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All the Crooked Saints
All the Crooked Saints | Maggie Stiefvater
Saints. Miracles. Family. Romance. Death. Redemption.
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JuliaTheBookNerd
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#SaintsDay 😇 #NovemberNarrative 🍁🤎❤️🧡💛

#BookNerd 🤓💙📚

Eggs Beautiful 🤩 1mo
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wirewrappedlily
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Mediative but enthralling all at once. I didn‘t know how much I needed a miracle before this. Now I wonder what form mine would take.

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Ash.on.the.line
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Not my favorite Stiefvater book but it was definitely interesting. It does have that eerie feeling which makes it fun. #bookspinbingo

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Ash.on.the.line
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@AmyG thank you for the bookmail! Coming home to this was such a nice surprise! Litsy people are the best people!

AmyG That was fast. So hppy I could pass that on to you! Enjoy! 2y
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Paperback.Propensity
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Forgot to post that I reread All the Crooked Saints. I know it's not a popular book but I personally loved the whimsy. I loved the narration style. I loved how it's really about a lot of different characters; loved all their stories and I did not find it difficult to keep track at all.
I first read it when it came out and I was very ill. It gave me a lot of comfort.

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Yuki_Onna
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Mehso-so

🌊Holiday update🌞
Read a big part of this book at the beach, and this setting enhanced the reading experience a lot. ... ⬇

Yuki_Onna I'm torn on this. The synopsis sounded right up my alley: wonders, the desert setting, strange characters, weird occurrences at night and a big dash of surrealism and magical realism.
But then: The whole book seemed constructed rather than written. Constructed of beautiful sentences designed to mean much more than they actually did. It felt like it was written by an impostor pretending to be a famous poet.
3 of 5 stars.
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sleepy.ash87 "It felt like it was written by an imposter pretending to be a famous poet." --- Yuck ? 2y
Yuki_Onna @sleepy.ash87 Yeah, strange somehow..... It wasn't bad, the language is beautiful; but it's kind of insubstantial. A lot of hot air and great noble motives, but nothing behind it, you know? 😐 2y
sleepy.ash87 @Yuki_Onna Yes! My husband has a lot to say on this topic. Apparently, it was a growing curve for him while he was studying for his MFA in creative writing. He said he first constructed these marvelous, complicated sentences full of intelligence and beautiful words. However, he learned after some time that the quality of content matters much more. I think he might have been trying to conform to some high brow image he had of writing. An amateur ☺️ 2y
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Ladygodiva7
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Trying to catch up on books by reading this YA. 👆🏼
#maggiestiefvater

Update: This one is so sweet I thought.

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hissingpotatoes
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Bailedbailed

.5/5⭐ All form, no substance. Explanation solely via infodumping or poetic but empty, distancing hot air. The constantly switching POVs from sentence to sentence made it impossible to grasp any of the bajillion characters or care about having to sift through the nonsensical narration to find any kind of connection.

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e.c.vitoria
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BehindthePages I still have to read this one! Stacked! 3y
e.c.vitoria @letora I really enjoyed it 🤗 it's cute and odd and quite fun! 3y
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sammisho
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Didn't finish a single book last month apart from one audiobook. Even Pride and Prejudice couldn't keep my attention. But I am hoping Maggie will come in and save the day

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e.c.vitoria
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e.c.vitoria
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katlyn447
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As a therapist...I feel this in my bones. 🐦

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e.c.vitoria
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Johanna414
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Bailedbailed

I have been listening to this as I do library stuff and I wanted so badly to love it as much as her other books. I gave it about 100 pages but it‘s just not grabbing me... too many seemingly random side stories and I was having trouble keeping track of everyone.

Clare-Dragonfly I did not like this as much as her other books. Though I will say that all the random side stories come together in the end. 3y
Johanna414 @Clare-Dragonfly I figured they probably would - I just couldn‘t give it enough attention to keep everything straight while also working. I might try it again someday 3y
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Jenken1998
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#7covers7days #covercrush. Day 2. If you want to play just join in. Post a cover a day for 7 days. No explanation needed.

Cinfhen Fabulous cover 3y
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Court7
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Mehso-so

Ehn...

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Sweettartlaura
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Bailedbailed

I‘m getting much better at calling it on a book, the more I do it. And the more books I have around. I used to suffer such guilt. Now, I don‘t even flinch 🤷🏻‍♀️
I gave this one 18 minutes. That might be my record🤔. There just was nothing grabbing me, and listening was feeling like work.

Anybody else exercising the #DNF option more these days?

Megabooks Since I joined Litsy, yes! But I‘m also reading a lot more in general. 3y
TrishB Definitely 👍🏻 3y
Sweettartlaura @megabooks @TrishB yay!!! I‘m not alone 🙌🏻 3y
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rmaclean4 More and more...too little time, so many books! 3y
Freespirit Yes in the past I always finished books.. even if it took months. Now it‘s on to the next one unless it grabs me in the first few chapters. Too many books out there🤗 3y
cariashley I wish I DNF‘ed this one 🤦🏼‍♀️ 3y
Ashley_Nicoletto I DNF all the time. My TBR is just to long for bad books. 3y
Bklover Definitely!!! Too many good ones waiting to be read. 3y
Sweettartlaura @cariashley Thanks for validating my choice 🙏🏻🙂 3y
Sweettartlaura Once again, I come to Litsy and see I‘ve found my tribe 🥰 @Freespirit @Ashley_Nicoletto @Bklover @rmaclean4 3y
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lesliemarie
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My husband and I drove to Portland for a concert last night (Jenny Lewis-it was amazing). We got there early so we could go to Powell's. What a great day!

mjdowens Como Tea Llama 🦙. I love it! 4y
Eyelit How awesome! 4y
suzisteffen Oh yes, I have that T-shirt! So good. 4y
Leftcoastzen Sounds like it was great! 4y
readordierachel Awesome!! 4y
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Leniverse
All the Crooked Saints | Maggie Stiefvater
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This is one strange book. Really heavy on the magical realism. Actually, I think the key word is magical and the realism only drops by now and then. I like it!

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Leniverse
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"This exchange was unproductive as Louis the One Handed did not speak very good English, and Pete was from Oklahoma and had only loneliness as his second language."

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e.c.vitoria
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Pickpick

This was so delightfully bizarre and it fit perfectly with Maggie's writing!

10/10 💫

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e.c.vitoria
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SiriGuruDevSingh
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Bailedbailed

It‘s gorgeous—and I loved her others—but I just couldn‘t get into this one😔

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cinestress
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It was a little slow to start as it took me a bit to get used to this new voice, but it finished with a bang. The characters were interesting and the premise of how do you know when to involve yourself in other people's problems is great, even if it ends without an actual answer.

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PaulaNovotna
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Mehso-so

I loved Maggie's Raven Cycle and therefore was really looking forward to reading this book. Unfortunatelly I felt like nothing was happening at all. I have to admit it frustrated me at times and I contemplated putting the book away and not finishing it. In the end I did and I felt like the second half was better. Still, I would not recommend this book to anyone, there are better options to go for (such as the aforementioned Raven Cycle).

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PaulaNovotna
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We all have darkness inside us. It is just a question of how much of us is light as well.

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PaulaNovotna
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Today's tiny haul... not sure which one I want to read first. I went to the shop to get All the Crooked Saints specifically but then I saw The Fork, The Witch, and The Worm and had to have it as I am a huge lover of the Eragorn series!

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annieftbooks
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I don't know what to say about this book. I feel like the atmosphere was the most important thing, more even than the characters and the plot. Idk, it was weird. I liked it, but that's it.

However, I fell in love with the author's writing. Now I want to read The Raven Boys series 😅

SiriGuruDevSingh And try The Scorpio Races! It‘s EXCELLENT!❤️ 4y
annieftbooks @SiriGuruDevSingh I will! I heard very good things about this book 😊🙊 4y
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annieftbooks
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I stopped reading because I wanted to read Kingdom of Ash and now I don't feel like I want to restart it 😕

LoverofLit Book hangovers are the worst! 4y
annieftbooks @LoverofLit absolutely! 4y
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annieftbooks
All the Crooked Saints | Maggie Stiefvater

I'm baaack! And I am currently reading All the crooked saints. At the moment I only can say that this book is... weird 😂

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Smithkatiea
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So, a few students asked me to run a book club. I said yes, but wanted them to pick the book. They tried, then decided that I should pick. I picked this one - couldn‘t tell you what it was that made me suggest it. They agreed, and we‘re meeting to discuss on Thursday. And I don‘t like the book. And I probably won‘t finish reading in time. But I do like this quote, so at least I‘ll have one contribution for the discussion.

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cariashley
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Maggie Stiefvater is a real love it or hate it author for me. I loved the Raven Boys books and the Scorpio Races, hated Shiver and did not like this one. I found it to be overwritten and boring. I‘ll still keep this lovely signed edition from Parnassus Books in Nashville, though.

tjwill It‘s interesting how different people are drawn to different books. I like this one and the Raven Cycle, but did not like Scorpio Races. 4y
ReadingRover I loved the Scorpio Races & liked Raven Boys but I could not for the life of me get into this. I tried to tell myself I‘d go back to it but just can‘t make myself. I haven‘t tried Shiver yet. 4y
LizzyNanney Agreed! Shiver is terrible but everything she has written since that series has been great. 4y
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cariashley
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Happy place. #vineyardreads

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Gillyreads
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❤️❤️❤️❤️

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edennugget
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One my new favourites for sure!

At first I wasn't very interested, but this became so gripping so fast! The ending chapters had me smiling, and now I'm unable to wipe the happiness off my face. Better watch out for incoming owls...

Seeing the pilgrims overcome their darkness one by one was inspiring. Marisita is one of my favourite characters. I really relate to how she used to view herself and her ideas of perfection and failure.

Loved it!

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edennugget
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'Doubt was not truth, though; it was opinion.'

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edennugget
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'Very few people are ever healed by being told a truth instead of feeling the truth for themselves.'

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edennugget
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'It is difficult to give up hope, particularly when you have just been filled with a lot of it, particularly when you have gone without for so long.'

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edennugget
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'This is the way of our work: we cannot help but colour it with the paint of our feelings, both good and bad.'

RaimeyGallant Beautiful quote. 4y
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edennugget
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'If we're all out there missing someone, that means that we're all really together on that one note, aren't we? So none of us are really alone as long as we're lonely.'

RaimeyGallant Nice. 4y
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edennugget
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'But when you have set your sights on perfection, nothing else will satisfy.'

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edennugget
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'The conception of perfection exists only so that we have something to strive toward: impossibility is built into it which is why we call it perfect instead of extremely good.'

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edennugget
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'But we all have darkness inside us. It is just a question of how much of us is light as well.'

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edennugget
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'It was easy to lose your way without headlights (which is true of a lot of life).'

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edennugget
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Darkness, though, grows like a cave formation. Slow drips from the uneasiness harden over the surface of a slick knob of pain. Over time, the darkness crusts in unpredictable layers, growing at such a pace that one doesn't notice it has filled every cavern under the skin until movement becomes difficult or even impossible. Darkness never boils over. Darkness remains inside.'

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