Series: Embassy Row, #1
Published by Scholastic Press on January 20th 2015
A new series of global proportions -- from master of intrigue, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author 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.
In an Oyster Shell – An intriguing YA spy thriller that will leave you astounded with unexpected twists. I enjoyed it.
The Pearls – The Concept of the book is what grabbed my attention. I like spy fiction, especially YA spy fiction. I am a huge fan of stories like Veronica Mars. So this was a sure win for me. The execution of the concept did not disappoint. There was allusion of espionage and there was an unexpected twist in the end. It was very well done.
The MC of this story was the perfect picture of unstable. The author did a very good job of having an unstable character but a steady plotline. It was controlled chaos making for a page-turning read.
The ending was very unexpected. It makes for curiosity for the next book. I am looking forward to reading it to see how the story continues.
The Sand – It was a great story, easy read.