As a fan of Maggie Stiefvater’s “Raven Boys” and “Shiver” series, I was excited to read Stiefvater’s first YA book in a while that explores a world totally different from those two. And though “All the Crooked Saints” employs a number of recognizable Stiefvater touches – mainly a memorable magic system and a reverence for cars – she has managed to conjure a completely magical world that’s much different from any of her earlier works.
In the fun-packed sequel to “Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures”, Pip and Tomas must help get the scaredy-unicorn Regent Maximus ready to compete in the Triple Trident show. As if that wasn’t already hard enough, someone is sneaking into the show stables and cutting off the luxurious tails of Regent’s competition. Can Pip solve the mystery and keep her unicorn friend from panicking?
The conclusion to Maggie Stiefvater’s “Raven Cycle” has got to be one of the most anticipated YA book releases of the season. Although many fans were disappointed when the release of the book was pushed back a few months, I think you’re going to find that the delay was worth the wait!
In this delightful early reader/middle-grade novel, young Pip Bartlett finds that her talent for talking to magical creatures more often gets her into trouble than out of it. Despite the fact that Pip’s world is populated with unicorns, griffins, hobgrackles, and a slew of other fantastical creatures, no one believes Pip when she claims that she has the ability to speak to them. This not only results in the infamous (and hysterical) unicorn incident but also in Pip getting sent to stay with her Aunt Emma, a veterinarian for magical creatures, over the summer.
The long-awaitws third installment of Maggie Stiefvater’s Raven Cycle has arrived, and I can guarantee it was worth the wait!