All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater – Book Review

Title: All the Crooked Saints

Author: Maggie Stiefvater

Genre/Themes: YA Magical Realism, Miracles, Religion

Blurb from Goodreads

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 spend 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.

My Review

This book was 311 pages long.

It felt as if it were three times that so dull was it and yet content wise at best it contained enough plot for a short story.

  • Pretentious.
  • Self-indulgent.
  • Too self-aware.
  • Tedious.
  • Trite.

Prose that was written as if to be pretty or beautiful but actually was utterly redundant and without meaning.

Too many points of view that created a cacophony of dissonance rather than a symphonic harmonious creation.

I may have loved The Scorpio Races, but after DNFing The Raven Boys and then reading this drivel, well consider me 100% done with Maggie Stiefvater as a writer.

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