Thursday, January 24, 2013

Blog Tour/Review: Interred

Blog Tour for Interred

Title - Interred
Author - Marilyn Almodóvar
Series - Chronicles of the Interred #1
Genre - Young Adult Time Travel
Publication - January 22nd 2013
Format - Ebook Review Copy


Time has never been an issue for Baxter Jacobs, but then she never knew she had the ability to Bend it.

As her sixteenth birthday approaches, Baxter inherits a pendant that will change her life. Connected to the pendant is a dark and mysterious young man named Declan Ashdown. Trapped in a Time loop for the past 122 years, Declan needs Baxter’s help to escape. The only problem is, she has no idea how to do it.

To acquire the power she needs to free him, she’ll become one of the Interred, those whose Magical abilities emerge as they come of age. When she does, she’ll discover that Declan isn’t the only one interested in the fact that she’s a Time Bender.

As the Interment arrives, Baxter knows this will be no Sweet Sixteen. A vengeful relative and ruthless Council are determined to control her. Declan’s powerful and charming descendant, Jack Ashdown, claims he can save her. She’ll soon have to decide who she can trust, and how to master her new abilities before Time runs out.


I received a review copy of Interred in return for an honest review as part of the blog tour hosted by YA Bound. Baxter’s sixteenth birthday is just around the corner quickly approaching, when a stranger shows up at her home. She learns that her mother has inherited a family home, and that she has inherited a pendent that holds a teenage boy trapped in a time loop. Declan has been locked in the time loop for over 122 years and he’s hoping that Baxter will be able to break his curse. Baxter also learns that magic beings do exist and she’s one of them just like her mom. Against her best judgment Baxter’s mom takes the family to long so that she can be Interred.

When they arrive in London Baxter quickly learns that on your sixteenth birthday everyone is Interred where they test your powers and you come into your full powers. Baxter learns that she’s a time bender very rare a gift it’s also why she can see Declan and no one else can. She learns that Declan has agreed to help her pass her interred with the hopes that after she will be able to free him from the loop. On the night of her sixteenth birthday she’s taken with the others to be Interred but it’s nothing like she could have imagined. Everything goes crazy, she runs for her life with Jack a warrior healer who she has a connection with. With his help and Declan’s she will be tested unlike anything she can imagine pushing her to limits. Then when she thinks it’s over she learns that her whole life has been turned upside down to the point she won’t be able to go back. Will Baxter be able to save the day?

I love Interred. The concept is very unique and interesting it’s a new twist on witches very refreshing. I think Baxter is a great character she’s very real which makes her easy to connect with. Baxter has two potential love interests in Interred one who’s stuck in the time loop and one she’s connected with because he’s a healer. I had a hard time rooting for either one because I kept expecting them to turn on her. The story is well written it flows along smoothly, however when the Interred started things got a little confusing but that’s because so much was going on. I like that it’s a clean book which makes it appropriate for teens as well as adults to enjoy.  Interred is an action packed adventure filled with mystery a little romance and whole lot of magic. I found the story so captivating I had a hard time putting the book down I just had to know what was going to happen to Baxter next.  I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen in the next book. 

5 out of 5 Stars

About Marilyn Almodóvar

Marilyn Almodóvar is the author of a series of YA paranormal novels. Born in Ft. Huachuca, Arizona, Lyn is a lover of words whose reading tastes range from Victorian novels to the books of Stephen King. Her favorite past-times have always been reading and writing, two activities that let her escape to other worlds.

It was this love that propelled her to choose Theater and French as majors in University, with a minor in English Victorian Literature. Lyn lived for almost a decade in England followed by three years in France before returning home to the States. A self-confessed citizen of the world, she is fluent in English, French and Spanish, with basic knowledge of the Italian language.

Lyn could happily exist breathing the clean air of Narnia, trapped in a cupboard under the stairs with Harry, fighting alongside Captain Jack Sparrow, doing an internship in Torchwood, or traveling around time and space with the Doctor…as long as she can have Mr. Spock, Captain Kirk and Captain Mal as companions.

Lyn currently lives in Central Florida with her French husband, English-born eldest son, and French-born youngest son. Her debut YA Novel, Interred, will be published by Iambe books on 01/22/2013.

The giveaway includes:
- One signed paperback of Interred

- One autographed Interred tote bag

- One onyx pendant inspired by the book

- One angel pin inspired by the book

- Misc. book swag (magnet, wristband, postcard, phone skin)
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  1. Thanks for taking the time to read Interred, Mandy! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

  2. Wonderful review! Thanks for sharing. :)

  3. wow this does sound good, adding to my list. Awesome review Mandy and I love that it is a new take on witches!