Solimar Book Tour & Giveaway

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the SOLIMAR: THE SWORD OF THE MONARCHS by Pam Muñoz Ryan Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

About The Book:

Title: SOLIMAR: THE SWORD OF THE MONARCHS

Author: Pam Muñoz Ryan

Pub. Date: February 15, 2022

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 272

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, Audible, B&NiBooks, KoboTBD, Bookshop.org

Middle-grade fans of Pam Muñoz Ryan’s Esperanza Rising, will find a new Mexican heroine to love in Solimar and a fresh, magical story!

On the brink of her Quinceañera, and her official coronation, Solimar visits the oyamel forest to sit among the monarch butterflies. There, the sun pierces through a sword-shaped crevice in a boulder, which shines on her and sends the butterflies humming and swirling around her.

After the magical frenzy, she realizes she’s been given a gift―and a burden: she can predict the near future! She has also become a protector of the young and weak butterflies. This alone would be a huge responsibility, but tragedy strikes when a neighboring king invades while her father and brother and many others are away. The remaining villagers are taken hostage―all except Solimar.

Can this princess-to-be save her family, the kingdom, and the future of the monarch butterflies from a greedy and dangerous king?

Written for ages 8 to 12 by the Newbery Honor Medal winner of the highly acclaimed novel Echo.

 

My Review

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A rich story filled with culture, magic, family & friendship. Solimar is about to celebrate her quinceañera (turning 15yrs old) as soon as her father and brother return. She has also gained a magical ability during the arrival of the monarch butterflies – she can now predict the near future. Of course right after her dad and brother leave her kingdom is ambushed by King Aveno – he takes everyone hostage except Solimar. Can she save the day? 

I think that even though this is geared towards middle grade that adults will also enjoy it. Solimar is an amazing character that I wish we had some more time with. The book is very plot based which leaves the world building missing a little bit. However, even without that the story is amazing and I loved every minute of it. I would love to see more of Solimar in the future!

Huge thanks to Rock Star Book Tours & Disney Hyperion for my gifted copy.

 

About Pam Muñoz Ryan:

Pam Muñoz Ryan is a New York Times best-selling author and U.S. nominee for the international Hans Christian Andersen Award. She has written over forty books, including Esperanza RisingBecoming Naomi LeónRiding FreedomPaint the WindThe Dreamer, and Echo, a Newbery Honor book and the recipient of the Kirkus Prize. She is the author recipient of the National Education Association’s Human and Civil Rights Award, the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award for Multicultural Literature, and is twice the recipient of the Pura Belpré Medal and the Willa Cather Award. Other honors include the PEN USA Award, the Américas Award, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, and the Orbis Pictus Award. She was born and raised in Bakersfield, California, but now lives near San Diego with her family. Many of her stories reflect her half-Mexican heritage.

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Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a finished copy of SOLIMAR: THE SWORD OF THE MONARCHS, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

2/1/2022

BookHounds YA

Excerpt

2/2/2022

#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Excerpt

2/3/2022

Mythical Books

Excerpt

2/4/2022

Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt

2/5/2022

YABooksCentral

Excerpt

Week Two:

2/6/2022

@enjoyingbooksagain

Review/IG Post

2/7/2022

Nerdophiles

Review

2/8/2022

For the Love of KidLit

Excerpt

2/9/2022

Rajiv’s Reviews

Review/IG Post

2/10/2022

@emmreadsbooks

Review/IG Post

2/11/2022

The Reading Wordsmith

Review/IG Post

2/12/2022

TLC Book Nook

Review/IG Post

Week Three:

2/13/2022

Lifestyle of Me

Review

2/14/2022

Books a Plenty Book Reviews

Review

2/15/2022

Karen Dee’s Book Reviews

IG Spotlight

2/16/2022

A Court of Coffee and Books

Review/IG Post

2/17/2022

onemused

IG Spotlight

2/18/2022

Two Points of Interest

Review

2/19/2022

The Bookwyrm’s Den

Review

Week Four:

2/20/2022

@coffeesipsandreads

Review/IG Post

2/21/2022

More Books Please blog

Review/IG Post

2/22/2022

The Momma Spot

Review

2/23/2022

A Backwards Story

Review/IG Post

2/24/2022

Kait Plus Books

Review/IG Post

2/25/2022

@jypsylynn

Review/IG Post

2/26/2022

brittreadsalattebooks

Review/IG Post

Week Five:

2/27/2022

History from a Woman’s Perspective

Review

2/28/2022

@fictionologyst

Review/IG Post


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