All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater

All the Crooked Saints

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 t...


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TitleAll the Crooked Saints
ISBN9780545930802
Author
Release DateOct 10th, 2017
PublisherScholastic Press
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Magical Realism, Paranormal
Rating

Reviews All the Crooked Saints

  • softlykaz
    2017-05-15
    I always have the same singular emotion whenever I read a Stiefvater book and I still don’t know what it is. I guess her books just launch me into another dimension every single time and I don’t know what is going on planetarily right now but I need to lay in a flower field for like ten years at least. Tony said,“This is a madhouse!”“The world’s a madhouse,” Padre Jiminez corrected. “This is a place to heal it.” This book had s...
  • C.G. Drews
    2016-05-02
    Well, I mean, OF COURSE I loved it. I'm an intensely wild fan of the way Stiefvater crafts and uses words and it makes writing reviews very very hard because HOW DO YOU WORD. However I will fully admit this is very different from her typical novels. I definitely didn't like it as much as The Raven Boys. (And The Scorpio Races is The Ultimate Honey Cake Of Them All™) but I also enjoyed All The Crooked Saints just for being different. It's whimsi...
  • Melanie
    2017-08-15
    ARC received via #arcsfortrade on Twitter! (Thank you so much, Payton! ❤)🦉📚✨: You can get All the Crooked Saints and more of Maggie's books signed from Fountain Bookstore! 🦉📖💗: And you can read Chapter One online for free Here! This is the first Maggie Stiefvater book that I’m not giving five stars to, and it honestly hurts my heart to even write this review. “You can hear a miracle a long way after dark.” All the Croo...
  • Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~
    2016-08-30
    Actual Rating: 2.5 StarsThe Soria family have been courting miracles for years.Wayward individuals find their way to the little town of Bicho Raro in search of a miracle that will change their lives, but the manifestations of these miracles are often not what they expect. Forbidden from interfering, the Sorias house these pilgrims until they can work through the curse of their darkness.Needless to say, I had very high expectations for this novel....
  • destiny ☠ howling libraries
    2017-07-25
    "Bicho Raro was a place of strange miracles."I am so grateful to have been given an ARC of this by my friend Julie! Thank you again! ❤ The synopsis for this book sounded so good, and the cover is gorgeous, and there are owls, and I had to have it. I was not disappointed in the slightest.✘ PLOTIn the desert of Colorado, there lives a family - the Sorias, who have been blessed with a generational ability to perform miracles. These miracles are ...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
    2018-02-02
    I love you Maggie and most of the time, all of your books but this one wasn't for me 😕
  • Cesar
    2017-04-03
    4 stars“It is, after all, not the tasks people do but the things they do around the edges of them that reveal who they are.”People, it has finally happened. I have read All the Crooked Saints and I have a lot to say about it.But before I do, I want to address something. As many of you know, I had posted a ranty review on how I think people rating a book 1-star shouldn't do it if they haven't read the book. A lot of non-Mexican/Latinx people w...
  • Emma
    2017-06-16
    I absolutely love love loved this. As per usual with Maggie's books, it was full of magic and complex characters. There were some moments in the writing that took my breath away. I had to pause a couple times and reread certain passages. It was just so beautiful.
  • maymay ☕ {semi hiatus}
    2017-01-27
    Full review postedI read the book and loved it so much and yet I understood exactly zero things and if you asked me to tell you what it was about I’d just sink to the floor and stare at the ceiling with blank eyes, bc HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN WHAT THIS BOOK IS- I don’t have enough words or eloquence to describe this book and what it made me feel someone help me- Maggie has this style of writing that’s incredibly dramatic like it doesn’t even ma...
  • Vanessa
    2017-01-27
    This book can be summed up in a single word: magical. Because there are no other ways to describe it, or to define Maggie Stiefvater's writing. I'm not going to delve into the plot - being the novel this short, it's better to leave it vague - but you gotta know that All The Crooked Saints is about: saints and miracles, losing and finding yourself, owls and desert, music and darkness, supporting each other just as trying to heal yourself. The char...
  • Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
    2017-03-21
    2.5 Stars "Some feelings are rooted too strongly in the body to exist without it, and this one, desire, is one of them.” Look, no one is more disappointed by this rating than me. Maybe I'm biased, and maybe all of Stiefvater's works will live under a Raven-Boy shaped shadow in my mind-- but this felt like a lot of wasted potential. This odd little book starts strong, introducing the Soria family and their homes in Bicho Raro, a place where mi...
  • Michael
    2017-06-13
    That was truly beautiful.There's this constant feeling that lingers over you while reading a Maggie Stiefvater book,and part of that feeling is the knowledge that you're never going to read anything quite as enchanting as the words you're currently devouring. Only Maggie could write a scene consisting of nothing but an old man and a rooster in a greenhouse and have me captivated by every word.This is an odd little book. Think Maggie's previous Th...
  • Amy
    2017-04-12
    Well that was a bit of a disappointment.......I wonder if people realize you can mark a book as "not interested" or "never ever" and express your discontent without marking a star rating...Its almost like its, I don't know, irresponsible or asinine to rate a book no one has actually read.
  • Maxwell
    2016-05-01
    “I was looking for a miracle, but I got a story instead, and sometimes those are the same thing.”I love this quote from Maggie Stiefvater's acknowledgements because it fits so well with a major idea in this novel—that often we don't know what's best for us, that we too often go looking for something that's right in front of our faces, that if we just stop and live we might uncover something greater than we ever could have anticipated.It's n...
  • Simona Bartolotta
    2017-10-22
    “The mare [...] was so mean that she even killed her own name, and now people just pointed to her.” ...*embarrassed silence* *crickets in the distance*...What the heck is that supposed to mean?All the Crooked Saints is the most annoying book I have read this year and one of the most annoying I have read in my whole life. Maggie Stiefvater's books and I, after all, have always had what you call a love/hate relationship: I loved The Scorpio Rac...
  • Kai
    2017-10-26
    "Always take blame for your own actions but never take blame for someone else's."3,5 StarsAll the Crooked Saints was overall a rest novel. That's because Maggie is an outstanding writer and immensely talented and creative as it is. Her characters are easy to fall for; they have depth and this air around them that makes us love them at once.Maggie's imagination has no end. The miracles she created in this book are unique. Have you ever heard of a ...
  • Ashwood, 불
    2018-02-19
    Unsurprisingly, I utterly and absolutely adored this book. Its quirky, and unique writing style made it intriguing and really easy to read. The concept of facing your fears and conquering the darkness within you, was interesting and one that was amazingly executed. “But we all have darkness inside us. It is just a question of how much of us is light as well.”The characters were unique and fascinating in their own ways from the the girl scie...
  • bran (brandonthebookaddict)
    2017-01-28
    "You can hear a miracle a long way after dark, even when you are dying." so fucking beautiful. I love it so much. I especially love the characters and how this isn't just about one particular story. It's not about a story that has a beginning or an ending; it's about the little stories, the ones that nobody knows about, that really matters. It's like the certain lingering smell a person leaves after they're gone; something that stirs up a long fo...
  • kat ♡
    2018-02-20
    DNF @ page 150.i just can't do it anymore, i'm so bored and i don't really like anything about this book. which suckssss because its maggie and i love the raven boys but this??? it was putting me to sleep :(i might pick it up again in the future (doubtful) but for now i just can't carry it on.
  • Lia Bonnibel (hiatus)
    2017-10-11
    It is, after all, not the tasks people do but the things they do around the edges of them that reveal who they are. They say miracles don’t happen, and that’s true, to an extent.However, in Bicho Raro, that’s something you’ll never hear anyone say.From the dawn of time, the Soria family trades in miracles. For generations, the members of this extraordinary family, the Saints as the pilgrims call them, have helped people in need of redempt...
  • Izzy
    2017-01-27
    You can hear a miracle a long way after dark. 4.5 stars, rounded up because yes i'm biased WHO CARESthis is a story about music, owls and miracles. in a teeny town in 1960s Colorado, there's a family of saints who will give you a miracle, if you ask for it. Daniel, Beatriz (my little sister's name!) and Joaquin are the three Soria cousins that we mainly follow throughout the book, accompanying them as they set up their pirate radion station and b...
  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is
    2017-10-25
    All the Crooked Saints *Review and Blog Tour*About: All the Crooked Saints is a young adult fantasy written by Maggie Stiefvater. It was recently published on 10/10/17 by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Publishing, hardcover, 320 pages. The genres are young adult, fantasy, paranormal, and fiction. This book is intended for readers ages 14 and up, grades 9 and up. My Experience: I started reading All the Crooked Saints on 10/13/17 and f...