All Fall Down by Ally Carter
About: 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 (taken from Goodreads).
Why I Liked It: This is a fast paced espionage book that keeps you flipping from chapter to chapter. I am a big sucker for conspiracy theories, thrillers, and books set in countries and cities that I have never heard of. This book had all of those qualities and it kept me guessing until the end. There were many times that I questioned Grace’s sanity and if she indeed was a reliable narrator. I loved her honest and reckless qualities even though there were times I actually screamed at her for making carless and dangerous decisions. I had to know if Adria, Italy was a real place so I looked it up and indeed it is a real place and Ally did her research which makes this book really come to life.
Reviewed by Veronica