All The Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater (non-spoiler review)

Book: All The Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater

Rating: 3 stars

Synopsis:

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.


INITIAL THOUGHTS

I wasn’t too excited for this book but I did still want to read it. Maggie Stiefvater’s other books, like Raven Cycle and The Scorpio Races aren’t my top favourites, but I still really enjoyed them.


PLOT

I feel like not a lot happened? Especially when compared to The Scorpio Races and TRC. The pacing of the story allowed for wonderful world building, but it felt too slow for me. I was never fully invested in the story, it started to drag on and I almost considered DNFing this book honestly.


EXECUTION

The writing of course was all flowery and strange and beautiful. I liked the characters but I wasn’t in love with them? I like the plot and yet I wasn’t hooked. I will say the ending felt a bit rushed for me as well.


CHARACTERS

Written beautifully but there wasn’t much development for them. I didn’t love any of them.


A shorter, bullet-point review can be found on my Goodreads here.

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Talk To Me

Have you read All The Crooked Saints? Is it on you TBR? What about Maggie Stiefvater’s other books? Are your opinions the same as mine? Or are they totally different?


Until next time,

Cindy

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