Ally Carter

Embassy Row: See How They Run (Hardcover)

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For the past three years, Grace Blakely has been desperate to find out the truth about her mother's murder. She thought it would bring her peace. She thought it would lead her to answers. She thought she could put the past to rest.But the truth has only made her a target.And the past?The only way to put the past to rest is for Grace to kill it once and for all.On Embassy Row, power can make you a victor or a victim; love can turn you into a fool or a fugitive; and family can lead you forward or bury you deep. Trust is a luxury. Death is a very real threat. And a girl like Grace must be very careful about which secrets she brings to light.

Specifications

Series Title
Embassy Row
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Book Format
Hardcover
Original Languages
English
Number of Pages
336
Author
Ally Carter
ISBN-13
9780545654845
Publication Date
December, 2015
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
9.00 x 6.00 x 1.50 Inches
ISBN-10
054565484X

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This is the second of ...

This is the second of a series in which Grace, the daughter of a diplomat on Embassy Row, makes great strides in learning who she really is and what happened to her mother. In this second installment, a young West Point officer is killed, A Russian diplomat's son is accused of the crime, a diplomatic crisis erupts in Acadia, and attempts are made on the lives of Grace and her brother. While some of the questions are answered, it is obvious that a third installment is on the way, as Grace and her injured brother are airlifted from the embassy to places unknown. This is a fascinating series filled with politics, glamour, suspense and lots of action.

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This is book two of th...

This is book two of the Embassy Row Series. I love Ally Carter's books, but this series is my least favorite. I don't particularly care for the main character because she annoys me with running around all the time and failing to think at all--she relies completely on running away instead of engaging any brain power. In this novel, Grace's brother Jamie is home for a visit. He has always worried about his sister and has always known what happened to their mother. Grace, however, doesn't know that and feels guilty, believing her brother could only hate her. Of course, he doesn't, but they'll have to work through these feelings. Jamie brings home a friend from West Point who is murdered the first night they're home. Alexei is blamed. The novel then revolves around proving Alexei's innocence amidst a rowdy and dangerous festival the country celebrates. Noah, Megan, Lila, and Dominic are all back trying to protect Grace from herself. As they investigate the murder, they discover the history of the island as they try to stay away from the dangers of the festival. The history proves essential to the killing and attempted killings that occur in the novel. Don't get me wrong, it's a good novel--it's just not as good as Gallagher Girls or Heist Society. If you like surprises and an entertaining story with interesting characters, you'll like this novel.

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Back to Embassy Row, a...

Back to Embassy Row, and the kids that inhabit the various embassies. Things pick up quickly after the end of the first book, Grace is still indisposed after the commotion with the former Prime Minister of Adria. So much so that her older brother Jamie arrives for a visit from West Point with fellow cadet John Spencer. The first night they arrive, all the kids wind up out a party on a nearby island. Fighting ensues and by the next morning, a body washes ashore. I like that the kids of the various embassies utilize their own version of detente and for the most part, get along well. It's refreshing to see Grace have a friend like Noah that isn't a love interest and that they include the younger Rosie as well. And as much as I want Grace to be a kick butt Gallagher Girl, the series hinges on her weaknesses, which she spends a lot of time ruminating about. Whether or not she's crazy, the scarred man is real, her mom is dead and Ms. Chancellor isn't being as forthcoming as she could. We get a glimpse into more of Adria's history, both the founding and the two hundred year old storming of the palace, which led to the deaths of the royal family.

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This book is the secon...

This book is the second title in the Embassy Row series. I would recommend reading the first one because this one picks up right where the first book ended. This book is supposed to be a darker thriller compared to some of the other books this author has written. There was a bit of a romance in the first book, but this book focuses on a drama a bit more. Grace is reeling from the first book and she has dark and depressing thoughts. She is feeling betrayed because of all the unexpected truths she has realized about her life. Her mental state is fragile and some readers might get tired by some of the internal monologue. This book had some cute moments between Grace and Alexei. There was more backstory built around the country of Adria. The author spends a little bit more time world building in this book. The reader gets a taste of what is outside of Embassy Row. There is a lot of fast paced actions as Grace races to uncover more secrets. There are murders, secret societies, explosions, treasure and cute boys who may or may not be fugitives. This book is another cliffhanger for book 3 in the series. This is not a standalone book. You really need to read them in order. The cover is beautifully designed for a thriller. If you have Ally Carter fans in your library, then this is a good purchase. Make sure you get all three books! It would make for a fun book display and a good free reading choice. There are lots of twists and turns in the overall story arc. If you have ever entertained thoughts of a diplomatic career, this fictional world is for you. There is nothing really inappropriate in this book, so it could be a good middle grade series choice as well.


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