About the book:

allfThis exciting new series from NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Ally Carter focuses on Grace, who can best be described as a daredevil, an Army brat, and a rebel. She is also the only granddaughter of perhaps the most powerful ambassador in the world, and Grace has spent every summer of her childhood running across the roofs of Embassy Row.

Now, at age sixteen, she’s come back to stay — in order to solve the mystery of her mother’s death. In the process, she uncovers an international conspiracy of unsettling proportions, and must choose her friends and watch her foes carefully if she and the world are to be saved.

Review:

*review copy provided in exchange for review. This does not affect my opinion in any way*

pink5

THIS BOOK IS FABULOUS. I’ve heard amazing things about both the Heist Society and Gallagher Girls series’, so I was ridiculously excited to read All Fall Down. After all, I love books about spies, and sabotage, and crime. All Fall Down includes all of those things, so no wonder I wanted to read it! If you aren’t planning on reading my full review, I’m just going to throw the book at you, and inform you that you must read it now! You must have this novel in your life.

The main character, Grace, is strong, sarcastic, and completely hilarious. I have a feeling that if I knew her in real life, we would probably be best friends. That’s a great feeling to get while reading!

I love her romance with Alexei, the Russian boy from the embassy next door. At first, I wasn’t a huge fan of him because he kept insisting that he wanted to check up on Grace because “he was friends with her brother,” (*groan*) but once he got over that, I couldn’t help but chuckle every time they were in a scene together. I also couldn’t help but enjoy the boy-girl friendship between Grace and her neighbour Noah, who literally breaks into Grace’s room on her first night to inform her that he’s been sent to be her best friend. Not awkward at all…

The plot twist at the climax blew my mind. Completely unexpected! There were a few loose threads at the end, but this novel could very well have been a standalone. I’m interested in seeing where Ally Carter takes this series in the next installments, since there were several elements I definitely want to read more of. Grace’s mother, for example, was a source of interest.

The worst part about reading a book early is having to wait more than a year for the next installment. That’s definitely the case for this series, and I’m absurdly excited to read more about the Embassy Row and Grace in future books when they come out. Not if I read them, when I read them. I loved All Fall Down and while I honestly think most people will love this book (I *might* be biased though because I loved it!), I think this would be great for readers of Ally Carter’s previous novels, and fans of Meg Cabot. Highly recommended!

fall

 

About the author:

Ally Carter is a writer living and working in the Midwest. She loved school so much she kept going…and going…and going…until finally she had to graduate. Now she has degrees from Oklahoma State University and Cornell University and a house and a job and other very grown-up things.

Her life is either very ordinary or the best deep-cover legend ever. She’d tell you more, but…well…you know…

16 Comments on Review: All Fall Down by Ally Carter

  1. Sunny Smith
    January 26, 2015 at 2:26 am (2 years ago)

    OH MY GOODNESS! I NEED TO READ THIS NOW!!! Especially since you gave it such a positive review.

    I love Ally Carter. I maaaaaay have read all of her books, haha. Did I read you right? You haven’t read Gallagher girls or Heist Society? You must! I personally recommend Heist Society:)
    Sunny Smith recently posted…Be Hungry for CriticismMy Profile

    Reply
    • Samantha
      January 26, 2015 at 10:02 pm (2 years ago)

      Okay, okay! I’ll read them all. I definitely want to start off with the Heist society though.

      Reply
  2. Laura Plus Books
    January 26, 2015 at 3:06 am (2 years ago)

    I’m so glad you loved this one! I absolutely adored the Gallagher Girls series and so this one is definitely one that I’ve been looking forward to getting my hands on.
    Laura Plus Books recently posted…Book Review: You by Caroline KepnesMy Profile

    Reply
    • Samantha
      January 26, 2015 at 9:59 pm (2 years ago)

      Ugh, I haven’t read the Gallagher Girls series yet! I clearly need to though.

      Reply
    • Samantha
      January 26, 2015 at 9:59 pm (2 years ago)

      Yes, read it! AND THANK YOU!

      Reply
  3. Ana @ Butterflies of the Imagination
    January 26, 2015 at 4:01 am (2 years ago)

    Ooh, this sounds like a wonderful book. I love a good stunning plot twist because it can be so difficult to pull one off right, but when an author does, the result is stunning. I don’t think I’ve read many spy books (unless The Mysterious Benedict Society kind of counts?), so I think I need to remedy that.
    Ana @ Butterflies of the Imagination recently posted…Book Buying HabitsMy Profile

    Reply
    • Samantha
      January 26, 2015 at 9:58 pm (2 years ago)

      Oh, I LOVED The Mysterious Benedict Society.

      Reply
  4. Cynthia
    January 26, 2015 at 6:50 am (2 years ago)

    Great review! It sounds like an awesome book, especially the unexpected twist. I love those. But maybe I should wait until all the books in the series come out to read it? 🙂
    Cynthia recently posted…BOOK REVIEW: Seeker by Arwen Elys DaytonMy Profile

    Reply
    • Samantha
      January 26, 2015 at 9:57 pm (2 years ago)

      NO. READ IT NOW.

      Reply
  5. Gabs @ My Full Bookshelf
    January 26, 2015 at 6:21 pm (2 years ago)

    OMG, I am so glad that you liked it! This is actually the first official review I’ve read of it, and it made me even more excited. Alexei and Grace sound pretty ship-worthy together. 😀 I love Ally Carter, so I’m sure this will be great. Awesome review!
    Gabs @ My Full Bookshelf recently posted…Review: Every Ugly Word by Aimee L. SalterMy Profile

    Reply
    • Samantha
      January 26, 2015 at 9:57 pm (2 years ago)

      EEK It’s so awesome! I definitely ship Alexei and Grace.

      Reply
  6. Claire W.
    January 26, 2015 at 10:26 pm (2 years ago)

    I want to read this book SO BAD. I’ve been anticipating the release and I’m glad it’s finally out. I loved Carter’s Gallagher Girls and Heist Society series, so I’m hoping I’ll enjoy Embassy Row, too. I’m happy you liked the romance, because I’m usually not as huge on major romances. Hopefully this will stand out. Great review:)
    Claire W. recently posted…The Maze Runner (Maze Runner #1) Book ReviewMy Profile

    Reply
    • Samantha
      January 31, 2015 at 4:29 pm (2 years ago)

      Embassy Row was awesome! I hope you read it, for sure. ;D

      Reply
    • Samantha
      January 31, 2015 at 4:30 pm (2 years ago)

      I want to read those ones very badly! I’ll probably end up buying them soon.

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comment *






CommentLuv badge