Interred (Chronicles of the Interred, Book One)
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.

Book Details


  • Fantasy
  • Fiction
  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Science Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Interred kicks off on a dark, stormy night in backwoods Vermont. When protagonist Baxter glimpses an eighteenth-century teen lurking in her backyard, she questions her own sanity before doubting the space-time continuum. But when her estranged cousin Fred barges into the family's farmhouse, he brings good and bad news. On the plus side, Baxter's psyche remains, for the time being, intact. The bad news?

From the Publisher

Quotes from Interred:
‘I help Mom put away the dry dishes in silence. For one, I don't know if I can talk to her right now, and two, the vein in her forehead is about to give birth.'

'I need to think, to grasp everything that has been going on, and to push fear down my throat and into my stomach where it can camp until I'm taken away for Interment.'

Check out these comments from reviewers:
Marilyn Almodovar's outstanding world building and awesome characters totally took me on an incredible adventure.
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"I like that it's a clean book, which makes it appropriate for teens as well as adults to enjoy.”
Mandy Sickle

"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!"
Michelle Cornwell-Jordan, YA and NA author

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