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3.81  ·  Rating details ·  21,160 ratings  ·  4,673 reviews
From bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater, a gripping tale of darkness, miracles, and family. Saints. Miracles. Family. Romance. Death. Redemption.

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-ma
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published October 10th 2017 by Scholastic Press
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Marieke To be honest, I'd listen to this on audiobook if I were you! The start is really slow, but the audiobook pulled me right in and had me hooked from the…moreTo be honest, I'd listen to this on audiobook if I were you! The start is really slow, but the audiobook pulled me right in and had me hooked from the very first chapter. :) (less)

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Maggie Stiefvater
Jan 27, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
This book has owls and rock n' roll in it. ...more

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!

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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 Crooked Saints is a story set in the 1960s and is about love, loss, hop
Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~
Actual Rating: 2.5 Stars

The 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. I am a big fan of Stiefvater's The Raven Cycle se
Drcong O '
Dec 05, 2017 marked it as to-read
Hi, my name is Sana. I am on page two. I am confused. Pray I make it through this entire book.
destiny ♡ howling libraries
"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.

In the desert of Colorado, there lives a family - the Sorias, who have been blessed with a generational ability to perform miracles. These miracles are unusual, though; they draw a person's darkness out of
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
I love you Maggie and most of the time, all of your books but this one wasn't for me 😕

Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
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 miracles happen and you're inner darkness is person
Miranda Reads
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: audiobook

I was looking for a miracle, but I got a story instead, and sometimes those are the same thing.
(More like this story needed a miracle).

The Soriaa are a family of miracle-workers. People from all-around the world pilgrimage to their little spot of the desert, hoping for a catch-all cure.

But what the pilgrims don't realize is that miracles come in two-parts.
Bicho Raro was a place of strange miracles.
The first half is done by a Soria, but the second half has to be done by the pilgrim.

The So
Elle (ellexamines)
We almost always can point to that hundredth blow, but we don't always mark the ninety-nine other things that happen before we change.

In a small town in 1960s Colorado, a latinx family of saints performs miracles on pilgrims. But a Soria miracle can only be triggered; the second step of the miracle comes when the pilgrim learns to acknowledge their inner darkness and learn from it.

Maggie Stiefvater has a brand. If I were to define that brand, it would be in three things: 1) weird mag
Apr 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
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 were saying how the book is problematic even though th
Jun 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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. ...more
♛ may
Full review posted

I 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 make sense but it makes you feel things that you can’t nam
Apr 27, 2017 marked it as never-ever-ever
It's no secret I love The Raven Boys and Scorpion Races with all my heart. That being said, I most likely will never read this book. Not because I think it's racist and offensive in any way, it just doesn't sound interesting to me. How about we all put our big girl panties on and try acting like adults?

Some dickhead flagged my prereview because It stated we shouldn't judge a book before we've actually read it? Meanwhile, GR has no problem people personally attacking each other, and rating books
jv poore
This story of the Soria family comes to you courtesy of quite the natty narrator. Conveyed in a quirky, yet compelling cadence, the tone is objective, but not unaffected. A twist on the third person point-of-view, presents a storyteller that isn’t simply reading the lines, but rather speaking with familiarity and fondness and perhaps, a hint of pride.

The small Colorado settlement of Bicho Raro is presently packed with pilgrims and the three young Soria cousins are puzzling over the predicament.
✨    jami   ✨
“Here's a thing everyone wanted: a miracle.
Here's a thing everyone feared: what it takes to get one.”

Nestled within the rolling desert hills of Colorado is the small town of Bicho Raro, a town that's neither here nor there but attracts visitors of the strangest kind. It's here Maggie Stiefvater sets her odd but charming, All The Crooked Saints, her first foray into fiction since The Raven Boys ended. The Raven Boys is a favourite of mine, and I wanted this one to be too. But I don't think M
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2017
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 The Raven Cycle meets Miss Peregrine's. It's not lik
Simona B
“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 Races, viscerally hated Shiver, and I firmly believe The
May 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, owned
“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 no secret I love Stiefvater's storytelling. I fell in lov
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.

Jun 03, 2017 marked it as to-read
As if meeting this writing goddess wasn't enough. I got a signed ARC of All the Crooked Saints! AHHHHH!!! *runs around flailing* *dies*


ELLIAS (elliasreads)
Jan 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"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 forgotten memory into life again.

It was so beaut
booksnpenguins (wingspan matters)
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 redemption on the condition that they’ll never interfere with
Aug 25, 2017 marked it as dnf
Shelves: ya, 2017
I try and I try Stiefvater's novels and I am just... incapable of liking them. They are so incredibly boring and pretentious, and it does take some special talent to make some poor kids living in a middle of a desert sound pretentious. I've read only first chapter of this novel and not one thing in it intrigued me. Objectively, there is a certain rhythm and pretty metaphors in her writing that I believe justify Stiefvater's acclaim. But I can't quite wrap my head around why when Laini Taylor wri ...more
You can hear a miracle a long way after dark.

4.5 stars, rounded up because yes i'm biased WHO CARES

this 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 battle their inner darkness.

first off, this book
Jasmine from How Useful It Is
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 finished it on 10/25/17. This book is a miraculous
 ••Camila Roy••

Beautifully written, I can’t argue against Maggie Stiefvater’s skills. It has a consistent magical and mysterious vibe. The main themes are darkness, fear, family, shame and regret. Sadly, I didn’t like it as much I wanted to. There were too many characters to keep track of and the story didn’t flow at an enjoyable speed.
Wendy Darling
How the hell was this not on my radar.
Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library-2
Yay! So glad this one finally came my way! I just love Maggie Steifvater’s storytelling, and this book was no exception. She has a real knack for character arcs, and for creating scenarios where you’re taken on a satisfying emotional journey. I may have moments of suspense when I read a MS book, but I always feel good things are going to turn out well in the end.

I loved the family experience of the Soria’s. Beatriz, Joaquim, and Daniel have such different takes on their family legacy of being s
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This. Book. Is. MIRACULOUS™.

I!!!!AM!!!!SO!!!!EXCITED!!!! So tempted to just cancel everything else and start this immediately
Bang Bang Books
Apr 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There's been some talk on Goodreads about how racist Crooked Saints is and although I'm not Mexican, I don't think it was racist or racially insensitive. As a Black person, I think a book is racially insensitive when the characters are stereotypes. Blacks and Mexicans have been stereotyped as lazy, gangsters, ghetto, ignorant, savage, poor, etc. When characters are brown and take on these attributes, it's racially insensitive especially when the author is not the race they are stereotyping.

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New York Times bestselling author of The Shiver Trilogy, The Raven Cycle, and The Scorpio Races. Artist. Driver of things with wheels. Avid reader.

Maggie Stiefvater plays several musical instruments (most infamously, the bagpipes) and makes art in several media (most generally, colored pencils).

She lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with her husband, their two children, many dogs, a bunch

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