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All Fall Down by Ally Carter (book review)


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 an 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 all stand like dominoes, and one wrong move can make them all fall down.

Great googley moogley this book.
I knew from the moment I read the synopsis I would LOVE the story…… and I did! Actually, this book really reminds me of a mash-up of Criminal Minds, Person Of Interest, Scorpion, Hunger Games, etc. It was just soo good. Ally Carter seems to me like an author to watch! The characters were so well developed by the end and the way she painted Embassy Row’s description, sounds so sinister yet makes me want to visit! I’m forever in love with Noah. Like, yes. Something I really appreciated in this book was how Ally DID make Grace out to be a traumatized, fear-full girl, but  DID NOT make her out to be crazy. As a person who is intrigued with psychology and the mind, I found her character very believable. The visions, living in fear, it didn’t seem so far-fetched to me.

Now onto the facts.

Negative Content: Well, besides the fact that the action and mind-trauma of this storyline might be dis-tasteful to some people, I can honestly say I didn’t find much bad to this book! There is (sort of) a love triangle and some romantic relationships, but I was pleasantly surprised how clean it was! No kisses, no impure thoughts, nothing. I HIGHLY recommend this book to pretty much anyone who enjoys YA. I can’t wait to read See How They Run, the sequel!

Oh my. That ending was so amazing! I was totally not expecting her to be the killer! What did ya’ll think? Also, who do you want Grace to end up with?


~By His Grace,




Jesus lover, beauty seeker, avid reader, passionate writer.

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