All the Crooked Saints
by Maggie Stiefvater
(Release Date: October 10, 2017)
About the Book:
Here is a thing everyone wants:
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.
Maggie Stiefvater has been called “a master storyteller” by USA Today and “wildly imaginative” by Entertainment Weekly. Now, with All the Crooked Saints, she gives us the extraordinary story of an extraordinary family, a masterful tale of love, fear, darkness, and redemption
Why I’m dying to read this:
I’m a pretty big fan of Maggie Stiefvater’s writing. I even like her blog posts, instagram, and twitter feed. I think she’s a phenomenal author, and that’s the main reason why I’m so excited about this book. It seems like she only gets better. I also feel an extra interest about All The Crooked Saints because of the controversy. I’ve never believed that an author is limited in their believability based on their own ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation. Being an own-voice author does bring more credibility, but it’s not the only option for writing diverse. I’d like to believe that Maggie did her due diligence and I’m willing to give her a shot with an open mind.