All The Stars And Teeth by Adalyn Grace | Book Review

Even though I am scared of the ocean and deep water, I love books set on the high seas. All The Stars And Teeth by Adalyn Grace was right up my alley. This YA debut is a unique fantasy story about a princess who will do anything to save her kingdom. I simply ate this one up with a spoon – reading so quickly. I was unable to set this book down until I turned the last page. It was THAT compelling.

All The Stars And Teeth is about Amora Montara, Princess of Visidia. Amora has been raised to practice soul magic which is limited to the royal family as it is so dangerous. However, practicing it keeps the beast at bay and her people protected. Amora is is prepared to demonstrate her skill and be initiated into becoming High Animancer and eventually the ruler of Visidia. Unfortunately, she messes up her ceremony and is thrown in jail after. With the help of a pirate named Bastian, Amora is on her way throughout the kingdom comprised of different islands and magics to confront a threat to her kingdom and people as well as to prove she deserves to rule.

It’s hard to explain why but All The Stars And Teeth gave me Poison Study vibes. I think maybe it was the different magics that was why. Regardless, I thoroughly enjoyed my time with this book. As a matter of fact, I cannot wait to head back for the sequel. I will probably pick up anything Adalyn Grace writes from here on out. Amora’s journey and unraveling of the secrets surrounding her kingdom is excellent and well crafted. Each morsel is parceled out in a way that is not overwhelming but also not too slow.

I loved Amora’s romance with Bastian and the undeniable chemistry. Additionally, I loved Amora’s fiance, Ferrick. His magic and role are so well written. He has his own growth and development. Then there’s the mermaid, Vataea, who is so badass and different. The crew, aboard the Keel Haul, form a found family. Their interactions with each other show development of trust as time goes on. The characters really make this book. Also, the setting. The set up is that the kingdom of Visidia is comprised of multiple islands. On each island the people there practice one type of magic. If they were to try multiple magics, the beast would rise up and destroy Visidia. The setting and worldbuilding are immersive. Recommended if you’re in the mood to be transported to a magical island kingdom and really go on a journey.


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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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  1. Sorry I called you Allison on my page, I only just saw that you are called April. I hope it won’t happen again.
    And I see you haven’t done any TTTs lately, so I appreciate it even more that you visited my TTT. Thank you so much.
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  2. I remember seeing a lot a of buzz about this one when it first came out. I only read the first Poison Study but unfortunately don’t remember much about it.

  3. I too really enjoyed this one. I liked the darkness, and that cast of characters is amazing. The sequel is just as strong too.

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