Thursday, July 27, 2017

Review: Arena

30687917 Arena by Holly Jennings
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

*I received a copy from Blogging for Books for review. This in no way effects my review*

Every week, Kali Ling fights to the death on national TV. She's died hundreds of times. And it never gets easier...

The RAGE tournaments the Virtual Gaming League's elite competition where the best gamers in the world compete in a fight to the digital death. Every kill is broadcast to millions. Every player leads a life of ultimate fame, responsible only for entertaining the masses.

And though their weapons and armor are digital, the pain is real.

Chosen to be the first female captain in RAGE tournament history, Kali Ling is at the top of the world until one of her teammates overdoses. Now she s stuck trying to work with a hostile new teammate who s far more distracting than he should be.

Between internal tensions and external pressures, Kali is on the brink of breaking. To change her life, she ll need to change the game. And the only way to revolutionize an industry as shadowy as the VGL is to fight from the inside.

A thrilling ride! While it like it was written for older teens, I still enjoyed it, and am excited to read more of Jennings' work! The plot is well written and exciting, characters fun and realistic, setting is well described and the action is easy to follow. Perfect for fans of the Hunger Games! I'm excited to learn this is the start of a series, and can't wait to get my hands on the next book!


  1. Definitely looks like a Hunger Games/Warcross hybrid. Glad you liked it -- it looks great! Thanks for sharing. :)

    1. I haven't read Warcross yet, but there are some strong Hunger Games vibes, and maybe a little Nerve?

      My pleasure, thanks for reading! :)