All the Stars and Teeth 🖤 Review + Excerpt + Book Trailer + Character Art + Giveaway

Thank you to the Fantastic Flying Book Club for giving me the opportunity to be on the blog tour for All the Stars and Teeth! 🖤

Don’t miss the excerpt and giveaway at the end of this post!

All the Stars and Teeth
by Adalyn Grace

Publisher: Imprint
Release Date: February 4, 2020
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Pirates

SYNOPSIS

BOOK COVERSet 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.

I am the right choice. The only choice. And I will protect my kingdom.

FAVORITE QUOTES

Book Trailer

Character Art

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𝐀𝐋𝐋 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐑𝐒 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐓𝐄𝐄𝐓𝐇 𝐏𝐑𝐄 𝐎𝐑𝐃𝐄𝐑 𝐀𝐑𝐓 𝐏𝐑𝐈𝐍𝐓⁣ ⁣ Here it is! I’m so in love with this art print, created by the incredibly talented @nicole.deal.art ⁣ This print is available to everyone who pre orders their copy through @mystgalaxybooks. With your purchase, you’ll receive:⁣ ⁣ ☠️ A first edition, *signed and personalized* hard cover of All the Stars and Teeth⁣! ⁣ ☠️ This beautiful art print of Amora ⁣ ☠️ An enamel pin, and a designed and autographed bookplate (which you can see more details of in my feed.)⁣ ⁣ ⁣ This print will be a pre order and event exclusive; the only way to receive one will be to pre order the book through Mysterious Galaxy (who ships! Yay!) or by seeing me/ATSAT at an event! ⁣ ⁣ You can order through Mysterious Galaxy by phone, online, or in person. And you’ll be supporting an absolutely incredible independent bookstore that does SO much for authors in the process. Win-win!⁣ ⁣ Also please note that to get the enamel pin and bookplate, you’ll need to screenshot your receipt and head over to the link in my bio to claim those, and let me know what you think of this beautiful print! Nicole crushed it 😍 ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #allthestarsandteeth #mysteriousgalaxy #yalit #yafantasy #yabooks #ireadya #macmillanbooks #fiercereads #booksbooksbooks #tbr #indiebookstore #bookstagram #bookish #authorsofig #youngadultbooks #instareads #books #adalyngrace #nicoledealart  #roaring20sdebut #macmillanbooks #macmillanusa

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Reviews

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Today is the last day to enter for a chance to win one of 50 ARCs of ALL THE STARS AND TEETH! Just head over to the book’s Goodreads page for a chance to enter!⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Here’s what the uber talented @adrienneyoungbooks had to say about the book. You should totally trust her opinion because, I mean, have you READ her books? If not, you gotta go get on that train. Not only is she grossly talented, but she’s also really cool, pretty, spectacular, hilarious, has great taste in wine and music, likes Goblin( . . . How much do  you all think I need to suck up before she takes pity on me and sends me FABLE?)⁣🤔 ⁣⁣ Anyway, basically what I’m saying is head over to Goodreads for a chance to win ATSAT! And also keep in mind during all your Black Friday shopping that ATSAT has a really amazing pre order incentive. If you order it from anywhere, you’ll receive an enamel pin and signed bookplate. If you order it from @mystgalaxybooks you’ll be able to have the book personalized, and will receive a SUPER AMAZING art print that I’ll be revealing next month, with art from @nicole.deal.art . Pre order links are in my bio :)⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #allthestarsandteeth #adalyngrace #fiercereads #booksbooksbooks #tbr #Ireadya #yalit #yabooks #adrienneyoung #yafantasy #roaring20sdebut #macmillanbooks #macmillanUSA #bookish #bookstagram #yafiction #reading #instareads

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I hope everyone who celebrates had a great Christmas! I haven’t been around much because I of course got super sick just in time for Christmas and had to get an antibiotic shot in my THIGH. Ow🙄 fortunately I wasn’t contagious after that, but I’m still absolutely gross. So I’m giving myself one more day before diving into my inbox and heading back to work. ⁣ ⁣ I know my second round of revisions on ATSAT2 are waiting, and I’m actually pretty excited for this round! This is a really hard book, and I’m trying to accomplish so much in it, but I’m proud of the direction it’s headed. After this, it’ll be on to line edits, which means we’ll be so close to done with this book! I’ll be sure to film updates and stuff when I’m no longer sick and gross :)⁣ trust me, you don’t want to hear my voice right now. ⁣ In the meantime, ALL THE STARS AND TEETH is nearly a month out from publication, and I’ve got a few more blurbs to share ahead of February 4th! This one is from the incredible @astridscholte who wrote the twisty, absolutely delicious FOUR DEAD QUEENS and the upcoming THE VANISHING DEEP, which I’ve started and am loving. Astrid is an amazingly talented writer, and I’m so lucky to have this blurb from her!⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #allthestarsandteeth #yafantasy #yabooks #ireadya #yalit #astridscholte #roaring20sdebut #tbr #booksbooksbooks #fantasybooks

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Excerpt

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

AUTHORAdalyn Grace graduated Summa Cum Laude when she was 19-years-old. She spent four years working in live theater, and acted as the managing editor of a nonprofit newspaper. During and after college, she studied storytelling as an intern on Nickelodeon Animation’s popular animated show, The Legend of Korra (sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender). She was a participant in Pitch Wars 2016, and is a former literary agent intern for an established agency.

Adalyn splits time between San Diego and Arizona with her bossy cat and two dorky dogs, and spends her days writing full time while trying to find the city’s best burrito.

She has several projects in the works, and hopes to continually push the boundaries and explore the limits of upper young adult fiction.

Check out Adalyn Grace on her website or over on Twitter, Goodreads, and Instagram!

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Guess. What. ⁣ ⁣ I’M GOING ON TOUR!! And not only am I going on a tour, but I’m getting to do it with this incredibly talented human being, which is a totally sappy dream come true and I couldn’t be more excited.⁣ ⁣ ‪Here's where I'll be in February with @tomi_adeyemi to celebrate the release of ALL THE STARS AND TEETH—I hope you'll come hang out with us! I like to think we’re very entertaining, but you should come listen to us talk about our books and how much anime we watch, and be the judge of that yourself 😜⁣Also, if you’re able to make it to one of these events, I’d highly recommend pre ordering the book from the store now, so that you can opt in for the pre order incentive (it was announced in yesterday’s post! 🙂 ) ⁣ If you don’t see your city on here, I’m sorry! I wish I could go everywhere! But know what I have a few other events in the mid west and east coast coming up, and I’ll announce those when I can!⁣ ⁣ Let us know if we’ll get to see you at any of these stops!⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #allthestarsandteeth #fiercereads #macmillan #yafantasy #yadebut #debutauthor #authorsofinstagram #ireadya #bibliophile #novelaesthetics #bookstagram #tomiadeyemi #macmillanusa #roaring20sdebut #yalit #bookish #changinghands #mysteriousgalaxy #powells #keplers #barnesandnoblethegrove #thegrove #thekingsenglishbookshop #booktour #childrenofvirtueandvengence #childrenofbloodandbone

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BOOK LINKS

Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Book Depository | KoboGoogle Books

GIVEAWAY

Enter the giveaway to win a copy of All the Stars and Teeth!

  • US and Canada only
  • End Date: February 18, 2020

BOOK TOUR

Check out the rest of the stops along this blog tour!

CORAL 🖤 REVIEW + GIVEAWAY

I love me a good fairytale retelling, especially when they involve mermaids. 🖤 (I skipped a lot through this book, though, because of trigger warnings—I’ve provided them in this post.)

Thank you to the Fantastic Flying Book Club for giving me the opportunity to be on this tour.

Don’t miss the giveaway at the end of this post! ✨

Coral by Sara Ella

Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: November 12, 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retellings, Mermaids, Fairy Tales

SYNOPSIS

book coverMultiple award-winning young adult author Sara Ella reimagines The Little Mermaid in a powerful and unexpected way.

Sixteen-year-old mermaid Coral has always been different, standing out from her stoic sisters in a society where blending in is key. Worse yet, she fears she has been afflicted with the dreaded Disease. Said to be carried by humans, the Disease imposes emotions on its victims, causing them to commit unspeakable acts. The growing illness inside her, while terrifying, fascinates her very core. Where others see danger, Coral sees life. Could it be the colorless merfolk who are truly ill?

Above the sea, seventeen-year-old Brooke Jordan has nothing left to give. A homeless girl abandoned and forgotten, the only thing Brooke can rely on is the ocean. Her aching feet find refuge within the cool and comforting waves, while her broken heart grows harder with each passing day. When Brooke’s and Coral’s worlds collide, everything alters in an instant. From learning to stand alone, to discovering the strength it takes to rely on another, the girls find that living requires taking that first painful breath. Each must make sacrifices, and when it comes to finding true love? Let’s just say the boys in their lives must learn to swim if they’re ever going to survive the storms.

Battling the odds against them, the girls will do whatever it takes to survive. But what must end for love and life to finally begin?

Taking a new twist on Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved fairy tale, this modern-day story explores mental health from several perspectives, questioning what it means to be human in a world where humanity often seems lost.

FAVORITE QUOTES

🖤 “I am not nothing.”

🖤 “I helped you because that’s what you do when someone is in trouble. We’re both human. Both worth saving.”

🖤 “That’s the beauty of life, isn’t it? Every day is a new page, waiting to be written.”

Trigger Warnings

You can find Sara’s trigger warnings on this Goodreads comment.

Trigger Warning & A Note to My Readers:

(*You will find this note at the beginning of this book as well.*)

For my friends who have experienced trauma, a warning—this story may be triggering. I have done my best to approach the mental health topics addressed in this book in the most sensitive and caring way possible. But even all the research and sensitivity readers in the world would never make it so I could approach every aspect of mental health from every perspective. Your experience is unique to you.

Potential triggers include suicide, self-harm, emotional abuse, anxiety, depression, PTSD, eating disorders, and unwanted/non-consensual advances.

With that said, while some of what I have written comes from research and some from the caring eyes of sensitivity readers who have lived through many of these experiences, other pieces come from my own personal experience with emotional trauma. If you have lost a loved one, I’m with you. If you face depression or anxiety, my heart aches with you in a truly personal way. If you have ever felt misunderstood for these things or simply wanted to escape altogether—I understand.

For the girl who is not okay. For the boy who wonders if it will ever get better. This story is for you.

My hope is that Coral’s tale may be a small pinprick of light in your darkness—a reminder that you are seen. You are loved. You are not alone. You are not nothing, my friend. And neither am I.

Sincerely,

Sara Ella

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

AUTHOROnce upon a time, Sara Ella dreamed she would marry a prince and live in a Disney castle. Today, she spends her days throwing living room dance parties for her two princesses, raising her little prince to be a king, and conquering realms of her own imaginings. Oh, and her husband is definitely more swoon-worthy than any Prince Charming.

Sara’s UNBLEMISHED trilogy has received high praise and multiple awards, but none as rewarding as the love and support she receives from her readers every day. Her new story CORAL, a reimagining of THE LITTLE MERMAID, releases in the fall of 2019.

When she’s not on deadline, Sara Ella can most often be found fangirling on Twitter, Instagram, or her YouTube channel. She may or may not be obsessed with #Bookstagram, and she has a serious condition known as “Coffee Snob-itis.” She believes “Happily Ever After is Never Far Away.”

Check out Sara on her website or over on Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, and Instagram!

BOOK LINKS

Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository | Barnes & Noble Kobo | iBooks | Google Books

GIVEAWAY

Enter the giveaway to win a copy of Coral!

  • US only
  • End Date: November 28, 2019

BOOK TOUR

Check out the rest of the stops along this blog tour!