Black and Green by C.L. Stone: Review

Posted August 19, 2017 in review Tags:

Black and Green by C.L. Stone: ReviewBlack and Green by C. L. Stone
Pages: 425

Series: The Ghost Bird #11
Genres: Young Adult
Source: Amazon
Also in this series: The Healing Power of Sugar, First Kiss
Also by this author: The Other Side of Envy, First Kiss
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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 »
  • HEA: View Spoiler »

Trying to Live with the Dead by BL Brunnemer, Finding my Pack by Lane Whitt, Finding Honor by Ripley Proserpina, Paper Princess by Erin Watt…then you will probably like Black and Green!


Black and Green

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About C. L. Stone

C. L. Stone once lived in Charleston, SC, and currently lives among Cajuns. She writes about cute boys and uncomfortable situations, usually mixed together.

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7 responses to “Black and Green by C.L. Stone: Review

    • Oh my gosh I love this series so much!!!!!! This was book 11 so yeah, if you read the first omnibus, that was books 1-4. Hopefully you find some time to get caught up.

    • I so totally love this series. Its a reverse harem, which isn’t for everyone, but I’m so sucked into it! Book 1 in the series, Introductions, is free!!

    • Yes, its a reverse harem story, which isn’t for everyone, but I am totally sucked into this series! Book 1 is free! Its called Introductions!

  1. Angel

    I like the series.. Don’t get me wrong but I’m getting tired of the miscommunication and the fact that blackbourne assumes she will react like a normally functioning teenaged girl and “make the first move”, she takes her ques from the guys, so of course she feels rejected when they don’t make a move. Btw I’m only on book six ATM since I just found this series a couple days ago but all the angst is driving me batty.

    I am just after the part where gabs and Nat find the bites non sang’s neck.

    Please tell me it gets better, and I should stick with the series…

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