Monday, January 21, 2013

Blog Tour/Review/Giveaway: Interred by Marilyn Almodóvar

Title: Interred
Author: Marilyn Almodóvar
Series: Chronicles of the Interred
Publisher: Iambe Books
Release Date: January 22, 2013
Format: eCopy
Genre: YA, urban fantasy, magic, romance
Source: Blog Tour
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.

Marilyn Almodóvar
Marilyn Almodóvar is an American YA Author born in Ft. Huachuca, Arizona. A lover of words with a penchant for Victorian novels as well as the books of Stephen King, Lyn's favorite past-times have always been reading and writing.

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 U.S.

A self-confessed citizen of the world, Lyn is fluent in English, French and Spanish, with basic knowledge of the Italian language. 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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I'm so happy to be part of YA Bound's Interred Blog Tour!

Today, I bring to you my review of Interred:
If I had to describe Interred in a single word, it'd be original. I can honestly say I've never read anything like this before. It took the not-often-used idea of controlling time, sprinkle it with a bunch of new ideas, and voila, you've got this wonderful story blooming out of it.

Honestly, the plotline of the story was a little generic, but guess what? I loved reading it anyways. I loved the seemingly average girl who suddenly finds out she has a power she can barely comprehend, and must go off to hone those skills. I liked reading about the two boys and comparing them. I wanted to feel like one of the Interred who must train to master their powers. In this case, the generic idea worked quite well.

Read my full review here.

That's not it! We also have an international giveaway for some seriously awesome stuff going on! Just enter the raffle below.

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)
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Dying for more? Follow the rest of the blog tour below!

Interred Blog Tour Schedule
January 21st:
Paulette's Papers - Promo Post
Lust For Stories - Review
Bookworm Dreams - Review
In the Best Worlds - Review

January 22nd:
Chocolate Coated Reviews - Review
Raizza's Book Blogging Adventure - Promo Post
We Fancy Books - Promo Post
I Heart YA Books - Review
Overflowing Bookshelves - Review

January 23rd:
A Bibliophiles Thoughts on Books - Promo Post
The Book Gazer - Promo Post
Library of a Book Witch - Review
Frankie Blooding's Bookshelf - Promo Post
ReadingToTheStarsAndBack - Review
Moosubi Reviews! - Review

January 24th:
Ever and Ever Sight - Review
WTF Are You Reading? - Review
Escaping... One Book @ a Time - Review
My Life is a Notebook - Promo Post
The Dark Heroine - Promo Post
The Reading Diaries - Review

January 25th:
Books I View - Review
A Diary Of A Book Addict - Review
Book- Marks the Spot - Review
Heather's Book Chatter - Review
Mother/Gamer/Writer - Review

January 26th:
Delirious About Books - Promo Post
Bookcase to Heaven™ - Promo Post
Sweet Southern Home - Promo Post

Have fun following the rest of the tour!

Thank you so much for wanting to leave a comment! I read every single one of them, and respond to most of them!

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