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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Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines

And for some random reason that was picked out of the air for the sole purpose of being a flimsily disguised plot device, Lyn now has to marry the dude that picked up her bracelet. The review must be at least 50 characters long.

There was a problem adding your email address. Want to Read saving…. Feb 03, Penny rated it liked it Shelves: Why would millions of people watch two guys hacking away at each other and one eventually being murdered and be okay with it? It contains a pretty solid message without being preachy.

At that time I just didn’t know. Mainly because I’d been doing that throughout the day with other snippets from hirl book and was interrupting a rousing reading of “Search Engine Optimization. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our arwna personal information. That hooked me for sure!

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I thought this would be my cup of tea He even supports Lyn’s growing interest in nonviolence and listens to her read from the book she is writing–A History of the Gladiator Sports Association.

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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. Ij could not put this book down.

One of the main problems is the guy I forg Gosh, I was so amped up for this book and then it all came crashing down like twenty huge elephants stomping on my brain. Part of the problem may be the fact that I was watching the WWF pay-per-view event when Owen Hart fell from the arena ceiling and died. Jun 20, Morgan F rated it liked it Recommends it for: I wanted to see her really fight and stand up for her beliefs in a passionate manner but this allowed her an easy out and was disconcerting to say the least.

I read it in a span of one day because it kept me absorbed. There isn’t much of that either.

I enjoyed picking it apart to find the things above that I didn’t enjoy so much. His next opponent, Uber, is said to be the real deal. Apr 22, Rochelle rated it it was ok Shelves: If I had to judge this book just by its cover it would get 10 stars plus. She doesn’t prevaricate, she doesn’t hedge, she tells the truth. I can’t be bothered to filter through these things and carefully camoflouge facts from you. Even if it means going into the arena herself. Now, she and her family live in a beautiful house on Brattle Street in Cambridge, which is constantly swarmed by the paparazzi, and people on the street treat her like a celebrity.

They’re also taking all their personal possessions! Although, in Twilight’s case I’d say it was an inferior starting point too.

This works well for me, it felt more like a conversation we were having together instead of a book. I remember seeing it at BEA and somehow not snagging a copy. As a modern gladiator’s daughter, Lyn and her family live by the rules of the Gladiator Sports Association. I can see how some people hate it, some people love it.


A Look at Book Trailers Previous post: Twilight mania had just set in–worldwide might I add. Here’s an excerpt from Lyn’s post-date kiss narration: First of all, this story is not a dystopian novel as I been led to believe when I picked it up. Things are looking pretty bleak for Lyn as well, due to the fact that because of gladiator rules, she has to marry her last father’s killer Though her mother has made a career out of marrying into Glad culture, Lyn is prepared to do whatever it takes to claim her independence.

I didn’t identify very strongly with Lyn herself either, maybe because I didn’t get her world. Ihre Handlungsweise ist gerade zum Ende hin auch nicht wirklich logisch. Why weren’t they throwing buckets of red paint at the gladiators who fought and killed animals in the arena?

This is not explained at all. Feb 16, TinaB rated it it was ok. You can have a perfectly normal job, there’s no pain of death motivation here. Girl in the Arena is full of surprising twists and turns, an original setting intriguing with its variances between the future, past, and presentand characters featuring ny than one shocking entrance. The book is about Lyn, the daughter of a gladiator in a near future world where gladiators not only fight to the death for glory and TV contracts, but also live by a strict social code that governs not only their lives, but also those of their wives and children.