Friday, May 19, 2017

Five great YA novels about dangerous games

At the BN Teen Blog Eric Smith tagged five top YA novels about dangerous games, including:
The Gauntlet, by Karuna Riazi

Though The Gauntlet is middle grade, it has major crossover appeal, as with The Night Circus. In Riazi’s debut, three friends find themselves trapped inside a board game they have to take apart, to get themselves, and everyone else who has been trapped inside, out. If this sounds a bit like Jumanji, well, you’re spot on. Because it’s very much like that, with a steampunk/Middle Eastern twist. It’s a diverse read that’s exciting and full of thrills, with wildly imaginative monsters and magic.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue