Author: Ally Carter
Expected Publication Date: December 21st, 2015
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Received from: publisher
Synopsis (from Goodreads):
Inside every secret, there's a world of trouble. Get ready for the second book in this new series of global proportions--from master of intrigue, New York Times bestselling author Ally Carter.
Grace's 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.
The twists get twistier and the turns get even more shocking in the second thrilling installment of Embassy Row.
WOW! This book comes out tomorrow, and I can tell you-- it's better than the last one! Ally Carter has done it again!
We saw how they fell, and now we see them run...
Grace's life has been in turmoil ever since her mother died three years before, but after learning the truth about her mother's death she realizes that she's barely scratched the surface of the woman she loved. Now Grace's on a path of new self discovery- one deadlier than before. And this time, she can't turn back and forget.
Honestly, the first one was good- the plot line was unique, her character development was phenomenal. Carter really has come a long way from her Gallagher Girl days (but I'm not hating- I LOVE those books till this day). However, after the emotionally driven first book, this book gives way for a whole new level of amazingness.
Grace's story started off trying to figure out who killed her mom, and she realizes that finding the killer isn't the hardest part after all- it's the fall out. What I love about this book is that it delves into all the secrets hinted in the first book, and executes it wonderfully. We are fully enwrapped in Grace's psyche, and are taken on a journey in search for the truth- and this time, a bigger truth than she ever expected.
I got a bit of Maggie Hall, Conspiracy of Us vibe after this book, but I can't help but think of a better way to drive it into this cliff hanger at the end of this book. I'm a little upset, knowing that I have to wait a LONG, LONG TIME for the next book, but seriously, the feels fest at the end of the novel is worth EVERYTHING.