Thursday, July 26, 2018

Blog Tour + Review: Clandestine (Ascension #2) by Hannah Rials @Hannah_e_Rials @yaboundtourspr



Clandestine (Ascension #2)
by 
Hannah Rials
Genre: YA Paranormal
Release Date: July 2018
Aletha Press

Summary:

    Cheyenne Lane never believed it could come to this—imprisoned by her own family, who are plotting to overthrow the Vampire Council. Ripped away from the happiness of her summer romance and friendship in New Orleans, Cheyenne is forced to begin her education at Clandestine, the secret Deuxsang University, one year early.
    She is guarded constantly, separated from her best friend Anne, and desperate for any word from Eli and the witches. Meanwhile, her cousin Lilith has discovered that Cheyenne possesses all four vampiric abilities—unheard of for a Deuxsang—and intends to use her in the Ascending’s rebellious scheme.

     At 17, Cheyenne finds herself the center of a centuries-old conspiracy involving the vampires, Deuxsang, and witches, and everyone is telling her who she should trust and what she should do. Her head is too full of voices and opinions, and it’s time for Cheyenne to make up her own mind.

     Is she ready to step into the role she was made for? Who can she trust? Who is her friend and who is her enemy? Is she really a born leader? All questions that only she can answer. As the information and scenario gets more confusing, she knows she must listen to her intuition if she is going to shift the truth from all the lies.


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Hannah's favorite quote from the book:


“If you fail, you'll wish you'd never been made.”


My Review:

Cheyenne Lane at the age of seventeen is being forced to attend Clandestine University a year earlier than she is supposed to. Lilith has found out that she has all four vampiric abilities something that is unheard of. Lilith has plans for Cheyenne but she is not sure what those plans are.

Once at the university the vampires have their own tales about the vampires and witches which is quite different than what the witches are telling her. Cheyenne has no clue as to who is telling her the truth.

Cheyenne is being pulled between the witches and the vampires with each side trying to tell her who to believe and who to trust. Cheyenne must figure out who is lying and who is telling the truth for herself.

The witches and vampires have been in a long time war against each other and each want Cheyenne for their own to be on their side and for her abilities. Who will Cheyenne trust? Who is lying? Are the witches lying? Are the vampires lying?

Clandestine has two of my favorite characters or paranormal creatures’ witches and vampires. It is filled with lots and lots of action and suspense that will keep you hanging on for more. Clandestine is epic fantasy that is suitable for all ages. Once you pick up Clandestine it will be hard to lay it down.


I would recommend Clandestine to all fans of vampires and witches with a little romance on the side. But I would suggest that you read Ascension before reading Clandestine in order to get the full the story.



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Ascension Testimonials

"Their love story anchors the novel, the first installment of a series, and sets the stage for the cliffhanger ending. An entertaining and promising series opener about an appealing human and vampire hybrid. "-Kirkus Reviews


What an extraordinary debut novel with new and intriguing twists on vampires—a strong female protagonist as one. I already can’t wait for book two.-Jill Murphy Long, author of The Conduit


This book is by the far the BEST YA/Adult fiction that I’ve read in a very long while. So exciting!-Rebecca F


The wait is over-Ascension is here! Thrilling and entertaining, like the experience on a crazy roller coaster. Hannah has grown into the most amazing writer. Watching her journey has been as much fun as holding the book in my hands. A "must read" for YA and thriller fans!-Valarie B.


Rials has created a complex, fascinating, hidden world within our world. And I think we're just beginning to scratch the surface."-Kris Whorton



About the Author

As Maryville native and a senior in college at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Hannah Rials began writing her first novel, Ascension, at age twelve. Her first YA novel Ascension is a modern day teenage romance filled with "double-blooded" vampires and revengeseeking witches. Published by Aletha Press of Maryville, TN is the second book in the trilogy, Clandestine, was written and editing while she was a full-time college student. After graduating from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a BA in Creative Writing, she will be attending college at Bath Spa University’s MA (England): Creative Writing for Young People; a yearlong master’s degree. 

Hannah is a vampire fanatic, a New Orleans lover, and a dog obsessor. She loves her friends, family, and finding new adventures. To keep up with Hannah, you can find plenty of pictures of her corgi Buddy and her travels on Instagram @herials because who doesn’t love a cute corgi picture? Connect with Hannah on Facebook, Twitter and via her website. 

“I feel like I am living proof that dreams do come true.”- Hannah Rials

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