Series Review: All for the Game by Nora Sakavic

The Foxhole Court (All for the Game, #1)  The Raven King (All for the Game, #2)  The King's Men (All for the Game, #3)

Summary (of the #1 book):

Neil Josten is the newest addition to the Palmetto State University Exy team. He’s short, he’s fast, he’s got a ton of potential—and he’s the runaway son of the murderous crime lord known as The Butcher.

Signing a contract with the PSU Foxes is the last thing a guy like Neil should do. The team is high profile and he doesn’t need sports crews broadcasting pictures of his face around the nation. His lies will hold up only so long under this kind of scrutiny and the truth will get him killed.

But Neil’s not the only one with secrets on the team. One of Neil’s new teammates is a friend from his old life, and Neil can’t walk away from him a second time. Neil has survived the last eight years by running. Maybe he’s finally found someone and something worth fighting for.

Review:

I would like to start this review with an apology, for being away for so long. I know you (readers) might not have noticed that I was gone, but this is mainly to thank Manu, Amy and Rheez for keeping up with the blog while I have been away. I am sorry for deserting you and for the double work you have to take on. I love you.

Now that that has been said, lets get on with this. Whatever you think the Foxhole Court is, based on the blurb up there, it is much more than that.

I read the series pretty quickly a month ago or so (the books aren’t that long) and the first one left me a bit empty. I had liked certain aspects of it, for example, the likeness to TRC or the strong female characters and the mystery surrounding all the foxes. However, I still felt like nothing major happened in it, but it was good enough that it got me to wander towards the second one… and I am very glad I picked it up.

This series is unpredictable and it has you constantly on edge. You love and hate the characters and you admire them for their strength. But don’t kid yourself, this series is not for the faint of heart; there are explicit descriptions of violence, past/present abuse, rape and even torture, so it might be triggering for some people. However, if you think you can brave it (and like Ronan from The Raven Cycle), I dare you to pick up this series because it is truly a gem and it is surprising to see the small number of people that have read it.

Pros you will have for doing this: amazing complex characters, life lessons, a tight family and very, very dark situations. Not to spoil anything… but even when you think the worse has happened, it has not. It is not a happy story, I can assure you, but maybe it has a happy ending; you will have to read and see for yourself.

All the  love,

paula

calloway sisters

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