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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At first I wasn’t always sure who was saying what.

Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines

I spent the entire time feeling like this kind of ultra-violent, death-as-entertainment society could be just around the corner, that today’s reality shows are arrna step away from the bizarre rituals Lyn is privy to. It’s hard to understand where the conversation starts and the sarcastic inner remark begins. Mar 29, Miki Garrison rated it it was amazing. That does seem odd enough to be true.

I don’t know about you, te I really can’t picture a “fight to the death” in the current world we live in.

The Girl in the Arena

If I had to judge this book just by its cover it would get 10 stars plus. The end of the story gets a little confusing with Lyn’s character though because all of a sudden she wants to become a Gladiator herself and possibly lead to a revolution overthrowing the Glad- way of life.


What if they start wishing to be just like Bella? 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 more than one shocking entrance.

Over the years I’ve read some heinous stuff, but I’ve also had the opportunity to read some truly beautiful literature.

Entertainingly gruesome and emotionally resonant—but ultimately contrived. Hardcoverpages. It contains a pretty solid message without being preachy. Also, the trick she’s trying to use a computational copy of herself to actually fight for her seems like an easy way out of this story. August 17, Imprint: Then she’s also between two guys the lisse time.

The Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines

He’s stuck by her manic mother, when no one else can stand her. View all 8 comments. It’s a big deal for her, seeing as a lot is riding on her decision. View all 9 comments. I thought this book was set in an alternative now.

Lyn doesn’t want to be a Glad-wife like her mother, Allison, but at the same time she is bound by the Gladiator lifestyle. Dialogue is announce with a dash as in -Hey, I shouted.


Hxines was so much more going on in this book! Although, in Twilight’s case I’d say it was an inferior starting point too. May 28, Jessica rated it really liked it Shelves: The concept is cool.

Lyn, the main character, is the daughter of seven gladiators the first was her father, the other six her stepfathersand now that 7 is facing the biggest fight of his career, her mother is freaking out. Or even a teenage girl who wants to be a gladiator.

They live, breathe and basically worship this lifestyle.

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Bloody, as we will henceforth call Dummy’s love interest, takes it off to give to her so that we will understand he’s caring and respected Dummy’s father.

Te 13, Rebekah rated it did not like it Shelves: View all 12 comments. Moving on from that mess. Latest Reviews Summer Summary: 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.