Review: All the Stars and Teeth
Title: All the Stars and Teeth
Series: All the Stars and Teeth #1
Author: Adalyn Grace
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Find it here: Goodreads
Synopsis from Goodreads: 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.
My Review: All the Stars and Teeth is a fantastic debut complete with a unique magic system, a fierce heroine and some really great world building. I loved Amora and her realness and sass. She has stuff to get done and shes gonna do it come hell or high water. I also loved the supporting characters of Bastian and Ferrick. I found the way that the magic system was built and explained to be really well done and the world building made me want to visit! There were a few times that the book got bogged down with mythology and explanation but that didn't effect my enjoyment of it. Overall if you are a fan of magic, pirates, mermaids and fierce heroines I definitely recommend checking out this book!
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*