Title: All the Tides of Fate
Author: Adalyn Grace
Series: All the Stars and Teeth #2
Audience: Young Adult
Length: 368 pages
Release Date: February 2, 2021
Source: Personal collection
Recommended for fans of: Caraval, Shadow & Bone, Legends of Korra
Content Warnings: grief, PTSD
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.
Amara is now queen after the traumatic conclusion to book 1. She is a different person than she was in book 1, now plagued by PTSD visions of her father who she wants to bring back from the dead, keeping secrets from her friends, and pushing Bastian away.
I did not love the “husband tour” excuse to chase leads for Blarte’s artifact. Even though she was traveling to different islands, it felt too similar to the plot structure of book 1. I also wish that Blarte’s significance to the story were explained sooner.
The ending was bananas. So good, and worth the mess leading up to it. I was shocked (and slightly confused) by the sacrifice at the end, but I was so proud of Amara’s actions in the final chapter. I didn’t like her at the beginning of the first book, but by the end I was rooting for her!