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The Other Side of Envy by C.L. Stone Review

Title: The Other Side of Envy

Author: C.L. Stone

First published April 28, 2015

284 pages, Kindle Edition

Rating: 4.39


Sang Sorenson has always dreamed of attending the Academy, a place where she can finally fit in and be herself. But getting in is not as simple as passing a test or an interview.

She must win over her teammates, and that’s easier said than done. Some of the boys are willing to do anything to keep her out, even if it means protecting her from themselves.

As if that’s not enough, Sang is dealing with a shocking revelation that has driven Gabriel Coleman away from everyone, including her. Desperate to bring him back, Sang delves into his past, hoping to find a way to reach him.

But Gabriel’s past is full of tragedy, and he’s not sure he can ever come back from it.

With the help of Kota, Victor, Silas, Nathan, Luke, and North, Sang must find a way to save Gabriel from his own envy and despair before it’s too late. But can she do it without losing herself in the process?

The Academy is a place where bonds run deep, and Sang is determined to prove that she’s worthy of them all.

About the Author

C. L.

Stone has a fondness for chocolate and the thrill of discovering hidden treasures. Her novels delve into the complexities of love and explore darker themes, while also featuring mouth-watering descriptions of chocolate chip pancakes.

If the idea of having too many fictional romantic interests overwhelms you, it may be best to steer clear.

Editoral Review

Title: The Other Side of Envy

Author: C.L. Stone

Publisher: Arcato Publishing

Publication date: April 28, 2015

Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Mystery

The Other Side of Envy is a young adult novel by C.L. Stone that was first published in April 2015. The novel, set in contemporary America, centers around the characters of Kayli Winchester and her seven roommates.

The book has been praised for its complex characters and gripping plot. Kayli Winchester, the protagonist, moves to a new city to start her life afresh.

She soon finds herself sharing a house with seven mysterious strangers, and together, they embark on a journey that uncovers their dark past. The characters in The Other Side of Envy are complex and nuanced, making it easy for the reader to lose themselves in the novel’s world.

The themes of the novel are multi-faceted: jealousy, envy, family, love, and acceptance. C.L. Stone does an excellent job of exploring and showcasing these themes within the novel’s plot.

The book’s fast-paced plot builds to a thrilling climax that will leave readers on the edge of their seats. C.L. Stone’s writing style is engaging and fluid, making it effortless for the reader to get lost in the story.

The author does an excellent job of developing the characters throughout the book, making them feel real and relatable. The pacing of the novel is well-done, keeping the reader’s interest throughout.

The Other Side of Envy compares well to other books in the young adult genre. It offers a fresh take on themes such as coming-of-age and romantic intrigue, making it stand out among its peers.

The book’s one shortcoming is its lack of diversity among the characters. The cast is primarily made up of affluent, white individuals, which feels unrealistic given the modern-day America the novel is set in.

However, the author’s writing style and the novel’s thrilling plot make up for this shortcoming. Overall, The Other Side of Envy is a well-written and engaging young adult novel that should appeal to lovers of romance and mystery.

The book’s complex themes, nuanced characters, and gripping plot make it a worthwhile read. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for an exciting and suspenseful novel that explores the complexities of human relationships.

Rating: 4/5 stars.