Deep in the deserts of Colorado, a small town of frequent pilgrimage is located. People come from all over the world to have the saints of Bicho Raro perform miracles on them. As perfect as this sounds, don’t forget, you must escape your own darkness before the light can come onto you. And never, ever forget the most important rule: the pilgrims & the saints must not interact. This book was a marvelously creepy, atmospheric urban fantasy that took my breath away. It follows three cousins, Beatriz, Joaquin & Daniel Soria, as this family-oriented & eerie yet beautiful novel takes you away to the point where you can almost feel the dry, hot air around you, the desert sand under your feet & the pulsing electricity of miracles. This book is perfect for Halloween time but also great for anyone who loves character-driven stories.
— ARC REVIEWER Gab V., age 15
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.
About the Author
Maggie Stiefvater is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the novels Shiver, Linger, Forever, and Sinner. Her novel The Scorpio Races was 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 maggiestiefvater.com.