Saturday, January 26, 2013

{Tour Stop} **REVIEW & GIVEAWAY** Interred by Marilyn Almodovar

Welcome to my stop on the Interred Blog Tour hosted by YA Bound! Click HERE to check out the rest of the tour schedule!  Don't forget to enter 
the giveaway at the bottom of the page!!

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.

Release Date: January 22, 2013
Published By:  Iambe Books
Review Copy: Mobi. 
**review copy provided for tour
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Two things that I am enjoying reading more and more are: Visions and Time Travel.  The problem with time travel is not everyone can pull it off.  You have to get the facts right and know about the time in which people travel to and do it well.  Interred was a great read when it came to the time travel.  Exciting and fresh enough to enjoy, the places mentioned were easy enough to picture and become a part of.   The author was able to weave mystery, adventure, romance and many different magics into one with creating a jumbled up mess.

  The story itself based around Baxter and a life that she didn't know existed was wonderful.  I mean not for her but the way it was presented and the reasoning behind it made sense.  The deal is that upon their sixteenth birthday they gain magical abilities specific to them.  They are Interred, cut off from everything/everyone they know and tested to see just what they are capable of.  I was slightly confused with the series of events after this started and a few moments after that but I did enjoy the action and non stop fight that Baxter put up. Truth be told I found myself slightly confused a couple of times throughout the story including once near the end.  This however did not take away from the story but had me pushing forward to figure it all out.

  Baxter was so fun to read.  She has personality and frequently I smiled at her inner commentary and sarcasm!  To top it off she was smart and didn't back down.  Which isn't exactly the easiest task when you loose everything you know and love to everything new and unfamiliar!  Especially when it is a world so filled to the brim with betrayl and  deception that you don't know who to trust.  There was so much going on that I expected her several time to be rash and jump into something but mostly she kept herself collected and managed the situation well.  As a main character Baxter did her job and did it well.  She will keep you engaged in the story with her voice and her attitude and way of interacting made he relatable.

  Now I know some of you will exhale loudly when I mention this but there are two guys to this story.  Jack and Declan.  Problem here was Baxter didn't know who she could trust.  Truth be told,  didn't know who to trust out of h two of them for th most part.  Declan is kin of the forbidden fruit, you know the guy that it will just never really be possible to be with.  His strong negative attitude and bossy demeanour was most of who he is but the rest of  him seemingly cared for Baxter, though I couldn't shake the feeling of something being hidden.  With Jack I was instantly hooked but I think that Baxter didn't feel what I did and for good reasons.  Jack is supposed to be her Healer but his loyalties seemed questionable at best to start.  Basically she debated between two guy that had basically all the same downfalls.  Well seemed that way to me.

  I really did enjoy this read.  Though I didn't find it non-put downable to start by about 40-50% of the way through.  Then I found that the pages turned faster and my curiosity was piqued.  I look forward to reading more on Baxter and her time bending!  Also I kind of want to know what happened to Declan and how everything will proceed from here.

Because I want to know what's going on, I opt to stand beside my mother... but I can't help but wonder if I'm insane for placing myself next to a woman who looks like a ticking time bomb.

"I'm so happy you're here.  Jess and I were going to call on you later." Ava says, clearly excited.  I hope to heaven she's not incontinent.  If she was a pup, she would have wet the whole floor already.

Our motto, Fide et marte, seems appropriate.  By faith and by war.  Most of the  time I think I believe in it.  I have faith in my mother, and I'm getting ready for war to show off whatever talents I have.

"We should go back to the office space and sleep."  My skin heats up like a street in the summertime.  It's then that I wonder how the hell I'm going to sleep when he kissed me the way he did... and when he keeps touching me,  Hormones.  Stupid hormones.

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, will be published by Iambe books on 01/22/2013.

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So as an awesome tour wide giveaway some great prizes are being 
offered up!!!  Here's what you can win:

- 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)


  1. Thanks for the review and sharing some of the quotes. The review is honest!

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  3. Sorry, in the excitement I posted a half comment. LOL Thanks for taking the time to review INTERRED! I'm glad you enjoyed it!


  4. Love triangle? Okay, I'll bite. :) I just finished a book that sort of has time travel and visions in it as well and I agree. Also, there's got to be a seamless way to bridge the two together. Lovely review, Tiff. :)


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