Hey video game lovers! We have your next read right here! ARENA was released in April of this year but it is getting some new art for its paperback release on November 1st and the sequel, GAUNTLET is launching April 4th! Check out these spoiler-free deets of the books from lifelong gamer, author Holly Jennings:
ARENA is the first in a near-future series set in a world where virtual competitive gaming has become the biggest form of entertainment, broadcast to millions weekly. It stars Kali Ling, the first female captain in the Virtual Gaming League’s RAGE tournaments. After the sudden death of one of her teammates, Kali decides to fight back against the VGL and knows the only way to fight them is from the inside.
GAUNTLET picks up right where ARENA left off and finds Kali in a new game—the all-star tournament. She’s used to defying the odds, but her determination begins to waver under pressures and put a strain on her relationship with the one person who matters most.
If that’s not enough to get you pumped, check out these amazing covers!
ARENA (Book 1)
“A nuanced and complex novel with a strong, imperfect heroine and a different approach to the ‘rebel in a dystopian sociecty’ trope.”
—RT Book Reviews
GAUNTLET (Book 2):
“Blistering action right from the first page, but it’s Jennings’ brilliant characters that kept me logged in to Arena…Thrilling.”
—Jason M. Hough, New York Times bestselling author of the Dire Earth Cycle
Be sure to check these out and visit the author’s website (HERE) for more info and general awesomeness!
ARENA will be released in paperback on November 1, 2016 and GAUNTLET will launch April 4, 2017.
(Cover images: Ace)