The Voice of Knowledge: A Practical Guide to Inner Peace exciting suspenseful near future sci fi that will have you rooting for Kali and Team Defiance all the way I amagerly awaiting the next book in the series Because dear lord people that cliffhangerNearly all of my gripes with the first book are addressed and fixed in this one Not all of them maybe There were one or two things which still bothered me a bit and one was most definitely mentioned in my review of the previous bookWhile the first book follows Kali as she struggles with overcoming addiction the sudden death of her boyfriend and teammate and winning the RAGE tournament this one takes a bit of a different turn Kali is now owner of her own team Defiance which she is still acting captain of Now Kali has new problems how to pay her teammates and mployees how to please the sponsors how to deal with a teammates relapse all while staying true to her beliefs and attempts to clean up the pro gaming circuit On top of that there s a new type of immersion pod directed by an advanced AI instead of real people at real terminals and a new surprise tournament the inventors are hosting Team Defiance will now have to compete against the best teams in the world including Kali s role modelThe stakes feel much higher in this book The scope moves from solely on Kali and her own very personal struggles to the team at large and how her actions affect her friends and the gaming community at large The stakes are higher There s a lot on the line than Kali s health or dignity or ven the success of the team within the tournament There are very real The Power of Meaning: The true route to happiness enemies Kali must fight But these aren t the sort of villains we have in say high fantasy There is no Sauron to destroy here Instead we have a press intent on destroying their reputation corrupt tournament officials who would rather see Kali and her principles out of the league than change their own morals and standards and an AI that seems to be somehow targeting Team Defiance Things that have no visible beginning ornd Things that can t be fought the way that Kali and her team fight their The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse enemies while in gameSomething that bothered me about the first book was that it didn t feel as if the story was set uite as far in the future as it was There were very little indications that the world was much different than it is now Gauntlet felt much sci fi than Arena While not included in any sort of overabundance it was obvious that Kali doesn t live in the world of today orven the next handful of years This helped make the world feel real like it really was forty years in the future where the dreams of today are finally being realized while still having some stubborn holdover tech from todayNow one of the biggest issues I had with the first book was the presentation of the game itself Standard gaming features were missing There was no menu system among other things While there still doesn t
#seem to be #to be way for the players to manually log themselves out of the game which players to manually log themselves out of the game which both terrifying and potentially problematic some of these issues are addressed with the new version of total immersion pods introduced here The handling of things by an AI not only makes the game interesting as a viewer and readers but takes out some of the inherent problems with using real flesh and blood coders to create in game A Calendar of Wisdom: Daily Thoughts to Nourish the Soul, Written and Se (English Edition) enemies and scenarios in real time as Kali and the others are plugged in as well I ve said it before and I ll say it again Programmers aren t gods They can t magic a scenario andnemies with a few uick strokes of a keyboard all while monitoring the player s condition and needs Using the AI cuts out the vast majority of these issues While it doesn t seem apparent that there is any way to log out of the game short of dying the AI does improve the gameThe other characters were also prevalent here In the last book the characters seen the most were Kali obviously since the series is from her In the last book the characters seen the most were Kali obviously since the series is from her of view and Rooke Here we get a lot time with the rest of the team It s nice to see these characters developed a bit None of them seemed as thin or one dimensional as they did in the first book Each of them struggles with their own demons They all have pasts hobbies and lives and personalities outside of gaming and Team Defiance Interpersonal relations suffer and are reforged throughout the novel It isn t just Kali struggling this time Its all of themDespite all of this happening at once the pacing never suffers We see of the characters interact without the action stopping altogether to do so There is focus on Kali s teammates and their struggles but we never stop to say switch points of view Everything is viewed through Kali s Happiness Makeover eyes both as a friend and as team owner She gets involved when she mustither with a shoulder to lean on as a friend or as an owner when she has to put her foot down on a matter It s a thin line between friendship and boss she straddles and though it is apparent she doesn t know what she s doing she does it with a fervor that is very admirableI honestly didn t think I d say this but I really njoyed Gauntlet by Holly Jennings It was fun There was a palatable sense of suspense In game figh. 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 be.
Download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, Book or Kindle PUB free Á Holly JenningsLisherGenre Science FictionRating 40My ThoughtsGauntlet 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 rase the corruption and drug abuse stigma that infects both players and owners in pro gaming by becoming the youngest team owner Meditations ever Kali is world renowned as the Warrior in Virtual Gaming Rage Tournaments She is pure simple a badass with skills to back up what she brings to the gaming world But she also has than her fair share ofnemies who would do anything to see her failFull Review Gizmos Reviewshttpgizmosreviewsblogspotcom201 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 The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life expecting Probably because I wasxpecting Ready Player One and that s mainly my brains fault Once I heard Gauntlet was on it s way I was promised a different take on the series I didn t fully El arte de la prudencia: Adaptación y prólogo de J. Ignacio Díez enjoy the first book due to the lack of gameplay and the main focus of relationship building After skimming through Arena uickly before I started Gauntlet I was ready Just kidding I wasn t ready for this amazing book Halp Can t breathe ANYWAY This book deliveredverything The Meaning of Things: Applying Philosophy to life (English Edition) everyone had asked for The relationship building was still there but it wasn t the main focus I didnjoy the romance and the team building a bit because it relied on the tournament I loved that because a lot of the situations the characters were dealing with I could relate to most of them SPOILER A lot of the characters are forced to face their biggest fears Their mental struggles were all put against them and how they overcame all those obstacles was inspiring You see a lot of characters begin to open up and show another side of them I was really happy to get involved with the other teammates and The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life even the other teams in the competition It made the world become in depth and by thend of it I felt like I couldn t read fast Turning to One Another: Simple Conversations to Restore Hope to the Future enough to find out what happened next Thend game was awesome too Holly s writing and her ability to make the fight scenes the wounds characters gain the game itself feel like it s alive and like you re actually there END SPOILER I ve never seen an author fully transform a book series this well She took the feedback Arena received and resolved a lot of the complaints with Gauntlet My one complaint was the HUGE slap in the face cliff hanger But in a way WELL DONE HOLLY You made me angry in the sense I have to wait for the next part of the series I find when authors have grasped my attention like that they ve done an impeccable job I absolutely love story telling and crave a good one Gauntlet provided and it s perfect for Everyday Ubuntu: Living better together, the African way every gamer out there If you re not a gamer you still mightnjoy the book if you like the Sci Fi genres but gamers will definitely love it I recommend this book 100% and I would also say read Arena It will build this book s Do Better: Spiritual Activism for Fighting and Healing from White Supremacy emotion up waaaay 5 Stars 3Love Grimm 35 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum ready because it s time tonter the arena again Gauntlet is verything a reader dreams of in a arena again Gauntlet is verything a reader dreams of in a bigger world higher stakes and How to Be a Leader: An Ancient Guide to Wise Leadership even dangerous and violent challenges I had a really good time 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 Theyat sleep and breathe their training and workouts However the players also lived the rock star lifestyle with partying and drugs and it cost the life of one of Kali s teammates Now in Gauntlet Kali is still overcoming her teammates death and she has taken control of her life and her virtual gamer teammates by becoming the team owner and hopefully cleaning her life and her virtual gamer teammates by becoming the team owner and hopefully cleaning the drugs and partying There is now a new tournament going on that is bringing the top athletes in gaming from all over the world to compete that uses new VR pods that adapt Anger and Forgiveness: Resentment, Generosity, and Justice every time a gamer makes a move bringing the players to their physical and psychological brinkThe further I get into this series the I have actually beennjoying the world and characters that the author has created The story takes on a tough subject of the young athletes getting involved in drugs and alcohol and digs deep into that subject When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals even into the second book which makes this fantasy world deal with a real life problem while stillntertaining a reader with the virtual gaming and fantasy What Should I Do with My Life?: The True Story of People Who Answered the Ultimate Question elements Kali is a very likable character that has many different demons to battle and a lot to live up to Watching her grow and struggle is certainly intriguing and you can t help but to root for her to find her way and develop an inner strength The rest of Kali s team also have their struggles in thisdition that gave them depth and had them stepping up as individuals so than in the first book so I was uite happy with getting to know them better this time around Overall highly Cuaderno de ejercicios de los cuatro acuerdos toltecas / Workbook for the Four Agreements enjoying this young adult fantasy series about virtual gaming Looking forward to reading the next book and seeing whatlse is in store for Kali and her friends and teammates I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalleyFor reviews please visit. 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 The Theory of Moral Sentiments: (with an Introduction by Herbert W. Schneider) ever before But battling the system may prove too difficult forven the most hardened of fighte. Ts were uick brutal and fun to read I am beyond A Short Guide to a Happy Life ecstatic that so much of the potential I saw in the author as a freelanceditor was fully realized in this novel If you were just meh about Arena pick up Gauntlet and I promise you that you ll be pleasantly surprised If you like YA novels The Noticer: Sometimes, all a person needs is a little perspective especially YA sci fi you should pick up this series If you don t like YA novels or don t like books with video game related plots this might not be the book for youThis review and can be found on Looking Glass ReadsBook received from the publisher inxchange for an honest review This was EPICAhh I m so satisfied as a fan right now I m a huge fan of Jennings debut ARENA which I thought was so Meditations 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 heart One of my favourite things about this book was the gameplay I love the fight scenes in ARENA but I m glad this one shakes things up The games are now capture the flag battles set in a cyberpunk style futuristic city WHICH WAS SO COOL Jennings writing is incredibly cinematic and I totally loved being immersed in this incredible setting Additionally the games themselves now change as the tournament progresses so no one battle in GAUNTLET is the same I won t spoil it but the team is constantly having new things thrown at them Like new rules new obstacles andven deadly NPCS The NPCs in this are seriously my fave I won t spoil what they are but I think they re awesome and were really inventive and terrifying The characters I grew to love in book one are also all back and all have moments to shine Kali is her incredible self She s in control in this book and I loved watching her grow into an amazing leader I also loved Derek in this one he was hilarious and also charming and just great He stole the show a few times in this one This is fantastic seuel to ARENA and an amazing book on its own It s a super fun and action packed book with a lot to say I m pretty obsessed with this series and I really hope there s a third book 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 ven though I haven t read the first book in the Arena series this book by Holly J 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
12 depending on the maturity of the reader reality game violence Mild cussing Kissing Fade to black sexual situations Addiction After reading reality game violence Mild cussing Kissing Fade to black sexual situations Addiction After reading about a year ago I feared being lost at the start of Gauntlet but the t Review courtesy of All Things Urban FantasySexual content Non xplicit sex sceneGAUNTLET is all about seeking a balance in life and in virtual reality After How to Survive Change . . . You Didn't Ask for 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 isxpensive demanding and a lot responsibility than xpected 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 and the narrative that the media creates about them When Team Defiance is invited to participate with new artificial intelligence gaming system they can t turn down the shot at winning the grand prizeThe novel takes place in the future but the themes of addiction and cyberbullying are still very relevant Kali Ling is still struggling with her addiction from the first novel There s no asy fixes Her addiction is always there just one bad night away She aims for calm and serenity but sometimes it s La voz del conocimiento: The Voice of Knowledge, Spanish-Language Edition easier to just throw a phone against the wall The book also addresses the toll of being a female public figure Whether it s being a gamer a celebrity or an athlete women are held to a higher standard When gossip and rumours about Team Defiance start it s not a surprise that they impact the female members of the team harder than othersThere are no pained silences in this book All characters are uick to share their feelings It s refreshing but can drag down the action You just want the character to get back into the arena Even though it s clear that in game warfare has no real world repercussions the fights are well written and suspenseful Reading GAUNTLET is a lot like getting lost in a video game It sngrossing How Good People Make Tough Choices Rev Ed: Resolving the Dilemmas of Ethical Living (English Edition) enough to make up for any problems Even if you re a casual gamer the pop culture references areasy to pick up For non gamers Holly Jennings is uick to Muchas felicidades: Tres visiones y más de la idea de felicidad explain any important lore While there is an obvious comparison to the Hunger Games series GAUNTLET is a fun read that stands on its own My review cross posted from Wit and Sin falling in love with Holly Jennings s intensexciting world of virtual gaming in Arena I had What Would Aristotle Do?: Self-Control Through the Power of Reason extremely high hopes for its seuel Gauntlet wasverything 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 itKali Ling the youngest team owner in the history of virtual games is out to change the world of gaming In a world where gamers are celebrities their images managed their moves dictated and t Source Pub. Tween the world’s most Think Differently: Open Your Mind. Philosophy for Modern Life. 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 adaptingvery 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. ,RANGE 12 DEPENDING ON THE MATURITY OF THE READER