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Earrings of Ixtumea [Kindle Edition]

Kim Baccellia , Kaytalin Platt
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Fifteen-year-old Lupe Hernandez dismisses the legend about her Mexican grandmother's magical earrings as a silly fairytale, despite recurring nightmares of human sacrifice. But when the earrings thrust her into the parallel world of Ixtumea, she must confront the very thing she shuns the most -- her cultural heritage.

Editorial Reviews


Dream Realm 2006 - Finalist (in Young Adult category)

"Refreshing use of Latino folk tales and culture gives a new twist to a familiar tale."
--Writer's Post Journal

Product Details

  • File Size: 374 KB
  • Print Length: 206 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing (July 3, 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007OUHYH6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,613,758 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Earrings of Ixtumea November 20, 2007
A very fun book with a spunky main character, Lupe.

I enjoyed the way this author takes us to another world, and the great imagery she uses.

I especially liked Lupe, whose teenage voice is perfect for this YA fantasy. At no inclination of her own, Lupe is swept from modern-day life into that of her heritage. The world of Ixtumea is filled with intrigue, danger, and it is where Lupe learns of her destiniy.

Kudos to this author for a fun, imaginative book with a rich setting and an interesting plot.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must read September 4, 2007
A beautifully written book with adventure on every page. Lupe is an incredibly strong young girl with insecurities. But she's got a awesome family backing her up. I love the web and the Spider Goddess. There are so many uniques aspects -- and surprises -- about this book. You'll have to read it to see for yourself.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A well crafted tale September 28, 2007
Earrings of Ixtumea by Kim Baccellia, was a found diamond in a field of young teenage novels. As a editor I often review young adult manuscripts for publication. Earrings of Ixtumea was recommended to me by a friend to read, as a refreshing change from the pack of average novels.

Earrings of Ixtumea, stands out by well written prose, fantastic character development and a great plot. Add them all together and Kim Baccellia, weaves a story taking place in the modern day world, and a second dimension. Her movement from one to the other is not only believable but well written and a masterful change of venue for young Lupe.

Lupe is not interested in the stories of her Grandmother about tales of the old days in a mystical land. But try as she might she listens to her Grandmother even if she didn't want mean to. Lupe finds herself as the only chance of saving a land that is both foreign to her as it is familiar. Lupe with the help of a hansom warrior and spirits wins against evil.

This book should be in every young adult woman's stocking this holiday season. A must read. Brava Kim, Well done.

Jake George
Sage Words Services,
Senior editor, Virtual Tales Publications
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4.0 out of 5 stars Latina Time Traveler August 24, 2007
Lupe, the protagonist of EARRINGS OF IXTUMEA, is a smart and sassy fourteen year old living in two worlds, that of her mystical grandmother whose stories are rooted in pre-Columbian folklore and in modern day Anglocized America. The earrings her grandmother gives her, ones she does not want to take, send her on a dangerous journey to the land of Ixtumea where she must learn to accept her role as an orucula to save this world, and ours, from destruction. The story is fast paced, with wonderfully drawn characters, a book that could be a gateway for teenagers to read more fantasy.
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