Book Review: All The Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater

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

I knew Maggie Stiefvater’s work can be very shifting. Sometimes I think her writing is okay and sometimes I really don’t like it. This was one of those times I really didn’t like her writing.

Book Review: All The Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater


Title & Author: All The Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Release date: October 10 2017
Series: Standalone
Publisher: Scholastic


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.

I give All The Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater one out of five hearts because this really wasn’t something for me. I felt jarred the entire time I was reading and like I developed a whiplash from reading it.

The characters were abruptly introduced and there were so many I can’t remember a single name. They were acting weird and trying to be funny. A kind of funny that I can’t understand and didn’t like. They felt like they were placeholders for the miracles they represented.

I didn’t understand the whole miracle thing at all, only by the last chapter I thought I found a little bit of info on the concept and then the story was over.

The ending was very jarring, it was just there and I felt like I still needed a chapter or 5 before I could put the book down. I was left confused and shaken.

Overall I didn’t like All the Crooked Saints. It was weird and confusing. Even after trying to figure out what was going on, I still don’t understand it.

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