Princess Amora of Visidia has been training her entire life to master her family’s powerful and deadly soul magic. On her eighteenth birthday, the demonstration of her power to the people goes terribly wrong. Amora flees her home with the help of a pirate in disguise and the man she was meant to be engaged to, both of whom are dedicated to helping her set things right. This journey will be difficult and dangerous, but it may be Amora’s only hope.
One of the first things I noticed when I began reading this book was the vivid imagery. The descriptions in All the Stars and Teeth paint a clear picture of the characters and their surroundings. Descriptions such as these tend to pull me into a story quickly and this book was no exception. Visidia is extremely well-developed and even the background characters have, well, character. I also found it interesting that the cast of characters in this book was kept rather small. Typically in a story involving either court or life on a ship contains so many different characters that it’s almost impossible to keep track of all of them. All the Stars and Teeth doesn’t really bother with that. Everyone you need to know and remember is introduced rather early into the story. After that, there are hardly any other main characters that come into the picture.
Beyond all of that, the history and lore of Visidia is intriguing. As the story progresses, the reader learns more and more about how this strange country and its laws came to be. Like many stories, what Amora was taught and believes may very well prove to be only a part of the truth. To find out the true story behind Visidia and its people, read All the Stars and Teeth.
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