m almost half way through and the game play is minimal and the whole story is about the personal problems the Defiance team is going through I just couldn t take another problem, news gossip story, or chance for Kali to struggle over what was right for the team I m really mad over how Rook is being portr [...]

    27. DNF 25% The ratings for this being so high, I really made an effort I did But, among other things, the author failed to rectify the main problem with the previous book the world of Arena is basically now plus this one gimmick rather than any plausible 40 year future It could almost be an alternate history The fatal facepalm for me was being informed that after 10 years of full immersion VR gaming, only just now did anyone get around to broadcasting the games in a VR format Pairs well with the pr [...]

    28. Great followup to Arena, the first book of the series Kali is young and tough, both the captain and owner of her virtual gaming team She is lured into the hype of an international gaming tournament Even as a non gamer, I enjoyed this book immensely High recommend.

    29. Really enjoying this series, fun concept, great characters If you re in the mood for some NA cyberpunk, check it out.

    30. First of all, I am not a gamer, in no way shape or form Like it s predecessor, Arena, it an exciting look of gaming in the future Thoroughly enjoyed an excellent book.

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