Series Review: All For The Game by Nova Sakavic

I’m honestly devastated that this trilogy is over! Again! This is my second time reading and I loved it even more than the first time around.

This series has a special place in my heart and I know for a fact this is going t be an annual reread for me. I read it round about the same time last year and by November I was wanting to reread it again!

Kit-Kat was sleeping on my photo taking blanket and so I spent like ten minutes sorting the books to fit with him.

This series contains three books:

  • The Foxhole Court
  • The Raven King
  • The Kings Men.

What’s It About?

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.

My Thoughts.

This series is crazy. You go in thinking you’re getting some made up sport and murderous father drama but come away with so much more and thinking “wtf just happened!”

I know this series can be polarizing. The ratings really do vary from 5-4 stars to 1 star and even people DNFing. It really isn’t for everyone but I highly recommend checking the first book out because if you do enjoy it you will LOVE the rest. I believe the first book is free to download on Kindle?

My first time reading The Foxhole Court I got 70 pages in and wasnt enjoying it and that killed me. I feel like it has a unique writing style but I can’t pin down what it is exactly that makes it different. Thankfully I decided to just try again with the whole book.


The characters are all so well developed. Each of them have unique and devastating back stories but come out as better people.

My favourite thing in books is sarcasm and wit and this series is filled with hilarious lines.  Neil Josten is the roast King! Every word line from him is iconic.

Also this series also has a decent amount of representation including: lgbt characters, a character on the asexual spectrum, characters of colour.

This series does come with some pretty serious trigger warnings: sexual abuse, physical abuse, drug abuse, the use of slurs. Close to the end of book 2 and throughout book 3 there are a lot more graphic scenes of violence.

My definite favourite things of this whole series though, besides the plot and the characters and the humour is the fandom. There are so many blogs dedicated to it and with so much more content! So many headcannons and fanfics and memes.

Definitely the place for nerds like myself.

black-and-white-flowers-tumblr-transparent-12I (Re)read this series last month, (it took me a while to finish writing this) and I’m finding myself wanting to read again.

No. I can’t. I cant! I’m just going to have to read fics instead until next year when I can justify my third reread.

Thanks for reading!

Elli xxx

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