All the Stars and Teeth (All the Stars and Teeth #1)
by Adalyn Grace
Release Date: February 4th 2020
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Pirates
Anyone here wanting a great read with a princess, a pirate, and a mermaid in it?
Today is the day. It’s my turn for All The Stars and Teeth blog tour by FFBC Tours. (Thank you so much for the opportunity ^^) You don’t want to miss out the rest of the tour so follow the schedule and have fun!
There will be book review, book playlist, and my favorite quotes. Don’t worry, it’s a spoiler-free review. And I had a great time choosing some of my favorite songs for the playlist. Let me know if you have other songs in mind that fit for this book.
Okay, I hope you enjoy this post. If you’ve read the book, please share your thoughts on the comments. I’d love to hear what you think!
Set in a kingdom where danger lurks beneath the sea, mermaids seek vengeance with song, and magic is a choice, Adalyn Grace’s All the Stars and Teeth is a thrilling fantasy for fans of Stephanie Garber’s Caraval and Sarah J. Maas’s Throne of Glass series.
She will reign.
As princess of the island kingdom Visidia, Amora Montara has spent her entire life training to be High Animancer—the master of souls. The rest of the realm can choose their magic, but for Amora, it’s never been a choice. To secure her place as heir to the throne, she must prove her mastery of the monarchy’s dangerous soul magic.
When her demonstration goes awry, Amora is forced to flee. She strikes a deal with Bastian, a mysterious pirate: he’ll help her prove she’s fit to rule, if she’ll help him reclaim his stolen magic.
But sailing the kingdom holds more wonder—and more peril—than Amora anticipated. A destructive new magic is on the rise, and if Amora is to conquer it, she’ll need to face legendary monsters, cross paths with vengeful mermaids, and deal with a stow-away she never expected… or risk the fate of Visidia and lose the crown forever.
I am the right choice. The only choice. And I will protect my kingdom.
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BOOK REVIEW & FAVORITE QUOTES
“The world doesn’t work with only your eyes, Princess. There’s truth in more than what you can see.”
Where do I start?
I didn’t think I’d like this book. I thought it’s going to be just like many others YA fantasy: bland adventure, insta love, simple magic. And that’s where I was wrong. Sure, since this book is for young adult readers, the story itself can’t be compared to high fantasy or adult fantasy ones. But All The Stars and Teeth exceeds my expectations and definitely makes me can’t wait for the sequel!Let’s start with the magic system. Most fantasy books didn’t explain much about it for the readers. Meanwhile, I got so much from this one. The history, how it works, the limits, etc. It’s just felt so satisfying to know the magic so I needn’t ask questions inside my head.
“The key to being a good captain is to always trust yourself.”
And what is most interesting is the characters! Can you imagine a crew with a pirate, a princess, and a mermaid? It’s one of the things that lured me into reading this book. And just as it sounds intriguing, the crew does have amazing chemistry! I love them and am looking forward to how things will turn out in the next book. I personally like Vataea, she’s just everything I wish every female character would be; smart, witty, and brave.Those great aspects are completed with a fascinating storyline. Yes, there were one or two things that were predictable. Yes, there were things that I wish would be different. Did I still enjoy it? BIG YES. The reason why is because it dug deeply, 384 pages is packed not just with mind-blowing adventure but also information about the world I was in, Visidia. That really blew me away because things were seriously getting out of control (in a very good way) and plot twist everywhere until I didn’t know how or what to think I just flipped the pages and continue to read!
“We’re more than our blood, both of us. Doing what we can now is all that matters.”
And now you’d probably wonder,
or probably not, how’s the romance? Well, good people, it’s not as captivating as I hoped to. The romance, it was every bit of YA fantasy; easy and predictable. But I didn’t mind it. I think that it can be more than it is now in the sequel. Fingers crossed.Overall, All The Stars and Teeth was a great and unique read. Spellbinding story with intricate magic, unusual but awesome crew, exciting adventure, and a lovely romance, this is a must-read for you who enjoy fantasy books and is looking for a next book to devour. It’s definitely worth the hype so I recommend without a doubt.
Adalyn Grace graduated Summa Cum Laude when she was 19-years-old. She spent four years working in live theater, and acted as the managing editor of a nonprofit newspaper. During and after college, she studied storytelling as an intern on Nickelodeon Animation’s popular animated show, The Legend of Korra (sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender). She was a participant in Pitch Wars 2016, and is a former literary agent intern for an established agency.Adalyn splits time between San Diego and Arizona with her bossy cat and two dorky dogs, and spends her days writing full time while trying to find the city’s best burrito.She has several projects in the works, and hopes to continually push the boundaries and explore the limits of upper young adult fiction.You can follow her on Twitter, at @AdalynGrace_