RELEASE DATE: February 04th 2020
AUTHOR: Adalyn Grace
GENRE: Young-Adult, Fantasy, Pirates, Adventure, Magic.
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 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.
I am the right choice. The only choice. And I will protect my kingdom.
“Fear is a part of life; all the matters is what we do with it.”
All The Stars And The Teeth is Adalyn Grace’s debut novel filled with magic, adventure, friendship and romance. I’m a great fan of books that has sea adventures and pirates, and this book was a delight to read. And look at that gorgeous cover, it’s creepy yet attractive. Just like the world inside it. I loved the storyline even though it was a bit predictable. The magic, the characters, and the world building were my absolute favorites. For a debut, I think this was a great start.
Eighteen year old Amora Montara is the princess of Island Kingdom Visidia. She has spent her entire life training to be High Animancer, the master of souls. The rest of the realm can choose their own magic except for Amora’s family. To secure her place as heir to the throne, she must prove her mastery of the monarchy’s dangerous soul magic but things go awry when she loses control over the dangerous beast living inside her. She was taken to the dungeons, and forced to flee with a mysterious pirate named Bastian who needs her help reclaiming his magic. Amora is determined to prove herself to her people that she’s fit to rule by saving their kingdom from Kaven, a Zudian who wants to destroy their entire kingdom. During their journey, Amora faces legendary monsters, cross paths with vengeful mermaids, and deal a stow-away she never expected.
I loved all the characters in this book! They all have unique personalities but together they make a perfect crew. Amora is a fierce and brave heroine who always yearned for an exciting adventure even though she was bound to become queen of their island. Her soul magic is freaking cool. The bone thing was hella disturbing but it perfectly fits the story. The whole process will turn your stomach, if you aren’t comfortable with blood and gore. Bastian is a fun, witty, and sassy pirate. I really loved his character. It’s pretty impossible to hate this guy. It was easy to guess that he has a hidden agenda and I wasn’t wrong. I also liked Ferrick, Amora’s betrothed and also childhood best friend. He was sweet and a total gentleman. He adores Amora and always supported her. He has the special healing ability and can able to regenerate body parts. And last but not the least, we have another kickass female character named Vatea. She’s a mermaid who has the special ability to lure men with her songs.
The plot was very much entertaining and adventurous. Even though most of the parts were predictable, it was still a fun book to read. From the start to the end, it was an enjoyable ride. The pace was perfect. The romance was very much a slow burn. There’s a predictable triangle, but trust me it won’t hinder your enjoyment. I honestly enjoyed the fights between Ferrick and Bastian. I loved the author’s writing style. The book was written in Amora’s POV but I hope we get multiple POV’s in the next book. The world building and the magic system was amazing. All the seven kingdoms in the world of Visidia are divided by the magic wielding inhabitants and it was forbidden for an individual to practice multiple magic. There is Arida (Island of soul magic), Valuka (Island of Elemental Magic), Mornute (Island of Enchantment Magic), Curmana (Island of Mind Magic), Kerost (Island of Time Magic), Suntosu (Island of Restoration Magic), and Zudoh (Island of Curse Magic).
Overall, I loved this book! Despite the predictable story-line, It was quite a fun and adventurous ride. I’m glad it’s a duology because I want more. Can’t wait to read the next book!
I highly recommend this book if you love Sassy pirates, vengeful mermaids, fierce heroine, magic and lots of adventure.
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