The Gauntlet (The Cage, #3) by Megan Shepherd

The Gauntlet (The Cage, #3)

The Maze Runner meets Scott Westerfeld in the final novel in the gripping and romantic Cage series, about teens abducted from Earth by an otherworldly race.Cora and her friends have escaped the Kindred station and landed at Armstrong—a supposed safe haven on a small moon—where they plan to regroup and figure out how to win the Gauntlet, the challenging competition to prove humanity’s intelligence and set them free. But Armstrong is no parad...

Details The Gauntlet (The Cage, #3)

TitleThe Gauntlet (The Cage, #3)
Release DateMay 23rd, 2017
GenreScience Fiction, Young Adult, Aliens, Dystopia, Romance, Fantasy

Reviews The Gauntlet (The Cage, #3)

  • Sarah
    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) “The wolves are strong. But the rabbits are clever.” This was a YA sci-fi story, and the end to the series.I liked Cora in this story, and I liked how she kept in mind what was best for her species as a whole. It was pretty brave of her to face the gauntlet the way she did, especially knowing that no other human had ever managed to beat it.The storyli...
  • Yusra ✨
    2.5-3ishI didn’t really like it, it was boring and annoying. also Cora shldve died. 😬Leon will forever be my one and only, though. 💗 he was the light in this incredibly horrible book!
  • Tracy (Cornerfolds)
    The Cage is a series that I have continued reading despite not actually enjoying it at all. Megan Shepherd had such a fantastic idea with this series, one that pulled me in because of its similarity to my favorite episode of The Twilight Zone. I read the first book expecting to completely love it, especially after loving her Madman's Daughter series, but came away extremely disappointed. Book two was just slightly better and here I am having read...
  • Marcia
    Verrassend spannend einde voor The Cage trilogie. Waar het eerste deel me niet helemaal wist te overtuigen, deden boek twee en drie dat glansrijk. Het verhaal zit vol actie, is origineel en onvoorspelbaar. Ik vond het tof!Mijn complete recensie lees je op Oog op de Toekomst.
  • Alyssa
    WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME. My last two reads? Two three-star reviews of YA science fiction novels? I usually LOVE YA science fiction. :(***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***The Gauntlet by Megan ShepherdBook Three of The Cage seriesPublisher: Balzer + BrayPublication Date: May 23, 2017Rating: 3 starsSource: eARC from EdelweissSummary (from Goodreads):The Maze Runner meets Scott Westerfeld in the final novel in the gripping and romantic Cage...
  • Monica Haak
    I loooove deze serie! Alleen kwam t laatste boek wel langzamer op gang en werd de vuurproef echt POEF POEF POEF gespeeld. Maar toch.
  • Sarah Louise
    And it's over! As a whole, I really enjoyed this series. From the beginning of The Cage, we had a group of morally ambiguous characters trapped within a zoo-like compound. Their only mission was to escape and return to Earth. Throughout this series, especially within The Gauntlet, it unfolds as a discovery of what it means to be human. As for the actual anticipated Gauntlet, the puzzles were clever, but surprisingly not my favourite moments. This...
  • Roxanne
    This started weak but got better as it went on.
  • Sarah {Literary Meanderings}
    • Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings- - -The Gauntlet is the final book in The Cage series, and I have to say I was pretty satisfied with the end of the trilogy!The book picks up pretty much immediately after the events of The Hunt. Cora has escaped and Cassian is captured. A ton of revelations took place near the end of The Hunt, so I was pretty anxious to get my hands on this book!**POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD!**Likes:• Cora really gr...
  • Callie Rose Tyler
    As much as I loved the series, this final book was a bit of a letdown, especially the last 50 pages.First the good, these characters are fantastic. Bonebreak and the rest of the Mosca are delightful, interesting, complex, and endearing, I wanted more time with them! The rest of the usual gang is great but Leon in particular won me over. He started out as a very unlikable character but has steadily grown into my favorite human.Overall the book sta...
  • Krutula
    The conclusion to the Cage series has Cora as the savior of the human race throughout the galaxy in the form of being their champion in the Gauntlet. However, interstellar politics means she has to first fight her way across to even reach the planet where the gauntlet will be held. The squad has to face many challenges, including separation from one another, betrayal and mistrust, and what they learnt through the Cage, the Menageries, the Dollhou...
  • Jamie
    This book was a lot more violent then the previous two. And some serious twists in the story. Although one was somewhat obvious after a while. The ending was a bit bittersweet. I held nicely, and wow there were times I questioned any type of happy ending it was that...concerning. But it added that much more to my enjoyment of the story. Leon ending up being one of my favorites in this book. He really matured out. Nok and Rold continued to be 'meh...
  • Saruuh Kelsey
    That ending was SAD!!!! :(One of the best damn YA sci-fi series I've ever read - strong from the first page of The Cage to the last of The Gauntlet. I don't know what I can say about this book other than it surpassed my every hope and expectation, and the shocks never let up from the beginning. It's hopeful and miserable and full of guts and determination. I love Cora, I love Cassian, I love the world, the story, the cleverness of the Gauntlet. W...
  • Becky - Pug and Books
    The Gauntlet by Megan ShepherdStar rating: ★★★☆☆ 3/5 starsFormat: ebook galleySummary: In the third and final book of her series, Cora is determined to run the gauntlet and help humans become acknowledged as an intelligent species. Review: I received a free copy of this book for review from Edelweiss. I was pretty disappointed with this book. I liked the first two books of this series and this one just didn't have the same appeal of the...
  • Kate
    A fantastic ending to a thrilling Science Fiction trilogy! So much action and so much on the line for all the characters in this last installment. Shepherd's world building is impressive, and we see more of the universe she's created than ever before as our main characters find themselves working feverishly to get Cora to The Gauntlet, and the stakes are higher than ever before as the fates of several species rest on her shoulders. If you haven't...
  • Haley
    Very heart-wrenching. I wish there was another book, like a romantic epilogue. One thing that crossed my mind reading this is that Bonebreak is basically Yondu from GOTG in this book. And Willa, a chimpanzee who ran the Gauntlet, is their Rocket Racoon kind of. This series has been awesome and it seem Megan Shepherd can make anything awesome because I never liked historical fiction and then I read the Madman's Daughter series, which was the first...
  • Kassandra Patti
    What a way to end the trilogy. My oh my it was action packed and full of suspense! It kept me from sleep because I just had to know what was going on. I don't like the end too much, I wanted Cassian and Cora to stay together so BADLY! But I understand why they don't but the hopeless romantic in me wanted more. This book was a great end although I'll always want more and more and more from Megan and her books
  • Whitney
    The Gauntlet is the final book in The Cage series, and while I found it thrilling and interesting, it was my least favorite book in the series because of the ending. In The Gauntlet, Cora and her friends escaped from the Kindred and are on a ship with Bonebreak, a mosca. They left behind Cassian who was being tortured because Cora needs to run the Gauntlet so humans can be considered intelligent like the other species. There was a lot of drama,...
  • Nicole Hewitt
    This review and many more can be found on my blog: Feed Your Fiction AddictionI have to confess that I was a little bit disappointed with this one. It’s not that it was bad, per se, it just wasn’t particularly engaging. I found myself struggling to keep reading at times. I think part of the reason may have been the disjointed narration—it’s told from several points of view and I was sometimes wishing I could just get back to the “main...
  • Chelsea
    That was better than I thought it would be.
  • Miranda
    Cora and her friends are still on the run, and they have one last chance to save all of humanity from impending doom. Intergalactic war is brewing, and it is up to Cora to run the Gauntlet and save the human race from alien enslavement. But she has to get there first. This last installment of the series brings things together, and Cora and crew are all hands on deck. But as things pick up, she's not sure who to trust. Imposters are appearing ever...
  • Ashley
    Oh my goodness was this not enjoyable.Just too many issues for me I'm sorry.For example:When burying Lucky-how on earth did Cora dig a pit big enough for his body with her bare hands? I understand she has a chimp helping her (seriously, a chimp), and that it's not very hard packed soil, but still. Have you ever scooped sand with your bare hands? Gets old fast. Would certainly stop before had enough of a hole to bury someone and even if I did some...
  • Morgan
    A good conclusion, but I'm definitely spoiled after the The Madman’s Daughter trilogy. Overall it just wasn't as good in my opinion. I'm also a little bitter over some of the things that happened in book #2 and this one. I won't go into what exactly to avoid spoiling anyone to the nature of my issues. Interesting premise overall, but some of the things as far as how it played out I saw coming a mile away. Especially in this installment. I read ...
  • Molly Taylor
    OMG I'm so excited to read this book! The last two are amazing!! It's an everyday challenge not to think too much about this book since it has not yet been published. This trilogy should be a movie!!!
  • Julia (Shakespeare and Such)
    "I would wish you good luck, but luck is a human concept. There is no logic in it. A lesser concept for a lesser species." 3.8/5 starsPlot: 3/5 - Sadly, for me, I thought the plot of this series declined with each book. It's hard to say if Megan had the overview for the series planned before writing the books, but it seemed to me that as the plot expanded it only got weaker. There were a lot of moments in this finale that felt like plot holes (vi...
  • Ally
    A conclusion of the story of Cora Mason and the gang. The wolves are strong, but the rabbits are clever. Power hungry Axion, a definite surprise among any and every species mentioned. The Mosca would've been a for sure bet -- though more for riches above all else. I definitely faced surprises around a bunch of corners, after revealing that the Fian that the gang encountered on Armstrong, wasn't actually the real one? That Bonebreak had been imper...
  • Raven_Blake (dreamy addictions)
    Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars!Same Review Also Posted In My Blog: Dreamy AddictionsThe Gauntlet is a good conclusion to the Cage Trilogy. I was actually going to give this a four star but the sad ending kinda ruined everything for me so I decided to give this a 3.5 star instead. I think this is definitely the best book in the whole trilogy. The Cage trilogy isn't really my favorite series but the plot of this series is pretty interesting enough to rea...
  • J
    Now I really enjoyed the first book- and the second was worthy of my time...and this 3rd book was good....buuuut not really on par with the first and second. It’s worth the read but I take serious issues with authors magically installing new information half way through a 3rd book that is needed to end the time talk more about the Axion, Gatherers, Kindred, and Moscra BEFORE you need them to be integral to the plot. Seriously- th...
  • Shannon
    For the most part, while there were a couple things that pissed me off, I was pretty happy with this as a series conclusion. I liked the reveal of the Axion being the villains. I had a feeling that there was something weird going on the whole time, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on what was wrong until the half-point or so. I have to say though that the Axion seemed a bit to veer a little too much on the side of cartoonishly evil. I couldn...