All Fall DownI have a girl-crush on Ally Carter. She is one of my favorite authors. On more than one occasion I’ve picked up a book she’s recommended without knowing anything about it.

Since you will go crazy if you have to wait for the next book, I suggest you start with her Gallagher Girls series. All Fall Down is fantastic with plenty of drool-worthy characters. This book almost serves as a prequel to her Embassy Row series – a brilliant new world I can’t wait to fall into. (No pun intended.)

All Fall Down by Ally Carter:

Grace Blakely is absolutely certain of three things:

1. She is not crazy.
2. Her mother was murdered.
3. Someday she is going to find the killer and make him pay.

As certain as Grace is about these facts, nobody else believes her — so there’s no one she can completely trust. Not her grandfather, a powerful ambassador. Not her new friends, who all live on Embassy Row. Not Alexei, the Russian boy next door, who is keeping his eye on Grace for reasons she neither likes nor understands.

Everybody wants Grace to put on a pretty dress and a pretty smile, blocking out all her unpretty thoughts. But they can’t control Grace — no more than Grace can control what she knows or what she needs to do. Her past has come back to hunt her . . . and if she doesn’t stop it, Grace isn’t the only one who will get hurt. Because on Embassy Row, the countries of the world stand like dominoes, and one wrong move can make them all fall down.