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Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite
The Gimmal Ring by Karen Koski is the story of Gwen Gimmal as she finds out that all that glitters is definitely not gold. Gwen belongs to a very powerful family that is much loved by their community. Everyone wants to attend their gala, but it is by invitation only. The gala is the event where the coveted Gimmal Ring will be. Gwen wants to know what the ring will reveal to her. However, when she gets to the gala, she realizes there are far too many secrets revolving around the famous Gimmal Ring and her family seems to be at the center of it. Things take a dangerous turn when her parents are kidnapped and it is up to her and her brother to protect their parents. But it isn’t easy because the kidnappers have demanded something that they aren’t even sure exists and they only have until midnight to find it. They say be careful what you wish for, but is it too late for Gwen?
The Gimmal Ring by Karen Koski is a fast-paced, nicely written and action-packed story that will be a great treat for young readers who crave adventure and suspense. Gwen is a cool protagonist, she isn’t afraid of taking chances and she is ready to solve the problems that arise. The author kept the narrative smooth and very engaging, I enjoyed how the story flowed effortlessly and made sure I was in the moment with Gwen. The mystery of the ring is interesting; the way Gwen had to make sense of the clues was even more entertaining. I enjoyed her reactions and enjoyed the story itself.