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All the Stars and Teeth

(All the Stars and Teeth #1)

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  25,424 ratings  ·  4,410 reviews
Set in a kingdom where danger lurks beneath the sea, mermaids seek vengeance with song, and magic is a choice.

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
Kindle Edition, 380 pages
Published February 4th 2020 by Imprint
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Tomi Adeyemi
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I was lucky enough to read an early draft of this book because the and i LOVED IT

Picture Furiosa from Mad Max: Fury Road leading her own Pirates Of The Carribean Ship

This epic sea adventure empowering as hell, exciting, bloody, and it takes no prisoners! It's also powerful--there are parts of this books that gave me goosebumps.

I can't WAIT to read the final draft and then I can't wait for everyone else to read it so we can geek out about it together!!

Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
$2.99 kindle US today 9/24/20


Holy shit ass snacks!. Wait, let me show you the pretty cover that came in my Owlcrate box!

Okay, holy shit ass snacks!! I thought I was falling off the rail with ya books but this book kicked ass! And to think, I was going to dnf this book because the beginning was all like: a princess, she’s not allowed to do shit, put her in a damn dress when she wants to be included in more important things, make her do some dumbass magic ceremony to prove her worth. Yada
Feb 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
finally! a new YA fantasy release that i actually found to be entirely enjoyable. 2020 is finally looking up!

yes, its full of tropes and predictable material, but THE ADVENTURE! its fun, its fresh, its exciting. the entire journey of the story is what kept me hooked. it made me long for a life where i sail the seven seas, and i hate the ocean, so thats saying something. lol. with mermaids, pirates, legendary sea monsters, and blood magic, there is never a dull moment. yes, the adventure could be
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Amora Montara knows she's her kingdom's only hope as the next High Animancer (master of souls).

She's been training all her life to wield Soul Magic - which allows her to control and destroy enemies of her country.

However, it is a fickle power. One where if it goes wrong, there are disastrous consequences.

On the very night she was supposed to demonstrate complete and utter mast
Well, that was… painfully average

First, let it be known that this is in no way a ‘bad book'. The writing was decent. The characters are likable. The plot is engaging enough. But I’ve definitely read this book before. Many, many times. And I’m sure you have too.

I could call every reveal, every twist, every next step of the story. It follows the same formula as countless YA fantasies out there, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing!

If you like those stories and aren’t in the market for anything
Adalyn Grace
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
December 5, 2020 UPDATE:

Signed and personalized copies are available for order through Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore


Now that ARCs are beginning to circulate, I also wanted to hop on here and talk about some of the content warnings in this book. Skip now, if you don't want to read them:

Violence and Death: There are 7 main forms of magic in this book. One of the most commonly used ones is violent in nature, requiring blood/skin/bones, or other parts of the body. The methods
Arini ~ Miss Casually Reading

“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.”

This book is full of MAGNIFICENT characters and DANGEROUS adventures. I enjoyed reading the heck out of it. However, it’s also just like any other typical YA fantasy books—which I’m not gonna lie, the whole gig is getting a little too old for me. I’m not about to put words in your mouth and tell you not to read it because if you’re
May 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
TW: some blood magic/self harm

This was an unexpected delight. The world is lush and well described, with a ocean vibe that could have been cheesy but I really enjoyed. There were a few tropes that I thought would be typical and predictable, but they actually got turned in their head in this story and felt new. Our main character is flawed while still being ultimately determined to be a good leader in a way that I don’t always find believable when it’s been done in other books. The romance is al
Val ⚓️ Shameless Handmaiden ⚓️
3.25 YA Fantasy Stars

I am not really into the pirate genre...or books about ships...or YA fantasy as much lately, if I'm truly honest...and yet something about this blurb intrigued me when I got my Book of the Month picks for February.

I told myself I could only buy more YA books if I read any new ones right away and started to make some headway with the scores already completely littering my shelves. So here we are.

I thought this was a really solid start to a new YA fantasy series. I trudged t
Candace Robinson
May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love pirates, but have been let down with a lot of the pirate-type books! However, here is one that totally changed my mind! I'll also add that the cover is one of my favorites of the year!

Amora was pretty freaking awesome! I easily connected with her and what she was going through and had to face! Then there were the boys! I loved Bastian and Ferrick, especially Bastion, though! And Vataea has my heart! She was vicious and lovable at the same time! The bond between the crew was one that I wou
Nilufer Ozmekik
Jun 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ship ahoy! Hurrah! Pirates of Caribbean dances with darker versions Peter Pan and Little Mermaid !

There is a lot of things for me to adore this journey:

Amora: flawed but brace and mature for own age, born to be a leader and likable heroine.

Bastian: charming pirate, powerful, charismatic, witty and so far my favorite character of the book( reminds me of Colin O’Donoghue’s performance as Captain Killian “Hook”Jones at OUAT. Actually his interactions with Amora reminded me of Emma Swan and Hook’s s
✨ Helena ✨
I received this complimentary ARC from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

I LOVED THIS! There was so much fun and adventure!

I love anything that takes place at sea and this didn’t disappoint. It had such a unique magic system. There were pirates and mermaids and sea monsters and various islands and ... it was just FUN!

Of course, there were the usual politics and drama that comes with characters being members of the royal family, but it’s been a while since I’ve read a book that was
I loved this book!! It checks so many of my boxes. YA fantasy? Check! Pirates? Check! Mermaids? Check! A lovely romance? Check!

Amora is a princess and the heir that will one day rule Visidia. To prove that she deserves to rule, Amora must display that she can use her soul magic and control it without it controlling her, since it is a dangerous magic that can cause mass death if used incorrectly. When Amora's demonstration doesn't go as planned, she is forced to run away from her home island of
Nenia ✨ I yeet my books back and forth ✨ Campbell

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DNF @ 15%

One of my 2022 goals is to clean out my Kindle and this book has been sitting on there since September. I've been really looking forward to it because of THAT COVER and also because there's just a serious shortage of good nautical fantasy, and I was hoping this would be The One. Sadly, it was not. I couldn't get into this book at all. There is so much info-dumping that I really felt like I was being bludgeoned over the head with
Feb 28, 2021 rated it really liked it
This was wildly entertaining. Magic and Pirates? I was already sold and sold even further by the writing, plot and characters which were all so gripping.
The only thing I didn't buy into was the love interest, I didn't feel the chemistry and thought the plot would function just as well without it if I'm honest (which is saying a lot for me!)
Chelsea Humphrey
All the cover love here! While my rating is middle of the road, I'd ask you to take my thoughts with a grain of salt, as I am NOT the target audience, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with this book. I think it's more a case of right book, wrong reader, mainly due to my fickle mood lately and my having read so many pirate themed YA fantasy books in the past year. The writing was really well done and I have no doubt that the author is one we'll see many great things from in the years ahead. ...more
I've DNFed more books that I care to lately, but nowadays when I say I don't have time for boring books, I really mean it. Since I'm studying and attending college for up to 30 hours a week (ha! Get that education, bruh!), I genuinely have to ration my time, and that means not gritting my teeth through books like this, which are the literary equivalent of candy floss: partially corporeal, not something you go out looking for but tend to pick up as an impulse buy. I always see candy floss and buy ...more
May 28, 2021 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
~ 2 stars ~

I did not hate this book, but I certainly didn't like it. At all. It was boring if I'm being honest. I had to push myself to read it because I didn't care about anything that was going on or anyone.

The plot was really lackluster and predictable for the most part. Nothing caught me off guard because it was so heavy handed with the foreshadowing. And while I did think there was so much potential with the concept and the magic system, it fell flat.

I also did not connect with any of the
Adrienne Young
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Adalyn Grace has delivered a phenomenal debut, filled with unexpected magic and a fiery female protagonist. Readers will fall hard for this high seas adventure!
Paige ♠
Jan 26, 2021 rated it liked it
This is a very standard and well done YA novel, but as someone that leans more towards adult lately, it wasn't amazing for me.

THE MAGICAL WORLD and different types of magic were really creative. I had never seen some of the magical practices and applications before so it was refreshing to see something new for once!

SOUL MAGIC WAS NOT MY FAVORITE and even though it was definitely unique, I just didn't like it. Maybe I'm being too logical, but it just seemed like a very impractical form of ma
Paperback Mo
My initial thoughts were is this Red Queen in reverse?

Included in my January Wrap Up video youtube.com/watch?v=NBn9SQpYUvQ

I could tell from the first chapter that I probably wasn't going to like this but the trooper I am I ploughed on. You can smell the love triangle from chapter 3.

The protagonist Amora is a self-centred, privileged, entitled, spoilt brat. Huh ok then mayb- NO, THERE IS LITTLE TO NO CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT.

I thought there was a fairly good twist towards the end - but the ending fe
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

2.5 stars.

All the Stars and Teeth has an interesting premise – a princess with a unique and dangerous magic who must take her throne by showing her might, but ends up on the run with a mysterious and snarky pirate who wants to save the world. It has all the elements of a good YA fantasy, but unfortunately I just didn’t find this unique enough to stand out.

I really enjoyed the sea aspects of the story. Grace makes it very easy for the reader to imagin
Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)
May 26, 2019 marked it as not-released-tbr
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
The cover is totally giving me Hazel Wood vibes and I can't evennn


Caraval + Pirates = everything i've ever wanted

well, the maths never lie

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Kirsty Hendry
Jul 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Reread - I still liked this book, just not as much as before .

Thank you Netgalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Princess Amora has lived out her entire eighteen years on the island of Arida. Disconnected from the rest of her kingdom, Amora longs to travel to all of its islands, sailing across the high seas. The kingdom of Visidia is made up of six islands. Magic used to be practiced freely across Visidia until, as legend has it, a beast started killin
why is it always 1am when I finish good books?

okay but for real, I loved this even more than the first time I read it! there’s something about Adalyn Grace’s writing style that makes me feel as if I’m in the story. like, I’m not even absorbing the story at this point, the story is absorbing me (d-does that make sense?).

can we just appreciate the dark feel this has to it, too? it’s literally a story with dark magic set at sea...can you hear me scream? I don’t know about you but I’m absolute tras
Feb 23, 2021 rated it liked it
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Rating: 3.5 stars

There’s no denying that 'All the Stars and Teeth' is an entertaining, action-packed read. Even so, it could have been far more thrilling if it were not stuffed with various tropes associated with most young adult (YA) fantasy books. These tropes make the storyline painfully average and predictable.

Take, for instance, the main character - princess Amora Montara. The burden she feels from the expectations of others an
Josh Hyung (조슈아)
If there's one truth I know, it's that I will make things right for my kingdom. That is my fate, and I will do whatever I must to see it through.

Have you ever met people who are so full of themselves? Yes, confidence is a virtue. But arrogance isn't. When it comes to fiction, proud characters can be tolerable as long as they deserve to be that way. Katniss Everdeen is an example of this. She's generally a haughty girl, but you can't question her archery skills and capability to provide for her f
Jessie Sedai of the Black Ajah🥀🐍
This was my most anticipated release of 2020.

There are some books that have the power to transport you. They evoke your senses, they tether you to another world. They are powerful enough to make it seem like you are watching a movie through your mind's eye.

And then there are books like this.

I'm not going to sugarcoat it - I really didn't like this book. Everything about it felt extremely flat. The characters were cardboard cutouts. They were tropey, fanfictiony, protagonist worshipping zombies.
Nov 08, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish
I read an ARC of this book.
I know everyone is so excited to read this book (I thought it sounded very interesting), but I just could not get into it. The author spent quite a bit of time, especially at the beginning, describing scenery, locations, and people's wardrobes and make-up, and I kept waiting for the action to start. Then time was spent explaining the mythology, culture, and background of the world of the characters, but I still was waiting for the action to start.
Once it finally did, I
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Adalyn Grace is a New York Times bestselling author of All the Stars and Teeth, which was named “2020’s biggest YA fantasy” by Entertainment Weekly.

Prior to becoming an author, Adalyn spent four years working in live theatre, acted as the managing editor of a nonprofit newspaper, and studied storytelling as an intern on Nickelodeon Animation’s popular series The Legend of Korra.

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