Waiting on Wednesday: All Fall Down by Ally Carter

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases.

All Fall Down
Embassy Row #1
by Ally Carter
Coming January 27, 2015

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 an 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 all stand like dominoes, and one wrong move can make them all fall down.

Since I first picked up a copy of I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You, Ally Carter has been one of my favorite authors. She's an automatic must-buy author for me, as evidenced by her presence in my hoarder's edition Top Ten Tuesday. Heck, Ally's books are a TTT staple here at Mary Had a Little Book Blog from best books about friendship to favorite setting (I chose favorite boarding school books) to my movie wish list and everything in between. 
I want All Fall Down because I know Ally is going to deliver a thrilling, imaginative, and unique story with an amazing flawed and relatable cast of characters, fantastic friends, and swoony romance. Rather than my typical WoW format of listing why I want this book and why you should too, I'll simply direct you to my review of United We Spy, the final book in the Gallagher Girls series, which is basically a nine-paragraph love letter to Ally and her books. 
I can not WAIT until this book is in my hands, AND I'm super excited because Ally is coming to Dallas for her All Fall Down tour! She'll be one of the guests for Irving Public Library's North Texas Teen Book Festival, which, as it happens, occurs days after my birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MEEEEE!

What are you waiting on today? Feel free to share your picks and links in the comments!


  1. I want to read this SO badly! I'm obsessed with books featuring teen criminals and Ally Carter is one of my go-to authors for this subgenre! In the meantime, you should check out Robin Benway's spy girl books!

  2. This one sounds really good! I liked the Gallagher Girls series even though I never finished it and this sounds right up my alley. Great choice!
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally