Book Review: All The Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater 

Published in 2017

Pages: 311

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Sypnosis from Goodreads:

Here is a thing everyone wants: a miracle.
Here is a thing everyone fears: what it takes to get one.

Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, 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 feelings, who wants only to be free to examine her thoughts; Daniel, the Saint of Bicho Raro, who performs miracles for everyone but himself; and Joaquin, 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 quite what you expect. 

My Thoughts:

Okay, let me begin my saying Maggie Stiefvater is one of my favourite authors ever. I fell in love with her writing in The Wolves of Mercy Falls and The Raven Cycle, and her characters in both those series are some of my absolute favourites and I relate to them big time; and I intend on reading both series again before long. I also adored The Scorpio Races.

When I first read this book, which was one of my most anticipated releases for the year, I definitely had high hopes. I can’t say it met my expectations, because I didn’t know what to expect, but it definitely was one of the most unique books I’ve read in a while. I was enchanted by the sheer unique-ness of the writing and the characters, and I was curious to see what would come next. 

However, I didn’t feel I was connected to any of the characters? And I felt like I quickly lost track of who they all were? I mean, I knew who the main ones were but there were a great deal of side characters and I feel like maybe that got in the way of me connecting with any of them? 

Also, I feel Stiefvater’s writing is better suited for series? The pacing of this book was odd, and I felt like in the middle of the story it didn’t really go anywhere, but that’s just me. 

And that concludes my review, until next time, happy reading.

Brooklyn 🙂 

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