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Book 2 in YA Series Turns FIVE | Clandestine by Hannah Rials


     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 decide.


     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 a born leader? All questions that only she can answer. As the information and scenario get more confusing, she knows she must listen to her intuition if she is going to shift the truth from all the lies.


If you loved the first book in the Ascension Trilogy by Hannah Rials, then Clandestine (Book #2) is bound to knock your socks off!


  • Series: Clandestine (Book 2 in the Ascension Trilogy)
  • Publish date: July 2018
  • Paperback:  336 pages
  • Publisher: Aletha Press; 1st edition (2018)
  • Language: English
  • Print ISBN: 978-1-936426-04-1
  • E-Book ISBN: 978-1-935426-05-8
  • Cover Design: Roscoe Welply

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About Hannah


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 revenge seeking witches. Published by Aletha Press of Maryville, TN is the second book in the trilogy,

Clandestine was written and edited while she was a full-time college student. After graduating from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a BA in Creative Writing, and attending college at Bath Spa University’s MA (England): Creative Writing for Young People she currently resides in England with husband, Seb.

Hannah is a self-described vampire fanatic, a New Orleans lover, and a dog fan. She loves her friends, family, and finding new adventures.

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



Praise for Clandestine:


“Dark, surprising, and full of twists, the Ascension series is a delectable addition to vampire canon. Rials paints a rich and engrossing world of vampires, half-vampires and witches– each with their own agenda. Cheyenne’s struggle to be free is one that every girl will recognize, and I rooted for her as she bristled against the roles cast for her by society. It’s the story of a girl yearning to come into her own powers, powers both frightening and beautiful.” Maggie Thrash, author of L.A. Times Book Prize nominee Honor Girl


Oh man it just keeps getting better!! I couldn’t put this book down. 2 days later I finished the second book and can not wait to receive the final book to see what happens to Cheyenne and her crew! This book just pulls you in and you lose all track of time. A. Muncy


The fast-moving plot, surprising twists, and fun imagination made this second book in the Ascension series a great read. There was one small problem on my Kindle version, though. The last line of the book should be, “My, isn’t it a beautiful day?” Instead, it starts repeating one of the earlier chapters. I am looking forward to devouring the final book in this trilogy! Kindle Customer


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