All the Crooked Saints Fantasy Published: October 10th 2017 Hardcover Pages: 320 Goodreads
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.
As you can see I didn’t rate it really high, pretty low actually. And there are a couple of reasons for that, but we’ll get to those later.
So after having finished The Raven Cycle, I wanted to read something else from this author, unfortunately it didn’t really work out, I didn’t enjoy it as much, however that doesn’t change anything at all.
Maggie Stiefvater is still one of my favorite authors, I mean GUYS! She’s the creator of Ronan Lynch! My husband! He’s my husband, okay????? Sorry…
Anyways, obviously I went into this with the highest expectations, and probably that’s a huge reason why I didn’t enjoy it, but how could I not expect the world from this book?!
I mean, it hasn’t actually been getting the best of reviews, I did have people tell me that it’s the weakest book from this author, but I still didn’t lower my expectations.
When I started reading this and I was around page 60-70, I kind of wanted to dnf it, I didn’t really enjoy any of the characters, didn’t enjoy the whole vibe of the book, and I honestly didn’t understand most of the things at the beginning, which was fine, because I know Maggie’s writing style by now, it’s forever gonna be my favorite, she has a way with words, and it’s totally magical, this is actually the only reason I’m giving it two stars and not one. If you read her Raven Cycle series, then I’m sure you too are able to tell that this was a book written by her, you can really tell by her writing, so yes, I really adored the writing style, the sentences and words she was using were amazing as usual, but not enough unfortunately.
So, you guys might know this about me by now, but to me characters are everything, I don’t tend to care about the plot of a book, however weird that may sound, but I just don’t, I just usually get really attached to the characters, fall in love with them and continue reading their journeys, but not really paying attention to the journeys themselves.
Well, many people seem to really enjoy these characters, actually love them, but no matter how much I tried, I just couldn’t like them, I didn’t really like any of the characters, which is so sad.
I want to keep this short and sweet, I didn’t enjoy this book from the author, but that didn’t change my love for her, Maggie is a really talented and unique author and it’s completely okay for someone to not like one of the books from an author they love, I still want to read everything she’s written, I’d like to read her Shiver series this year, some people said that it’s a perfect series to read in the wintertime, so I’m actually going to be trying to read her Shiver series this winter, and I couldn’t be more excited.
But this is all from me, I’m sorry I didn’t like it, maybe I just didn’t read it at the right time, perhaps I’ll reread it once, I don’t know.
But thank you so much for reading my post and see you next time!