Series: The Ghost Bird #11
Genres: Young Adult
Also in this series: The Healing Power of Sugar, First Kiss
Also by this author: The Other Side of Envy, First Kiss
From USA TODAY Bestselling Author, C. L. Stone, read Black and Green, the much-anticipated eleventh book in The Academy Ghost Bird Series.
Sang Sorenson’s father abandoned her and her sister, leaving them to fend for themselves for months. He’s returned, and finds Sang is missing. He demands she return. Right now.
Will he call the police if she doesn’t?
Her Academy team doesn’t want to risk losing her ghost status and she doesn’t want to put them in danger, so she reluctantly returns home, but is comforted that she will still be monitored by them.
But the second she opens the door, she discovers her father has made changes that will affect her entire future. His decisions will make them a normal family.
Normal is no longer what Sang wants. It would kill her Academy career before it ever started. Not to mention it would end the special, new, and still-fragile relationships with the guys.
Sang struggles with her family, her identity, and where she truly belongs. Now that the entire team knows about their romantic relationships with her, tensions are mounting, tearing the team apart from the inside.
Only, Dr. Green isn't going to lie down and roll over by playing by the rules. Not anymore. Not while Sang is at risk.
His heart can’t take leaving her in that house one more minute. He needs her. They all do.
The Academy: Worth Risking All
Black and Green starts off with a bang! Camp has just wrapped up when Sang is summoned home. Her father has returned, along with his ‘other’ family. This is very bad for Sang. Carol, the new stepmother wants to move. The boys jump into action to figure out how to get Sang out of this mess and back with them for good!
The ‘boy’ focus in this book is Sean Green. He realizes he needs to step up his game with Sang to show her that he cares and wants her with him (and all of them!). But, his mother chooses this time to come for a visit. Sean has a complicated relationship with his mother; he never feels that he or his achievements are enough for her. Trying to please her is exhausting, and now he is worried about Sang as well.
Sean has always been one of my favorite boys. He is brilliant and a doctor, but when it comes to relationships, he is fairly inexperienced. Seeing the vulnerable side of him in Black and Green was so endearing. And, seeing his relationship with his mother progress was very sweet. Most of the boys have rough family experiences, so seeing Sean have a moment with his mom, whom he often finds exasperating, was delightful.
The story revolves around how the team is going to get Sang out of her house. Carol is determined to pull her out of school and move the whole family to Savannah. During all this, Sang’s fainting spells are increasing. She needs rest, less stress, and better nutrition. However, she can’t get any of that until she is away from her horrible family. While it takes the team some time to figure out a plan, when Sean and Owen finally stop quibbling they come up with a brilliant plan! I never saw that coming.
I adore the series so much that I just can’t wait for each new book. Her having 9 love interests is tricky though because sometimes it felt like some of the boys weren’t even in the book. I look forward to them working through all this as a team!
- POV: 1st/3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: secret organization
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no; Sang is out of her house for now but the future is still kind of fluid « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »everyone is fairly settled; they are all aware of the plan and have given their tentative agreement « Hide Spoiler