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Maggie Stiefvater, All the Crooked Saints

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 7:00pm

Online ordering for this event has ended. If you would still like a signed copy of All the Crooked Saints, please call Bookshop Santa Cruz at 831.423.0900. You can also attend the event and receive a signing line voucher with the purchase of a book.  

Bookshop Santa Cruz is thrilled to welcome best-selling (and staff favorite) YA author Maggie Stiefvater for her new novel All the Crooked Saints! This event will be a free, in-store at Bookshop Santa Cruz, however, you can reserve your priority spot in the signing line at the event by preordering or purchasing a copy of All the Crooked Saints with a signing line voucher from Bookshop Santa Cruz prior to the event! Stop by Bookshop or see below to preorder your copy with your voucher.

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.

"This book. Oh, this book. I don't even know where to start. Maybe with the characters - complex and mysterious, frightened and flawed, brave and miraculous. Maybe with the music - an celebration of the music of the 60's and pirate radio. Maybe with the light - bright miracles that make you reconsider what you most fear. Maybe with the dark - dangerous miracles that make you reconsider what you most need. Maybe with the miracles themselves - two miracles, torn from heart and soul, that make you want to embrace rather than run from the darkness we each hold inside. What I know for sure is that I have to end with the writing - the glorious writing that marks any Maggie Stiefvater novel - and this is the most Stiefvater of them all. She brings magic to life, steeping every moment in such magic that it infuses every page, sentence, word, leaving the reader to dream of owls once it's done." —Flannery, Bookshop Santa Cruz Staff

Maggie Stiefvater has been called “a master storyteller” by USA Today and “wildly imaginative” by Entertainment Weekly.  She is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the novels ShiverLingerForever, and Sinner. Her novel The Scorpio Raceswas named a Michael L. Printz Honor Book by the American Library Association. The first book in The Raven Cycle, The Raven Boys, was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and the second book, The Dream Thieves, was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. The third book, Blue Lily, Lily Blue, received five starred reviews. The final book, The Raven King, received four. She is also an artist and musician. She lives in Virginia with her husband and their two children. You can visit her online at