The Healing Power of Sugar by CL Stone: Review

Posted April 10, 2016 in review Tags: ,

The Healing Power of Sugar by CL Stone: ReviewThe Healing Power of Sugar Pages: 375

Series: The Ghost Bird #9
Genres: Young Adult
Also in this series: First Kiss, Black and Green
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From USA TODAY Bestselling Author, C. L. Stone, read The Healing Power of Sugar, the ninth book in The Academy Ghost Bird Series.
It’s been a week since Sang has attended any classes at Ashley Waters, and since then, everything has changed. Her school schedule has been turned upside down, and now, thanks to her absences, the school counselor, Ms. Wright, has suspended her. The fear of school officials getting further involved and looking to contact her parents has Sang and the boys forced into their best behavior. It seems that the once perfect student, Sang Sorenson, is now one of the school’s worst, and without explanation, because she needs to keep her lips tightly sealed. Academy secrets are becoming hazardous to keep.
The more that Kota, Victor, Silas, Nathan, Gabriel, Luke and North try to protect her, the more inevitable her downfall seems to be. They do their best to make sure Sang stays in school and when she returns to classes, try to help her get back on the straight and narrow—she can’t afford to screw up anymore.
But then fate deals out a setback that cripples the whole team, and they need to make a move, it turns into a risky one. There’s no way to predict the outcome. If they fail, the boys may lose the job they were sent to do, and worse, they may even lose Sang.
Everything gets more difficult when it’s revealed there might be a traitor amidst the group. Desperate to fix things, Sang needs to stop the group from spilling secrets and find out the truth.
And why all fingers seem to be pointing to Luke.
The Academy, Magnanimous

The Healing Power of Sugar
CL Stone

what i think

I so love the Ghost Bird series. Books 1-8 were all 5 star reads for me. Normally when a book in this series comes out, I drop everything and read it. The Healing Power of Sugar started the same way. But I quickly found that I wasn’t as in to it as the previous books. Perhaps I have outgrown the series? Maybe it just lost its charm? I don’t know what it was, but Sugar just wasn’t working for me and I put the book down. For months, actually! But, then spring break started. That means I have a lot of down time, no bed time, and plenty of time to read whatever I want. So, I picked it back up. And finished it that night! I am still not exactly sure what it was that caused me pause early in the book but I breezed through the book in one night after restarting!

So, this book focuses more on the relationship between Luke and Sang. I have always liked Luke so I was excited for this book. You know there is something up with him from previous books so I was really looking forward to getting to know him more. And now that 1/2 the boys know about the possible ‘arrangement’ Sang is starting to try and figure it out herself. She deals with her own fears that the boys might reject the idea, that she is being selfish, or that the whole plan wouldn’t work. Honestly, she was voicing everything I think the reader would be wondering. I mean, hello, I totally want it to work because I don’t want her to pick between the boys. Teenagers and a reverse haram means lots of angst! And a skunk! Sprinkles, the skunk to be exact 🙂


  • POV: 1st (Sang)
  • Tears: No
  • Trope: Love octagon (is that even a thing??), secret identity
  • Triggers: None
  • Cliffhanger: ish…
  • HEA: View Spoiler »

if you liked

Fallen Crest Series by Tijan, The Divinicus Nex Chronicles by A & E Kirk…then you will probably like The Healing Power of Sugar!

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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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