Monday, December 21, 2009

Girl in the Arena: By Lisa Haines

Girl in 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.


I thought Girl in the Arena was average. I thought it had an interesting plot and it was filled with action but overall I didn’t feel the characters were that developed. Because of that I think the reader isn’t as connected to the characters as the books calls for causing the book itself to fall short. I’m not saying it was a bad book, nor a great one, just a book that you could read if you’re bored and it was lying around the house. Overall a mediocre book.


Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

Published: October 13, 2009

Price: $16.99

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