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 The thing is, nobody else believes her and there’s no-one she can 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. Grace’s past has come back to haunt 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.
Nobody believes that Grace saw a scarred man shoot her mother three years ago, insisting that she died in an accidental fire. Now, after being hospitalized and treated like she is "crazy," 16-year-old Grace is getting a fresh start with her grandfather, the American ambassador to a fictional European country called Adria. But when the troubled and impulsive teen sees the scarred man in Adria and overhears him threatening another murder, she and her Embassy Row friends Rosie, a former gymnast; Megan, a genius and hacker; and loyal Noah try to stop him from striking again. This first book in the Embassy Row series from Gallagher Girls author Carter has plenty of promise, including clever characters, an underground tunnel system, and Grace's hard-boiled narration ("whatever chance I had for normal disappeared three years ago"). The characters and setting are somewhat underdeveloped, and plotting can be farfetched, including Grace's admission that she never wondered why someone would kill her mother. Even so, Carter knows how to construct a gripping thriller, and she leaves enough unanswered questions to keep readers eager for the next book. Ages 12 up.
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My god I love this book. I read it start to finish in 3 days. Suspense, action, drama and just an amazing book!!!! Definitely 5 stars.
This book is amazing!!! It's probably one of Ally Carter's best works!! Even better than the Gallagher Girls series, and it's pretty hard to top a spy girl series!!! But the Embassy Row series is the best in the world!! Ally Carter, you rock!!!