Review: All Fall Down by Ally Carter

Review: All Fall Down by Ally Carter

 All Fall Down by Ally Carter 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!

Review: All Fall Down by Ally CarterTitle: All Fall Down (Embassy Row #1)
Series: Embassy Row #1
Author: Ally Carter
Also by this author: See How They Run (Embassy Row #2)
Publisher: Scholastic
Genres: Mystery, Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date: January 20, 2015
Rating: four-stars
Series Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

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.

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃

Review: All Fall Down by Ally Carter

❀ A Fresh Point of View

First of all, this book 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.

❀ Full of Great Details

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!

❀ All Fall Down by Ally Carter is a Book that Keeps You Hooked

All Fall Down by Ally Carter is a great book that 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!

About Ally Carter

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Ally Carter writes books about spies, thieves, and teenagers. She is the New York Times Best-selling author of the Gallagher Girls, Heist Society, and Embassy Row series. Her books have been published all over the world, in over twenty languages.

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6 thoughts on “Review: All Fall Down by Ally Carter

  1. Jaime Lynn says:

    I haven’t read this yet, but I have read some reviews on it. They have been a mixed bag. That doesn’t usually deter me from reading a story, and it won’t with this one either! Thanks for the review!

  2. Luxe says:

    I remember contemplating whether to buy this one a while back. But after reading your review, I know I had to get it. Great review! I look forward to reading this book.

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