Thursday, September 16, 2010

Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines

It’s a fight to the death—on live TV—when a gladiator’s daughter steps into 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... For fans of The Hunger Games and Fight Club, Lise Haines’ debut novel is a mesmerizing look at a world addicted to violence—a modern world that’s disturbingly easy to imagine.

I have heard so much about this book and it has gotten rave reviews from everyone I've talked to. I've heard it compared many times to The Hunger Games--which I loved-- so how could this book be bad, right? WRONG. THIS WAS THE STUPIDEST BOOK I READ ALL YEAR AND IF I HEAR OF ANYONE COMPARING IT TO THE HUNGER GAMES, I'M GOING TO PUNCH THEM IN THE NOSE.

DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME READING THIS! I kept reading, thinking it would get amazing and it was just depressing and stupid. Argh!

1 comment:

Chantele Sedgwick said...

I'm assuming we should change this as a book club read? ;) I'll think of something else!