by Adalyn Grace
Series: All the Stars and Teeth #1
Published by Imprint
Release Date: February 4 2020
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Romance, YA
Format Read: ARC
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.
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
“You glare. Like something’s wrong, and you’re the only one who can fix it.”
All the Stars and Teeth is a fascinating story about a young girl’s journey to uncover the truth from the sea of lies she’s been told her entire life, while discovering where she fits in this new world.
“The world doesn’t work with only your eyes, Princess. There’s truth in more than what you can see.”
Amora has been sheltered and told what to do her whole life under the guise of protection. Sailing with Bastian is her first glimpse of freedom. And while Bastian would sacrifice himself to save her, he’s willing to let her succeed all on her own. And more importantly, he gives her space to fail.
“We’ve shared an experience only a few people will understand, and it’s marked our souls. The sea is a beast more fearsome than even the Lusca.”
Bastian has an alternate agenda as well as his own demons, and he needs Amora to accomplish his plan. But he’s also charming and witty, and very hard not to like.
“Are you flirting with me?” he teases. “It’s a bit hard to tell, considering how terrifying you are.”
And I haven’t even discussed the supporting characters that make this story even better! Without even trying, they acquire a crew and together push each other to keep going.
“Fear is part of life; all that matters is what we do with it.”
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Hey, I’m Bre! I have been pulling all nighters to read since I was in middle school, and nothing has changed since. My love of reading turned into a love for writing and I now have my dream job — being a writer. I also get to wear pajamas to work, which is a pretty nice perk.
I love Starbuck’s tea, organizing, the ocean, and buying too many purses and books. Is there such a thing as too many purses or books? I have two energetic toddlers at home so I mostly read to stay sane.
While I genuinely enjoy a variety of genres, I enjoy getting lost in the paranormal and fantasy world and nothing can melt my heart faster than a small town romance.