YA Bound Presents: Interred

Interred (Chronicles of the Interred, #1)
Welcome to my stop on the Interred Blog Tour hosted by YA Bound! Click HERE to check out the rest of the tour schedule!
Release Date: 01/22/13

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.  -Goodreads

My Thoughts
Baxter has always been a pretty normal girl by all accounts, but as her sixteenth birthday approaches, being normal begins to become quite hard to do.
Readers will  love Baxter at first sight.  She is a girl who takes things in stride and never shrinks from a challenge.  
Those are qualities that she must rely on countless times as revelation after revelation is thrown her way about who she is, who her mother and father are, and what she is expected to do.  Add to that the two hot guys that are promising to protect her throughout her ordeal, and the fact that she has to choose to trust one as she fights to come in to her powers and stay alive.

This is a great magical read in the absence of such books.  There is so much backstory  and history with Baxter's family and their dealings with the council, that the story of what is going on with Baxter and her predicaments in the present is never allowed to become stale.  This backstory also allows for parental involvement in the story; a component so often lacking in YA.

Another great aspect of this read is the love triangle of sorts that Baxter finds herself in.  I mean, a magical hottie stuck in a time loop versus his equally magical and equally hot guardian relative.
The really interesting factor in her paradox over the two choices is that there is no true "white knight"
in the situation.  Each boy comes with his own issues.

This is a great book, and the time spent reading it does fly by.  I can't wait for the next book.


About the Author:
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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