Carter
Ally Carter
AUTHOR

Ally Carter

Ally Carter is the New York Times bestselling author of three YA series about the world's best teenage art thieves (HEIST SOCIETY), the world's coolest spy school (GALLAGHER GIRLS, including I'D TELL YOU I LOVE YOU BUT THEN I'D HAVE TO KILL YOU), and the granddaughter of a diplomat who has to find her mother's killer on EMBASSY ROW. NOT IF I SAVE YOU FIRST is her latest New York Times best-seller. She is also the author of DEAR ALLY, HOW DO YOU WRITE A BOOK--which Booklist describes as "What Stephen King did for adult writers in ON WRITING...Carter does for aspiring teen authors." Her novels have sold over three million copies and have been published in more than twenty countries. She lives in Oklahoma, where her life is either very ordinary or the best deep-cover legend ever. She’d tell you more, but…well…you know… Follow Ally at these places for all the scoop on what's coming next: AllyCarter.com Twitter: @OfficiallyAlly Instagram: @theallycarter Facebook.com/TheAllyCarter

Read more Read less
Do you crave strong female leads? How about high stakes drama? Maybe you long for a taste of international travel? Do intrigue and mystery sound appealing? And who can resist just a touch of teenage angst? Ally Carter delivers on all of these fronts, but to break it down for you, her stories are, quite simply, fun. The fast-paced narratives and charming characters unite to create worlds in which you want to get lost, and with three dynamic series (and one adventure-driven standalone) to choose from, there’s only one question you need to answer: Where should I begin?Katie, Audible Editor
What’s in a line? Ally Carter is obsessive about the opening lines to her novels, and as a result they are pretty fantastic. My personal favorite is from All Fall Down, but let’s be honest—they all leave you wanting more.
Gillian Gallagher supposed that most girls felt invisible sometimes.
"No one knew for certain when the trouble started at the Colgan School."
"When I was 12 I broke my leg jumping off the wall between Canada and Germany."
"Dear Maddie, There’s a party at my house tomorrow night."

  • The Spies That Bind
  • Gillian Gallagher supposed that most girls felt invisible sometimes.
  • Heist Society
  • "No one knew for certain when the trouble started at the Colgan School."
  • All Fall Down
  • "When I was 12 I broke my leg jumping off the wall between Canada and Germany."
  • Not If I Save You First
  • "Dear Maddie, There’s a party at my house tomorrow night."

Are you a spy?

The Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women is a fairly typical all-girls school…that is, it would be if every school taught advanced martial arts in PE and the latest in chemical warfare in science, and students received extra credit for breaking CIA codes in computer class. The Gallagher Academy might claim to be a school for geniuses, but it's really a school for spies. Cammie Morgan is a second-generation Gallagher Girl, and while she’s fluent in 14 languages and can take down men twice her size, one thing her school hasn’t prepared her for is: boys.

Are you a thief?

Since she can remember, Katarina's relatives have been grooming her for the family business—thieving. But when Kat tries to go straight and leave the "Life" for a normal one, she's promptly kicked out of her new school for stealing the headmaster's car and mounting it on the school fountain. Although she could have done it without breaking a sweat, ironically, this time, she's innocent. The real delinquent? Her friend and brother-in-trade Hale, who with his mischievous smile and limitless bank account has appeared out of nowhere to bring her back to the Life, back to the family Kat tried so hard to escape.

Or are you a diplomat?

Grace is many things: a daredevil. An Army brat. A rebel. She is also the only granddaughter of the most powerful ambassador in the world, and has spent every summer of her childhood running across the roofs of Embassy Row. Now, at age 16, she's come back to stay in order to solve the mystery of her mother's death. In the process, Grace 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.

Best Sellers

Are you an author?

Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography.