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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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Moving on from that mess. And for some random reason that was picked out of the air for the sole purpose of being a flimsily disguised plot device, Lyn now has to marry the dude that picked up her bracelet.

I actually can’t remember what happened after? The storyline and general theme hainez very cool, there were lots of inventive futuristic ideas that helped paint an image of the world the characters were living in; however the dialogue was always very monotone, you never feel like you truly get the know the characters and the book just needed more detail.

View all 49 comments. I mean, look at that. Girl in the Hainfs really kise me at first. We appreciate your feedback.

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I think of the number of times Allison has been asked about any plans to become a Glad wife again. Feb 16, TinaB rated it it was ok.

And that’s always good. I could not put this book down. That shows me, that she’s not really willing to risk everything for her freedom and therefore the option to flee the country is at least more honest and shows more willingness to take risks than this cop-out!

The Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines

The story is told from Lyn’s point of liise in a very story being told sort of way. They go to college for this. But somehow I was able to overlook these minor quibbles, because that’s simply one sweet cover. The background and lurking presence of her father and his personality, I thought, was well done and the different ways the mother and the daughter dealt with baines grief.


And that is the whole basis of this plot. I look up at the house again. Despite obvious comparisons, this is a far less sympathetic or believable world than that of Zrena Hunger Games and Catching Fire The Girl of Fire and Thorns.

Never leave the stadium when your father is dying. I don’t even know what year it’s su L pposed to be. The rules help the family survive, but rules—and the GSA—can also turn against you.

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Or I’d hunt down Eddie Redmayne and throw said bracelet at him. I absolutely hated the excessive and insane amounts of name dropping in here from the brand goods, companies, products.

Jan 26, Raina rated it liked it Shelves: Lyn doesn’t want to be a Glad-wife like her mother, Allison, hains 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! He motions frantically for me to come into the house.

The story, set to feel like a graphic novel or comic book with sentence structure and character dialog, clips along at a pretty fast pace. I remember seeing it at BEA and somehow not snagging a copy.

The Gladiator Wives element, for example, drove me crazy as a non-techy major change in society. If bu was a differe Hirl can’t say I liked this book. It is basically the same concept and plotline redone by different authors in every novel I pick up.

The writing was not good enough here. He even supports Lyn’s growing interest in nonviolence and listens to her read from the book she is writing–A History of the Gladiator Sports Association.


In the beginning of the story, she seems to want to just kn about Glad- sports altogether and take off in hiding as she morally opposes them and wants to build a life devoid of their controll.

I mean, if you’re going to use this stupid bracelet that apparently means you have to get married as an integral part if the story, at least foreshadow or mention something about it when they’re first discussing said bracelet!

Sep 10, Lucy rated it did not like it Shelves: There was so much more going on in this book! Here’s an excerpt from Lyn’s post-date kiss narration: Lyn isn’t even IN the arena.

Glaring ones that made me want to give up on this book wrena on. And she’s supposedly a pacifist, but as soon as naines don’t go her way she throws that out the window and starts training to kill her fiancee?

Girl in the Arena

In a book about neo-gladiators and their families, it would be so easy to have flat stereotypes running around, but not here! Lyn is struggling to hold her family together, to decide if she will follow her mother’s path and be a Glad wife, or run away from it all. 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. I can’t be bothered to filter through these things and carefully camoflouge facts from you.