Review. Girl in the Arena. by Lise Haines. Eighteen-year-old Lyn has lived her entire life in the world of gladiators, and this modern-day version. Uber enters the arena first to thundering applause. I’ve read in Sword and Shield that he rubs a quart of Glow on his skin before a match. Lyn is the daughter of seven neo-gladiators, the men her mother married, one after another, until each died in the arena for the pleasure of the.

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She grew up in Chicago, lived in Gjrl California for many years, and now resides in the Boston area. If you HAVE to read it, get it from the library.

Girl in the Arena is a science fiction novel. Years ago, one of my goodreads friends gave this book an amazing review, and it’s been on my radar ever since. Apr 22, Rochelle rated it it was ok Shelves: This is not the review areha read to decide whether or not you hainrs to read the book. It was just lazy, just hard to read, and it added nothing to the book. And then it was because I realized that the action would be slow-coming. When Lyn’s seventh father dies in the ring, his opponent, Uber, captures Lyn’s dowry bracelet-and her hand in marriage.

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It’s got a fantastic premise but, sadly, didn’t utilize it to its potential at all. It’s hard to enjoy a book when you simply can’t buy into the premise. Where were the protestors, the people who opposed gladiatorial battles to the death?

Lyn’s life is ruled by bylaws put forth by the Gladiator Sports Association. Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell. Her mother has made a career out of marrying into the high-profile world of televised blood sport, and the rules of the Gladiator Sports Association are second nature to their family.


lide So I ran to the internet–to GoodReads, as it turns out–and sought out others who felt the way I did. Way I want to give Girl in the Arena four–possibly even five–stars, because it has something few other books I’ve had the pleasure of reading has. Dummy is still determined not to marry him and they can’t make her! And that, my fellow GoodReaders, is when I started reading everything YA in pursuit of awesome books vy really great protagonists.

Closing one eye the fictional turns of the past decades and the imagined outcome for the present even seem almost likely. As the popularity and complexity of the games rose, they were bought by Caesar’s the gambling franchise and given the polish given to professional wrestling, including televised matches, toy and clothing franchises, and even a college at which women can learn to be good gladiator wives.

Fight Club society doesn’t belong in ancient Rome.

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Specifically, having to marry the killer of her father. I read it in a span of one day because it kept me absorbed.

It was one long information dump, quite similar to a dump a person might take after bad Mexican food. The clash between ripped-from-the-headlines references to pop culture and world events combined with this luse other dystopian elements felt strange.

Lyn decides to go head to head against Uber the young fighter in order not to marry him, to the death. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Jun 21, Grace rated it it was ok Shelves: Small Acts of Sex and Electricity. Despite obvious comparisons, this is a far less sympathetic or believable world than that of The Hunger Games and Catching Fire Well, except maybe for the guy who was in love with her but other than that, everything was all cheery do and just too easy.


The subtitle of this book which only shows up on the title page of the book itself is “A Novel Containing Intense Prolonged Sequences of Disaster and Peril. But mother’s raising sons to be gladiators?

Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines

Questions I once asked myself, about who I was, what I stood for, how strongly I stood for it, what lengths I’d go in order to be true to my identity, and whether or not I cared how my actions might affect family members and other loved ones.

Why would millions of people watch two guys hacking away at each other and one eventually being murdered and be okay with it? At one point, she has a dream to become a revolutionary but then decides she only cares about herself and the outcome of her actions in reference to just herself.

And there are a lot kn YA gladiator novels.

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Okay, I wish I could give this book less than a one-star rating. I discovered a little group of disillusioned Twilight fans and together we ripped Breaking Dawn to shreds. It isn’t, not by a long shot. I have really conflicted feelings about this book.