A new series of global proportions -- from master of intrigue, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Ally Carter.
This 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.
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.
I loved this book! It kept me interested and left me wanting more! Of course I always like anything by Ally Carter. :) I liked the unpredictability of the main character and how she was strong and independent, but could be vulnerable as well. I can't WAIT for the next book to come out :)
This book was amazing. I loved the plot development and how independent Grace is. She seems to be a combination of Kat from the Heist Society and Cammie from the Gallagher Girls. This book is amazing and I gave it 5 stars even though I'm a picky reader. I can't wait to see what happens in the next book.
Such a great book!
Ally Carter’s superb writing shines in this novel! Grace’s emotions ring authentic and full throughout the story. If you can listen to the audiobook version, the narration makes it ten times better. The performance is one of the best I’ve heard on an audiobook. Either way, a great book!