All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater


“You can hear a miracle a long way after dark.”

So begins Maggie Stiefvater’s All the Crooked Saints and the lyrical prose continues throughout the story. I have mixed feelings about Stiefvater’s plotlines, but her writing makes me sigh with satisfaction every time. With her new novel, Stiefvater almost reaches the level of perfection she had with Scorpio Races--the characters, storyline, and writing are all marvelous. This is a great read for lovers of tall tales, fairy tales, and beautiful writing.

Most visitors to Bicho Raro, Colorado, come looking for a miracle. The Soria family has been providing Saints and miracles for generations. However, fewer of their pilgrims are able to move on and the Soria family dynamics are strained. All that begins to change when Pete Wyatt comes not for a miracle, but for a truck. Together, he and some of the youngest Sorias defy tradition and change the course of the Bicho Raro miracles.

Recommended ages--13 and up

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