All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater: A Review


Title: All the Crooked Saints

Author: Maggie Stiefvater

Publication Date: Oct 10th, 2017

Genre: Fantasy, Magic Realism, Young Adult, Paranormal

Format: Copy provided by the publisher

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.

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

Just excuse me while I’m here fangirling about this gorgeous book, because seriously, who could ever say no to anything with Magical Realism and Maggie Stiefvater in the same sentence? All the Crooked Saints is such a beautiful read, and you definitely don’t want to miss this amazing journey of magic.

Reasons Why This Book Should Be On Top of Your TBR Right Now:

•  The writing is indescribably gorgeous. Stiefvater’s ability to weave the story with such detail and vibrant prose never ceases to amaze me. I would say to myself this is it, this is her most beautifully written book, and Maggie Stiefvater would come back with another that’s even more amazing! I also love how the juxtaposition is used in this book. It definitely makes the book even more mesmerizing and magical.

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•  The setting is AMAZING! I adore the author’s depiction of Bicho Raro, Colorado. The desert, the heat and sand, the ranch… All of them feel so real through this book.

•  The magic realism aspect is awesome and bizarre and I adore it. Every character is unique and amazingly complex in their own beautifully strange ways, and I just could not stop myself from falling in love with them. The miracles are also fantastic, and I love the message that the author is trying to convey through the miracles about learning to face your own darkness and essentially creating magic yourself.

•  Also, there are owls. That really should be enough to convince you this book is awesome haha.


“I was looking for a miracle, but I got a story instead, and sometimes those are the same thing.”

I had an amazing time reading All the Crooked Saints, and what I love most about the book is that once I finished, I can’t help but want more! All the Crooked Saints is a beautiful novel about complex people looking for complex goals, and their stories really speak to me. Definitely recommend this book!


You will love All the Crooked Saints if you enjoy…

Wicked Like a Wildfire  Wild Beauty  Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children


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