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**
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.
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!
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!)