All the Tides of Fate by Adalyn Grace
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.
Just a short review since this is a sequel. There will be spoilers from book one below.
Amora and Bastian are still cursed and Amora can’t use her power. She’s still grieving over the death of her father and distances herself from Bastian as much as possible. She’s trying to find a way to break the curse and also be the leader her country needs. Since she’s 18, it’s expected that she’ll marry and produce an heir. After hearing of a possible way to get her magic back, Amora agrees to go visit the other islands to find a husband. She takes her small crew with her. Amora doesn’t realize that not everyone likes her or her family. There are attacks and Amora is almost killed. It gets to be too much for her, but she can’t give up on her search. She’s kept it secret from almost everyone. But through it all, her friends are there for her. Amora starts to question how things have been and what Visidia could be. Not everyone is willing to trust her, but she does have some ideas for each island to make money and do well. She’s also surprised by how many things she finds during her trip. Throughout the book, we see Amora struggling with her father’s death. She can’t sleep without having nightmares and she’s having what seems like panic attacks. Her biggest regret was that she didn’t get to say I love you.
I loved the different magics on the islands. The friend crew is great and I adore Amora and Bastian when they are together. Their feelings just continue to grow, but Amora is worried that it’s because of the curse that connects them. Casem and Ferrick are both protective of Amora. And Vataea and Shanty are favorites. There is a lot of action and the pacing was great through the whole book. Adalyn Grace did break me a bit towards the end of the book.
I gave this book 5 stars.
Warnings for grief, death, anxiety/ptsd, a bit of sex, blood.
Have you read this yet? Did you read the first book?