Arena 2 (Book #2 of the Survival Trilogy) - Morgan Rice

Arena 2 (Book #2 of the Survival Trilogy)

By Morgan Rice

  • Release Date: 2012-10-10
  • Genre: Fantasy
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 155 Ratings)


“Addicting....ARENA ONE is 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."
--The Dallas Examiner

The sequel to the #1 Bestseller ARENA ONE!

In ARENA TWO, having just escaped from the treacherous island that was once Manhattan, Brooke, Ben, Logan, Bree and Rose make their way up the Hudson river in their stolen boat, low on fuel, low on food, and desperately needing shelter from the cold. On their tails are the slaverunners, who will stop at nothing until they capture them and bring them back.

As they make their way upriver in this post-apocalyptic, action-packed thriller, on their way to try to find the mythical city in Canada, they will need to use all their ingenuity and survival skills to stay alive. Along the way they will encounter crazed survivors, roving gangs of predators, cannibals, wild animals, a desolate wasteland, and an unstoppable blizzard. They sustain injuries, get sick, and the Hudson freezes over as they do their best to salvage what they can and avoid the slaverunners’ pursuit. They find a small island and think they have found respite—until events don’t go their way. It is not until they board a mysterious train to nowhere that they find that things can always get worse.

Along the way, Brooke’s feelings for Logan intensify, as do her feelings for Ben. Torn between these two boys, caught between their jealousy, she is unsure how she feels—until events choose for her.

As they find themselves thrown back into an arena, they are shocked to discover that Arena Two is even worse. Thrown into a barbaric fighting stage, equipped with weapons, pitted against other teenagers—and against themselves—Brooke and the others will be forced to choose what’s important, and to make the most difficult sacrifices of their lives. Because in Arena Two, no one survives. Ever.

“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}
“Jam packed with action, romance, adventure, and suspense. This book is a wonderful addition to this series and will have you wanting more from Morgan Rice.” {regarding Loved}

“Morgan Rice proves herself again to be an extremely talented storyteller….This would appeal to a wide range of audiences, including younger fans of the vampire/fantasy genre. It ended with an unexpected cliffhanger that leaves you shocked.”
--The Romance Reviews{regarding Loved}


  • Great book but...

    By Hiannin
    I couldn’t put it down and it really is a great book except for the amount of miss spelled words and confusing context such as when it stated that Brooke picked the bow as her weapon and Ben grabbed the spear.
  • Such a good read!

    By babyzoww
    After reading the first book, I couldn’t help but to read the second. Although many grammatical errors that were distracting, I couldn’t put this one down! I’m excited for the third one and I love how the author puts unpredictable twists to each adventure, which constantly keeps me on my toes!
  • Even more typos than Arena 1

    By Heete10
    It’s hard to believe, but there are even more typos in this book! SO FRUSTRATING. I always finish books I purchase but this one was really hard for me. I feel bad for the author because the editing is a reflection on him/her. Would have enjoyed the series so much more with proper proofing.
  • Arena trilogy

    By Awesomeunlikeu
    These first 2 books far exceeded my expectations. I couldn't put them down. June can't come fast enough for me to start reading the third book. Keep it up Morgan.!
  • So good!

    By Mallow face
    Just as good as the first if not better! Very much looking forward to the 3rd book impatiently!!!
  • Good book

    By Zorli
    The book has a pretty decent story line and fairly plausible. It's exciting and keeps you reading. The character development is also good without bogging the reader down with too many details. Although the fight scenes are are good and descriptive the reader must be able to suspend reality in order to get through them without the hesitation of "oh, c'mon now". Young readers will surely enjoy this read, while older readers may have a little more difficulty with suspension of reality. As another reviewer pointed out, Morgan Rice needs an editor or someone to catch the errors and typos. As a reader of her 17 books in the Sorcerer's Ring, I can tell you that it seems no one is reading her books for typos and grammatical errors. Overall, however, it's a good, exciting, quick read.

    By KelliRBaker
    I cant wait for book three!!!!!Book one and two was beast mode!!! Can't wait woo!!!!!!
  • Outstanding!!

    By King khalaf
    A great read!! I enjoyed every second of it!! Can't wait for the 3rd one!
  • Next book plzzzzzz

    By Trevor1010101010-010
    Awesome book
  • I really want to love it BUT...

    By Zoe @ Blessed and Bewildered
    I want to love these books....I really do but it is just not happening. The storyline is interesting but for a writer who has such high ratings on a lot of books I would have expected a lot more. I read Arena One and was a bit frustrated with the quality of the writing and just the plain ol' believability of the characters and storyline. I was interested in finding out what was going to happen with the characters though. I hoped that the kinks would have been worked out and the second book would be better. This book resides a bit closer to the realm of even slight possibility but the characters would have to be super human to go through what they do and still survive. Since this book doesn't fall into the Paranormal genre it is a bit of a stretch. The there someone editing these books? I LOVE the fact that eBooks have paved the way for more and more authors to be self-published and to more quickly get books on the market. Those books still need to be readable and relatively free of typos. I have run across some incredible self-published authors (Lindsay Buroker is my absolute all time favorite!) but this author is not meeting the mark at this point. I only read this book out of a bit of curiosity and because I could read it for free on Scribd (I am enjoying a 3-month free subscription). I wouldn't pay for it. Also, I am writing this review because I believe that a lot of authors actually take what we say to heart and make the next book better. Also, Morgan Rice offers a free book if you submit a review. Time to give this author a chance in a different series. Maybe it will be better (I sure hope so because I will be brutally honest in my review).