Recommendation | All Fall Down By Ally Carter

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“I don’t play any game that I can’t win.”


When Grace Blakely was fourteen, she watched her mother die in a fire. This sent her down a long road of doctors, hospitalization, and therapy in order to help her deal with her trauma. But something is off. No matter what she was told about how tragic the accident was, she is convinced her mother was murdered. Two years later, Grace moves in with her grandfather, the American ambassador, in Adria on Embassy Row. Secrets are revealed when Grace finds a group of friends who will help her unravel history and figure out the truth about her mother’s death. But what they uncover is bigger than they can handle, and with one wrong move could start trouble in Adria. Because when you live on Embassy Row, the walls between you and your neighbor could be the only thing between peace and war. Read the Embassy Row series by Ally Carter to find out how Grace navigates her way through: balancing her life as a teenager and a makeshift murder mystery!

Official Blurb:

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.