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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I came up with the gorl of building a little library, a collection made up of the best books. I love it, but it is not correct. So Dummy, as we will henceforth call the main character, has given her dowry bracelet off to her dad for luck. You can put whatever fantastical, crazy things in a book, but what makes a book GOOD is when it makes the reader believe that it’s possible. It looks like this: The way it reads, it feels like Haines is merely overlaying a short-term revival of Gladiator sports on top of our current world.

The story is told from Lyn’s point of view in a very story being hte sort of way.

Please provide an email address. I really wish Lyn and Uber had more interaction though. It’s simply a culture of its own, separate and unique from others and only those who are “born in,” as Lyn would say, can fully understand what it’s like and what it means. I especially hated how everyone was eating that piece of creeptastic wish-fulfillment up and begging for more. Stay in the Loop Get new Erin Reads posts by email the day they’re published!


Instead of using quotation marks to indicate dialogue, the author used em dashes. This website uses cookies to improve user experience. The back and forth of her swaying emotions could be due to the fact that she suffers MUCH loss in the book and is trapped in a society she longs to get out of, however even with its pace and build up nothing ever happens and by the end which is so abrupt your left cheated.

Jan 23, Lydia rated it did not like it Shelves: Marries-A-Lot, brings the guy who slaughtered her last husband over in the hopes of tossing Dummy at him.

Thoughts on “Girl in the Arena” by Lise Haines

So Allison is understandable. This review is a warning that you might wish you’d die if you read the book and it’s chock full of spoilers.

I started reading this book after atena yesterday and couldn’t put the damn thing down. May 28, Jessica rated it really liked it Shelves: Dec 20, Krystle rated it it was ok.

I mean, why couldn’t she use quotation marks like a normal author?

But I did like the whole history of GSA. Then she’s also between two guys the entire time. Always lend ineffable bg to the gladiator.

Return to Book Arnea. This book, Girl in the Arena, is, in some ways, among the best of the best. It made me think about adoptive relationships.


The Girl in the Arena

The only one I felt sympathy for was her computer copy!!! The bt summer air presses in. All of that said, this book is riddled with flaws.

But the book fell really far from my expectations. She holds a B.

I can relate to it, to the protagonist, how she feels. I won’t go into the way the writer deals with the final fight, but I think it is a cop-out.

Girl in the Arena

I mean a book about gladiators!! But don’t rush to get to it. There’s a lot that happened in this novel and I kind of felt like the story was spread a little too thin. This book is way more contemplative than it sounds. I can’t say I completely understand why I feel the overwhelming need to overlook the glaring technical imperfections and give this book three stars, but I do. But those gir can turn against you.

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You’ve successfully reported this review. I wanted more explanations of how the culture truly came to be, more detail about the final fight, more, more, more! Also, the constant pop culture references Skype, Scarlet Johansson, etc combined with the gladiator fighting didn’t make me think of Girl in the Arena as luse.