The Academy: The Ghost Bird

12 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 804 ratings

Introductions Publisher's Summary

From USA Today best-selling author CL Stone, listen to Introductions, the first book in The Academy Ghost Bird Series.

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.

©2012 C. L. Stone (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
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  • Book 1

    • Introductions

    • The Academy: The Ghost Bird, Book 1
    • By: C. L. Stone
    • Narrated by: Natalie Eaton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, great listen

    • By Twinmom on 04-13-18

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 2

    • First Days

    • The Academy: The Ghost Bird, Book 2
    • By: C. L. Stone
    • Narrated by: Natalie Eaton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 69

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best series ever!

    • By BCherry27 on 05-26-18

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 3

    • Friends vs. Family

    • The Academy: The Ghost Bird, Book 3
    • By: C. L. Stone
    • Narrated by: Natalie Eaton
    • Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93

    Sang Sorenson is forced to suffer through another of her mother's extreme punishments. It almost kills her. The Academy boys vow it will be the last. They're determined to keep Sang safe, especially from her own family. Their solution: complete invasion of her life. Kota, Luke, Silas, Nathan, Victor, Gabriel and North do everything within their power to show Sang what true loyalty means.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderfully intense and entertaining

    • By BCherry27 on 05-27-18

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 4

    • Forgiveness and Permission

    • The Academy: The Ghost Bird, Book 4
    • By: C. L. Stone
    • Narrated by: Natalie Eaton
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    Sang Sorenson's abusive mother is secure in a hospital, and her father has vanished to a new family of his own, leaving Sang and her sister to fend for themselves. Sang is hanging by a thread, and her only hope is a group of boys she feels she barely knows. She's never really alone. The Academy team has stepped in, promising to protect and care for Sang. Kota, Victor, Silas, Nathan, Gabriel, Luke and North take over, showing Sang they can be depended on for anything.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love this series!

    • By MeWow Kitty Kitty on 08-30-17

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 5

    • Drop of Doubt

    • The Academy: The Ghost Bird, Book 5
    • By: C. L. Stone
    • Narrated by: Natalie Eaton
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 85

    Sang Sorenson and the Academy boys return to Ashley Waters High School but before they get a chance to even settle in, Sang's life is threatened by an anonymous caller. They retreat to the protective walls of the Morgan estate, a safe house for when the boys are under fire. But when new threats can break through those barriers that once kept them secure, it leaves Kota, Victor, Silas, Nathan, Gabriel, Luke and North rushing to figure out who is hunting them.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Love this series!

    • By MeWow Kitty Kitty on 08-23-17

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 6

    • Push and Shove

    • The Academy: The Ghost Bird, Book 6
    • By: C. L. Stone
    • Narrated by: Natalie Eaton
    • Length: 17 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • awesome

    • By elaine wilcox on 08-31-17

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  • Book 7

    • House of Korba

    • The Academy: The Ghost Bird, Book 7
    • By: C. L. Stone
    • Narrated by: Natalie Eaton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    It's homecoming week at Ashley Waters, but Sang Sorenson has a lot more on her mind than dresses and crowns. Silas's troubled past - full of secrets he and his team thought they'd buried - comes back to haunt him, threatening to ruin everything. Silas tries to deal, but guilt weighs heavily on him and Sang realizes she might be the only one who can help him keep it together. Bomb threats have increased. They are followed at every turn. The principal is resorting to drastic measures to make sure they're all going to be kicked out.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my favorites!

    • By Avid Reader on 10-17-17

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 7.5

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  • Book 8

    • The Other Side of Envy

    • The Academy: The Ghost Bird, Book 8
    • By: C. L. Stone
    • Narrated by: Natalie Eaton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    Sang Sorenson dreams of what life might be like for her in the Academy, but joining isn't as easy as simply writing an exam or passing an interview. She'll need to pull the team together to get them on her side in order for it to work, which is harder than it sounds. The boys will do anything to protect her, which, for some, means keeping her out. But that's not all that's going on in Sang's complicated life. After a shocking revelation, Gabriel Coleman splinters himself off from everyone, avoiding not just his Academy team, but even going so far as to avoid Sang.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hurray for Audio book Edition!

    • By Jenn on 01-02-18

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  • Book 9

    • The Healing Power of Sugar

    • The Academy: The Ghost Bird, Book 9
    • By: C. L. Stone
    • Narrated by: Natalie Eaton
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love!

    • By MeWow Kitty Kitty on 10-08-17

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  • Book 10

    • First Kiss

    • The Academy: The Ghost Bird, Book 10
    • By: C. L. Stone
    • Narrated by: Natalie Eaton
    • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 71

    The time has finally come for Sang Sorenson to be formally introduced to the Academy. Protocol dictates the boys keep the details of Sang's official introduction to the Academy a secret from her. The only thing they can advise her to do is to work on what will become her mantra: She is determined to stay with her team, no matter what. Despite her wishes, the boys are second-guessing her place with them, concerned for her safety. With dangers all around and threats closing in, some of the boys are questioning if this is the right time to bring her to meet the Academy at all.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Naration is horribly whiney on this one.

    • By Summer Devlin on 03-28-18
    • The Academy: The Ghost Bird, Book 10
    • By: C. L. Stone
    • Narrated by: Natalie Eaton
    • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
    • Release date: 10-17-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 74 ratings

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 11

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