If you are a YA reader who loves suspense and intrigue-you will be fascinated by this modern-day teenage romance filled with “double-blooded” vampires and revenge-seeking witches.
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Steeped in the rich history of New Orleans, readers will be plunged into a world of the Deuxsang; “two blooded” teen vampires, who are trying to navigate the web of lies surrounding thousands of years of the family legacy. Deuxsang teen, Cheyenne and her forbidden love, Eli, embark on a very different, and vastly more dangerous, journey as the net of betrayal tightens around them. This intense and fresh novel is enchanting, engrossing and impossible to put down right up to the cliffhanger ending. Remember, the end is not the end.
Thoughts from Ascension by Hannah Rials
“I was 12 when I started Ascension, ” Hannah shared. “I woke up from a dream to write about a community of vampires. It was around the time when the whole Twilight series was hot and binge-reading the series was a “thing.” I read the whole series in a week and I think that is where the idea of vampires got in my head and I started reading other similar books like Vampire Academy by Michelle Mead. This inspiration feeds my desire to create Cheyenne Lane’s journey.”
Hannah went on to share that, as she matured and evolved, so did the story. The book’s title has also evolved and changed over the years, and she shared that the process of picking the final title of a book is very painstaking.
“My publisher, our editor, and I thought about it and talked about it a lot and wrote down tons of words and ideas. We liked the idea of one word for the title, and when my publisher, Valarie Budayr, came up with the term Ascension, I knew that was what the title of my book should be. The title plays into the book, especially at the beginning, and it’s a title that seems to resonate with readers as well.”
Ascension by Hannah Rials
Life is supposed to be perfect after Cheyenne Lane’s Ascension ceremony, but it turns out awakening her vampire half only complicates things more. Burdened with a patronizing family and constant surveillance by the Vampire Council, Cheyenne welcomes a summer vacation to the magical city of New Orleans. But Cheyenne quickly realizes that she can’t escape her problems, no matter where she goes…
Written by award-winning YA author, Hannah Rials, this action-packed YA novel began coming to life when the author was only 12! As Rials matured, so did the cliffhanger story of Cheyenne Lane. A “must read” for the young adult reader in your life.
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