Thursday, January 24, 2013

Blog Tour Stop: Interred by Marilyn Almodovar: Review and Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the Interred blog tour.  This tour is hosted by YA Bound.  My tour stop includes my review of this book plus an amazing giveaway.

Release Date: 01/22/13
Publisher: Iambe Books
Pages: 256
Format: eARC

Goodreads Synopsis

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.

My Review

This book was simply AMAZING!!! I was so enthralled with the story, that I couldn't put the book down.  Interred is the first book I have read about Time Benders so I was very intrigued with the story.  I loved the whole concept of Time Benders being able to change time, but by changing time, huge consequences will be faced.  The uniqueness and originality of this book makes the book even more beautiful and interesting.  

Baxter didn't know that she is a Magical Being.  A very important Magical Being in fact.  When she gets put on the Interred list, she has to go to England to be tested with the others.  When the testing begins, she escapes with a few others and finds out that she is being hunted for her powers.  They don't care whether she is alive or dead.  They can take her powers from her.  With Jack and Declans at her side, they all make a run for it.  Will Baxter keep her promise to Declan and release him?  Will Baxter be able to harness her powers and face her destiny?

I loved every character in this story except for the evil doers of course.  I never like them.  Baxter was an awesome, kick butt character.  I loved how stubborn and strong she is.  Baxter doesn't like to show fear.  I really feel for her though.  When a horrible tragedy happens, I felt the pain right there with her.  She was trying to save herself and a few others lives while feeling so much pain inside.  Baxter was very easy to relate to.  I LOVE Declan!!!  He is my favorite character in the whole story.  I couldn't wait to read more scenes with him in it.  The banter they throw back and forth was hilarious.  They grew really close.  Then Jack pops up.  Don't get me wrong, because I liked Jack.  I know Jack and Baxter have that connection due to what they are, but I have my heart set on Declan.  I had trouble telling whether Jack was good or bad.  He did some really stupid things that made me question his motives.

I recommend this story to everyone wanting to read something completely fun and different.  I absolutely loved it!!!  I will definitely be rereading Interred. Marilyn did a fantastic job at crafting a story so unlike others that made the story even more beautiful.   I also want to add that the cover is just gorgeous!!!  


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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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  1. What a fantastic review! Thanks for sharing your thoughts about INTERRED. :)

  2. Thanks for taking the time to review Interred! I'm glad you enjoyed it, Kristina!

  3. Awesomesauce review!This is a one of a kind book,so very different,I will be readin' it.Love Lyn too BTW.Entered the giveaway too