Book Review: All Fall Down by Ally Carter

Posted June 1, 2015 by love2dazzle in Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Hardcover, Library, My Own in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: All Fall Down by Ally CarterAll Fall Down by Ally Carter
Series: Embassy Row #1
Published by Scholastic Inc. on January 20th 2015
Genres: Action & Adventure, General, Young Adult
Pages: 320
Format: Audiobook
Source: Hardcover, Library, My Own
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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.

“All Fall Down” by Ally Carter was definitely worth the wait. I’ve been waiting weeks to get this book on audiobook from my local library. I also have a signed hardcover but I really wanted to listen to it. I feel like waiting for the audiobook was so worth it. Not only does it have a great narrator but I thought the story was so good. I was hooked.

I love that this story is all amount politics and embassies. I’ve missed the Gallagher stories since it has ended but I think I may like Embassy Row a whole lot better. This novel had such amazing characters and I was so excited to get to know each of them and follow their adventures on Embassy Row. 16-year-old Grace has moved to live with her Grandfather in the American Embassy in Adria. Grace’s mother died when she was 13 years old and Grace is convinced that she has found the person that did it.

I think Grace is a great character. She is genuine but at the same time she is going to do what she wants and also protect her friends and the other people around her because she does want anyone else to get hurt. I think “All Fall Down” has such a great mystery to the story. I am looking forward to the sequel. I believe Carter has gotten better as a writer. I really enjoyed her writing and storyline in this one. I am anxiously waiting for the next one.


About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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