Review – All the Tides of Fate by Adalyn Grace

**Disclaimer: I was given a free finished copy in exchange for an honest review from the publisher.**

Title All the Tides of Fate
Author Adalyn Grace
Release Date February 2, 2021
Date Read February 3, 2021

Description from Amazon

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.

Initial Thoughts

I was so excited for this sequel. I loved All the Stars and Teeth and I couldn’t wait to read more about this world.

Some Things I Liked

  • Magic system. I loved the way the magic worked in this world and all of the different types of magic. The first book showed us that each person could only choose one type but this book showed the journey each magic user had while discovering the possibilities of learning more magic.
  • Romance. I loved the way the romance between Amora and Bastian developed in this story. Amora is incredibly morally grey and even more so now that part of her soul was cursed away. I loved the struggle and journey Amora and Bastian went through to gain her soul back as well as their love for each other.
  • More politics. Another element I loved from the first book was the set up of the islands and the intricate political system. I loved that we got to see more of that in this book.

One Thing I Wasn’t Crazy About

  • Ferrick’s storyline. I thought that the resolution Ferrick got was just awful. I didn’t think it was fitting or necessary. I just felt like how it all played out was rushed and poorly conceptualized. I can admit that I understood the significance of his role, but I didn’t think it was executed well.

Series Value

I love this series. I’d absolutely keep reading if Adalyn Grace wants to write more about this world. I’d love spin-offs and sequels. There is so much potential in this world.

Furthermore, I am already ready for Adalyn Grace’s next book, Belladonna. **Wink wink MacMillan and Adalyn, I’m ready when you are!**

Final Thoughts

I enjoyed this book. Ferrick’s storyline was a let down for me, but overall, I was so excited to dive back into this world. I loved the twists and turns of the plot as well as Amora’s morally grey personality.


Recommendations for Further Reading

  • Sea Witch by Sarah Henning – if you enjoyed the pirates, magic, and seaside setting, try this duology by Sarah Henning.
  • Cast in Firelight by Dana Swift – if you liked the magic system, enemies to lovers romance, and banter between the characters, try this new release.

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