Maggie Stiefvater is well known by now for her brilliant imagination and stunning characters, and proves her standing as a great author of both series’ and standalone novels with All The Crooked Saints.
Creating a situation which asks the reader what they truly desire throughout; and what they would do to get it; All The Crooked Saints is a mind bending novel. Challanging the reader at every step to suspend reality and rearrange your understanding of the world as you know it.
Diving into some of the history of America during, and post, the second world war, All The Crooked Saints won’t only gift you a fantastical adventure story but will further treat you to an insight into the history of American post war cultures.
From the blurb:
“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.”
All the Crooked Saints is truly a brilliant story that explores all of the intricacies of human nature and asks its readers to explore their own inner thoughts and feelings. A true mind bending read with a truly creative flare bringing all of the character to beautiful life.
We Give All The Crooked Saints Three Stars.