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(Chronicles of the Interred #1)

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  110 ratings  ·  35 reviews
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 probl
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Published January 22nd 2013 by Iambe Books (first published January 21st 2013)
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Turning sixteen is supposed to be a milestone, a rite of passage, another year closer to being an “official” adult. For Baxter, her upcoming sixteenth birthday is looking to be a nightmare of epic proportions, because the family skeletons have started
Dec 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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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 Fred
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Interred is a wonderful story and was a refreshing thing to read. I have to say that I have been reading a lot of paranormal stories but as everyone who knows me knows I love time travel stories and stories that have to do with time. Interred grabs you right from the beginning and keeps you sated till the end wanting more and needing more.

Interred is a story about a girl named Baxter who is turning 16 and when she does something magical will happen to her. But to her horror her mother never told
Dec 11, 2012 added it
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So I had a strong attraction to this book the minute I helped do the cover reveal and was convinced I saw the clock ticking. I have this weird love of clocks and fascination with time so I dove in head first into reading.

Wow…I adored this book. I found it to be really creative and kept me enthralled the entire time I was reading. Plus the dash of Harry Potter and Dr. Who references made me feel like Marilyn Almodovar was speaking to my inner geek.

Declan was such an interesting character. He sta
Nikki Jefford
Feb 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Interred is a tricky novel to classify. It’s YA, yes, and it involves magic, but I wouldn’t call it a story about witchcraft. Time manipulation is at play, but I wouldn’t necessarily call it a tale of time travel, either. In some ways it reminded me of the NBC series HEROES, especially the part about absorbing abilities from other magical beings – stealing them in a sense. *shivers*

One thing’s for certain, Marilyn Almodóvar has mad writing skills. Her language is all kinds of fun. I picked out a
shre ♡
Jan 20, 2013 rated it liked it
*A copy was provided for review purposes*

EEEP! I loved it. So interesting and tres unique! I loved the whole time-bending (*cough* Avatar *cough) aspect of it, because that genres always interesting to read about. Marilyn was able to weave suspense, intrigue, romance, and magic into one tale which will not be forgotten anytime soon.

Baxter was an amazing and kick-ass heroine who never bored me and who kept me turning the pages one after another with her amazing commentary ;) Seriously, she's sar
I received a review copy of Interred in return for an honest review as part of the blog tour hosted by YA Bound. Baxter’s sixteenth birthday is just around the corner quickly approaching, when a stranger shows up at her home. She learns that her mother has inherited a family home, and that she has inherited a pendent that holds a teenage boy trapped in a time loop. Declan has been locked in the time loop for over 122 years and he’s hoping that Baxter will be able to break his curse. Baxter also ...more
Baxter is spunky, stubborn, sarcastic and loyal. She also as an inner strength that is tested to the limit time and time again. Her world is turned upside down as she approaches her sixteenth birthday. Her Mums cousin from England turns up uninvited and all but barges his way into their house he brings with him a box containing an onyx necklace with the name Declan engraved. Through Fred Baxter learns that she is not a normal teenager after all and she doesn’t come from a normal family. She come ...more
Rebecca Rogers
Interred definitely has an interesting premise, as far as the time-travel aspect goes. While the majority of YA books contain paranormal elements and/or creatures, Interred differs from the rest in that it doesn’t contain vampires, werewolves, or witches, and there isn’t a love triangle. It does, however, contain magic.

Baxter Jacobs’ life quickly goes from normal to totally screwed in no time at all. She inherits a pendant, which contains the soul of a boy named Declan. Only Baxter can see him,
Heather Wood
Jan 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was a book that you definitely have to keep reading in order to get fully invested in the plot and characters. To be honest, the beginning wasn’t really holding my interest and I may not have kept reading if I wasn’t part of the blog tour. I’m really glad I gave it a full read though because the second half was much better than the first.

I loved Baxter from the get-go. I liked her relationship with her family and her inner thoughts were laced with humor. She comes across as an everyday girl
Jan 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Originally Reviewed At: Mother/Gamer/Writer
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Controllers
Review Source: Blog Tour
Reviewer: Bailey

Interred centers around a typical teenage girl named Baxter. Except, as she approaches the age of sixteen, Baxter finds out that she’s not so typical. When a relative from across the pond visits and informs her of her magical abilities, Baxter is thrust into a world full of those who want to use her time-bending abilities for their own gain. Baxter also learns that as a ‘welcome’ in
Bethany Lopez
Nov 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I am excited to be among the first readers and reviewers of Interred. When I first read the blurb I was intrigued by the concept, and Almodovar didn't disappoint. Her writing is flawless, and the story flowed perfectly. Baxter is a realistic teen, not perfect, and full of emotions and unbalanced feelings. Her whole world is turned upside down and I think her reactions throughout are typical of a sixteen year old. I loved the male characters as well, particularly Jack. The plot thickened througho ...more
INTERRED, for me, is a hard book to rate. There's parts of the book that I absolutely fell in love with, while other parts, namely the romance, fell a bit short. Overall, I'm settling with a rating of 3 or 3.25.

INTERRED follows the journey of a girl named Baxter Jacobs, who has the ability to “bend” time, as well as other mystical skills. As a heroine, Baxter was smart and strong, but most of all, snarky. This is just my personal taste speaking, but for a heroine or hero to really stand out to m
Feb 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
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My Review:
If I was to describe Interred, I would describe it as an original story filled with intrigue, drama, and magic. This book has a really great cast of characters, great world building, romance and the writing in it is very fluid. Marilyn Almodóvar really has a way with words because it was really easy to get into the story and I thought the dialogue between the characters was top notch.

On to the world building in this book. I really loved it. I thought it was sophisticated and intricate
Interred by Marilyn Almodóvar
Book #1: Chronicles of the Interred
Source: Purchase
Rating: 4½/5 stars

The eve of every kid’s sixteenth birthday should be a magical time; there should be nerves about driving solo, excitement over the party and, no cares in the world. Never should a kid on the cusp of such a huge milestone have to be worried about being buried alive and hoping her magical powers will be enough to get her out alive. Yeah, no one should have that crap on their agenda. 

Baxter is a diffe
Oct 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Anny hernandez
May 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was provided a copy of the book by the Author for an honest review.

I just finish reading this book and I love it. Love the characters and love how the book turned out to be. I am gone keep this short, and I am gone write the review for the two books, this one and the second book (Fissure) since I read both books one right after the other one, I have to say that I am not to much into paranormal, but I do love to read a good paranormal book, and this one is one of this.


The story begging wi
Michelle Cornwell-Jordan
May 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing

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 alon
Feb 23, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2013
Personally this book felt like the very first completed novel by the author, that they will look back on in ten years and think 'what on earth made me publish that.' That's not to say the book was bad, it just needed polishing in terms of the writing and the style.

"epic fail" Really? realllly? Honestly this just sounded cringy like you have a teenage daughter who you've heard say it and then included it in the book to sound 'down with the kids'

The whole opening of this book read like a first d
Ryan Snyder
Dec 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Well, I am just going to have to come right out and say it. This book sort of blew my mind. First off, the names of the characters were totally freaking awesome. Baxter and Declan? Jack's name isn't awesome, but I can forgive him, because he is awesome. I love the name Declan. I know, irrelevant, but still. moving on.

The whole concept that the kids come into their supernatural powers at sixteen is really interesting. I mean, they are just automatically gifted with these amazing powers, that the
Dawn Vanniman
Jun 17, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

First of all, I was glad to read a book with two actual involved parents in it. I've been seeing a lot of single parent books and quite a few that just don't mention where the heck the other parent is. Yes, it is a step-parent, but the main character likes him, so it's all good.

Baxter is a teenage girl, pretty normal, acts 'real'. She finds out right before her 16th birthday that she needs to attend a ceremony to be Interred,
Katie O'Sullivan
Jul 19, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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As Baxter Jacobs get close to her 16th birthday, strange things start happening. Her mother's cousin visits from England with news of her grandmother's passing, and news of inheritance. As if meeting a relative she's never heard of wasn't strange enough, Baxter also sees a boy whom no one else can see, a boy she's seen once before, at her grandfather’s funeral.

The boy turns out to be a magical spirit, trapped in a loophole of time and tied to her family. Baxter is both drawn to him and repulsed
May 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
22 may ReviewWhen I saw the cover of this first book, I was curious to know what was hiding those hands and that clock , without doubt, the story behind this cover is very good.

It is a magical world and a well made, original story , with good characters actors , filled with many emotions and a clear and light writing.

The magic is present and will hand our protagonist Baxter , Our female protagonist, who gets her magical powers she turns sixteen eleven . Is determined and has a good grasp of sarc
Derek White
Aug 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Copy of this Book Was Given To Me By The Author In Exchange For An Honest Review*

The author has taken an original idea, formulated her own set of rules for the world she is writing about and then stuck to them. For those of you who do not write take it from me – that is a very hard thing to do. The story is hard to classify. It’s Young Adult; it has a love story; it’s about time travel, but is not the usual time travel sort of story; it’s about magic but not what you would expect. In fact in m
Meghan Emery
Apr 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one was actually better than expected. I don't usually enjoy first person PRESENT tense, but I did enjoy this one. Present tense isn't for everyone so do be aware of it going in. This book is about a girl named Baxter on the cusp of 16 who finds out her mother has been lying to her about her entire life. She is a magical being who when she turns 16, will be "Interred" in order to discover/learn to control/develop her magical abilities. Through this ordeal she has a familiar named Declan and ...more
Kassandra Patti
Apr 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this book from the author in a giveaway and all I have to say is that if I hadn't gotten it from there I would've gone out to buy it. I loved the story it wasn't like all the other types of stories I've read about time travel. I loved the characters especially Declan, Baxter and Dickie. They were all fun and I enjoyed it when Declan and Baxter got into it, it showed the many differences about them. The only part I didn't like about this book was the mom in the beginning she was very a ...more
Gotherella BioVenom
Really enjoyed this.I won this from a Goodreads giveaway :)
It's not a standard "we have magic powers, yay" type of story line, which was great.
They have certain abilities, and some other abilities still to form, but they can't just do anything.

The characters were great, and the development of them was well timed.
I'm really looking forward to the next installment and finding out more about the two main characters and more about Declan :)
Feb 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
*I won a copy of Interred from Goodreads' first reads.
This was a great book! I love the paranormal YA genre, and Interred was definitely one of the best I've read in a while. Plus, Baxter is a strong, likeable, non-whiny heroine (which, as we all know, is something rare nowadays.)
Also, I'm a huge geek and there was references to geek fandoms, so I'm happy :3
Raine Thomas
Feb 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Review to come during the launch tour!
Jan 17, 2013 marked it as did-not-finish
Had to stop reading because it wouldn't start, and was a little boring! Sorry Marilyn!

Star :(
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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 Univer

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Chronicles of the Interred (3 books)
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