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Interred (Chronicles of the Interred #1)
Release Date: 01/22/13
Summary from Goodreads:
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.
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.
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.
Worst. 16th. Birthday. Ever. I've read quite a few books where stuff goes down when the protag turns 16. Sometimes this is anticipated, sometimes it's something dreaded or unpleasant...but poor Baxter has the worst 16th birthday. I mean, she's facing being buried alive and learning about how all of these people are after her. They target her family, her friends, she has to move, and learn how to do things on her own. And the horribleness keeps on coming, if I thought turning sixteen looked anything like this I think I would have stayed fifteen forever.
Although she has some pretty awesome powers. The way time travel is dealt with in this book is definitely interesting. I loved how visual it was, every time Baxter created a time portal. It kind of made it easier to grasp onto the idea that she's traveling. I also completely love that one of her travels takes them to the 80's. Can I just say thanks for that?! Why aren't there more books that time travel to the 80's?? So awesome. It's also amazing that you actually age when you travel through time, and that Baxter needs a healer to fix the aging - that was a unique aspect that I'd never considered before, when it comes to time travel.
Declan was a great character, literally stuck in a time loop and from Victorian London. He was my favorite part of this book. He's always popping up and in and out. He's the kind of character where you think, ok things are going to get better now that he's around.
I did have some issues with repeated phrases an I didn't feel a real connection between Baxter and Jack, her healer. They were just kind of all of a sudden making out, and I just kind of went with it, but when it came to the love story, I was kind of indifferent.
However, if you just kind of roll with the punches in the romantic areas of this book - it's worth reading for the time travel and the fascinating characters.
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)