All the Stars and Teeth
Books | Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BELLADONNA SERIES!“Fierce and unrelenting...Do yourself a favor and get lost in this beautiful book!” —Tomi Adeyemi, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Children of Blood and BoneSet 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 Rebecca Ross's Divine Rivals 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 stowaway 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.An Imprint Book “Vicious and alluring, All the Stars and Teeth is a force to be reckoned with." —Hafsah Faizal, author of We Hunt the Flame “Jam-packed with swashbuckling adventure, swoonworthy romance, and dark, lush magic.” —Christine Lynn Herman, author of The Devouring Gray“If an epic sea fantasy filled with strange pirates and vengeful mermaids speaks to your interests, well...we may have found your favorite book ever....a tale of magic and second chances that’s fresh and thrilling in equal measure.” –Entertainment WeeklyOne of Buzzfeed's "Most Anticipated YA Books of 2020"
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"Dnf this book about 80% of the way thru. I started daydreaming while reading and had to go back several times until I just gave up. Its partly because I have been reading more adult books lately in which blood rains down and no one takes any prisoners. This just followed the common YA tropes and I was over it.<br/><br/>There are two boys in this setting and instead of wondering which one she is going to end up with the story pretty much stomps on the lesser guy whenever it could. <br/><br/>The main girl: "oh I love to sail"<br/>The lesser guy: *puking his guts out*<br/><br/>The better guy: "let's fight"<br/>The lesser guy: *gets hand chopped off*<br/><br/>And so on and so on.......<br/><br/>Just all very very predictable. The story pretty much warned you about everything a few chapters in advance just so you wouldn't be surprised. <br/><br/>I couldn't get invested in the characters because there was no character arc's even though they were on a journey discovering the island's and meeting new people they never changed. <br/><br/>Really there was just substance missing from this book. The drive and passion wasn't anywhere to be found. I tried skipping around just to get to the end and even felt that was too big of a hassle. But then again you kind of know the ending anyway. A predictable YA of course that means happily ever after.<br/><br/>I do have to say the best character was the mermaid. She was very mysterious and sharp around the edges. She would have made a bigger and better story."
"*brief mention of personal mental health issues at the beginning*<br/><br/>I have loved, and I mean <i> loved </i> pirates and mermaids since I was really little. According to my mom The Little Mermaid was rewound on the VCR Player at minimum, three times a day before I was old enough for preschool. I even have a giant thigh tattoo of mermaid scales because there are scars underneath them from a very bad time in my life that I almost had to go to the hospital for, and I decided that I wanted mermaid scales because it would make me happy to see them every day. They still do after three years. I plan to get more pieces in random spots of my body by different artists as I get older. <br/><br/>Anyway, you're not here for my life's story, but I thought I'd put this book and the elements of it in perspective for you!<br/><br/>So, I've read Adalyn Grace before, but sort of backwards order. I read Belladonna first, then this one. I had no clue what to expect other than I have a signed paperback from YallFest and I needed to at least like the book. I ******* ate this up. <br/><br/>This was amazing. Every minute of it held my attention. I tabbed so much, and would have tabbed more if I had not started reading prior to Christmas as I got an entire annotation kit for the holidays from my parents! This whole novel was so beautifully written, that a lot of the time I forgot this was her debut. <br/><br/>I loved how one like myself could go into it assuming a love triangle was going to occur between Amora and Ferrick and Bastian, but Adalyn Grace so - well - gracefully subverted that expectation with Vataea! <br/><br/>I thought that she was going to fail in the beginning, but in a way where her magic wouldn't show, not that she would lose control! I had no thought to the idea that she could lose her magic in that fight with Kaven, though I'm very aware looking back that the cave scene certainly set up for it, but it all moved so fast it didn't sink in until after! <br/><br/>Even when Bastian is drunk and admits to being Kaven's brother after the whole "no secrets talk", I prepared for a "I hate you now I'm gonna get captured by walking away and have to be saved" or something like that, but Amora shocked me with her maturity an the way she handled the situation I was so delighted! I love the way magic works in this world, the world-building was immaculate, there's very little that I didn't get out of this that I wish I had. <br/><br/>In fact only two things did I wish for at the end - one, more time and possibly even points of view with Vataea, and same with Ferrick, though Vataea was definitely more important to me. Now I'm not sure if we'll get her pov in the next one, but I hope we'll at least get to spend more time with her! Also this would make a phenomenal film oh my god! Anyway I'm gonna go debate whether to start the next book right now or read one of my new books!"
"This book was meh... DNF. I got maybe a third of the way through and just didn't find the characters or plot compelling. I thought the MC was extremely proud, and also somehow naive still. She just didn't really seem to have good connection with any other characters, which made me not really care about her journey. "