Saturday, September 10, 2016

Title: Girl in the Arena
Author: Lisa Haines

It’s a fight to the death—on live TV—when a gladiator’s daughter steps into the arena.

Lyn is a neo-gladiator’s daughter, through and through.  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. 

Always lend ineffable confidence to the gladiator. Remind him constantly of his victories. And most importantly: Never leave the stadium when your father is dying.

The rules help the family survive, but rules—and the GSA—can also turn against you. When a gifted young fighter kills Lyn’s seventh father, he also captures Lyn’s dowry bracelet, which means she must marry him...

For fans of The Hunger Games and Fight Club, Lise Haines’ debut novel is a mesmerizing look at a world addicted to violence—a modern world that’s disturbingly easy to imagine.


Girl in the Arena begins with Lyn being the daughter of seven neo-gladiators, and having the last one just die. The problem is now she is being forced to marry the man who killed him unless she can figure out a way out of it. 

But, Lyn is smart and she will do everything she can to protect her family and fight this system that they have now. So, she comes up with a plan, however, it may not be exactly a good plan, but she's still going to try. 

This book had a very interesting story to it. But, the writing made it very difficult to get into the story, and to actually understand what was going on and why. Now, I normally do not complain about the writing of a book, especially if I enjoyed the story, but this one was difficult for me. I liked the over all idea of the story, but the characters and writing made it difficult to enjoy a whole lot. 

However, I felt it could have been better, but I still did like it to an extent, but I also didn't like it as well. It could have been better. 
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