Waiting on Wednesday – All the Crooked Saints

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

30025336Saints. Miracles. Family. Romance. Death. Redemption.

The book takes place in the 1960s in Bicho Raro, Colorado and follows the lives of three members of the Soria family—each of whom is searching for their own miracle. There’s Beatriz, who appears to lack feelings but wants to study her mind; Daniel, the “Saint” of Bicho Raro, a miracle worker for everyone but himself; and Joaquin (a.k.a. Diablo Diablo), who runs a pirate radio station at night.

“The Soria family are saints as well, and the miracle they perform for pilgrims to Bicho Raro is as strange as most miracles are: They can make the darkness inside you visible. Once the pilgrims see their inner darkness face to face, it’s up to them to perform another miracle on themselves: banishing the darkness for good. It can be a tricky business to vanquish your inner demons, even once you know what they are, but the Sorias are forbidden to help with this part. They’ve all been told that if a Soria interferes with the second miracle, it will bring out their own darkness, and a saint’s darkness, so the story goes, is a most potent and dangerous thing.” – Maggie Stiefvater, EW interview.

All the Crooked Saints is a standalone coming this fall from one of my favorite authors to ever grace this planet.  I would read anything she wrote. She has a knack or weaving magical worlds that I can’t seem to pull away from. I still find myself wondering how Gansey and the gang are doing. I’m on the edge of my seat for the Ronan books but this will definitely hold my appetite for a new Steifvater for awhile.

I don’t have any flailing pictures for this one because let’s face it, I’ve barely come this far coherently.

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