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4.34  ·  Rating details ·  59 ratings  ·  24 reviews
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 ma ...more
Paperback, 1st, 248 pages
Published August 27th 2016 by Aletha Press
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Gabby (What's Beyond Forks?)
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Full Review at: What's Beyond Forks?

I wasn't sure what I was going to think about this book, but I was curious, so I gave it a go. I'm super glad I did, because I liked it quite a bit. There are vampires, witches, Deuxsang, which are half human/half vampire, and a few humans thrown in the mix. Their world is pretty interesting, if not always pleasant. Cheyenne was a wonderful and strong character. I loved her. Aside from her cousin, I'm not a fan of her family, at all. The other supporting chara
Amber Hodges
Cheyenne is half vampire, half human. Also known as Deuxsang. She gets to go spend time with her sister in New Orleans for the summer but things aren't always as they seem. Cheyenne is thrown into a world she has never known and now has to make up her mind of what she wants to believe in and what she wants to do with her life!

This was such a good book. The author does such a great job with describing the city to us. I have been to New Orleans many times and I can say she was spot on with her des

Read from a young local author whose signing event we attended at our local independent bookstore.
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Different kind of book for me with a lot of unfamiliar terms.
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Feb 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Hannah Rials is a new young author for me and her beginning to a new series is a wonderful addition to my library. She has a quirky light feel to her words and yet she takes the vampire thoughts and adds a new twist. We get half breeds and witches but also vampires. We get the setting of NOLA and how all these different types of people survive being teenagers, family obligations, life and love. How they like each other and go against feuds and anger towards one another. Such a interesting twist. ...more
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
After Cheyenne Lane's Ascension ceremony that awakens her vampire side her magical ability is supposed to show itself but unlike her peers hers does not. Not is only is Cheyenne upset over the fact that she has not received her ability yet she is also worried that she will one day reveal her vampire side to humans resulting in severe consequences.

In the vampire world of Ascension the vampires live life just like humans except they drink blood but not human blood they only drink cow’s blood. The
Savannah Hendricks
Jul 20, 2019 rated it liked it
A modern take on Romeo and Juliette with vampires and witches.
Aug 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ascension, a young adult paranormal romance which begins the coming-of-age story of Cheyenne Lane, is a surprisingly lovely and graceful book. In a genre where this isn't the norm, the characters are deeply complex. The good guys are flawed good guys, and at least some of the bad guys are well-intentioned if misguided. And, as an adult, it's refreshing for me to find a YA novel in which the adults are as well-rendered as the teenage characters. The novel is distinctly plot-driven and well-paced, ...more
Katie Garcia
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There comes a point when, as a lover of the YA genre, you feel like you might lose it if you read another vampire novel. I haven't gotten to that point yet, (but I imagine one day I will) and I"m grateful, because I would have hated to miss out on Ascension by Hannah Rials. While other books in this niche recycle the same old material, Rials manages to breathe new life into the vampire mythos with the wholly original concept of the deuxsang or two-blooded. The book is quick paced, sweet without ...more
Mary Aalgaard
Jan 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ascension by Hannah Rials is a terrific read. You have within the 248 pages, a heroine to root for, enough mystery to keep you turning pages, a little romance, a whole lot of soul-searching and identity crisis, mixed with racial tension, albeit in this story the races are Witches and Vampires. Now, I'm not one to pick up a vampire book. I started reading Dracula back in my early 20's and quickly abandoned it. Way too dark for me. I didn't even watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer, nor did I read the T ...more
Sep 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Very compelling and addictive YA read! I finished in a few days because the plot was so complex and fast-moving. I can't wait to see what happens to the unique and memorable characters in the sequels.
Mia Wenjen
Jul 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I just finished Ascension by Hannah Rials and it was fantastic! Definitely recommend for anyone who enjoyed the Twilight series! I loved how it is set in New Orleans too! Rials keeps it a pageturner with fast-paced plot twists and characters that you fall in love with.
Sep 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is an amazing first release by Hannah Rials. It is a page turner that I could not put down. Can hardly wait for the next book in the series!!!
Awkward.Book.Girl (Stephanie)
I really wanted to like this book. We have a secret paranormal world of vampires, half-vampires, and witches, and our MC is a half-vampire who "ascended" in a way unlike her peers. It's an interesting premise, and it lays down the foundation for our MC's fears and conflicts.

On the positive side, I thoroughly enjoyed the setting and the attention to detail. No place felt out of place, and it was easy to picture everything. The dark world of vampires and half-vampires is alluring, even when the M
Sep 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
In ASCENSION, Cheyenne is a half-vampire who is governed by the full vampires. All her life, she's been taught that witches killed their kind and are the true enemy. But when Cheyenne meets Eli, it's hard to believe that he's evil.

When Cheyenne leaves with her sister to stay in New Orleans for the summer, she's surprised to see Eli there, but it turns out to be his hometown. Cheyenne also befriends another half-vampire named Anna and her human boyfriend Mason. The more time Cheyenne spends with
Joel Leonidas
Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Review Soon :)
Lilly Charysma
Mar 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
I missed reading a book with vampires. I have read so many that I am sometimes scared of starting a new one because I might not be completely satisfied. So I jumped at the opportunity to be a part of this blog tour. The idea of half breads becoming more powerful than the vampires, the mix between vampires and witches really made me very enthusiastic.

Still, I would have wanted a lot more from the story. I would have wanted a lot more attention to details, it mostly seems as an introduction to a m
Mar 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Interesting story. I expected it to follow the Twilight plot but it didn't!! I'm excited to read the others. The only negative side is the MAJOR cliffhanger at the end.
( I received a free copy of this boo in exchange for my honest review )

Well, that went in a completely different direction then I expected. Holy plot twist! Talk about hiding the not-so-quite-anti-hero/not-that-evil-but-sort-of-is/ out-to-lunch ending that threw me for a loop. Brovo! That was wicket!

Lets get down to it. I loved the opening, it was mysterious, heart pounding and for me sad. It got me hooked on this read, and I dove right in. But, there is a but. It's felt like the plot came to
Feb 16, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
A story brimming with magic, mystery and mayhem.

Ascension, Hannah Rials’ debut novel, has everything you could want and it is set in historic New Orleans.

My Thoughts…

Man, as if being a teenager isn’t bad enough! Imagine having to endure a creepy rite of passage at only thirteen, where your vampire overlords have to snack on you to awaken your vampiric side? I would think that learning how to be a “Deuxsang” would be worse than puberty.

Hannah’s debut novel Ascension, is delightful. Cheyenne is a
Sep 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A much anticipated novel that I had been waiting for. Ascension was a great book that gripped you from the very beginning. I never wanted to put the book down from the moment I started it. It drew us in with riveting surprises from start to finish. I cannot wait for Rials to publish the next installment in the trilogy.
Sep 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is so beautifully written. The setting brings the book to life, and though I've never visited New Orleans, this novel has me convinced otherwise. The plot had me never wanting to put the book down. I highly recommend it, and I can't wait to see how Cheyenne's journey unfolds!
Sep 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Such a fun, exciting read! I can't wait for the second!
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Hannah Rials is a Maryville, TN native and alumni of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Hannah began writing her first novel at age twelve. Eight years later, the result was debut YA novel Ascension. She is a current graduate student at Bath Spa University's Masters in Creative Writing for Young People, studying how to write the best young adult fiction she can.
When not writing, she's RE

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