Review: See How They Run by Ally Carter

Review: See How They Run by Ally Carter

See How They Run by Ally Carter is the perfect sequel to All Fall Down! It is very fast-paced and suspenseful, even more so than the first book, and combines mystery with politics. A strong and likeable main character makes this book even more enjoyable. I really recommend this series to everyone!

Review: See How They Run by Ally CarterTitle: See How They Run (Embassy Row #2)
Series: Embassy Row #2
Author: Ally Carter
Also by this author: All Fall Down (Embassy Row #1)
Publisher: Scholastic
Genres: Mystery, Young Adult Fiction, Action/Adventure
Publication Date: December 22, 2015
Rating: four-half-stars
Series Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Inside every secret, there's a world of trouble. Get ready for the second book in this new series of global proportions--from master of intrigue, New York Times bestselling author Ally Carter.

Grace's 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.

The twists get twistier and the turns get even more shocking in the second thrilling installment of Embassy Row.

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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. ❃

Book Review: See How They RUn by Ally Carter

❀ Very Fast-Paced

See How They Run is a super fast-paced novel. And I really mean it when I say fast-paced. This book gives little time for the reader to process all the events before diving into another plot twist. I honestly read this book in just one sitting because I couldn’t find the right spot to put it down. This is such a quick action-packed read that is sure to blow the reader’s mind.

❀ A Mix of Mystery/Thriller and Politics

Ally Carter has crated See How They Run using an interesting mix of genres. It combines mystery/thriller and politics. I actually haven’t read too many books about politics, so this book was very different for me. What I really enjoyed in See How They Run were the embassies. The main character in this series lives in an embassy row with her dad, the US Ambassador. Living next door to Grace is the German Ambassador. There are so many puns about causing international accidents, since two very different countries are two feet away from each other, which I found to be pretty clever.

❀ Grace is a Great Character

I absolutely loved the character of Grace in See How They Run. I felt really empathy towards her because she goes through so much in the book. There are so many tragedies and occurrences that she has to endure. Grace also suffers with PTSD, which makes it even harder to act like a “normal person.” Grace is so strong and remains strong, so you can’t help but love her.

❀ Highly Recommend

See How They Run by Ally Carter is a fast-paced read with a unique combination of genres. There is a brave and lovable main character who adds so much drama and suspense to the novel. If you have not yet read the first book in the Embassy Row series, All Fall Down, I definitely recommend that you do so, since these books are absolutely incredible.

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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22 thoughts on “Review: See How They Run by Ally Carter

  1. Jaime Lynn says:

    I haven’t read they first book in this series yet. I wasn’t huge on stories that have a lot of politics in the background before this year, but after reading several I started to enjoy them. That makes this sound much more intriguing to me, so I might just have to check it out!

  2. Sophie says:

    I am so jealous of all American’s right now! We don’t get this book until the middle of January, and I am desperate to get my hands on it – even more so now that I’ve read your fab review! I hope I love it as much as you did, and I feel like I’ll probably read it in one session too, in between my exams in January 😉

    Great review!

    Sophie @ Sophie Reads YA

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