TOUR / REVIEW: All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace

**I received an ARC from Netgalley for this blog tour. These are my honest opinions, and in no way was I compensated for this review.**

all the stars and teeth cover

Book: All the Stars and Teeth (All the Stars and Teeth #1) by Adalyn Grace

Release Date: February 4, 2020

My Rating: 4 stars

Rep: wlw side character

Summary: 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’m lucky enough to be a part of the blog tour for All the Stars and Teeth! Today, my stop includes my review. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the tour, schedule below!

I am Amora Montara, Princess of Visidia, and I will be the future High Animancer.

I am the right choice. The only choice. And I will protect my kingdom.

The cover of this book first caught my eye, and I’m glad it did! It took me a bit to get into this book, but once I did, I really enjoyed it. All the Stars and Teeth is an exciting tale of pirates, mermaids, and magic.

It was really interesting following Amora as she’s journeying outside her island for the first time. She’s discovering that everything she thought about magic was a lie. Her dad has sheltered her all her life, so Amora has to come to terms with how he’s been intentionally lying to her and to the entire kingdom.

Anyways, she escapes from execution after a little mishap with her magic with the help of Bastian, a pirate. Ferrick, Amora’s fiance, joins them, albeit reluctantly. Later, they add Vataea, a mermaid, to the crew. I loved all of their dynamics; naturally, there was a slight love triangle between Bastian, Amora, and Ferrick, so there was a great deal of tension there. Vataea’s banter with all of them is great.

“I’m not looking to start a war,” he corrects. “I’m looking to end one man, which will put a stop to all of this. You said you wanted a chance to help your kingdom, so here it is. Will you take it?”

Also! Vataea is bi (possibly? no labels are used, but she says she’s into women and possibly men).

The worldbuilding was really cool. The kingdom is made of up of different islands, each of which has their own, different magics. Amora, as the sol heir of the Montara family, has soul magic, the rarest kind. Ferrick has healing and regeneration magic.

I will say that this book is a little gory because part of Amora’s magic is that she requires body parts to burn. Since Ferrick can grow back limbs, he helps her with that easily. Here are the content warnings.

Anyways, Bastian’s trying to get his magic back, so he offers Amora a way out. They set off on their journey, and thus starts our book! The plot is fast-paced and thrilling. I also liked the writing; this is a debut, and I’m excited to see what this author does next.

Perhaps I was a monster to kill her. Perhaps I was a monster to kill all of them.
But everything I’ve done, I’ve done with the goal of protecting Visidia. And I won’t be sorry for it any longer.
Perhaps a monster is exactly what this kingdom needs.

Overall, this was a great debut. The writing was pretty, the characters were detailed, and the plot was excited. I definitely recommend All the Stars and Teeth if you’re looking for a fast-paced fantasy with magic and mermaids!

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adalyn grace

About the Author: 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.

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  • PRIZE: a finished copy of All the Stars and Teeth (US only)
  • OPEN FROM: February 4 to February 18

Tour Schedule:

February 4th

The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club – Welcome Post

February 5th

NovelKnight – Guest Post
Star-Crossed Book Blog – Review + Favourite Quotes
The Magical Pages – Review
Ideally Inspired Reviews – Review + Favourite Quotes
Magical Reads – Review

February 6th

BookCrushin – Interview
Ya It’s Lit – Review + Dream Cast
Lily’s Latest Reads – Review
Starlight Reads – Review + Favourite Quotes
Bookish Geek – Review

February 7th

A Court of Coffee and Books – Review + Favourite Quotes
Booked J – Review + Playlist
Fanna Wants The World To Read – Review
Discover Elysian – Review + Playlist + Favourite Quotes
The art of living – Review

February 8th

Sometimes Leelynn Reads – Review + Playlist + Dream Cast
Morgan Vega – Review + Favourite Quotes
Allisa White’s Book Blog – Review
Shalini’s Books & Reviews – Review
String of Pages – Review
For The Love of Fictional Worlds – Review

February 9th

The Shelf Life Chronicles – Interview
Confessions of a YA Reader – Review + Favourite Quotes
Cafeyre – Review
TheGeekishBrunette – Review + Favourite Quotes
Life Within The Pages – Review

February 10th

Utopia State of Mind – Guest post
Book Briefs – Review
Hooked on Bookz – Review
Dazzled by Books – Review + Favourite Quotes
Paws and Paperbacks – Review

February 11th

Foals, Fiction & Filigree – Review + Favourite Quotes
Amy’s Booket List – Review
Gwendalyn’s Books – Review
Lauren’s Boookshelf – Review + Playlist
Jheel – Review + Favourite Quotes

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