All of Us with Wings

All of Us with Wings

Michelle Ruiz Keil?s YA fantasy debut about love, found family, and healing is an ode to post-punk San Francisco through the eyes of a Mexican-American girl. Seventeen-year-old Xochi is alone in San Francisco, running from her painful past: the mother who abandoned her, the man who betrayed her. Then one day, she meets Pallas, a precocious twelve-year-old who lives with her Michelle Ruiz Keil?s YA fantasy debut about love, found family, and healing is an ode to post-punk San Francisco ...

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Title:All of Us with Wings
Author:Michelle Ruiz Keil
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Genres:Fantasy
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:360 pages pages

All of Us with Wings Reviews

  • Laura
    Jun 02, 2019
    At times it was difficult to remember how old any of these characters were, with the "elders" being under 30 and the youngest merely 12 yet wise beyond her years. Taking place in San Fransisco, near the Haight, and featuring a rock band, there are drugs and complicated sexual relations...
  • Alison
    Mar 22, 2019
    I?m pretty sure this book found me in the same way the kindred spirits in the story found each other, through some level of magic and match making beyond our control. Or maybe it was the Jane?s Addiction quote in the first pages that brought us together. If you?re not into fa...
  • Jaime
    Apr 23, 2019
    A darker, more mystical and sharper Weetzie Bat, almost. Lovely lyrical writing that is beautiful to read. ...
  • Debbie Gascoyne
    Feb 02, 2019
    There was a lot to like about this novel, and I imagine it will appeal to its target audience, especially as it is written under the #ownvoices rubric, and features diverse characters. It is a well-written and at times suspenseful urban fantasy with many interesting and sympathetic cha...
  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is
    Apr 26, 2019
    I started reading All of Us with Wings on 4/23/2019 and finished it on 4/26/2019. This book is an okay read for me. I picked this book up purely on the cover because it?s cute but the story is more weird than I can handle. There are drugs and mentioned of sex, rape, and tattoos going...
  • ☄ ari
    Jun 08, 2019
    This review is based on an ARC I received from the publishers in exchange for an honest review. EDIT: This book is not pedophilia. Pedophilia is about pre-puberty children, usually to the age of 13. As a survivor of pedophilia myself, and knowing other survivors, calling these sorts...
  • USOM
    May 16, 2019
    (Disclaimer: I received this book from Edelweiss. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.) Edited Review: When I read reading All of Us With Wings I read the problematic content and I wasn't sure how to formalize my thoughts. It's something that's been weigh...
  • C.G. Drews
    Jul 06, 2019
    I'm finding this impossible to rate because I truly believe it's not YA. ?This one is controversial in the YA community and I really want to acknowledge everyone's concerns. I don't think this is a "role model" book, but I also don't think it's meant to be. I also read an eARC which...
  • Liz
    May 19, 2019
    Trigger warnings: sexual assault, rape, age-inappropriate relationships I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Honestly, I had to stop 50% of the way through this book. While the writing and world-building felt like a love letter to San F...
  • ☙ percy ❧
    Jun 29, 2019
    this is an Unpopular Opinion but calling a relationship with a 17 yr old and a 28 yr old "pedophilia" is way too dramatic and just blatantly incorrect. you can talk about the moral repercussions of a relationship like that without calling it pedophilia, i mean come on, she's less than ...
  • Celia McMahon
    Feb 27, 2019
    Once in a while, a book comes along that completely blows my mind. This is one of those books. Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for allowing me to review this book ahead of its release date. What is it about, you ask? Our 17-year old protagonist is named Xochi. She's...
  • mahana
    Jun 29, 2019
    i'm not going to write a review about why this is on my "nope" shelf because i don't want to speak over people who have actually been affected by the themes in this book, but please listen to their voices and acknowledge why this is harmful ...
  • Samantha Fondriest
    Mar 19, 2019
    Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for an ARC of this novel. All opinions are, as always, my own. All of Us With Wings is a wonderfully unique, atmospheric magic realism book that kicked me out of my 2019 fantasy funk. After reading the same old story over and over, this origi...
  • Grace Li
    May 19, 2018
    Finishing this book felt like waking up from a strange, miraculous dream. This is a such beautifully crafted story of found families, music, and unexpected, inevitable magic. ...
  • Sasha Beezy
    Jun 19, 2019
    ??? So good! ...
  • Sofii♡ (A Book. A Thought.)
    Jun 13, 2019
    I want to thank Edelweiss+ and Soho Press for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review TW: Drug Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Underage/Adult Relationship & Violence I was very excited to read this book, it has many factors that I find fascinating, especially when I ...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Oct 09, 2018
    according to the author: ALL OF US WITH WINGS is an #ownvoices San Francisco fairytale where queer is the norm. My MC Xochi is bi & Latinx, like me! so basically I really really really need this. ...
  • Salieri
    Mar 13, 2019
    Easiest five stars I've given this year, it's so beautiful I'm gonna cry. Full review to come closer to publication date. Thanks a lot to Soho Press and Edelweiss+ for sending an ARC my way! ...
  • ~ Althea | themoonwholistens ~  ☾
    Jun 07, 2019
    "You're family now. Whether you live here or not, you're stuck with us." FORMAT READ: eBook (Adobe Digital Editions) SIMILAR VIBES: The Sun is Also a Star (vaguely.. and without the magical realism part) ?MY BLOG? *All my reviews are spoiler-free unless stated otherwise* ...
  • Boston
    Jun 29, 2019
    How does a book that romanticizes pedophilia get through so many stages of writing and rewriting only to continue to be published? - The "love interest" in this book is a 28 year old man. The main character is 17. Do not try to tell me there's nothing wrong with that. There's a lot...
  • Margot Lissens
    Jun 19, 2019
    4.5 stars Trigger warnings: drug use, rape/sexual abuse, underage/adult relationship, self-harm. Representation: diverse cast of characters sexuality and ethnicity wise, polyamory, cat?s pov. The beginning of this story was rather slow paced and very confusing. You get dropped...
  • noah
    Jun 27, 2019
    visual representation of me coming after all the adults in this book: xochi is a kid! a seventeen-year-old girl! and these adults are giving her drugs, alcohol, free tongue piercings, and propositioning her for sex if not actually acting on their desires, and that's not even all. ...
  • Danielle
    May 16, 2019
    I loved this! So, so delightful and dark. It's perfect for fans of TEN THOUSAND SAINTS or Francesca Lia Block with a big splash of Miyazaki animal magic. It is a strong "New Adult" or crossover read, containing graphic descriptions of drug use, sexual abuse, and body modification. ...
  • maya
    Jun 29, 2019
    the reviews ain?t lookin? hot folks this could very well be actual poop ...
  • Stephanie
    Jun 05, 2019
    Xochi is running from her old life. After her step-grandmother?s death, she had nothing to stay for. In her travels, she finds herself in San Francisco, made governess to a young girl named Pallas, the daughter of two rock stars. Living with this strange family of musicians, Xochi is...
  • Nèngath
    Jul 13, 2019
    Unique, strange and beautiful. A poetic exploration of abuse, love and the relation to the body in a dream-like San Francisco summer. First, I love the idea of one girl summoning avenging angels, protectors of children, to punish the people who abused her, including her rapist. It sou...
  • Dane
    Feb 28, 2019
    I am so much in love with this book! Everyone should read it! ...
  • Avery
    Jun 26, 2019
    Child has relationship with adult, it's excused within the book....fuck no ...
  • *Stani*
    Jan 31, 2019
    Rating: close to 4.5 stars actually Premise: A 17-year old girl name Xochi (pronounced So-Chee) is a governess/babysitter to a 12-year old girl named Pallas. Pallas lives in a beautiful Victorian house in San Francisco with her rocker parents and blended family/friends. Xochi is run...
  • Mia
    Jul 01, 2019
    This is not a book for children or faint-hearted adults for that matter because of mature content. It contains a few scenes that could be triggering for some people. I would recommend reading a few of the other reviews for more information on that. Only proceed with reading this book i...