Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 6n/a5.450876
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.

Nothing can prepare you for The Gauntlet…

It didn’t look dangerous, exactly. When twelve-year-old Farah first laid eyes on the old-fashioned board game, she thought it looked…elegant.

It is made of wood, etched with exquisite images—a palace with domes and turrets, lattice-work windows that cast eerie shadows, a large spider—and at the very center of its cover, in broad letters, is written: The Gauntlet of Blood and Sand.

The Gauntlet is more than a game, though. It is the most ancient, the most dangerous kind of magic. It holds worlds inside worlds. And it takes players as prisoners.
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published on March 28, 2017 by Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 1481486969
ISBN-13: 9781481486965
3 Book Reviews
  • IronmanFriday, March 22, 2019 at 7:30 am
    i like the ironman gauntlet better
    • sepant
      sepantThursday, September 6, 2018 at 5:57 pm33 stars
      It was a pretty good book but it is a little bit confusing, I liked the suspense and each challenge was fun and exciting, I think that you'll like this book and its worth a try. Go bookworms!
      • congen1718
        congen1718Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 11:01 am55 stars
        THE GAUNTLET Book Review By: Connor William Gentley What if you had to be super worried for days knowing that a family member Is sad and alone in a game made by a child who made it specifically to lure other children in to play it. And then their trapped. This book is called The Gauntlet by Author: Karuna Riazi This story is about three fourteen year old children who are friends that go into the game to save a family member. So it all started with Farah’s birthday and confusing a board game with books that her grandma said was her surprise gift that traps fourteen year olds in it. They got trapped in the game it's a board game that is constantly changing the kids that got trapped in the game there names are Farah, Essie and Alex these characters are the three protagonists it has people who have been there forever it's very sad but it’s a very good book. Its very heart wrenching and the plot all fits together I could go on and on but I don't want to spoil it it’s too good of a book to spoil so if you want to hear more than your gonna have to read it!