All the Crooked Saints | A YA Book Review
All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater
This book is magical. I know, I know. All of Maggie’s work is magical, but this is magical in a different sort of way. So much so that at times I wondered what the author may have been grappling with when she wrote it.
The story is third person narration and follows multiple characters, the central characters being Beatriz Soria, a girl without feelings who comes from a lineage of saints, and Pete Wyatt, a sweet guy looking to prove his worth. Early on their paths cross and Beatriz is soon questioning everything she’s ever known about herself and her family. Part love story, part tall tale, and all magic, this story is a bit different than Maggie’s other works, but I nonetheless found myself saying, “One more chapter” each night as I read. Light and darkness are integral components to the story—acknowledging how darkness manifests—and Maggie really delves a bit into the metaphysical aspect of it, at times I found myself rereading sentences because of how profound the statements were. This book will not be for everybody, but I thoroughly enjoyed my journey into the lives of the Soria family and the pilgrims who come to Bicho Raro looking for a miracle.