Review: Push and Shove by C.L. Stone

Posted June 2, 2014 by Lucy in New Adult, Review / 0 Comments

Review: Push and Shove by C.L. Stone
Push and Shove (The Ghost Bird, #6)
By: C.L. Stone


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Genres: Reverse Harem

Series: The Ghost Bird #6
Published on May 31, 2014
Published by Self-published
Pages: 522
Format: Kindle
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Sang Sorenson struggles with her growing feelings when the Academy boys take her in and draw her closer into their world. They work together to uncover the true secrets happening at Ashley Waters High School, where Principal Hendricks will stop at nothing to take them all down. Adding to their complications, Nathan’s father shows up, and he’s just as ruthless and violent as ever, beating up on Nathan. Sang offers Nathan refuge in her home, but Marie is fed up with the boys. She wants them out--all of them—and wants them to take Sang with them. Where will Sang go? What will happen to Nathan? And what about Mr. Hendrick’s spies, watching all of them? Kota, Victor, Silas, Nathan, Gabriel, Luke and North will have to focus to get out of this mess, but with Sang assisting them, they’re struggling to keep control. They all promised not to make a move on Sang unless she initiates, but the tension is driving them all to distraction. With the help of Dr. Green and Mr. Blackbourne, they will have to stay strong and engaged. But A first kiss is imminent, and will cost them all more than they could ever have imagined.
The Academy, Endlessly Steadfast

This is my favorite of the Ghost Bird series so far! And I’ll tell you why.

I know many of you are like me, have waited anxiously to see how far the Academy boys would push Sang, and how much Sang would take control of the situation (sexually and romantically). Now, if you haven’t read any of the books by C.L. Stone, a little warning, this isn’t your typical romance, there are 9 boys and one girl in this series. Mind you though, this is a Young adult genre.

Finally! What most (well me) of us have been waiting for, the romances between Sang and each of the Academy boys have finally advance in this book. When I said “each”, I mean all of them. How excited! Not to mention Sang also mature quite a lot in this book as well, I don’t mind the boyss spoil/baby Sang, but I am happy to see Sang grow a little more independent.
For those of you have read Thief of the Scarab Beetle series, there are definitely many crossover moments in this book.

Dangerous drugs are spreading in Ashley Waters High School, with the Academy boys and Sang’s help, the truth is slowly revealed. There are three key players in the scheme of Ashley Waters High School, dirty money, drugs and bombs?! I felt really bad for Sang in Push and Shove, she suffered quite a lot in this book. One was particularly disturbing and I was not happy the boyss wasn’t more aware and hadn’t protected Sang from the trauma.

I am glad Sang’s living situation has resolved, it should be interesting to see how Sang’s new living arrangement would turn out. Especially with certain boy’s “feeling”. How will this affect the Academy boys, Sang and the Family?

Oh boy, the sexual tension was thick in this book. I love every alone moment of Sang and each of the boy (especially my favorite academy boy North). Because the way Sang grow up, Sang doesn’t know what she want from the boys most of the time. Lust is something she doesn’t really understand, she knows she wants more from the boys, but was unable to express her feelings. The boys have become distracted because of Sang as well, all due to a certain rule they have all agreed. I was getting impatient and wish someone would just kiss Sang already! (Spoiled alarm) Sang had her first kiss in Push and Shove! And it was not whom I thought it would be. And boy, he didn’t wasted any time.

We learn that not all the boys have a “safe” or “ideal’ living situation, on the contrary, most of the boys have a rather hostile relationship with their parents. I was quite surprised by this, because I’ve thought the Academy have helped each of the boy at this point.

I love that we got to know more about Dr. Green and Mr. B. It was fun to see how these two interact with each other. It was interesting to see how Sang craves approval from Mr. B.

Sang have grown stronger in Push and Shove, her relationship with the boys have also strengthened in this book. I can’t wait to see what will happen in the next book!

My No.1 Academy boy from the Ghost Bird series: North

Happy reading! XO

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