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3.38 stars 3.38/5 Stars Average score of 4 user reviews
These tribute covers are kind of brilliant in that the let you know the creators are aware that they aren't being extremely original, and they're not trying to hide it. And even then, yes it's the same as Battle Royale and Hunger Games, but it's not completely. Did BR or HG have superpowers? I think not. I also think the irony that a series like this is being written by someone with the name Hopeless is utterly delicious.I have one problem with this series, and one with this issue. My overall co...4 out of 6 found this review helpful.
Second issue in as many weeks. Does it have enough to sustain the momentum? And will we ever be able to stop calling this a Hunger Games knock-off?...0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Good: As much as I hate the premise, this is the first book I picked up to read today. Not any of the Death in the Family tie-ins, not Harbinger or XO Man-o-War, this book right here. That speaks to how ridiculously compelling it is, watching characters who I love being thrown into certain death. An advantage that a book like Avengers Arena has over Battle Royale or Hunger Games is that many readers go in already knowing the characters. In Battle Royale, you knew for certain that one main charac...3 out of 5 found this review helpful.
The GoodThis book focuses on a whole other new character, Deathlocket. Her background story is actually quite interesting, and this is a character that I am personally really quite interested in, far more so than Hazmat, a character who I always hated.This series also seems to take Arcade seriously. This setup is perfect for him, and I finally see why they call it Murderworld. For once, it seems, he's actually murdering someone.I'm really digging the art too. The cover is very inviting and the a...1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
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