It is finally the weekend! Whoop, whoop! you have no idea how happy I am to have a couple of days off work, it’s been a full on week! since it is Saturday, it is time for another book review. this week it is the turn of All The Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater. Let’s do this!
This is one of those books that has been on my radar ever since it first came out but that I have never gotten around to buying myself a copy off. well, a couple of weeks ago I finally got myself a copy and I have already read it!
This book did not disappoint. I will admit that it was very different to what I was expecting, but that did not impact how much I enjoyed it. it held everything that I love about Stiefvater’s Raven Cycle series while also being completely different from it. and I loved that. it was so atmospheric and descriptive. I truly felt like I was right there in Bicho Raro. I could feel the desert sun, see the Colorado wilderness, smell Marisita’s cooking. The writing jus evoked all of my sense and truly made me feel like I was right there, experiencing the story alongside the characters.
I was also very impressed by the story. I don’t know what I was expecting from this book, but this really wasn’t it. the story just took me completely by surprise. I think so of this may be because I never hear anyone talking about this book on bookish social media, which is a shame. I found myself so drawn into this story. Although the ending was pretty inevitable, the journey to it was full of so many twists and turns that at times I truly doubted if we would get there. but what I enjoyed most about this story was just how it was told. everything was explored and a lot was left for the reader to interpret. And I think that really helped to keep my attention. This book was also a fair darker then I was expecting it to, but again I really liked that.
The only reason that this book doesn’t get 5 stars is because I felt like it veered off topic a bit. The main storyline was the Pilgrims and their miracles but I felt like at times they were kind of pushed into the back ground a bit. There could have been a lot more focus on them. I feel like if there had been, if they had been explored a bit more, then this story would have been incredible. I didn’t feel like I really connected to them in this story, and I wish that I had known them better so that I could have.
But, overall, I did really enjoy this book. it was really well done and so beautiful. I listened to the audiobook for this (which I always tend to do with Stiefvater) and I cannot recommend it enough. Stiefvater seems to have the best like with audiobook narrators. Thom Rivera did a fantastic job at bringing this book to life!
4 out of 5
And there we have it. have you read All The Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater? What did you think about it? I hope that you have enjoyed todays post and I will see you all again very soon