Arena - Holly Jennings

Kali Ling is the first female captain of a gaming team in the RAGE tournament. But after her friend-with-benefits and fellow team member ODs and it is swept under the carpet, Kali realizes the world of competitive gaming is not as perfect as she thought it was.


This was a rather strange book. There were some things I really liked, but other things I couldn't buy, no matter how much I tried. For one, all the gaming that takes place is some sort of capture the flag which includes a lot of hitting each other. Also, they need to physically train for it daily. Lastly, they only figure out during the story that using drugs is bad for you. You don't say!


At times it was very nice and quick, at other times more of a struggle. Some things were glanced over a little bit too superficially, and the insta-love between the two main character (even though Kali's sort of boyfriend only died a few days before).


Mixed feeling, but I certainly didn't regret reading it.


Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!