Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Blog Tour: Iron Man - The Gauntlet by Eoin Colfer

Title: The Gauntlet
Author: Eoin Colfer
Series: Stand Alone
Publisher: Marvel Press
Publication Date: October 25, 2016
Source: Netgalley

I should probably start this off by admitting that I have never really watched any of the Marvel movies (including the Iron Man ones and the ones that have Iron Man in them) nor have I read any of the comics or books or all that stuff...

In short, I am more or less an Iron Man noob with very limited knowledge about the guy.  It is not to say that I am totally ignorant about the character and have no idea about his personality or anything, I do.  I have been in the room while my husband has watched the movies, so I am not TOTALLY clueless.  I just know that I am no where near an expert on this character.

So, if I don't know much about this character, why did I want to read this book?  Because it was written by Eoin Colfer.  He is an author I have enjoyed in the past, so I thought I would get this book and genre a go.

The Gauntlet, in short is about Iron Man (duh!) on one of his adventures.  This particular adventure, he is supposed to be going to an eco-summit - but finds that is suit has been hacked and that he is more or less kidnapped.  Now he has to make it out and he needs to try to help a young girl get out too.

Oh the stuff that goes on in this book!

All in all, I enjoyed the book well enough.  Was it my absolutely favorite?  No.  But I liked it.  I found myself wanting to know what was going to happen next and how.

It really kind of felt like I was reading a movie or something.

Character wise, they were okay.  Sometimes they felt a little flat or a little too similar to each other.  Eoin Colfer did try to keep true to Tony Stark/Iron Man's personality though.  I felt the snarky roll right off the character and the pages.  I just wish I could have found a way to connect with the characters.

Also, just a heads up, there is some language use in the book.  Not too much, but it is there.

So, for not being a huge Marvel fan by any means, I still found this book to be okay and mostly enjoyable.

My Rating
3.5 Stars

This review is based on an eARC provided by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.


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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the honest review today. I also enjoy this author's work, so I had to check this out. Plus I love Iron Man and do enjoy that you found the snarkiness to stay true for this character in this book.