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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
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Paperback, 400 pages
Published January 26th 2021 by Square Fish (first published February 4th 2020)
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Adalyn Grace It's high fantasy in a world entirely unique to our own, with multiple types of magic. There is definitely romance in the book, but it's not the drivi…moreIt's high fantasy in a world entirely unique to our own, with multiple types of magic. There is definitely romance in the book, but it's not the driving force of the plot. Hope that helps! (less)
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Tomi Adeyemi
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
THIS BOOK YOU GUYS

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!!

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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
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jessica
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
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Samantha
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
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Adalyn Grace
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
December 5, 2020 UPDATE:


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



--CONTENT WARNINGS--

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
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Arini
Feb 06, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition


“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
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Candace Robinson
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
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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
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Angelica
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
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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
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Grace
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
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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
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Abby
Feb 28, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!)
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Kiki
Oct 10, 2020 marked it as i-am-but-a-mortal-woman  ·  review of another edition
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
Adrienne Young
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!
Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)
May 26, 2019 marked it as not-released-tbr  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
The cover is totally giving me Hazel Wood vibes and I can't evennn

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Caraval + Pirates = everything i've ever wanted


well, the maths never lie

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Paige ♠
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
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Sara
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
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birdie
Dec 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
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
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kayla
Feb 14, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Paperback
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
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✨Brithanie Faith✨
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
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Beth
I feel very tense after reading that, I’ll write a proper review tomorrow :)
Drewthereader20
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!(:
Daisy
Feb 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites
If you are a fan of PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING, TO KILL A KINGDOM, THE MERMAID THE WITCH AND THE SEA, then you will most definitely enjoy this book.
ALL THE STARS AND TEETH has become my favourite novel set on the seas.
This book was essentially a comforting hug to me. I squealed, I giggled, I frowned - this book took me on a journey. Please the TENSION, oh my gosh it made my heart race and I was fully smirking .
I won't lie, it did take me about 80 pages to fully get
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Alexandra ✨Reading By Starlight✨
That was so freaking good. The pirate book of my dreams. 😍😍😍
The Nerd Daily
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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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
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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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