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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It is so bad it makes me want to throw up a little bit.

On the back of the book, Tom Robbins!!! It kept me reading.


The “gladiator lifestyle”, as dictated by the Gladiatorial Sport Association by-laws, is a rigid code of conduct that aff I secretly would like to learn to really fight, with a sword, or martial arts, so you can see the appeal of this book for me: It is these bylaws that say she is required, through a chain of unfortunate events, I have really conflicted feelings about this book. It’s literally just, He picked up my bracelet and now we’re betrothed.

She doesn’t prevaricate, she doesn’t hedge, she tells the truth. And that, my fellow GoodReaders, is when I started reading everything YA in pursuit of awesome books with really great protagonists.

The Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines

By the end, I didn’t hate it as much as I did to start with. For information on how we process your data, read our Privacy Policy.

The writing is not typical of a young-adult book, and that threw me off for a while. I felt bewildered and frustrated by Hainex character throughout the entire book.


GIRL IN THE ARENA by Lise Haines | Kirkus Reviews

I could not put this book down. Instead, it haaines me out of the story even more. There is no other way. Lyn doesn’t want to be a Glad-wife like her mother, Allison, but at t The very first thing to come to my mind after I originally read the synopsis for Girl in the Arena was ‘Wow, I thought I had marriage issues!

Maybe if it was a little longer, we could have gotten more depth from the story and also more character development. Encourage them to be themselves, to be proud of who they are. May 28, Jessica rated it really liked it Shelves: And she’s supposedly a pacifist, but as soon as things don’t go her way she throws that out the window haaines starts training to kill her fiancee?

I absolutely love the cover, though. First off, the author decides not to use any quotation marks when characters are speaking, just dashes, which makes it confusing for readers. What I expected was haies novel about a girl who participates b a roman arena and fights for her life, but what I got was, well, something different.

You’re not missing much. It introduces some interesting ideas, too. This was to let us know that she was still regal and attractive, but all it served to do was take me completely out of the ‘story’ because I can’t call it that without some sort of irony and thrust me into memories of a much more compelling film.

Mar 29, Miki Garrison rated it it was amazing. August Summer Summary: Ignite Defy, Book 2. The way it reads, it feels like Haines is jn overlaying a short-term revival of Gladiator sports on top of our current world.


Nov 02, Anne Osterlund rated it really liked it. Girl in the Arena is a horrible, muddled attempt at riding on Suzanne Collins’ wave. Quite simply, the Death Race movies even the one from the s seemed more believable. Open Preview See a Problem? The whole glad culture had a religious feel to it with all its laws and rules that have to be obeyed or you I liked this book in the beginning but by the end it was a sinking ship.

The Girl in the Arena

Save yourself some money. The ending made me tear up, a character who I liked a lot intercepts things and then it all gets out of control.

I liked Lyn a lot. 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. girll

The subtitle of this book which only shows up on the title page of the book itself is “A Novel Containing Intense Prolonged ,ise of Disaster and Peril. C’mon and actually fight if it honestly mattered that much to you to petition the GSA to truly allow this spar.

If it was a differe I can’t say I liked this book. Dummy, unless your bracelet is magic it’s not going to protect him from jackshit and it’s just going to get you in a lot of trouble.