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All the Stars and Teeth

(All the Stars and Teeth #1)

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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, 373 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!!

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
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
$2.99 kindle US today 5/31/20


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
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
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
Feb 06, 2020 rated it liked it

“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
Adalyn Grace
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
December 14th Edit

Pre order links and tour information is available! We're running a pre order campaign, as well, where you can get a signed bookplate and enamel pin. You can also get a beautiful art print when ordered through Mysterious Galaxy.


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
Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
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
Cristina Monica
This is a book you’re either going to really enjoy or really dislike. That’s because the storyline is predictable for the most part so if you don’t connect to the main character and don’t enjoy following her adventures then you’re going to feel like reading this book is pointless.

But if you’re curious about Amora Montara and want to see her ascend in the world, this is going to be a lot of fun. There is a lot of action and well-written dialog that kept me engaged. Plus, Amora is an ‘‘every girl’
Helena of Eretz ✰
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
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
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
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
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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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!
Bre *B.B. Lynn Reads*
“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 fir
Wow! What another great debut that I have read this month. So sad I have to wait till next year for the sequel...
Also another buddy reading I did with my best friend Heather!(:
✨Brithanie Faith✨
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley, favorites
5/5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

e-ARC provided by NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

It's official! All The Stars And Teeth is my first 5 star read of the decade! I had a feeling I would love this when I first heard the synopsis, but I had no idea just how much this book would mean to me!

If you've added this to your TBR's because one of your buzz-words is pirates, mermaids, or sea creatures- I don't think you'll be disappointed! The magic in this is also unique from anything I've pers
The Nerd Daily
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Nathalie DeFelice

I could not (read: would not) put this book down. From start to finish, I was hooked into this fantasy tale full of pirates, soul-magic wielding princesses, and mermaids! Amora was a riveting character, full of vicious determination and iron will. She’s not going to let fear keep her from saving her kingdom. Plus, if you like roguishly handsome pirates with a chip or two on their shoulder, then it’s safe to say you’re going to f
Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛
This book was simply intoxicating! This is one of those books that you want to read again immediately after you finish it because the story comes so alive in you.

This is such a richly imagined world. I was mesmerized by all of the different magics within this world and the islands on the map where they originated. I loved all of the distinctive world-building related to the different islands and magics. I also liked the ocean and ships. I felt like I was truly a part of this world while reading
I feel very tense after reading that, I’ll write a proper review tomorrow :)
Leslie Ray
Feb 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is quite an imaginative book that is perfect for fantasy lovers. Princess Amora must fight her way to becoming queen. There are pirates, mermaids and especially imaginative world built on magic. This world in this book is built upon magic and each person has a magical gift which predetermines where they fit into the different magical realms that make up this world. The wonderful characters Adalyn Grace created in this book are spellbinding and I look forward to seeing more of them.
Cindy ✩☽♔
Fierce princess + pirates?

Well, I guess I'll just keep riding this train until it runs out of gas lol
⭐️3 stars⭐️

The sea is a beast more fearsome than even the Lusca.
But we don't need to rule it. We need only for it to trust us.
Work with us.
Be partners.
I've finally been accepted.
Caidyn (BW Reviews; he/him/his)
Thanks to Edelweiss and Imprint for an ARC in exchange for an honest review!

CW: general violence, menstruation, and sexism

I was totally surprised by this book! It was a great debut that swept me up into the world and, damn, I wish that the second book was already here because I wanna see where the second book goes.

Admittedly, my brain spaced out during the beginning stuff (which happens to me at times) so I missed some of the worldbuilding and the whole reason for the journey. I hadn't been capt
Feb 14, 2020 rated it did not like it
the author studied storytelling as an intern for the legend of korra cartoon series, and you can absolutely tell. just not in a great way; this felt like an amateurish novelized version of a movie, not like a proper novel.

the writing was almost entirely tell not show, the plot twists were predictable at best, the characters never grew at all (at least certainly not in any sincere way), and every single thing about this book felt rushed and stiff.

i'm one of the quickest people in the world to get
Isabel Ibañez
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So I loved this bloody book—the main character is Scarlett O’Hara incarnate. Amora is fierce and able to take care of herself, and her magic is extraordinary. ALL THE STARS AND TEETH is a sweeping, magical tale filled with pirates, a whip smart mermaid, a princess thirsting to prove herself and protect her kingdom, and a soft cinnamon roll boy who captured my heart. Everyone is fleshed out, with engaging personalities and distinct voices.

And the magic. It’s different and bloody and extraordinar
Lilly (Lair Of Books)
***ARC provided by Publisher in exchange for an honest review***


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Honestly! the YA Fantasy I’ve been picking up lately has truly been keeping my internal flame for the genre. I just knew All the Stars and the Teeth was a MUST read for me once I heard mention of Pirates & Mermaids cause they happen to be my fave types of fictional characters. I was NOT expecting to love it as much as I did despite it featuring one hell of a unlikable fema
Joshee Kun (조수아)
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
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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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