Thursday, January 31, 2013

Release and Review of Interred (Chronicles of the Interred Book #1) by Marilyn Almodovar!!!

The cover was created by the amazing Devan Edwards of Nimbi Designs.

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 the 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.

Published by Iambe Books on January 22, 2013
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When I first heard that this was being released, I told both Raine Thomas and Lyn herself that I had to review this!!  I could not wait!!  Since the cover reveal, I had to read this book!!

I'm going to try not to give too much away, as we all know, that I gush when it comes to book that I love, and give tidbits away that shouldn't be given away.  (Just ask Raine about that...*looks away sheepishly*)

Alright, I knew this was great when 1. I lost two hours reading it last night and 2. I even gave up my writing half hour to read it!  It was freaking awesome!!

In this book, we meet Baxter, who learns her mother has been keeping a secret from her.  A big secret!  She finds out that her mother is a Magical Being, and that she herself is a Time Bender.  She meets Frederick, her mother's long lost relative, and is told she is the keeper of Declan.  A boy who has been trapped in an onyx pendant for over a hundred years.

It is when the family moves to England to live in her mother's old family home, Baxter starts to understand her powers.  She finds out she is part of the Interred, who are other kids her age who have magical abilities as well.  There is an Intrement ceremony, where they have to be buried, and then use their abilities to get out of the coffins.  During the Intrement ball, she meets Jack Ashdown.  She's instantly attracted to him, even though Declan makes it known that he dislikes Jack.

When the time for the Ceremony comes, this is where the action really starts in the book.  She's put into the coffin, given something to make her sleep, but manages to stop Time to escape before going into the ground.  When she gets out, she sees Jack standing with her.  This is when she realizes he's her healer, and they have a connection.  She's weary of him at first, but he proves to her that she can trust him fully.

In the attempt to get them back to the ones they love, both Jack and Baxter suffer immense loss, and with the support of each other they manage to get through it.  Jack come to face some dire realities about his family, as does Baxter.  She is forced to deal with such a betrayal from one who she immensely.  They quickly realize who is there to support them and who is against them.

I was hooked to this book until the end!  I loved the Dr. Who references throughout the book.  I still say David Tennant made a great Dr. Who.. but I digress!!!  They made me laugh, just because I love Dr. Who!!  My husband watches it religiously every Saturday night!!  Anywhoo... enough Dr. Who for now!

I loved Baxter from the very beginning!!  She was very sarcastic, which I loved because it was so funny at times!!  Jack, I loved!  He was her rock when she needed it, and he defended her when the time came. I cannot wait to read more about them in the next book!!

Great job Lyn!!


Author bio: 
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, was published by Iambe Books on 01/22/2013. Fissure (Chronicles of the Interred #2) is scheduled for release on 06/22/2013.

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Who wouldn't want to do an internship in Torchwood?!?!?!  I would be right there with you Lyn... just because Jack fascinates me!!!! Also, I want to ride in the Tardis... just because it looks like such fun!!!


Marilyn Almodóvar_Author said...

Thank you! and you know, you can gush about Interred all you want! I really appreciate that you took the time to review the book!


Jess's Journal said...

It was my pleasure!! I can't wait for the next one!

Raine Thomas said...

Great review, Jess! :) Thanks so much for participating in the launch tour!

Jess's Journal said...

No problem Raine!! Thanks so much for asking me!

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