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read kindle ☆ All the Crooked Saints Ô Hardcover À maggie stiefvater ☆ ❴KINDLE❵ ❄ All the Crooked Saints Author Maggie Stiefvater – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk From bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater a gripping tale of darkness miracles and family Saints MiracleFeelings who wants only to be free to examine her thoughts; Daniel the Saint of Bicho Raro who performs miracles for everyone but himself; and Joauin who spends his nights running a renegade radio station under the name Diablo Diablo They are all looking for a miracle But the miracles of Bicho Raro are never uite what you expe Bicho Raro was a place of strange miracles I am so grateful to have been given an ARC of this by my friend Julie Thank you again ❤ The synopsis for this book sounded so good and the cover is gorgeous and there are owls and I had to have it I was not disappointed in the slightest✘ PLOTIn the desert of Colorado there lives a family the Sorias who have been blessed with a generational ability to perform miracles These miracles are unusual though; they draw a person's darkness out of them so that it might form a physical entity or trait to be defeated The only problem is this once the miracle has been performed it is that person's own responsibility to defeat their darkness and no saint can help them for fear of creating the vastly stronger and frightening darkness of the SoriasWhen Daniel Soria is forced to face his darkness he retreats into the wild to keep his family safe but his family knows there is a puzzle to be solved if they are ever going to save their beloved saint✘ CHARACTERSThis book is brimming with amazing complex lovable characters There are the cousins Beatriz Daniel and Joauin who are each so different but so attached to one another they might as well be siblings There are the adult Sorias each of whom is cursed with their own difficulties and griefs that they must overcome Last there are the Pilgrims those who have been given their first miracles but have not yet vanuished their darknessI loved the way Maggie took the time to delve into the back stories of so many of the characters I don't really feel like there was ever just one main character because so many different individuals felt so important and crucial to the story even among the older Sorias and the Pilgrims✘ WRITINGHow can I review a Maggie Stiefvater book without talking about her writing? I know it isn't for everyone but I loved it in The Raven Boys and I loved it even here Every line is lyrical or metaphorical and she constantly hides little gems in her words You can't skim a book of Maggie's because you'll miss half the beauty that lies simply in the way she writes I wish I could share all of my favorite uotes with you but half of them would be spoilers and really they're just words that you should read in the context of this beautiful story she created✘ CONTROVERSYI know this book has been a bit controversial and I don't want to say much on that but I didn't feel right leaving it out altogether because I know a lot of you guys will be curious about it I did not personally feel as though the Hispanic culture was being represented poorly in this book Maggie threw in tidbits here and there about historical figures in the Latinx community that had done great things and from these tidbits I actually learned some really cool positive things HOWEVER I am not Latinx and can not speak for an entire group of individuals that I do not belong to I would be extremely open to hearing opinions from Latinx reviewers who have read this book and would encourage all of you to open your minds and hear their viewpoints on this as well Nobody can ever give you as well formed of an opinion on a piece of diverse art as the marginalized groups that the author is trying to represent especially when it is not an own voice piece✘ FINAL VERDICTI loved this book I was delighted to have the opportunity to read it ahead of its release and I thought it painted such a beautiful story about this family and how much they loved one another The magical aspect of it was portrayed in such a fun and uniue way Plus owls are some of my favorite creatures on earth and I loved the idea that they were attracted to the miracles and so massive groups of them constantly inhabited Bicho RaroI would highly encourage anyone who enjoys Maggie's writing or beautiful lyrical writing in general to pick this up especially if you're a fan of realistic fantasyYou can find this review and on my blog

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Scientific dreams miracle mad owls estranged affections one or two orphans and a sky full of watchful desert stars At the heart of this place you will find the Soria family who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles And at the heart of this family are three cousins longing to change its future Beatriz the girl without Actual Rating 25 StarsThe Soria family have been courting miracles for yearsWayward individuals find their way to the little town of Bicho Raro in search of a miracle that will change their lives but the manifestations of these miracles are often not what they expect Forbidden from interfering the Sorias house these pilgrims until they can work through the curse of their darknessNeedless to say I had very high expectations for this novel I am a big fan of Stiefvater's The Raven Cycle series and The Scorpio Races Conceptually this book caught my attention immediately Upon finishing I must say I'm a bit disappointedI liked the book but it wasn't amazingFirst I want to address the controversy about cultural appropriation insensitivity Personally I didn't see anything particularly offensive going on in this novel but I realize I may not have the appropriate knowledge to recognize instances of incorrect representation One thing that I didn't love was that one of the characters adopted the name Diablo Diablo for his radio personality This seems to me like a white person's interpretation of something a Latinx person may find badass Say for example I was writing about Japanese characters one of them called herself Kawaii Kawaii Would an actual Japanese person find this sensible? I'm not sure but something about this naming just didn't feel incredibly authenticOtherwise my best advice would be to listen to Latinx reviewers who have actually read this book see what they have to say about the controversy surrounding this novel No not folks who just listened to the interview Stiefvater gave I'm talking about people who actually read the bookNow that that's out of the way let's talk about the bookThe divine writing we've come to expect from Stiefvater absolutely shines through here I always love how atmospheric her stories tend to be as that makes easy for me to sink in get lost in her world buildingWhile reading I got the distinct feeling that Stiefvater wanted this novel to be similar to The Raven Cycle in ways that don't necessarily work outside of The Raven Cycle Even though the plot directions are not comparable All the Crooked Saints doesn't get its own uniue weirdness the way her previous novels haveThere are a ton of lovely ideas floating around all throughout this story; giants sentient deserts that fall in love dresses with fluttering butterflies there's no end to Stiefvater's imagination But I feel as though the narrative tries too hard to be uirky philosophical and thus ends up reading like a beautiful mess without much substanceCertain aspects of the novel ended up feeling like unnecessary decoration instead of vital inclusions which in turn causes the novel to lose a bit of its staying power with meAs pointed out by my friend Melanie the first 100 pages of this novel are a lot interesting than the last 200 The pace slows dramatically as it edges toward the conclusion while I felt engaged when I was in the book I had to convince myself I wanted to pick it back up again There was a lot of potential for this cast of characters to be highly individual but unfortunately they end up feeling like distant cousins of characters we have already seen Stiefvater use in her stories Pete read like a filler Gansey Beatriz like a stoic Blue The climax was lovely fascinating but very narrow in its scope Complicated conseuences for what I and I think many readers will consider uncomplicated solutions Perhaps they would be considered complicated in the 1960's but I don't think any of the central conflicts or their resolutions really went there Overall I wanted to like this a lot than I did It has a solid premise and some beautiful moments here there but it doesn't pack the punch of the past favorites I've read from StiefvaterSo glad I got to buddy read this with the beautiful Melanie 💜 This review and other reviews of mine can be found on Book NestPublication Date October 10th 2017

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All the Crooked SaintsFrom bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater a gripping tale of darkness miracles and family Saints Miracles Family Romance Death Redemption Here is a thing everyone wants A miracle Here is a thing everyone fearsWhat it takes to get one Any visitor to Bicho Raro Colorado is likely to find a landscape of dark saints forbidden love ARC received via #arcsfortrade on Twitter Thank you so much Payton ❤🦉📚✨ You can get All the Crooked Saints and of Maggie's books signed from Fountain Bookstore 🦉📖💗 And you can read Chapter One online for free Here This is the first Maggie Stiefvater book that I’m not giving five stars to and it honestly hurts my heart to even write this review “You can hear a miracle a long way after dark” All the Crooked Saints is a story set in the 1960s and is about love loss hope fear saints demons roses owls and an illegally homemade radio station that brings a small community together Most of you probably know the controversy with this book This is Maggie Stiefvater’s take on magical realism Magical realism is a genre that was originally created by the Latinx community and Maggie Stiefvater is a very famous white writer who has already been called out a few times because of her representation I haven’t read enough magical realism to know if Maggie’s take is inaccurate or offensive but I do know that not everyone’s story is meant to be told by white women Plus I’m a white book reviewer I didn’t find anything outwardly problematic or offensive but I did feel uncomfortable reading a few of the phrases like Diablo Diablo Once this book releases I would love to link you guys to some actual Latinx own voices reviews who will be much educated on this genre and the representation at hand But my problems with this book didn’t even stem from uestionable cultural appropriation; this book was just boring to me Yes Maggie’s lyrical writing style is still present throughout the book but I never once felt fully immersed with this actual story I have so many tabs in my ARC of gorgeous passages filled with whimsical prose after whimsical prose but the beautiful writing didn’t help me to actually care about these characters This actually pains me to say but if this wasn’t an ARC I probably would have DNFed this book by the half way point just because I was so uninvested with the main characters “Humans are as drawn to hope as owls are to miracles” All the Crooked Saints surrounds and stars three very different cousins➽Daniel the Saint of Bicho Raro who performs the miracles➽Beatriz a girl incapable of feeling emotions until a special boy comes to town➽Joauin the boy in charge of the radio station Diablo Diablo himself The Soria family live in the small town of Bicho Raro Colorado where people come from all over so that they can receive a miracle But what the people don’t know is that once Daniel performs the initial miracle they have to perform a second miracle to be truly healed from their darkness Therefore a lot of outsiders are still residing in Bicho Raro waiting for that second miracle to come “No one wanted to see their darkness made manifest but the reality was that it could not be fought until you saw its shape” Even though Daniel helps manifest the outsiders’ darkness that they are harboring inside of them all of the Soria family are forbidden to help them perform that second miracle of banishing the darkness for themselves That is until Daniel is faced with his own darkness and is forced to flee into the desert in hopes of protecting his familyWe get a super uniue and full cast of side characters because of these outsiders they are called pilgrims in this book that are unable to heal themselves My favorite was hands down Marisita Her darkness is manifested into constant rain following her which leads to constant butterflies on her white dress and I loved that imagery every time it was mentioned “Here was a thing she feared that the prettiest thing about her was her exterior” But besides the beautiful writing and Marisita this just fell so short of every expectation I had for this story The Raven Boys Shiver I’ve love them all but this one just wasn’t for me I’m not sure if it was the 60s setting or the desert environment or maybe it was because I haven’t read that many magical realism novels before but All the Crooked Saints just didn’t work for me at all It also felt like such a slow burning buildup of a story that just turned into a very rushed ending and epilogueOverall this book was just okay in my personal opinion I honestly feel like the story itself is only a two star read but the writing in true Maggie Stiefvater fashion is a tier above most out there Her lyrical prose deserves an entire star on its own therefore I’m giving this three stars But yeah this is for sure one of the biggest disappointments for me in regards to 2017 book releases Maggie still crafts absolute magic with her writing and I still plan on reading everything else she continues to write in the future I know this was a miss for me but hopefully if you decided to pick it up this fall it won’t be a miss for you I’m also really looking forward to see what everyone else thinks about this one Happy reading guys “You can hear a miracle a long way after dark even when you are dying” Blog | Twitter | Tumblr | Instagram | Youtube | Twitch The uotes above were taken from an ARC and are subject to change upon publicationBuddy Read with Mary ❤