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The Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines

The Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines

As a modern gladiator’s daughter, Lyn and her family live by the rules of the Gladiator Sports Association. But those rules can turn against you. When Lyn’s seventh father dies in the ring, his opponent, Uber, captures Lyn’s dowry bracelet—and her hand in marriage. To win her freedom, Lyn will do what no girl has done before: enter the arena and fight her father’s murderer—even though she’s falling in love with him.

I had high hopes for this book. I chose to read it because it was on several lists of books that are similar to The Hunger Games and because the five-sentence synopsis I had read (the one above) sounded so great. As it turns out, the synopsis was better than the book.

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