The Conclave – Tenille Berezay (Review & Giveaway)

Title: The Conclave (Converters #3)
Author: Tenille Berezay
Publisher: Tenille Berezay, 2017 (July 21)
Genre: YA Fantasy, YA Science Fiction

**I received a copy from the author free in exchange for an honest review**

This review can be found on my BlogTeacherofYA’s Tumblr, or my Goodreads page

My Review:

I have been following Tenille since her first book, The Convergence, came out. I am part of a program called ebooksforreview and I requested her first book in the series after reading the blurb. A book about a hidden group of society that can convert energy into practically superpower-like skills? SIGN ME UP! 

I reviewed that book and the second, The Keep, right here on my blog. Another indie author, I believe in Tenille’s storytelling talent. Yes, I love the big pub books like everyone else, but someone needs to speak up and say, “Hey, this book is amazing and I need to share it with the world.”

Here’s the cover for The Conclave:

Now, you know how hard it is to write reviews for sequels, and especially trilogy books. However, I think I can explain the series without giving too much away…and there is a reward at the end of the post: Tenille is giving away a $50.00 AMAZON GIFT CARD! Talk about awesome! I’ll include the Rafflecopter link at the bottom but please read the review because I think many of you would enjoy the series. Let me give you some backstory instead of just diving in, okay? That way you know the premise that leads to the third book.

Desiree Morgan starts our series as a girl who can use this amazing ability to connect with her energy inside and it makes her stronger and faster than her peers. When a new kid at her high school, Blake Thomas, tries to get close, Desiree is wary. She just needs to get through the remaining time in high school as a “normal kid” and she can relax. Besides, what kind of kid moves in the end of senior year? Blake is obviously someone she wants to keep away from her.

But when Blake hires Desiree to teach him horseback riding skills, she can’t escape the desire for the extra income. And Blake is loaded. But when Blake starts hinting about Desiree’s secret abilities, Desiree starts to wonder where this Blake person came from…if his name really is Blake.

The cover of The Convergence

In The Keep, Desiree and Blake are running for their lives with Desiree’s little brother in tow. The group Blake works for wants Blake back, but he wants to be with Desiree. They know of another Convergence, called The Keep, and they hope they can stay there until they can decide their next move. An island paradise, the two relax for the first time in months.  

Unfortunately for them, The Keep has even more secrets than Blake’s own group, and Desiree and Blake may think they’re guests, but they soon realize they are actually prisoners. 

Which brings us to The Conclave, the final book in Tenille’s trilogy. Desiree and her brother Denny have escaped The Keep, but Blake had to stay behind. After failed attempts to retrieve him, Desiree knows she must return to The Keep and the monster that thinks she’s dead. All she cares about is Blake…where is he and why hasn’t he returned? 

This book is filled with surprises, double-crosses, and an ending to a series that makes your heart pound with every sentence. And it also makes you unbelievably sad that this is the final book in the series. 

Normally, I would evaluate for class appropriateness and age range, but with this series I think it’s pretty simple: I don’t usually recommend sequels for classroom material (even though each book is amazing on its own) because it’s too confusing. The first book, The Convergence, could be used as a standalone, but it would severely limit the material as so much happens after book one. With that said, I just recommend it for all-around enjoyment outside the classroom and because of the lack of inappropriate material, suggest that readers from MG and up could enjoy Tenille’s saga. 

Let’s cut to the chase: I give The Conclave, as well as the whole series, ★★★★★. Another indie winner for me!

So let’s get to the exciting part: the GIVEAWAY!!

Tenille is running a Rafflecopter Giveaway for a $50 Amazon gift card, and entering is simple. Plus chance is in your favor!

Here’s the link to the giveaway (so go enter!) ———> $50 Amazon GC Rafflecopter Giveaway

Remember that it’s my month-long blogoversary celebration and I promised lots of giveaways this month! So take advantage and go enter! More are still coming! (Maybe we will have to make August a part of the celebration, too!)

How does Tenille’s series sound? Are you intrigued? Will you enter her giveaway? Could July get any better? (Oh, it can!)

24 thoughts on “The Conclave – Tenille Berezay (Review & Giveaway)

    1. Thank you for stopping by! Tenille is amazing! I really like Kathy’s ebooksforreview program (I started it before I was getting all these books and unfortunately there is always a book that sounds amazing lol!) so I am sucked into her indie books. Only received one bad one from the program and I was tricked by the gorgeous cover (Shadows of the Forest – it’s beautiful but ick).
      Hope you enter bc $50 is a lot on Amazon!! 😍😍😍

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    2. Oh I know! I keep getting the emails and sometimes there isn’t anything I want to read, but just this last one a good one popped up: they give you 90 days though so it helps.
      I wish I had more time! I used to be able to read a book a day but Bc of work it slows down.
      I would buy A LOT of books!!

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    1. Thank you!! I get a lot of indie authors asking me to review their books and a lot of the time the books are better than the big ones!! I try to help out because they would fade into the background without us bloggers to spread the word!
      It’s all about giving back this month! I’ve been blogging and have made wonderful friends, so whatever has a giveaway attached I’m participating in! I will also have one of my own, but wanted to show off everyone else’s first. Glad you are enjoying it: there will still be some bigger titles coming up shortly too! ☺️


  1. Thanks, Stephanie for ‘speaking up’ about The Converters Trilogy! (As usual) your overview is perfect and the post looks great! I’m so glad you picked up The Convergence to review and I’ve been able to have your support and help in writing (and releasing) the rest of the series! Thanks for helping an indie author (who’s terrible at promotion) share her books! You are the best!!!


    1. Awwww! I’m going to cry! 😭 This warms my heart to no end! It’s because I believe in you and your books. I want to one day have the series on my shelves in the classroom so all students can read The Convergence series and I think it’ll be a big hit.
      There’s only a handful of indie authors that I think of when it comes to spectacular books: you are at the top. I’m so glad you and I have kept in touch and I’ll champion your next book just as much! Hopefully soon I’ll be able to do a giveaway of your series or at least book one to get it in the hands of others!
      Let me know when you draw your winner and I’ll announce on my blog if you want!
      Please keep in touch!! I’m only an email or tweet away! 😍😘❤️


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  3. I think I remember your reviews for the first two books in this series Stephanie, or I could be thinking of another series, but I am so glad you loved this third book as well. 😀 I had to skim most of this review because I haven’t read any of Tenille Berezay’s works but the fact that you rated it so highly, and clearly have loved the whole series, is enough to get me to check out these books at the very least. 🙂

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    1. Yes! I reviewed the other two and I loved them! It’s hard bc the past three reviews I’ve written have been for sequels and those are the hardest reviews to write, especially when someone hasn’t read the other books. But I did love the characters and though the plot was bizarre sometimes, Tenille always brought it back to the story at hand. I hope you do get a chance though I know our TBRs are endless.

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      1. Well I’m glad they were books you loved, and yeah I get what you mean because sometimes I struggle with sequel reviews as well. You want to get your feelings across but don’t want to spoil anything for someone who hasn’t started the series yet.
        Oh they really are, but given you loved this series I know it’s one I’ll probably enjoy as well, means I should try and get around to it sooner! 😀

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    2. It’s SO HARD to do sequel reviews and most people don’t want to read them. I wish there was a way to just do a series review at the end…maybe I’ll start doing that. 🤔
      Yes, we have excellent taste in books!

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    3. I’m starting to think so…I hate leaving a book unreviewed bc that’s all I really do, but no one wants to read sequel reviews, esp if they haven’t read the book or if they haven’t read the sequel (to avoid spoilers) so maybe a series review would be the best route? 🤔🤔🤔🤔

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      1. I find it’s hard to read sequel reviews when I haven’t read the first book, just because even if there are no spoilers for the sequel there will be spoilers for the first book just because of the nature. I have a few series I want to try and read soon so maybe I’ll start doing some series reviews. Like a test run to see if it works. 🙂

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