Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Introductions by C.L. Stone (The Ghost Bird #1)

by C.L. Stone

My Rating: 3.5 Stars

Series: The Ghost Bird - Book 1
Publisher: Arcato Publishing; 2 edition (December 23, 2012)
Publication Date: December 23, 2012
Genre: YA
Print Length: 206 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

With an agoraphobic mother and a barely-there father, Sang abhors the isolation keeping her in the shadows. The only thing Sang craves is a fresh start and to be accepted as ordinary by her peers, because for her being different meant being cast out alone.

When her family moves to a new school district, Sang infiltrates a group of boys nearly perfect in every way. Grateful for an influence outside of her parents’ negativity, she quickly bonds with the boys, hoping to blend in and learn from them what it means to have a natural relationship with friends.

Only the boys have secrets of their own and they’ll do anything to keep her safe from the knowledge of the mysterious Academy that they've sworn allegiance to. Bit by bit, Sang discovers that her friends are far from the normalcy she expected. Will her loyalty change when she's forced to remain in the dark, or will she accept that she's traded one house of secrets for another?

Meet Kota, Victor, Silas, Nathan, Gabriel, Luke and North in a story about differences and loyalty, truth and mystery, friendships and heart-throbbing intimacy.

The Academy, ever vigilant.
Introductions by C.L. Stone (The Ghost Bird #1)

Introductions (The Ghost Bird, #1)Sang would give anything to be able to make a fresh start and re-invent the girl-in-the-shadows she has become. Maybe this move to a new home and school would be it. Ye, Sang had no idea just how much her life would change…

C.L. Stone’s INTRODUCTIONS is exactly that, an introduction into Sang’s new world outside of her dysfunctional family’s influence. The night she met Kota would be the start of changes she could only dream of, seven model-handsome boys, all friends, all drawn to her, tuned to her needs, all students from the mysterious Academy.

As we are introduced to each boy, witness their interaction with Sang and each other, one thing that hit me was the thought: Is this a YA reverse harem story? Snow White and the Seven Dwarves?
Pretty much a meet and greet of characters, there is still an underlying mystery that begs to be revealed. At this point there really isn’t much movement, but each character is given a thorough introduction, including what seems to attract them to Sang individually.

I’m hoping the meat and potatoes of the story that is hinted at will become a full blown feast in following books!

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