It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: The Gauntlet by Megan Shepherd + Giveaway (US Only)



Hi, YABCers!

Today we’re super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE GAUNTLET (The Cage #3) by Megan Shepherd, releasing May 23, 2017 from Balzer + Bray. Before we get to the cover, here’s a note from Megan:

Hello, YABC readers! I can’t believe we’re almost at the end of Cora and Cassian’s story! In THE CAGE, you met them in the Kindred’s human zoo, and in THE HUNT, you followed them through a game of cat-and-mouse. Now I’m thrilled to reveal the cover and book description for the final book in the trilogy, THE GAUNTLET! This book is the craziest yet. Cora, Mali, Anya, Rolf, Nok, Leon, and of course, Cassian, are up against the biggest challenge of their lives–and they might not even know who their real enemy is. This book was such a thrill to write, and I hope it keeps you up all night reading!

~Megan Shepherd (THE GAUNTLET, Balzer + Bray)


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by Megan Shepherd
Release date: May 23, 2017
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
ISBN: 9780062243128
About the Book

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 paradise; ruled by a power-hungry sheriff, it’s a violent world where the teens are enslaved and put to work in mines. As Nok’s due date grows closer, and Mali and Leon journey across space to rescue Cassian, the former inhabitants of the cage are up against impossible odds.

With the whole universe at stake, Cora will do whatever it takes, including pushing her body and mind to the breaking point, to escape Armstrong and run the Gauntlet. But it isn’t just a deranged sheriff she has to overcome: the other intelligent species—the Axion, Kindred, Gatherers, and Mosca—all have their own reasons to stop her. Not knowing who to trust, Cora must rely on her own instincts to win the competition, which could change the world—though it might destroy her in the process.

To learn more about this book and see our review, click HERE.


About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Megan Shepherd grew up in her family’s independent bookstore in the Blue Ridge Mountains. She is the author of several acclaimed young adult series and the middle grade novel The Secret Horses of Briar Hill. She now lives and writes on a 125-year-old farm outside Asheville, North Carolina, with her husband, two cats, and an especially scruffy dog.

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Giveaway Details

One winner will receive a signed copies of THE CAGE and THE HUNT and a Cage swag pack, as pictured below. 

Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced on this site and in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30 days after the giveaway ends.

During each giveaway, we ask entrants a question pertaining to the book. Here is the question they’ll be answering in the comments below for extra entries:

What do you think about the cover and synopsis?

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15 thoughts on “It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: The Gauntlet by Megan Shepherd + Giveaway (US Only)”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I love Megan Shepherd and am so psyched about this series! Thanks! Cheers, Kara S

  2. Anonymous says:

    It sounds good and I love how similar the covers are.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I am in LOVE with this cover!! It is perfect! And I love the title because it sounds perfect! Seriously, this is probably my most anticipated 2017 book, I loved the first two so much, and I cannot WAIT for the final one- even though it will be bittersweet!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Sounds great! The covers match and look appealing.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I love the energy of the cover. It sounds like this is a highly intense book!

  6. Anonymous says:

    OMG! Best cover of the series! All of these covers are stunning, but this third one definitely takes the cake. I liked books one and two, and cannot wait to see how things end. It’s going to be awesome!

    Thank you for the giveaway. =)

  7. Anonymous says:

    The cage trilogy sounds fantastic ♡ looking forward to reading these books. I think the cover is beautiful! Thank you

  8. Anonymous says:

    The cover and synopsis are very intriguing.

  9. Anonymous says:

    The cover is very eye catching, and the synopsis is very interesting!

  10. Anonymous says:

    I love this story and this cover! Wow!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Been dying to read this series!

  12. Anonymous says:

    These covers are really intriguing and the books sound fun!

  13. Anonymous says:

    i think the cover looks great! i like the color and the font. the book is just my type of book – it sounds like a fun series! i’m looking forward to reading it!

  14. Anonymous says:

    Wow, how have I never heard of this before?

  15. Anonymous says:

    The cover is beautiful–reminds me of my trip to the AZ desert. I love the suspense and promised action in the synopsis.

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