Review: The Raven King

The Raven King (All for the Game, #2)

Title: The Raven King
Author: Nora Sakavic
Publication Date: July 10, 2013
Genre: New Adult
Format: Ebook
Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis

The Foxes are a fractured mess, but their latest disaster might be the miracle they’ve always needed to come together as a team. The one person standing in their way is Andrew, and the only one who can break through his personal barriers is Neil.

Except Andrew doesn’t give up anything for free and Neil is terrible at trusting anyone but himself. The two don’t have much time to come to terms with their situation before outside forces start tearing them apart. Riko is intent on destroying Neil’s fragile new life, and the Foxes have just become collateral damage.

Neil’s days are numbered, but he’s learning the hard way to go down fighting for what he believes in, and Neil believes in Andrew even if Andrew won’t believe in himself.


I’ve written a review of the first book here if you would like to check it out.

This book ripped my heart, tore it to shreds and then shoved it back into my chest all broken up.

Characters

Neil Josten is the ultimate sass master and it comes out so much more in this book. I love how determined he comes and how he doesn’t want to run away anymore. He becomes such a pillar of strength for the other characters and it’s wonderful to watch them start to care for him more and more. What’s even better is that he slowly starts to accept that people care about and because of that I would die for Neil Josten.

I love Andrew Minyard with my whole fucking heart. He’s become one of my all-time favorite male characters. I think Andrew plays a much bigger role in this book and Andrew, in the beginning, is very different from Andrew in the end. There’s a lot more revealed about him and it makes Neil look at him differently. I just want the best for my son, Andrew Minyard.

Plot/Writing

The way Sakavic writes dialogue is my favorite. She has some great, witty comebacks that had me screaming. I have highlighted so many amazing quotes throughout the book. After rereading it, I realized that there are so many hidden gems that I completely missed during my first read of the book.

There is so much that happens in this book and a lot of it is absolutely heart breaking and destroyed me. You do get to know the characters so much more which made me fall deeper in love with all of them. Everything that happened in this book had me hooked. I couldn’t stop reading and needed to know what happened next.

Overall Thoughts

This book is just the beginning of the heartbreak that you will feel for these characters and that continues on into the final book. It’s also my favorite book out of the three. The ending of this book sets up the final book nicely and of course as soon as I finished this one I jumped into the last book. Please read this series and I really hope you love it as much as I do.

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