Blog Tour: Toward a Secret Sky by Heather Maclean

Posted April 13, 2017 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Blog Tour / 0 Comments

Blog Tour: Toward a Secret Sky by Heather Maclean

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Blog Tour: Toward a Secret Sky by Heather MacleanToward a Secret Sky by Heather Maclean
Published by Blink on April 4th 2017
Genres: fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 368
Format: eARC, Hardcover
Source: Publisher
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Shortly after 17-year-old Maren Hamilton is orphaned and sent to live with grandparents she’s never met in Scotland, she receives an encrypted journal from her dead mother that makes her and everyone around her a target. It confirms that her parents were employed by a secret, international organization that’s now intent on recruiting her. As Maren works to unravel the clues left behind by her mother, a murderous madness sweeps through the local population, terrorizing her small town. Maren must decide if she’ll continue her parents’ fight or stay behind to save her friends.
With the help of Gavin, an otherworldly mercenary she’s not supposed to fall in love with, and Graham, a charming aristocrat who is entranced with her, Maren races against the clock and around the country from palatial estates with twisted labyrinths to famous cathedrals with booby-trapped subterranean crypts to stay ahead of the enemy and find a cure. Along the way, she discovers the great truth of love: that laying down your life for another isn’t as hard as watching them sacrifice everything for you.


Toward a Secret Sky reminds of all those paranormal books that brought me back to reading. It has all those firsts that teens feel for the first time. Love, kisses, great friendships. And the mystery. I loved unraveling the clues right along with Maren. She has a thing for puzzles. Her mom passed the ability to figure things out onto her. Some of them I would never have been able to figure out. My mind just doesn’t work that way.

Add in a great setting, and you’ve got a pretty awesome book that leads you on twists and turns. I love books that take place in Scotland. The scenery is beautiful and haunting, and there is so much history.

All of the characters were pretty great. Maren figures out she can be strong when she needs to be. But I absolutely loved Jo. She’s got spark and can turn a scene happy and playful anytime she is around.

If you’re a fan of paranormal books, this is one you should pick up. It was a quick read and had me turning the pages to figure out what was going to happen.


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About Heather Maclean

Heather Maclean is a New York Times bestselling author and editor of 15 books. She has appeared on Good Morning America, the CBS Early Show, Fox Business Network, ParentsTV and Sirius’ “Dr. Radio.”

After graduating from Princeton University, she began her career at Entertainment Weekly. Her work has appeared in Conde Nast Traveler, Pregnancy magazine, NY Metro Parents magazine, as well as newspapers around the country.

Named one of the “16 Best Entrepreneurs in America” by Sir Richard Branson, she accompanied the adventurous business legend on a 50,000-mile trip around the world, alternately helping improve the lives of others (designing sustainable development initiatives in South African villages) and fearing for her own (rappelling out of a Black helicopter in a Moroccan sandstorm). She was also the first civilian mom to experience zero gravity aboard a “space plane,” an experience she will never, ever repeat. Their journey, titled The Rebel Billionaire, was televised on Fox TV in 2005 for an audience of 8 million viewers.

Heather is also a former Disney executive. She launched several of the company’s first, award-winning websites, and holds the distinction of being the first person to ever answer Mickey Mouse’s email.

When not castle hunting in her husband’s native Scotland, Heather fills her days with her two beautiful daughters, Hunter and Hadley, and dashing son, Gavin.

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I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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