About the Book
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.
All the Stars and Teeth starts out with action and it just continues to grow! The beginning gives a lot of information, and I may have also chuckled a few pages in thinking about Moana (if you’ve read it I think you’ll get what part I’m talking about, I could just add a quote in but I want it to be a surprise). But overall, this is a story about going to the ends of the earth to save one’s kingdom.
I really enjoyed the writing style in this book. I had a pretty flow, but it also quickly got to the point. This can create an intricately magical world, and it definitely shone through in this story. The magic system was really interesting and I liked the connection to gemstones. I guess it spoke to my shiny obsessed brain. Which also brings me to the fact that this is a book about royalty. Even if it might have some seafaring pirate-y adventure (something I have been trying to add more of into my reading schedule).
Speaking of pirates, there is also romance and witty banter. I think thats enough said, cause I mean, witty banter. But anyways, there are also great relationships and friendships throughout this story. This is something I really enjoy seeing in books. Sometimes *gasp* maybe even more than a romantic story? I dunno, still on the fence about that statement. It probably changes based off of how curmudgeon-y I’m feeling.
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.
You can follow her on Twitter, at @AdalynGrace_
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