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All Fall Down: Embassy Row, Book 1

By Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Thriller full of glamour, intrigue may hook tweens, teens.

Book Ally Carter Mystery 2015
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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 12+


My 12 yo daughter LOVED this series. She was not much of a reader until she discovered Ally Carter's books and now she is an avid reader always looking forward to the next chapter. She discovered the magic of books with this series and I appreciate this author for that!
age 12+

Intriguing, interesting read

As a teacher, I would recommend this be used for literature circles or independent reading. It is easy for students to read on their own, has an intriguing storyline, and though it is confusing at times I think it will encourage students to enjoy reading.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (9 ):

Certainly all the elements are in place here for a successful series. You have an idyllic fictional country, glamorous events (at one point, Grace is given some dance lessons, dons a pink princess-cut gown, and is taken by limo to a ball at the palace to be at her grandfather's side), and some great secondary characters -- including Megan, a smart, loyal computer hacker and Alexei, a dreamy Russian boy who shares a special bond with Grace. And, of course, there's the unraveling of the mystery itself.

The conclusion is a bit all over the place, and readers likely will have more questions than when they started. But readers who liked Carter's Gallagher Girl books will like this story well enough and perhaps look forward to a more engaging next installment now that the stage has been set.

Book Details

  • Author: Ally Carter
  • Genre: Mystery
  • Topics: Friendship , History
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press
  • Publication date: January 20, 2015
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 12 - 18
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Available on: Nook, Audiobook (unabridged), Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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