All The Crooked Saints - Maggie Stiefvater - NYT Best Selling Author
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All the Crooked Saints

Here is a thing everyone wants: A miracle.

All the Crooked Saints

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.

You can hear a miracle a long way after dark.

Miracles are very like radio waves in this way. Not many people realize that the ordinary radio wave and the extraordinary miracle have much in common. Left to their own devices, radio waves would not be audible for much more than forty or fifty miles. They travel on perfectly straight paths from their broadcast source, and because the Earth is round, it does not take them long to part ways with the ground and head out to the stars. Wouldn’t we all, if we had the chance? What a shame that both miracles and radio waves are invisible, because it would be quite a sight: ribbons of marvel and sound stretching out straight and true from all over the world.”

Colorado is a long way from most places.

This meant the drive would’ve been long in any circumstance but it seemed even longer because Pete and Tony, like a lot of people, were who destined to be friends, couldn’t stand each other.
"You can hear a miracle a long way after dark."

PRAISE for All The Crooked Saints:

2017 Fall Kids Indie Next List
Publishers Weekly's Most Anticipated YA Books of Fall 2017
Amazon Best Book of the Month (September YA)
"Stiefvater's lyrical, sure-footed, and often humorous prose guides readers through...this atmospheric tale of magic and romance."
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review
"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