Title: All the Tides of Fate
Author: Adalyn Grace
Release Date: February 2, 2021
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Adventure, Romance
Summary: 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.
**Ahoy there! Looks like All the Tides of Fate is the sequel to All the Stars and Teeth, which means this review may contain spoilers. You can read my review of All the Stars and Teeth, and read the review below at your own risk.**
This sequel, this beautiful, heart wrenching, story was absolutely everything. All the Tides of Fate majestically wraps up this duology in such an intricate way that, even though the story was complete, I was left hoping for more.
Like the first book, the story swifts you right off your feet and takes you on a current of emotions. At least, that’s what it was like for me. I had all the emotions with this story. There were times where I was bursting with joy or nervous for the Keel Haul crew. There were times where I wanted to strangle certain Keel Haul crew members and times I wanted to protect them. And, of course, there were times where I was swooning over some very swoon-worthy characters. This book is jam packed with emotions, which made the reading experience that much more enjoyable.
Amora continued to prove just how strong of a character she is. Her kingdoms are in turmoil and she will do absolutely anything to bring peace to the kingdoms. But that proves difficult when people start questioning her authority and whether she’s the best ruler for Visidia. Even with the lack of her powers, she proves to be strong-willed and capable of anything thrown her way. She had to tackle so many decisions that were both good and bad, and some of those decisions even made those closest to her question what she was doing. But what was also great was seeing how Amora handled her grief over her father and the curse – she has truly proven that she is a well rounded character.
I loved that Grace included characters we met briefly in All the Stars and Teeth and gave them a bigger playing role. It was great to expand on this crew and learn more about these characters that mesmerized me in book one. Each of these characters played a role in Amora’s life, whether it was minor or major. Bastian continued to be Amora’s main support system (besides Ferrick), even when she constantly pushed him away. Amora’s relationship with each Keel Haul crew member made the story more exciting and difficult to put down.
Adalyn Grace’s writing is, as the first book, full of lush prose and beautiful world building. She’s brought this world and story to life. It’s full of wonder and magic. Grace includes more about the world she has created in All the Tides of Fate. As Amora travels to the other islands, we get a glimpse of what each island looks like and how its people operate. It provides such an insightful part of Amora’s journey, and the writing only made that journey more memorable. I have to say, I enjoyed the writing in the sequel more than the first book – I found myself way more engrossed.
All in all, All the Tides of Fate was everything I wanted and more. It’s a perfect ending to a captivating story, and I can’t wait for what’s next from Adalyn Grace. If you are looking for a duology filled with adventure, magic, pirates, a siren, and an unforgettable storyline, I highly recommend checking out All the Stars and Teeth duology!
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars