Title: All the Tides of Fate (All the Stars and Teeth #2)
Author: Adalyn Grace
Publisher: Imprint Books
Publication date: February 2nd, 2021
Through blood and sacrifice, Amora Montara has conquered a rebellion and taken her rightful place as queen of Visidia. Now, with the islands in turmoil and the people questioning her authority, Amora cannot allow anyone to see her weaknesses.
No one can know about the curse in her bloodline. No one can know that she’s lost her magic. No one can know the truth about the boy who holds the missing half of her soul.
To save herself and Visidia, Amora embarks on a desperate quest for a mythical artifact that could fix everything―but it comes at a terrible cost. As she tries to balance her loyalty to her people, her crew, and the desires of her heart, Amora will soon discover that the power to rule might destroy her.
“I am Amora Montara, and I will no longer be a pawn. I will be a queen.”Adalyn Grace, All the Tides of Fate
Sequel to All the Stars and Teeth, All the Tides of Fate continues shortly after ATSAT ends with Amora’s ventures into being the new queen of Visidia and the devastating information she learned about her family history. In this story, Amora fights for her life, deals with grief and trauma, and continues to question the ideas of right and wrong.
I love this duology. I left ATSAT in love with the whole cast of characters, the magic system, and just everything about this story. I feel like this book continued the story in exactly the way I expected – and wanted. Amora and Bastian dealt with so much during this book, along with the rest of the group. I loved being able to see more of the kingdom and the magic system at work. I wish Vataea had more of a role in the story because I find her character to be so interesting.
However, the pacing for this book was completely off. Portions of the book I would have expected to be built up, were raced through. Portions of the book that could have flowed quickly, dragged. It felt completely off to me. This has nothing to do with the plot, which I loved. Just how the book flowed and was paced. I felt very disjointed reading it and actually put it down several times, even when I had time to keep reading.
THE ENDING. That’s all I’ll say!
Happy reading, folks!