Monday, March 9, 2015

Book Review #543 - All Fall Down (Embassy Row #1) by Ally Carter


Grace Blakely is absolutely certain of three certain things:

1. She is not crazy

2. Her mother was murdered

3. Someday she is going to find the killer and make him pay

The thing is, nobody else believes her and there's no-one she can 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.

Grace's past has come back to haunt 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.

My Rating: 4/5

I received this book for review from Scholastic Australia. 

This book was equally as suspenseful as it was mysterious which was a great combination for a fast paced book like this. 

This book follows Grace, a 16 year old girl who witnessed her mother's 'murder' 3 years prior. Everyone including her Grandfather believe her death was just an unfortunate accident. 

Grace becomes very obsessive with proving them wrong when she believes she sees her mother's murderer in her new home. 

Grace was an unreliable narrator. I found myself wanting to believe her but there was so much evidence against her that at times I felt like she actually could be crazy. 

The plot unravels at such a pace that it is always engaging and page turning. 

This book could have worked well as a stand alone, but I am glad it is going to have a sequel as I am very intrigued to see where the story and characters go and also get some answers to a multitude of questions. 

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