Friday, January 23, 2015

{BookTalk} All Fall Down (Embassy Row #1): Ally Carter

Rating: 35%
Series: Embassy Row #1
Genre: Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult, Fiction,
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: January 20, 2015
Page Count: 310
Format: Physical ARC
Source: Scholastic 

Goodreads Synopsis: Grace 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.

Disclaimer: requested this ARC from Scholastic and they so generously sent me a copy to review, but that does not effect my 100% honest opinion. 

Would I Buy It?
There is a smaller chance than usual of me purchasing this novel because I dislike the cover AND I didn't enjoy it as much as I had hoped to. If I begin to enjoy the series (because as I said in my video, now I HAVE to continue reading because of that ending), I will probably purchase a boxed set in paperback.

Plot: 33%
Premise: 90%
Characters: 35%
Romance: 20%
Originality: 40%
Cover: 30%
Title: 60%
Feels: 50%
Writing Style: 30%
Pacing: 30%
Ending: 70%
Quotes: 20%

How Likely Is It That I Will Read Another Book By This Author?
Even though All Fall Down wasn't the best book I have ever read by Ally Carter, but Heist Society #4 will come out someday and I can't miss out on a chance to see Hale/Kat together in an entire novel. Plus, I disliked the first Gallagher Girl Novel and LOVED the rest of the series.

Conclusion: While I usually love Ally Carter's books, this was a confusing, unexpected disappointment in character and plot, but I will be reading the sequel because of the suspenseful ending.

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