Interred (Chronicles of the Interred, Book One)

Interred (Chronicles of the Interred, Book One)

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by Marilyn Almodovar
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


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.

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Iambe Books
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Chronicles of the Interred , #1
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Meet 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.

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Interred (Chronicles of the Interred, Book One) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Brianna1 More than 1 year ago
I received a complimentary copy of Interred as a read 2 review from the author but this does not affect my honest review. My Review:MY REVIEW Interred followed the story of Baxter, a young woman who discovers that she has an incredible destiny to fulfill. Baxter discovers that she has powers and has been chosen as one of the Interred, which is a ceremony that she and several other selected young people are chosen to participate. The Chosen are selected to go through a ritualized burying, on the night of their Interred ceremony, they are to find their way out and attempt to make it back to a designated location; although along the way, they would be tested and would need to use their special abilities to survive these test. Baxter along with Declan, a mysterious young man that had been trapped in a time loop, by Baxter’s ancestor, and wants desperately to help her escape, to past these test.Because in doing so, his freedom would be assured at the end. A tentative friendship blossoms, between Baxter and Declan but becomes strained, when Declan’s great nephrew, his descendant Jack AshDown, tells Baxter that he is supposed to help her, that he is link to her as a healer. So he comes along, and before long Baxter finds herself attracted to Jack. The night of the Interred Baxter, and Jack escapes the burial and begins a journey, but soon things does not go as plan, when Baxter, and Jack discover that their lives are very much in danger and that this is no longer a game. Baxter and friends go on a harrowing journey across time that ends with a breath taking betrayal and a stunning ending! This debut novel from Marilyn Almodovar was outstanding. This was a fresh, and unique twist on the paranormal saga. A very refreshing change, Interred combined elements of the paranormal and the dystopian genres. It had passion, adventure and suspense! The reader is sucked into this grand adventure; I enjoyed the relationship between Baxter and Declan as well as Baxter and Jack… I most enjoyed the new plotline, enjoying the discovery of this new world and its rituals and the players of the Interred. I fully loved this book and recommend it for anyone who enjoys paranormal, with a little dystopian flavor. Interred is akin to the Hunger Games meet Beautiful Creatures! A Must Read:O)
iheartyabooks More than 1 year ago
WOW! Interred was a fantastic surprise! Interred storyline is fully-loaded with magic, Time Bender, time travel, mystery, suspense and cute romances. Marilyn Almodovar’s outstanding world building and awesome characters totally took me on an incredible adventure. I enjoyed all the different characters with so many wonderful personalities. Baxter is turning sweet sixteen, except it's not so sweet. Baxter's mother has been hiding a few little details from her about who she really is, and when Frederick shows up from the England Magical Being Council, Baxter’s also not too thrilled with Frederick when she learns who she is, or about the way the Council wants to celebrate the night of birthday, so they can discover what magic ability she will receive. Baxter will also meet two boys; one she’ll have to help release from a time loop, and the other she’ll lose her heart to. I love Baxter. She’s a strong, feisty, sarcastic heroine. Baxter jumps right in to do what she has to do. Jack and Declan are also great. Jack is flirty with a cocky sense of humor, and no way is Baxter going to able to resist this gorgeous boy. Declan is gorgeous too, but has a colder, dark side and he’s been trapped in a time loop for one hundred and twenty two years, and even though he’s Jack's great uncle, Declan hasn't aged over seventeen. Both these guys have a connection with Baxter. But the question Baxter is asking herself is: which one can she trust? Interred is a fantastic adventure of romance, magic and betrayal with Baxter, Declan and Jack. I also enjoyed that Interred is more of a mature young adult novel. I recommend Interred as a fun, magical read with a heartbreaking cliffhanger ending. Yep, I will be waiting on the second book in the Chronicles of the Interred series!
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bluekaren More than 1 year ago
This book was so fun to read and imagine. Interred was a great escape from reality with enough twists and turns to keep me guessing. This book is very intriguing and comes complete with a heirloom ghost. This book is great combination of fantasy, time bending, magic, and romance in a nice YA package. Meet Baxter, a soon to be 16 year old girl whose life is about to take a dramatic turn for the weird. Her pregnant mother is approached by a cousin who announces that a distant relative has died. She inherits a house in England, and her daughter inherits the magical gifts of the family. Baxter’s new gifts include Time Bending and a spirit named Declan that is bound to her. Oh and she gets a healer named Jack as a partner. Baxter just has to go to this “ball”, get interred, and then live through the tests. No big deal, right? Buckle up readers, this is a bumpy ride! The cover for this book tells so much of the story. I fell right into this story. Once I pick a book for review, I don’t refer back to the synopsis to remind myself what it is about. I prefer to trust my prior judgement and be surprised. I picked a winner in this series. Interred is the first book in The Chronicles of the Interred, Fissure is next book and that review is coming on Tuesday. I loved the action. I loved the shifting from time line to time line. I loved that she gets a healer to escort her. He is bound to her as much as she is to him. Baxter is an outsider at the ball. Everyone wants to get to know her or kill her for the powers she possesses. She has a lot of catching up to do, so she spends a lot of time reading about the family histories and getting info from Declan. Declan is this ghost spirit that was trapped by her ancestor for protection. His job is to guide Baxter to a place where she is able to release him. His motive is clear throughout the story. Jack’s job is to heal her after they travel through time. This book takes us back in time giving us clues into family motivation. Then it plunges back into the time of the interment. The only thing I can complain about in this story is that when the time travel starts happening, it gets a bit confusing. I listened to part of this book and I needed to go back to figure out when we were at a few times. I think just straight reading it might not have been such a problem for me, but I am a multitasking fool. Also, I didn’t like some of the loss in this book. Like most YA books, we deal with some heavy issues. I just kept thinking poor Baxter, and poor Jack. I felt that these issues weren’t dealt with adequately. I am hoping some of the issues of loss are resolved in the next book. (she is a time bender, after all) I guess we’ll see. Baxter is a really resilient girl. It was cool learning all about her abilities right along with her. This world doesn’t follow all the typical time bending rules. Baxter meets up with key players in the distant past and alters things in her world. I am so excited about this story and eager to get to the next in this series. This book ends on a twist. I have so many unanswered questions and this book ends on a cliff. I am hanging on tight.