All the Crooked Saints (Hardcover)
Everybody has their problems or vices, and some people will do anything for a solution - even if it means seeking out the Soria’s, a family of miracle workers, in the Colorado desert. But what these miracle-seeking-pilgrims don’t understand is that some issues can only be fixed from the inside. The one thing the Sorias can do is make the problem physically obvious - for one pilgrim, that means suddenly having a donkey head; for another, it means an endless rainstorm over her head and a wedding dress covered in butterflies. Interference in the personal journeys of these pilgrims has the potential to bring death and destruction on the Soria family, so they do their best to ignore the pilgrims who get ‘stuck’ on their ranch compound - that is until the arrival of a boy and a burnt out radio host, whose accidental friendship has the potential to either cure or unravel everything that these people have been repressing.
- Recommended by Megan— From November Staff Picks for Bibliophiles
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.
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"Stiefvater weaves a rich history for this mythical homestead." -- Kirkus Reviews
"The desert setting, intricate family dynamics, and the power of love and music resonate." -- School Library Journal
"An amazing character study told in a bursting, lyrical style that captures your sense of wonder and leaves practicality at the door. . . A novel that feels universal and intensely personal all at once." -- The Fandom
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* "Stiefvater's razor-sharp characterizations, drily witty dialogue, and knack for unexpected metaphors and turns of phrase make for sumptuous, thrilling reading . . . . Readers will snap up the final installment the second it's available." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review
* "The prose is crisp and dazzling and the dialogue positively crackles." -- School Library Journal, starred review
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* "Richly written and filled with figurative language . . . this story of secrets and dreams, of brothers and of all-too-real magic is an absolute marvel of imagination and an irresistible invitation to wonder." -- Booklist, starred review
* "Mind-blowingly spectacular . . . Stiefvater's careful exploration of class and wealth and their limitations and opportunities astounds with its sensitivity and sophistication. The pace is electric, the prose marvelously sure-footed and strong, but it's the complicated characters . . . that meld magic and reality into an engrossing, believable whole." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
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* "A complex web of magical intrigue and heartstopping action." -- The Bulletin, starred review
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"Stiefvater is a master storyteller." -- USA Today
"A dizzying paranormal romance tinged with murder and Welsh mythology." -- The Los Angeles Times
* "Simultaneously complex and simple, compulsively readable, marvelously wrought." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* "A tour de force . . . such a memorable read." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review
* "One unexpected and wonderful surprise after another . . . a marvel of imagination." -- Booklist, starred review
* "The Raven Boys is an incredibly rich and unique tale, a supernatural thriller of a different flavor . . . . Fans have been salivating for Stiefvater's next release and The Raven Boys delivers." -- School Library Journal, starred review
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