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I am currently reading mostly gay romance, mysteries, science fiction, etc.

Currently reading

The Soldier's Scoundrel
Cat Sebastian
Brobots
Trevor Barton
Dark Space
Lisa Henry

The Foxhole Court by Nora Sakavic

The Foxhole Court - Nora Sakavic

The Foxhole Court is kind of an unusual read for me.  It is the first book of a trilogy that isn't complete yet (I usually avoid series until they are done) it isn't a romance, and it is YA (YA tends to be too emo angsty for me).  I nearly bogged down in the middle because I got tired of the unrelenting hostility and angst.  And yet ... I ended up liking it.  I won't read the second book until the trilogy is finished, but unless I hear very bad things about the last book, I'm on board for this.

 

What I found appealing was all the characters, each broken in their own special way, but each tough and determined to prevail.  It was fun watching them interact once they quit being uniformly awful to each other (about two thirds through the book).  The family backgrounds were certainly over the top, but in a fun, suspenseful way. I also like sports books, which this is, although it is a made up sport. I like the sports tropes - training sequences, learning to get along as a team, rivalries, and evil opponents - as long as there is something fresh brought to the story, and there definitely was here.  There are also strong, interesting female characters, which is always a plus for me.

 

So yeah, I have my hopes up for this series.  If it fulfills its promise, I may be back to raise my star rating. If it doesn't wrap up as a complete story at the end of the trilogy, I might go the other way. 

 

Notes: this may actually be considered NA, since the characters are college age.  Also, I am sensing that there may be a romantic story arc, though I am not sure (I rather hope so - it would be fun to watch how the characters deal with each others' crazy).