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A new series of global proportions from master of intrigue, New York Times best-selling author Ally Carter. This exciting new series from New York Times best-selling 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 16, 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.

©2015 Ally Carter (P)2015 Scholastic Inc.

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Another great book by Ally Carter!

I love Ally Carter's books and while I have to admit I didn't love it quite as much as her two other series, it was still great and good set up for the rest of the series. I read/listened non-stop other than a short break to sleep. I'd recommend this to anyone who likes a good book with clean language, no graphic sexual situations, a little espionage, and strong characters.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Love the potential of this series.

Although the idea of her constant fixation on the scarred man is annoying; I can see where Miss Carter is going with this and I applaud it and can't wait for it to reach it's potential. The first book is about our young heroine finding her truth and the next will be about her finding her strength. I hope that she paces it though, it got a little cloudy at the end of this first installment but I highly recommend it because I can see quite the story forming here. She doesn't give away too much, really makes you hunger for it. Love it. Some may not but that's only cause they are not looking hard enough.

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Skipping the rest

Whiny girl. Predictable plot (at least I predicted it, and I'm not generally great at that). Characters I really didn't care about. I almost didn't get through it. I don't expect YA fiction to be brilliant, although it occasionally is. But it should at least be entertaining. Think Shannon Hale. Or Gary D. Schmidt.

Remember that low point of the Hunger Games trilogy when you got so tired of Katniss being a mess that you wanted to bang your head against the wall? That's this book. From start to finish. Won't be catching the rest of the series.

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Amazing

I love this book I like the ending with the cliffhanger and I can't wait for the next book. I also like that the book showed what was hopping in Grace's mind. The ending did indeed make me cry. I recommend this book to everyone who is willing to cry.

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Confused

This book is very dramatic. It’s a sort of picture into a PTSD brain I think. The ending is a cliffhanger. I need to know what is going on! I guess I’ll have to hurry up and get the next one or forever suffer the anxiety of my confusion.

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Love ❤️

To great to describe it was a very adventurous and mind filling/intriguing book to read

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Pretty convoluted stuff; but I liked it!

Sure hope book 2 is as good or better! Mysterious is good. Good to the end!

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  • Laura
  • Enderlin, ND, United States
  • 03-24-16

was hoping for more

I have listened to several books by this author before and loved them. When one did not come out in audio I even read the book not such an easy task for a someone with Dislexia. The problem I had with this book was I found the main Character Grace while whine. She gradded on me. I had to stop the book a couple of times and leave it for a day because I couldn't stand how whine she was I don't know if that is the performance or if that is how she was written or maybe a combination of the two. I am unsure if I will listen to the next book in the series. As for this one not my favorite by Ally Carter.

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the ending is awesome

Love the endings twist its such a surprise to film out that.is there going to be a 2 book?

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  • Catbird45
  • Canton, GA, United States
  • 12-11-15

All Fall Down

This book was a great book but at the end there are so many questions do I have to read the second book to find out? But overall this was a page turner!!🗝💟