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