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Leider sehr enttäuschend. Mir hat das erste Buch gut gefallen, aber der zweite Teil kann nicht mithalten. Der Aufbau der Welt und die Nebencharakter haben mir gut gefallen, aber die Hauptcharakterin war einfach nur nervig. Auf Grund der Perspektive des Erzählers aus der ersten Person wird man sie leider auch nicht los oder kann sie ausblenden. Der Schreibstil wirkt wie Fanfiction und im Plot gibt es einige Löcher. Viel Potential, aber leider nicht ausgeschöpft und genug ausgearbeitet. Das Tempo des Buchs war zu Anfang angemessen, aber zum Ende hin fragt man sich einfach nur was das alles sollte und die Autorin rast durch das geschehen. Es fühlte sich an als wollte sie einfach irgendwie fertig werden wodurch die letzten 100 Seiten einfach nur sehr enttäuschen.
Achtung, minimale Spoiler der groben Handlung:
Die Entwicklung des Hauptcharakters aus dem ersten Teil gehen verloren und stagniert in kindlicher Selbstbemitleidung. Teilweise machte auch der Plot keinen Sinn und viele Nebenhandlungen wirken erzwungen, aber nicht authentisch (z.B. in wiefern LGTBQ Charaktere einbezogen werden). Es fehlen die klaren Charakterstrukturen und so ist die Hauptcharakterin sich selbst ihr größter Feind und steht allem und jedem im Weg aber ein klares Ziel oder eine Bedrohung die verhindert werden soll gibt es doch irgendwie nicht. Unglaublich schade, denn es hatte viel Potential.
All the tides of fate is the sequel to All the Stars and teeth by Adalyn Grace and the last book in this duology (with how the book ends I guess it's a duology).
Amara conquered the throne of Visidia through her blood and sacrifice. But not the love of her people. Now, she have lost her power due to a curse that link half her soul to Bastian. And no one can now the truth. To save herself and all of Visidia she embark on a new journey to break the curse. With Ferrick, Bastian and Vataea back on the Keel Haul. To new person accompany them, Shanty and Casem. They need to find a mysterious and mythical artifact that could solve her problem, but at a terrible cost.
Le premier tome avait ses qualités et ses défauts, mais ici j’ai eu du mal à retrouver les éléments que j’avais bien aimés.
Les personnages que j’aimais bien, je les ai trouvé plats, à l’exception d’un personnage secondaire, et certaines de leurs réactions étaient incompréhensibles au vu de leurs caractères et de leurs histoires.
J’ai eu du mal à saisir quel était vraiment l’intrigue et son intérêt car pour moi tout aurait pu être fait en un tome. J’ai vraiment eu cette impression que l’auteure étirait son récit pour en faire un second tome.
I just finished the first book a day before this one released. I was excited and started on the book immediately after it appeared on my kindle. What I thought would be a quick read turned into a struggle. The story felt bloated with conflict that felt forced. It lagged and I disliked the filler.
Amora was the key issue in the story for me. While she was not always on the same page as me in the first book, she was strong willed and she would do anything for Visidia. In this book, she is weak and broken by grief. Grief can destroy the strongest of people, but throughout the story I just couldn’t buy into this change in character. I couldn’t buy into her frustrations and actions with Bastian—it felt forced to create conflict for the plot. She learned so much and grew so much in the first book that it was sad to see the character so plot serving in this book.
I love the characters around Amora still. When the story drags these characters shine through to help get you through Amora’s whining and faulted logic. I cared about her crew and the story was better for it.
I put this book down a lot due to my struggle to connect with Amora. But the last 12% of the book becomes what the rest of the book could have been. (Spoiler:) The reconciliation with Bastian felt flat since the conflict felt forced the entire way but everything else was great.
Summary: If you enjoyed the first book, this one is worth a read to finish the series. Be prepared for constant reminders of why Amora isn’t acting in character so that the plot can go on. But the ending makes up for most of it. Happy Reading!
I finished this book at 2am because I couldn’t stop reading. I needed a full day to really sit on this book before writing this review so I hope I did it justice.
This is the second (and final book) in the ATSAT duology. Going into this book Amora has just lost her father and been thrust head first into the position of Queen of Visidia with no magic and half her soul & magic in her boyfriend. Understandably this will mess up a girl’s emotions and head. I love that the author didn’t stray away from this. She didn’t give Amora a chapter to mourn and then quickly move on. The whole book has Amora dealing with the aftermath of this trauma in the form of panic attacks, sleepless nights and even dissociative episodes. I would put a trigger warning on this book for anyone dealing with severe PTSD as this might be difficult to read. Amora also struggles with her feelings towards Bastian as she fears that some of her intense feelings maybe due to the curse.
It was nice to spend some time on the other islands meeting new characters and learning about the struggles that each island is facing as a result to the changes to learning multiple magic. It was also interesting to see Amora try to be charming and enduring to her people when this is absolutely not her personality at all. We also got to spend more time with the whole Keel Haul crew and added two new faces to the crew- Shanty & Casem, who only added to the great banter of this team.
For those Amora & Bastian shippers there is also a very steamy scene for you.
I’m not going to spoil anything but the end of the book broke my heart and then partially band-aided it back together. Please prepare your tissues and your emotional support reading friends to scream to about this once you finish. The emotional pain doesn’t ruin this book by any means but it helps to be prepared.
Overall I really enjoyed this book and would recommend this duology for anyone looking for a magical escape this year!
Having recently read All the Stars and Teeth, I was SO excited to dive back into this world. All the Tides of Fate certainly did not disappoint! It’s so hard to put into words how I’m feeling after this one. Definitely feeling all the feels.
The story starts off a couple of months after the events that took place in the first book. You quickly become acclimated. Amora has taken her rightful place as queen of Visidia through much blood and sacrifice. The islands in the kingdom are in a state of turmoil and with people beginning to question Amora, and her authority, she doesn’t want to show anyone her weaknesses. She can’t let anyone know about the curse, her loss of magic, and the boy who holds a part of her soul.
To save herself and Visidia, Amora sets out on a quest to find a mythical artifact that could fix all their problems. She finds that it comes at a terrible cost. She tries to find a balance between everything, and learns that the power to rule could absolutely destroy her.
I really loved Amora, although I wanted to throttle her at times because of some of the decisions she made. I found myself going “Why?!” a few times. Amora did face a lot of tough decisions though, and she is stubborn and very strong-willed, and felt as though because of her position, she was the one that had to get things done. I loved how Adalyn wrote this character. She just seems very real and authentic. I am happy that the story didn’t just gloss over Amora’s grief and anxiety either, and it was handled well.
I truly enjoyed the whole cast of characters in this duology. I’m so glad I got to spend more time with Amora’s crew. They were a lot of fun, and they gave me a lot of laughter as well as tears.
A delightful world that I am sad to say goodbye to. A painfully beautiful story, make sure you have some tissues handy.
All the Tides of Fate is the sequel to All the Stars and Teeth. Amora is ruling the kingdom after her father’s death. She’s dealing with advisers and others that are trying to show their lack of confidence in her through insubordination and rude remarks, but Amora handles it well. Bastian arrives at the meeting and announces himself an adviser. At the end of the meeting, Amora is asked to prove her magic is working and is told that she needs to be engaged to give the kingdom something to look forward to and as a distraction. Amora manages to trick the advisers into believing her magic is intact with the help of a few others. She travels with her crew to pretend to find a fiancé and search for the artifact needed to restore her magic and make her soul complete. Full of action and loyalty and deception and tough decisions, All the Tides of Fate is a perfect ending to this duology, 5 stars!
I won't let my bitterness over not knowing there would be a sequel when I read All the Stars and Teeth last year affect this. The time between reading these books definitely didn't help me, though. At first, I was frustrated with Amora because she wasn't leaning on her friends when she clearly needed to. I had to piece things together to remember what happened. But when I did, and when I realized that she was actually suffering from PTSD and depression as a result of the events of book one, I was absolutely over the moon. So few authors show the in depth psychology of tragedy and grief and the long term affects it has, on the individual and the people around them. I freaking loved seeing that in this book. Dark and gritty, set in a well-thought-out world with fully fleshed out characters with unique dilemmas, I highly recommend this book.