The Gauntlet is the first book in The Soppranaturale Series by Ashley Pagano. It is a short, easy, original, and intriguing paranormal story that really was so much fun to read. I loved Ms. Pagano’s Never Fear the Reaper series and so when I saw this pop up in my recommended books feed, I knew I just had to read it. Gorgeous cover and intriguing blurb aside- this book is full of action, adventure, magic, secrets, supernatural and paranormal beings, fate/destiny, discovery, battles, and finally finding where you truly belong.
The story is set in The Soppranaturale Hotel which is actually an ’undercover’ sanctuary for paranormal & supernatural creatures. It is run by a vampire who is much, much, older than Christ himself- where all the inhabitants do their part to keep things running and contribute to The Soppranaturale. So, what happens when the very last two Fae cross paths at the hotel? What is The Gauntlet and how does it play into the story. Will Ommily get all the ‘answers’ she’s been searching for? Will Link finally find the ‘cure’ to his loneliness? Is there a future for the all at The Soppranaturale? If you love a well written, light, fun, and interesting paranormal story- then you really should read this book and discover all the fun details for yourself!
Looking forward to more from Ms. Pagano’s incredible imagination!
Thank you, Ms. Pagano!
Reviewed by @angelahayes