I'm so excited to be part of the Launch Tour for this amazing book!
I invite you to see the rest of this post, you'll find information on this book, the author and a giveaway ending very soon plus my review.
Interred (Chronicles of the Interred #1) by Marilyn Almodovar
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The cover was created by the amazing Devan Edwards of Nimbi Designs
Published by Iambe Books on January 22, 2013
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.
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, was published by Iambe Books on 01/22/2013. Fissure (Chronicles of the Interred #2) is scheduled for release on 06/22/2013.
I was very lucky the lovely author, Marilyn Almodovar let me be part of the tour.
I've mentioned before how I forget things so I had to go looking through my computer for this. (I sometimes wish I had an eidetic memory)
The first time I saw the cover was on Jan 21 @ The Reading Diaries' It's Monday! What are you Reading? post.
This was my comment: "The cover of Interred makes me want to read the book. That's how I read books before I joined goodreads. I would look at the title or cover and decided if I wanted it or not. I'll be adding it to my TBR shelf"
I immediately added it to my shelf on goodreads.
I went back to her blog the next day for her Teaser Tuesdays post. She had a teaser of Interred.
This was my comment: "That definitely made me want to read this book. I was first captured by the cover when I saw it yesterday (I think it was yesterday)" (See what I mean about having an eidetic memory)
Jan 23 - I ran into a tour stop for Interred @ We Fancy Books.
This was my comment: "This book caught my attention since I saw the cover. Now I want to read it! Looks like a very good book and the characters just make it better.
It will be published 1/22, wasn't that yesterday? If I had known about the tour before I would have gone to all the stops. I'm going to go look for them. I think this will be one of my favorite books."
Since then, I've been following tour stops and liking it more with each; the promo posts are really fun.
I had very high expectations for the book, I'm glad to tell you that it did not let me down.
I love this book, it is part of my favorite series, I can't wait for the second book and I have a new favorite author!
Before I started reading this book I had a lot of different ideas of where the plot would take me. This was very different from everything I came up with, it's new to me, very interesting and is a great change to a familiar concept. We've seen a lot of time travelers through fiction but nothing like it. I had never seen anything like this plot and its time traveling rules before.
I like how the author explains what everyone is thinking and doing. I was wondering last week about this, most books usually tell you who says a line and sometimes they give more details as how they react, if they were mad, they looked at the floor, their eyes had a sad look, but not all the time. I know it would take a lot of words but it helps you imagine things as they are. In a movie you see their reactions all the time, in books most of the time you can only imagine how they would react but you don't always know if that's how the author imagined it.
My dad was telling me last time how some authors give you too many details (his words), what was on TV, if they had a special item on their desks, even if they're not important to the plot. But I don't think you can give too many details, I think we're used to taking things for granted in movies or real life because we see them everywhere, we don't find them as important so we don't pay attention to them. In a book, we have to use our imaginations to picture the house or the office. I believe these small details are very important, we know more about the character's personalities and we could picture ourselves there.
This was a very important part of this book, and the author's writing.
We can relate to these characters, they live in our world, they talk about books we read and real authors we know. I really liked this.
I'm looking forward to book 2, I need some explanations, I hope we get them. Book 2 will be a complete surprise, I don't know what will happen. There are some books where you know by the way the first one ends what will happen on the second one. But with this series, I don't think I could possibly know how the second book will unfold, what will be revealed and how many more books there will be.
I am excited for this, wondering what I'll find out on the next page and where I'll be taken next.
I would reread this right now, but I have more books to read that I can't. But I know I'll be rereading it before the second book comes out. (Maybe even more than once)
What else could I tell you about this book? You have to read this! I know I'll be telling everyone that I loved this book and recommending it to them! (I did this on November with Divergent, everyone knows is one of my favorites. My friend just found out about the movie and asked me "you like Divergent right?" He told me about an article he read about the movie. All because I kept talking about it.) Now I'll do the same thing with Interred.
The house on Chapter 1, I thought it was a very cool house, I would love to go there on vacation. I could feel myself already there.
Chapter 7: "The light bulb turns on by itself. I growl, wondering if Aladdin had this much trouble with his genie."
"Seriously, you need a bell."
Before I read the end, I liked Declan and thought he was really funny. Now, I wish there'll be some kind of explanation on book 2, I refuse to believe the last thing without knowing why, lol. I did not see that coming!
I'll be definitely buying this book (a physical copy). It's the kind of book I like to have on my real shelf in my room and read it over and over.
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