Embassy Row #1: All Fall Down by Ally CarterEmbassy Row #1: All Fall Down by Ally Carter

Embassy Row #1: All Fall Down

byAlly Carter

Paperback | December 22, 2015

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Inside every secret, there's a world of trouble. Get ready for the second book in this new series of global proportions

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.

Ally Carter is the New York Times bestselling author of the Gallagher Girls and Heist Society series. Her books have been published all over the world, in over twenty languages. She grew up on a farm in Oklahoma and has never caused an international incident (to her knowledge). You can visit her online at www.allycarter.com.
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Title:Embassy Row #1: All Fall DownFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.01 × 5.27 × 0.68 inPublished:December 22, 2015Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545654807

ISBN - 13:9780545654807

Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay The author is able to write books in a way to make readers keep reading and her simplistic writing and plot made it seem slightly immature. #plumreviews
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Rebels of Embassy Row I absolutely LOVED ALL the rebels that Ally Carter conjured up to life before and Grace is no less.
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from decent book I love Ally Carter, but this isn't her best series. I still enjoyed reading it, but I found myself predicting the ends of some sentences. Portions of the novel are slightly...cheesy for lack of a better word. But overall, good and easy read.
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from an okay book I love Ally Carter, but this isn't her best series. I still enjoyed reading it, but I found myself predicting the ends of some sentences. Portions of the novel are slightly...cheesy for lack of a better word. But overall, good and easy read.
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good but not great Easy and fun to read but not as good as Heist society or the Gallagher Girls series
Date published: 2017-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Awesome read, a huge fan of Ally Carter's work! :)
Date published: 2017-04-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from good, but not her best work. I liked this book and I have long been a fan of Ally Carter's, but I must admit I enjoyed reading the heist society book more than this series.
Date published: 2017-03-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good This was a good first book. The heist society was better in my opinion.
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good! It's really interesting. Reading about how a girl has a different opinion than everyone else around her. Mysterious and adventurous.
Date published: 2017-03-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Action packed and adventurous.
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good!! I like this book a lot, with it's strong main character, lovable side characters, and political intrigue.
Date published: 2017-02-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Gave this book a chance after reading the Heist Society books, and was pleasantly surprised. It was a good read.
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from lots of promise in all fall down the story follows a teenage girl who is sure she witnessed her mother being murdered despite everyone in her life insisting that her death was an accident. she has been sent to live in the (fictional) country of adria where her grandfather is the US ambassador and lives on a street populated by the embassies of the world. while there she stumbles upon a plot which she believes is linked to her mother's murder and tries to solve it with some help from other children who are attached to various embassies. <p>i'm giving this book a 3 star based on the GR system where 3 stars is a book you liked but weren't wowed by. i've always been kind of hit and miss with ally carter novels. i loved the heist society series but wasn't crazy about gallagher girls and this book fell right in the middle for me.<p> what i will say is this book is everything i've come to expect from an ally carter novel. it was fast paced, with an interesting and not super commonplace premise and ultimately focuses on a girl trying to figure herself out while kicking butt in some way, shape, or form. the plot is complex and convoluted at times but because it seems like the main plot will continue throughout the series i think (hope) it will become clearer with the next books. i definitely intend on giving the rest of the series a shot because while it may not be exactly like carter's other works it still holds a lot of promise and it's the perfect kind of 'brain candy' novel to while away an afternoon.
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed Not what Ally Carter has shown herself capable of in previous books. Not nearly so good as Heist Society and a more difficult premise to follow than any of her other work.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from All Fall Down Definitely not what I've come to expect (and love!) from Ally Carter. I was pretty disappointed by this one.
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Poor Grace Grace isn't crazy, and will tell you this over and over until you get the point. She knows she saw her mother murdered, though everyone says it was just a tragic accident. When she moves back to Embassy Row, where her grandfather is the ambassador from the U.S., and comes face to face with her mom's killer, she knows she has to prove herself and prove her mother's murder before he strikes again. Problem is, everyone thinks she's crazy, and most of the time, she acts like it. She goes running off of cliffs and tackles secret service agents and has breakdowns/flashbacks in the streets. Everyone around her is very kind and concerned and gentle with her, guiding her through her trauma-induced psychotic breaks, and it drives her crazy(er). It drives the reader crazy too, because you want her to be validated and to prove the condescending, gentle naysayers wrong. Only, she never really does (spoiler alert?). Grace is legitimately mentally unbalanced, and spends most of the book ricocheting off of the careful intervention of her elders with a violence and a force that is largely impotent and unsuccessful. Nearly everyone except for her knows what's going on, and it was very frustrating as a reader, because by the end of it, Grace felt largely like a victim and a pawn and not much at all like any sort of heroine. Her awesome, go-get-em', defy-the-odds moments lost their appeal when you discover down the line that they were unnecessary and, really, she would have honestly been much better off had she listened to her elders and stayed quietly at home and worked on her breathing exercises. She felt as if she were constantly only being acted upon, hardly ever acting (though through no fault of her own or lack of effort on her part, which made it much more frustrating than if she had simply given up.) It was jarring and unsatisfying, and I didn't like it much. There were some great things, like some awesome female friendships and female role models, a completely new and original world and take on international diplomacy, and twists and turns that I never saw coming. It was just too bad that those twists and turns seemed entirely out of our poor victim heroine's control and were solidly in the control of the patronising, gentle, extremely diplomatic adults. I have a lot of love for Ally Carter, and I don't think this is the worst thing she's ever written, but I was annoyed enough by our heroine's mentally unbalanced impotence, and the book's general brevity and hasty conclusions, that it overbalanced her witty, snarky voice and great characters. It left me very unsatisfied and annoyed, and I am hoping against hope that, with the major issue in Grace's past resolved, she can move on to be more of a self-driven heroine and less of a pinball.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from interesting This was a good book and I am about to finish it! Slow at times but it good story line
Date published: 2016-11-13

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Embassy Row Book One: All Fall Down

"Action packed and meticulously plotted. Readers will be clamoring for the next book in the series." -Booklist

"Carter knows how to construct a gripping thriller." -Publishers Weekly

" With its intrigue and clever plot twists, this series opener will leave readers hungering for more." -School Library Journal