September 16, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday (10)

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

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.

Release Date: October 13, 2009

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  1. I really want to read this- it looks so good.

  2. I never heard of this before but I want it! And the cover is awesome, sounds a lot like Hunger Games but hopefully its awesome in its own right.

  3. Not quite sure it would be my cup of tea, but I always love hearing about new books! Great post!

  4. Great pick. Before reading Hunger Games I probably would never have been excited about a book like this, but right now I think it sounds like a must-read. And it's out really soon! Yay.

  5. Now this one sounds different, but in a good way. Nice pick!

    To answer your question on my post. A Family Affair isn't YA. Crane's last two books have always been girls that are in their twenties. (Which I like since that's my age, lol)


  6. This sounds really interesting, I'll definitely be adding it to my TBR list. I'm a big fan of ancient Greece and Rome, so this book seems like a must. I'm sure it's going to be compared to the Hunger Games...which definitely isn't a bad thing

  7. I've seen this cover before but never read the summary. Its sound interesting, I might just have to check it out. Great pick!

  8. Oh My !!! I really wanna read this book! i'm sure you would enjoy it since the main character seems to be kicking some serious A..!!

  9. This looks very interesting. What an interesting premise. Awesome cover! Love the female gladiator angle!


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