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Title: All the Tides of Fate
Author: Adalyn Grace
Genre: Fantasy | Adventure | Romance
Publication Date: February 2, 2021
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There are many I have lost, but I do not allow myself to become lost with them. They wouldn’t want us to pause our lives because their time is up. Grieve, but do not lose yourself to your mourningVataea
All the Tides of Fate Synopsis
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.
All the Tides of Fate Review
All the Tides of Fate was a good sequel to the first novel. I was so happy to be back in this magical world with Amora, Bastian, Ferrick and Vataea. Adalyn Grace did an excellent job tying up the story and making it believable. The OG crew along with the new additions to the crew, embark on a brand new journey on the Keel Haul.
I found this book to be anti–climactic. Don’t get me wrong. It’s a great read, but when comparing it to the first book I just think it just slightly missed some elements. I expected more sea adventure and magic, but what it had was royal theatrics and politics. I still liked the characters and enjoyed their interactions. The depth of Amora’s grief felt very real and raw because of what she goes through in the first book.
I think my main frustration with this sequel resides in Amora. I loved her character in the first book, but I didn’t love her as much in this sequel.There were moments where it felt as though her character development was going backward. I understand most of the decisions she made or why she made them, but it was a complete 180 from herself in the first book. She was so at odds with all of her crew about everything for almost the entire book. Her decisions and relationships all change because of her grief. The romance between Amora and Bastian was sweet at times, but it was frustrating most of the time because of Amora’s change of character.
The stakes felt so high in the first book, but this one just fell from the impact that the first book made on me. The main conflicts in this sequel just seem to be resolved so easily in the last hundred pages that the first 3/4th of the book just dragged and seemed unnecessary. I would’ve loved to see more of Bastian and the rest of the crew, but what scenes they did have was a bit of a letdown.
Adalyn Grace’s writing style is amazing. The writing was as good as the first and just as immersive. I flew through the pages. I still stand by my love for the first book and I will probably reread this series in the future. All the stories get tied up, I hated the ending and how it played out though. *insert tears here*
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About Adalyn Grace
Adalyn Grace is a New York Times bestselling author of All the Stars and Teeth, which was named “2020’s biggest YA fantasy” by Entertainment Weekly.
Prior to becoming an author, Adalyn spent four years working in live theatre, acted as the managing editor of a nonprofit newspaper, and studied storytelling as an intern on Nickelodeon Animation’s popular series The Legend of Korra.
Local to San Diego, Adalyn spends her non-writing days by watching too much anime, and by playing video games with her bossy cat and two dorky dogs.
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