Bee Reviews The Foxhole Court for #ReadIndie

Posted December 2, 2016 by Bee in Reviews, Special Events / 12 Comments

Bee Reviews The Foxhole Court for #ReadIndie

The Foxhole Court

by Nora Sakavic
Series: All for the Game #1
Published on January 15th 2013
by Smashwords
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary
Format: eBook
Source: Gifted
Amazon | Goodreads

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 potentialβ€”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.

4 Stars

Okay so I’m going to be honest here and say that I might never have picked this book up if I saw it in the library or bookstore. And honestly, can you blame me? That cover doesn’t exactly scream “buy me!” to me and the blurb sounds kind of underwhelming. But I’ve had this recommended to me before and when I saw it among the books available for #ReadIndie, I decided to give it a chance. And honestly? I’m kind of glad I did because The Foxhole Court did manage to surprise me quite a bit.

Ultimately, I’m not sure what it is that made me keep reading. I didn’t expect to like it but as soon as I started reading I found that I couldn’t stop. It was oddly engrossing and I can’t put my finger on why that is exactly? Was it the writing? The story? The characters? A combination of those three? I think it might be the latter. The writing was atmospheric and it hooked me right away. The characters were all unique and fleshed out and I wanted to know more about them and their lives. And the story is pretty unique for a Young Adult Contemporary book. It even has a made-up sport that is so well thought out that is has its own Wikipedia. I mean… what? Where did this book come from? And why didn’t I read it sooner?

Though while, yes, the story is pretty unique, it also fell short a tiny bit in one part. It’s quite short for one and it feels more like part one of a whole book than a book in and off itself. But there are two more books in the series that continue the story so I can look past that part. I mean… if I had the other two books on hand that is. Which I don’t. So now I’m sad. Because I feel like I’m sat here with an unfinished story. Or maybe I just want to spend more time with this dysfuntional team that is the Foxes. Oh how I love them. All of them. The Foxes feel real and they’re all a bit damaged, anything but perfect and they’re the definition of dysfunctional and they shouldn’t be able to work together but somehow they do. And I adore them for it. Especially our protagonist Neil. My precious. β™₯ Give me more characters like these in YA Contemporary, please.

In the end, The Foxhole Court was a very pleasant surprise and I’m glad I tried it. If the other two in the series are just as good as The Foxhole Court, this series might end up being one of my favorites ever. So please don’t make the same mistake as me and try this book as soon as possible. Pretty please?


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12 responses to “Bee Reviews The Foxhole Court for #ReadIndie

  1. I DEFINITELY have to read this series! It’s so funny because you are right, at first glance I was like “what even!?” but seeing so many trusted bloggers LOVING it, well, it makes me need to try it myself! Plus, it is 99 cents. So really, a bargain. I just bought it hahha. (Proof that affiliate links work- if not for my blog, then at least for yours πŸ˜‰ ) Great review, you’ve totally convinced me!

  2. I’m definitely going to try this! I actually have it on my kindle because I read a review where someone made a fanart cover…and like it was GORGEOUS so I didn’t even know it had a horrible cover at first.πŸ˜‚ But eeep, I’m so glad you liked it and this makes me knoooow I need to push it up higher on my TBR!

    • Bee

      AHHHH oh god now I hope you love it too. XDD I’m always scared when someone reads a book partly because I said I loved it. WHAT IF YOU HATE IT??? I mean, gahh. It’s terrifying really. But I hope you love it. Also, the second book’s title is The Raven King so, I mean, it’s kind of meant to be that you read this series. It’s a sign from the higher powers, truly.

  3. That cover is so not cool at all…. I mean we all judge books by their covers!! (I am not alone here ahem) One of my friends at school LOVES this series and I want to read it really soon!! πŸ™‚ Great review<3

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