Article Title

All The Crooked Saints


Braxton Church


Excellent, Maggie Stiefvater, Young Adult, Magical Realism, Colorado, Miracles, Darkness

Document Type

Book Review


Everyone wants a miracle, but not everyone is willing to pay the price for one. For generations, the Soria family has provided miracles for those who seek them out in their desert town of Bicho Raro, but the miracles require a person’s inner darkness to take a physical form. The Soria family cannot help any pilgrims lest their own darkness take form—and the darkness of a Soria is much stronger than anyone else. But when Daniel, the Saint of Bicho Raro, helps a pilgrim who he has fallen in love with, he ventures into the desert alone to keep the darkness from spreading. Now his cousins Joaquin, an amateur radio DJ who calls himself Diablo Diablo, and Beatriz, the girl without feeling, must find Daniel and save him from his darkness, and from the darkness within themselves.