Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Gladiator by Anna Hackett [Review]

 Gladiator by Anna Hackett
Gladiator (Galactic Gladiators #1) by Anna Hackett
Format: ebook
Source: purchased
Date read: December 10, 2016

Galactic Gladiators
1. GladiatorKindle
2. Warrior
3. Hero

Anna Hackett
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
Fighting for love, honor, and freedom on the galaxy’s lawless outer rim…

When Earth space marine Harper Adams finds herself abducted by alien slavers off a space station, her life turns into a battle for survival. Dumped into an arena on a desert planet on the outer rim, she finds herself face to face with a big, tattooed alien gladiator…the champion of the Kor Magna Arena.

A former prince abandoned to the arena as a teen, Raiden Tiago has long ago earned his freedom. Now he rules the arena, but he doesn’t fight for the glory, but instead for his own dark purpose—revenge against the Thraxian aliens who destroyed his planet. Then his existence is rocked by one small, fierce female fighter from an unknown planet called Earth.

Harper is determined to find a way home, but when she spots her best friend in the arena—a slave of the evil Thraxian aliens—she’ll do anything to save her friend…even join forces with the tough, alpha male who sets her body on fire. But as Harper and Raiden step foot onto the blood-soaked sands of the arena, Harper worries that Raiden has his own dangerous agenda…
Thoughts on Gladiator: I looooove me some alien hotties and this series certainly looks like it's going to deliver on that. Raiden is a prime example of that. And the other gladiators? Hoo-boy! They can each hold their own.

But let's talk about Raiden. He has a serious hate on for the Thraxians and he's not afraid to stick it to them whenever he can. Harper is the first person in a long time to interest him. She's fearless and quick on her feet and she's certainly not afraid to get her hands dirty when it comes to helping her friends. Together, they're combustible.

And pretty deadly.

Great set-up for the rest of the series with PLENTY of gladiators lined up who could end up falling for the seemingly defenseless humans brought to the arena. Spoiler! The humans are nearly as weak as they look and I imagine they're going to lead those gladiators on a wicked chase when the time comes.

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