Review: First Days by C.L. Stone

Posted 11 February, 2015 by Gabbie in Review / 0 Comments

Review: First Days by C.L. StoneFirst Days by C.L. Stone
Series: The Ghost Bird Series #2
Publisher: Arcato Publishing on April 5, 2013
Source: Purchased
Pages: 280
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Sang Sorenson used to be the invisible girl in class. As a new student to Ashley Waters High School, Sang hopes that her new friends will be the change she’s been craving and will make fitting in a breeze.

But Academy students aren’t there to take it easy. The high school is overcrowded and rife with violence. When fights begin, Sang will uncover the true reason the boys traded in their private school life for a public one.

This year, Sang will no longer be invisible. This year, Sang is a target.

The principal and vice principal are hot to take Sang down, and her own mother is determined to entrap Sang forever in her belief that the safest place to be is in the shadows. Despite this, Nathan, Luke, Kota, North, Silas, Victor, and Gabriel will discover Sang’s unyielding loyalty.

And they will sorely need it.

The Academy, supremely influential.

Here Are My Thoughts

Check out my review of Introductions (The Ghost Bird Series #1)

Because there are so many books in this series so far, I don’t think that it is necessary to go into detail on the guys and Sang every review, as I don’t think that they will drastically change very much. That being said, I’m going to focus on the plot and stuff with this following reviews.

First Days is about exactly what the title suggests: Sang and the boys’ first week at Ashley Waters high school. The boys are on some secret mission to help improve Ashley Waters, but it is obvious that they stand out (with their business casual school clothing) and that they are not wanted, especially by the Principal and Vice Principal. And because they have now taken Sang under their wing, she is being singled out as well.

First Days definitely had a lot more action than Introductions. There was a lot of drama with the boys not fitting in and people trying to pick on them and fight them. There were definitely some heart pounding moments, especially during the end of the novel. Sang was really brave and tough in this installment, more so than I got the feeling that she was in book one. It was a pleasant surprise. Although she is extremely naive and sheltered, she is also caring and determined, especially when it comes to the wellbeing of the boys. In addition to all that Academy/school drama, Sang has to sneak around her paranoid mother to avoid punishment while also trying to see the boys. Her mother doesn’t like her being around people, especially men, and punishes her throughout the novel when she deemed it fit. So you had the family drama, as well as Sang trying to hide it from the boys. It made for a very, very interesting read.

First Days introduced us more to the boys’ Academy mission, included some tremor inducing action, and had a nice family-problems subplot to it. I can’t wait to dive back into the Academy world and see what else happens with Sang and her mother and the Academy boys and the school in book three, Friends vs. Family.

4.5 Stars
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