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The Sweepers are coming. The hunt for humankind begins.

The year is 2069. Sixteen-year-old Derry and her brother live in perpetual fear of capture. They survive underground on a post-apocalyptic earth overrun by gangs and clones, and hunted overhead by mysterious hoverships. When her brother goes missing, Derry’s only hope
Kindle Edition, 261 pages
Published December 9th 2015 by Dunecadia Publishing
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In the not too distant future the world has overheated from the inside out. The devastation is horrendous and what is left of civilization has gone underground to avoid the brutal gangs and the Sweepers, unknown ships that come only in the daytime to spirit away humans, one by one. Who are these terrifying monsters, and what are they doing to their victims? It seems no one knows, but could that be possible?

Derry remembers her life before the big disaster, she lost her mother then and for all pu
S.J. Abbo

When I read about how people were taken I imagine this


Our heroine carries M16, wow, right???


Military clones!!!


The Rogue gang!!!


While imagining all that I was sooooo excited, this is me in the beginning


...and then, me on the 100 pages later


I hope for more.
It's not bad, but I hope for much, much MORE...

I didn't like love interest at all and I'm glad he isn't in the book, most of the time.

I did like the other men (who sadly isn't loved interest)

Then there are third men who I think IS love inte
⭐Anni⭐ (Book Princess)
I had this on my tbr for a really long time, initially had added it because of the badass cover. Now I finally got around to reading it, and I really liked it!

Immurement is a post apocalyptic novel and while it wasn't outstanding or special in any way, it was still very entertaining and a fast and fun read! There's lot of action and exciting discoveries and the pages kept turning themselves.

I liked the MC Derry because for once she isn't one of these super badass weapon wielding teenage girl. Ok
Aug 17, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Immurement (Undergrounders #1) by Norma Hinkens  
Author: Norma Hinkens
Title: Immurement
Series: Undergrounders
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The year is 2069. Sixteen-year-old Derry and her brother live in perpetual fear of capture. They survive underground on a post-apocalyptic earth overrun by gangs and clones, and hunted overhead by mysterious hoverships. When her brother goes missing, Derry’s only hope of finding him is to strike a deal with a group of cutthroat subversives. De
Apr 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this dystopian tale. It was action packed and full of adventure. I enjoyed learning about this new society and all its crazy inhabitants. Some of the revelations are jaw dropping as the MC learns what is really happening to the people who disappear. I am interested in knowing what happens next so I will be reading more of this series.
Book Haunt
It is the year 2069, six years after the Earth’s core overheated, causing a meltdown. In the Sawtooth Forest of central Idaho, a group of survivors has formed an underground community which is split up between 8 bunkers that are connected by a shared tunnel. These are the Undergrounders.

Derry Connelly is 16 years old and she lives in one of these bunkers with 23 other survivors. Her mother died on the day of the meltdown and her father is the camp drunk who hasn’t been able to cope since. There
Feb 16, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

Publisher: Dunecadia

Publishing Date: December 2015


Genre: SciFi


Publishers Description: The earth’s core overheats. The sovereign leader vanishes. A young girl is the survivors’ only hope

Review: Not a lot of thought went into the world building of this novel. In this dystopian future the Earth’s core has overheated and disrupted or torn asunder the surface. Since matter can neither be created or destroyed, how is it that the core ge
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I think I've reached the point where I should take a break from the Dystopian future. This is the newest reading experience in a growing string of books from the genre that I didn't like. I think I might have saturated my need for Dystopian stories for a while. At least for the ones that don't seem to make a lot of sense.

Derry and her family and friends live in underground bunkers out of fear for the Sweepers who abduct people into airc
Cary Morton
Apr 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
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I received a copy of this book directly from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.

There’s so much that I want to say about Immurement by Norma Hinkens that it’s been hard for me to take it all and bundle it up into an organized review. On one hand, the book had a lot of problems—some of them big problems—but on the other hand, it was a very solid read, and depending on how much certain aspects of the plot bother you, this may be a fantastic read, or a very “meh” one for you.

Jan 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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"Immurement" a gripping dystopian novel set in a world devastated by tidal waves, fireballs, global volcanic eruptions and toxic ash clouds after a meltdown of the Earth's core begins when one of the network of underground bunkers hidden in the Sawtooth Mountains is raided, and sixteen year old Derry Connelly's brother is discovered missing. Afraid that Owen has been extracted by a Sweeper hovercraft Derry, mountain man Big Ed and enigmatic Mason set out to save him, facing subversive thugs call ...more
Rosemary Standeven
Apart from a brief setting of the scene right at the start, this book is all fast-paced action. The apocalypse has occurred (“All hell broke loose after a ring of volcanos around the globe erupted and the sovereign leader issued a thermal radiation warning. That was the last we heard from him”), and the tattered remains of humanity are now divided into three main groups: the Undergrounders; the Rogues; and the mad scientists in Craniopolis. The story is narrated by teenage Undergrounder, Derry. ...more
Book Gannet
This futuristic, dystopian adventure has plenty of action and asks big questions about humanity and survival as we follow Derry on her journey into the wide world, which swiftly turns into rescue mission of a growing number of people. Caught between the dangerous Rogues (subversive criminal types) and the secretive Sweepers (who kidnap people for unknown, though most probably nefarious reasons) with only a small band of friends and possible foes for company, Derry’s definitely got her work cut o ...more
Feb 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is very engaging with action, danger, courage and sci fi elements. My Rating 4.5.

Derry Connelly is curious and brave. She and her older brother, Owen, live in a bunker with others who have survived an earth meltdown. There are several communities all struggling to scavenge supplies while ducking hovership sweepers that suck up teens and removes them to Craniopolis, a research facility. That is the prime danger but there are dangers from rouge subversives who take what they want and kill wit
Sandra "Jeanz"
Nov 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am looking forward to reading this one, and checking out the bunker map etc. This one sounds like a great post apocalyptic read and as I recently joined Norma Hinkens Street Team it was about time I read one of her books!"

9% "Instantly hooked!"
14% "Oh no! where is Owen? ... Can the mountain man prepper Big Ed, ex military man Mason help Derry to find n rescue her brother Owen?"
31% "What is up in the rafters and will it lessen the danger Derry is in or mal
Jacinta Richardson
Humans have done a better job than usual in most dystopian fiction and have destroyed the planet's core, somehow, I don't really remember. I'm not sure the author knew either. The survivors live in small numbers in underground encampments, hiding from some form of machine or being that patrols the surface and attempts to steal them.

The whole stealing people thing is weird. We're told it's only young folk who get taken, and yet the older folk don't take advantage of their age-related safety. Cons
May 16, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story was set in a post apocalyptic world where the remaining civilization is forced to hide underground in bunkers in order to avoid the "Sweepers" and the "Rouges". The Sweepers are a group of mad scientists who are trying to replenish the Earth's population by making clones and performing experiments on young humans they extract. The Rouges are a bunch of escaped convicts from a high security reeducation centre, who doesn't hesitate to kill anyone they come across. The heroine Derry has t ...more
Today We Did
Nov 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Today We Did
When the core of the Earth overheats and causes major volcanic activity, much of the world’s population is lost. The remaining survivors take shelter in underground bunkers in the less populous areas, and become known as Undergrounders. They are not the only survivor groups though, there are also roving bands of subversives that are happy to raid and kill for fun, known as Rogues. And from the sky, come the Sweepers, who snatch up people from the ground in their hoverships. Derry Con
Darth Vix
Dec 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I would like to thank the author of this book, Norma Hinkens for reaching out to me and giving me the chance to read and review this book in exchange for an honest review!

Immurement is a dystopian story that follows our main character, Derry Connelly as she tries to live and survive in a world that has been plunged into chaos and is fraught with danger.

I haven’t read a dystopian book in what feels like quite some time so it was really refreshing to be plunged back into the chaotic of environmen
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
Sixteen-year-old Derry Connelly, her brother Owen, her Dad and a few other people all live in together in an underground bunker in separate rooms. They don’t go out much in the daytime because they are afraid that the Sweepers will get them and take them away for cloning.

Derry’s brother Owen is one of the first to be taken by the Sweepers. Derry will do what she must to save her brother even if it means making deals with some rough characters. She will have to trust people that she doesn’t know
Laurie P
Jan 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
4.5 stars

I was given a copy of this book for an honest review free of persuasion from the author or anyone else affiliated with this book.

**Spoiler alert

The earth's core overheats and pushes through all volcanoes and any other weak spots it can find. Pushing skyscrapers up and over in its quest to expand. Unknown to most is a massive research facility researching and combining DNA to make people to repopulate the earth. The research testing done by some scientists goes beyond just the re-populat
Chessy The Cat
Feb 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sixteen year old Derry Connelly grows up quickly when placed in the position of making life and death decisions that affect her family and friends. She’s been living in a prepper Undergrounder bunker with her brother, Owen, and their father for the past six years after the earth’s core suffered a meltdown causing a ring of volcanoes to erupt. They along with the other Undergrounders of their bunker and the surrounding bunkers have a distrust of the one world government and its sovereign leader. ...more
Nov 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
So the blurb sums up the plot and I'm not adding anything else in case I spoil something, so I'll get straight to my thoughts.

Character wise, while there is a lot of them, they were all well written and developed. Derry is spontaneous, ready for anything and will to do what's needed. She comes across at times as kind of selfish but as the story progresses we she her struggling with her thoughts, and indeed, her feelings for certain characters. She has had a tough life, but I admired her willing
Dec 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This was one that I really enjoyed, but grew on me as I got farther into the book. Derry is a little inconsistent in her approach to problems, but despite that I still found her relatable. My one complaint with her as a main character would be that at the end I was a bit confused as to what the love interest triangle was supposed to be. I’m not sure who the focus was.

I like Big Ed a ton, he’s a great character who adds some consistency to the situation no matter where they end up. I have some gu
May 24, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I generally liked this story, although there were some problems with it. Throughout the book there were minor details that didn't add up. Often the characters reactions to things didn't make sense. I found the main character, Derry, the most problematic because she couldn't make up her mind, yet for some reason she was the leader. She wasn't very consistent and I hope that she grows and becomes more reliable as the story progresses.

The world and how it got to the condition it's in is not explain
Boundless Book Reviews
Immurement, is a dystopian filled tale. Including Clones, sweepers who are trying to distract pure blood in order to save  cloning.

Derry has been hiding in an underground bunker. But things start to unravel and slowly she comes to realize there's more to everything, then she ever knew. 

I wanted to love Immurement because it has so much promise. But for some reason, I couldn't really get into the story fully. There's nothing wrong with the writing. Hinkens portrays this world perfectly and it is
Laura  Redmon
Feb 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh yeah, do I love a really good Dystopian! Immurement is excellent. It gave me more than my craving for a good end of the world story. I can't wait for more of the Dystopian series by Norma Hinkens.

The end of the world is looking bleak but leave it to this one teenage girl, her dog, and her friends. She is pretty cool and regardless of teenage angst and hormones, she matures quickly in time to become an extraordinary young lady.

Author Norma Hiniens brings us, survival, adventure, romance, and
The story moves very fast, I like fast flowing stories but this was way too fast. There was no time to connect with any character, especially the lead female Derry. There was no chemistry between her and Jacob and the whole thing was rushed, there was no development. I couldn't care less who lived or died. I ended up skimming in places.

The dialogue wasn't great, the world building was ok but could have been better. I felt a little let down.

The story line is promising, so book 2 may be better.
Jun 06, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gave-up-on
I wanted to like this book. The premise was promising, but the execution was choppy. Characters did not come across consistently or fully believable, which made staying "in the reading zone" difficult. I realize the protagonist is only 16, but should a character who's supposedly an adult with a military background respond to this 16 year old's childish taunt of "why don't you do us a favor and just die?" actually give up and appear to kill himself? That's just one of the many "Wait, what??" mome ...more
I really enjoyed this book.The author is quite talented at world building and creating well developed characters.The unique story about the meltdown of the earths core and humanity's efforts to survive are intriguing.I especially liked the portrayal of Derry as a strong,brave young woman who struggles to survive and protect her loved ones.I look forward to reading more of this series.I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. ...more
Robert Slater
Apr 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actually 4.5 stars or so. Really great debut novel. I don't usually like reading in present tense, but Hinkens does it so well, that I didn't notice. Strong female protag and believable post-apocalyptic universe. If you like this, you'll probably like my Deserted Lands and vice versa. ...more
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