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. But just because the parents are away, doesn’t mean Sang’s life has become any easier.
The newfound freedom will have a higher price than any of them had imagined.
Principal Hendricks now wants to use Sang to exploit Academy secrets. Mr. McCoy has his own dark plans for her. Enemies are closing in. Sang will need to learn to believe in the boys, and the boys will need to learn to trust her if they want to survive their rivals.
And each other.
The Academy, Relentless Trust (Goodreads)
Here we go with another book review! This series has got me hooked – I apologise. The best thing is that there are going to be 20 of them… 20!!! This is major.
I loved the fact that Sang has more freedom in this book due to the fact that her parents are no longer there. She seems to have come out of herself a bit more and we see her actually having fun around people who aren’t the boys! I died in a fit of giggles when she water pistolled Mr Blackbourne at the beginning of the book thinking that it was Victor. I also loved the fact that for once she actually got angry and started fighting back, even if it was North.
I also loved the fact that we saw some more of Mr Blackbourne. I actually began to feel like he was part of the group rather than just an authority figure. His willingness to support Sang even though he doesn’t know her as well as the other boys do is endearing and shows that family and trust really is and can be a choice. All we need now is to get to know Dr Green some more!!
What bugs me a little bit is the fact that Sang feels like she cannot fully trust the boys. I mean, I get the fact that the secrets of the Academy loom over them – I understand; what I don’t understand is how she still cannot trust them even after everything that they have done for her! I just feel like screaming at her until she gets it! C’mon, you have nine guys willing to do absolutely anything for you and protect you and you still don’t trust them?? *calm down*
I was so happy to find out how the other group/family actually managed to make it work with a male group with one female. Finally – information!! I had my eyes glued to the words and the theory does seem to make sense… in theory. I could never imagine doing what was expected to make it work – but then I have never been in such an environment, so who knows? Maybe? I am interested to see if the group will attempt the theory and if it actually works or not! 🙂
I gave this book 5/5 stars