book reviews

All the Stars and Teeth

Adalyn Grace

Front cover of the book, All the Stars and Teeth

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.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

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