Special Episode: All The Crooked Saints

Ravin’ Girls Special Episode: All The Crooked Saints

Episode Summary:

Shannon and Nievita sit down and review Maggie Stiefvater’s new release, All The Crooked Saints! Join us for an informal discussion of saints, family, darkness, symbolism, metaphors, music, love, and how sometimes prose just begs to be read out loud.

 

NOTE: Spoiler section begins AFTER the sign-off at timestamp 46:20 (approx. depending on your player) so stick around for the second portion if you’ve already read ATCS, OR if you don’t care about being spoiled. Bonus: you will learn which “character” Nievita identified with most strongly!

 

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Next Episodes:

11/2/17– Ravin’ Girls Episode 3, covering chaps. 9-11 of TRB

11/16/17 — Ravin’ Girls Episode 4, covering chaps. 12-14 of TRB

 

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Links to Articles, Websites, and Other Discussions:

 

Publishing Reviews:

Excerpt on Mashable: http://mashable.com/2017/05/19/maggie-stiefvater-all-the-crooked-saints/#um_TFNi8.qqk

Kirkus Reviews: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/maggie-stiefvater/all-the-crooked-saints/

Tor Review (SPOILERS): https://www.tor.com/2017/10/12/book-reviews-all-the-crooked-saints-by-maggie-stiefvater/

 

Genre:

Magical Realism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_realism

Tall Tales: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tall_tale

Fabulism: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/fabulism

 

Research:

Holy Infant Painting: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Infant_of_Atocha

Strange happenings in San Luis Valley, CO: https://www.ourstrangeplanet.com/the-san-luis-valley-monitoring-a-hot-spot/

Lechuza, or the women who turn into owls: http://www.texasescapes.com/MikeCoxTexasTales/156Lechuza.htm

 

Controversy:

Original EW article: http://ew.com/books/2017/03/21/maggie-stiefvater-all-the-crooked-saints-cover-reveal/amp/

Responses:

https://www.twitter.com/bookwormwanders/status/844276996490346496

https://onlybylaura.com/2017/03/23/staying-in-your-lane-and-other-publishing-woes/

 

Review by Francisco X. Storm, one of the sensitivity readers and author of Marcelo In The Real World: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2158613746

 

Diversity in YA: http://www.diversityinya.com (written by the amazing Anna-Marie McLemore. I highly recommend her book When The Moon Was Ours as an example of contemporary Magical Realism. I can’t believe I forgot about it during the episode. -N)

 

Recommendations for Contemporary Magical Realism: https://www.twitter.com/Bookwormwanders/status/844280445122625536

 

Latinx Reviews (limited to folks who have read the book):

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show?id=1949787674

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1894031167

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1909378479

http://abookandacupofcoffee.blogspot.rs/2017/09/arc-review-all-crooked-saints-by-maggie.html?m=1

 

Maggie talks about her husband: http://maggiestiefvater.blogspot.com/2010/04/on-young-love-all-that-jazz.html?m=1

 

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Acknowledgements:
All The Crooked Saints and all affiliated properties are copyright Maggie Stiefvater and Scholastic, Inc. The Ravin’ Girls reference these properties for the purpose of literary analysis.

Intro and Outro music by Damiano Baldoni, used under CC Attribution License: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Damiano_Baldoni/Lost_Dinasty/

The original tracks have been edited for the podcast.

 

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Ravin’ Girls Episode 2: Nino’s Meet-Ugly

 

Episode Summary:

Welcome to Episode 2! We cover chapters 4-8 of The Raven Boys, with a Deep Dive on Geoffrey of Monmouth. Nievita reveals her favorite Easter egg of TRC and exhibits her ignorance of the imports/exports of Virginia, much to Shannon’s amusement. We question whether ghosts have pockets, and how this could possibly be the first meeting of the Gangsey. There may or may not be some tears when talking about the Lynch brothers.

 

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Next Episodes:

11/2/17– Ravin’ Girls Episode 3, covering chaps. 9-11 of TRB

and don’t forget to look for our first SPECIAL EPISODE RELEASE– a Spoiler-Free Review of Maggie’s new book, All The Crooked Saints!

 

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Acknowledgements:
The Raven Cycle and all affiliated properties (The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, and The Raven King) are copyright Maggie Stiefvater and Scholastic, Inc. The Ravin’ Girls reference these properties for the purpose of literary analysis.

Intro and Outro music by Damiano Baldoni, used under CC Attribution License: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Damiano_Baldoni/Lost_Dinasty/

The original tracks have been edited for the podcast.

 

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Ravin’ Girls Ep 1: Finicky Camaros

 

Ravin’ Girls Ep.1: Finicky Camaros (Shownotes)

Episode Summary:

Oh geez, we’re finally here! Welcome to Episode 1, where Shannon and Nievita cover the Prologue through Chapter 3 of The Raven Boys.

 

We introduce Blue and her boys, discuss fairytale inversions, the folklore behind St. Mark’s Eve, why you shouldn’t eat mistletoe, the potential supernatural nature of the Pig, and what may possibly be the longest slow-burn reveal of the whole series.

 

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WARNING— Minor spoilers for American Horror Story: Coven are mentioned.

 

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Next Episodes:

10/14/17– Ravin’ Girls Episode 2, covering chaps. 4-8 of TRB

and a

SPECIAL EPISODE RELEASE– a Spoiler-Free Review of Maggie’s new book, All The Crooked Saints!

 

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Links to Articles, Websites, and Other Discussions:

 

 

 

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Acknowledgements:
The Raven Cycle and all affiliated properties (The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, and The Raven King) are copyright Maggie Stiefvater and Scholastic, Inc. The Ravin’ Girls reference these properties for the purpose of literary analysis.

Intro and Outro music by Damiano Baldoni, used under CC Attribution License: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Damiano_Baldoni/Lost_Dinasty/

The original tracks have been edited for the podcast.

 

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episode1, ravin’ girls, raven cycle podcast, ya lit, literary analysis, trc, the raven cycle, the raven boys, the dream thieves, blue lily lily blue, the raven king