Arena One: Slaverunners (Book #1 of the Survival Trilogy) by Morgan RiceArena One: Slaverunners (Book #1 of the Survival Trilogy) by Morgan Rice

Arena One: Slaverunners (Book #1 of the Survival Trilogy)

byMorgan Rice

Paperback | February 5, 2012

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"Shades of THE HUNGER GAMES permeate a story centered around two courageous teens determined to buck all odds in an effort to regain their loved ones. But the true strength in any story lies not so much in its setting and events as in how the characters come across, come alive, and handle their lives--and it's here that ARENA ONE begins to diverge from the predictable and enters the more compelling realms of believability and strength..ARENA ONE builds a believable, involving world and is recommended..for those who enjoy dystopian novels, powerful female characters, and stories of uncommon courage."

--Midwest Book Review

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New York. 2120. American has been decimated, wiped out from the second Civil War. In this post-apocalyptic world, survivors are far and few between. And most of those who do survive are members of the violent gangs, predators who live in the big cities. They patrol the countryside looking for slaves, for fresh victims to bring back into the city for their favorite death sport: Arena One. The death stadium where opponents are made to fight to the death, in the most barbaric of ways. There is only one rule to the arena: no one survives. Ever.

Deep in the wilderness, high up in the Catskill Mountains, 17 year old Brooke Moore manages to survive, hiding out with her younger sister, Bree. They are careful to avoid the gangs of slaverunners who patrol the countryside. But one day, Brooke is not as careful as she can be, and Bree is captured. The slaverunners take her away, heading to the city, and to what will be a certain death.

Brooke, a Marine's daughter, was raised to be tough, to never back down from a fight. When her sister is taken, Brooke mobilizes, uses everything at her disposal to chase down the slaverunners and get her sister back. Along the way she runs into Ben, 17, another survivor like her, whose brother was taken. Together, they team up on their rescue mission.

What follows is a post-apocalyptic, action-packed thriller, as the two of them pursue the slaverunners on the most dangerous ride of their lives, following them deep into the heart of New York. Along the way, if they are to survive, they will have to make some of the hardest choices and sacrifices of their lives, encountering obstacles neither of them had expected-including their unexpected feelings for each other. Will they rescue their siblings? Will they make it back? And will they, themselves, have to fight in the arena?

"Grabbed my attention from the beginning and did not let go..This story is an amazing adventure that is fast paced and action packed from the very beginning. There is not a dull moment to be found."

--Paranormal Romance Guild {regarding Turned}

"I will admit, before ARENA ONE, I had never read anything post-apocalyptic before. I never thought it would be something I would enjoy..Well, I was very pleasantly surprised at how addicting this book was. ARENA ONE was one of those books that you read late into the night until your eyes start to cross because you don't want to put it down..It is no secret that I love strong heroines in the books I read..Brooke was tough, strong, un-relentless, and while there is romance in the book, Brooke wasn't ruled by that....I would highly recommend ARENA ONE."

--Dallas Examiner

ARENA ONE is Book #1 in the Survival Trilogy, and is 85,000 words. Book #2 in the series, ARENA TWO, is now also available.

Title:Arena One: Slaverunners (Book #1 of the Survival Trilogy)Format:PaperbackDimensions:226 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.52 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:Noah LukemanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1939416469

ISBN - 13:9781939416469

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I liked it! I enjoy Dystopian, I found this book to be a page turner, and I couldn't wait to get the second book! Then the third. This book (and series) kept my mind racing, and my heart thumping.
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not Very Good I'm hesitant to give any book a bad review because, regardless of what I think of it, the author spent a great deal of time and effort in coming up with their story and it almost certainly has value to them. That being said, this is not a very good book. You can see the bones of what could be an interesting world in the story, but the writing and structure need improvement. You can almost see the author ticking off boxes of YA tropes as they go along ("End of the world, check. Female protagonist who just wants to look after her family, check. Love interest, check. Second love interest different from the first, check") There's very little character development, very little dialogue, and the scenes bleed into each other with no sense of accomplishment or inertia from one to the next. A thing happens, then another thing happens, then some more things happen. And that's pretty much it. (Something I found particularly frustrating is the author's obsession with counting off streets passed or miles per hour in the action scenes. Show, don't tell.). The whole thing reads like someone took a pre first draft plot outline and somehow got it published. I don't mean to be too hard on the story. As I said above, it's got an interesting premise and somewhere in there is a good book. But if, like me, you know nothing about the author or their previous works and were simply intrigued by the blurb on the back cover, you might be better off looking elsewhere.
Date published: 2015-09-29