I received an ARC from the publisher through the Ally Ambassadors.
Title: All Fall Down (Embassy Row #1)
Author: Ally Carter
Series: Embassy Row
Publication Date: January 20, 2015
Summary (from Goodreads): A new series of global proportions — from master of intrigue, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Ally Carter.
Grace Blakely is absolutely certain of three things:
1. She is not crazy.
2. Her mother was murdered.
3. Someday she is going to find the killer and make him pay.
As certain as Grace is about these facts, nobody else believes her — so there’s no one she can completely trust. Not her grandfather, a powerful ambassador. Not her new friends, who all live on Embassy Row. Not Alexei, the Russian boy next door, who is keeping his eye on Grace for reasons she neither likes nor understands.
Everybody wants Grace to put on a pretty dress and a pretty smile, blocking out all her unpretty thoughts. But they can’t control Grace — no more than Grace can control what she knows or what she needs to do. Her past has come back to hunt her . . . and if she doesn’t stop it, Grace isn’t the only one who will get hurt. Because on Embassy Row, the countries of the world stand like dominoes, and one wrong move can make them all fall down.
I recently finished Ally Carter’s latest book, All Fall Down, which is the first book in her new series, Embassy Row. This book was given to me by Scholastic, because I am an Ally Ambassador. This was such a fun book to read, and I had difficulty accepting the fact that it had ended. Anyways, let’s get into the review!
First of all, All Fall Down was so fun to read! The main character, Grace has such a fresh point of view and she makes you never want to leave her and her story. Grace is such a great protagonist, because she leads the reader through dangerous and terrifying places that I, personally, would definitely avoid! However, as a reader, I trusted Grace somehow, to help me through the fear. Ally Carter did a great job turning her characters into real people with emotions, that you can’t help but admire them.
Next, this book is full of great details that made this book easy to picture. I could imagine myself in the book on each page. This is pretty rare in a book. Good job, Ally Carter!
Finally, All Fall Down was a fast read. Ally Carter’s style keeps you hooked and intrigued. Be warned, you will need to dedicate a long time to read this, you’ll never be able to put it down!