Pirates and magic and romance? Yes, please! All the Stars and Teeth is the combination of these three things that everyone needs a little bit of in their lives. I picked this book up as kind of a filler, an easy read to get me out of a book slump. My expectations were not exceedingly high, so I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. It is filled with drama and revelations that keep your fingers poised and ready to turn the page.
Between all the dense and complex books I was reading for school, this novel offered my mind a nice reprise from having to think so hard, and I don’t mean that as a criticism of All the Stars and Teeth. I love a fun book that takes the reader on an adventure with the characters, and that is exactly what I got. The magical world in this story is unique and well-written, and very different from any other kind of YA fantasy world I have encountered. And, of course, I am a sucker for a slow-burn, enemies-to-lovers romance, and I know I’m not the only one!
Imagine this: sitting outside in the sun, sipping on a cool glass of lemonade, and reading about the escapades of a runaway princess and her pirate guide — sounds relaxing doesn’t it? That is the feeling I got reading this book, and I am glad I went out on a limb and bought it to see for myself what it was all about. I didn’t come away from this read in a book daze or obsessively ruminating over the books’ events, but it left me smiling and happy, and I think that is a sign of having just finished a good book. I am not sure that this will be your new favorite read if you decide to give it a try, but, who knows? Maybe it will be, and so if my little spiel has sounded somewhat intriguing so far, give All the Stars and Teeth a read!
In an interesting twist, I will recommend this book based off a movie: if you like the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, I think you would enjoy this book. That might be because I watched that whole movie series around the time that I was reading this book, but, hey, pirates! I give All the Stars and Teeth three stars, a decent rating for a decent book that brought me on a little adventure for a few hundred pages.