See How They Run – Ally Carter (Embassy Row #2)

Synopsis

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.

Review

This book tried way too hard to be suspenseful and “cool.” The torment was torturous.

Every chapter was a new revelation. This was exciting at first, since I thought we would actually get to see some of the twists develop into something more meaningful. Instead, they just got brushed over with even more twists and turns. It’s like I was on a roller coaster, but the kind with so many loops and drops that you can’t even catch your breath before falling again. This could be a good thing, but in this case, the pace still seemed to drag and the story was infuriating.

There are far too many loose threads. I don’t like how the story has constant cliffhangers. Why are all the secrets necessary? Grace is already making such a ruckus; it’s definitely better for her to function while knowing what’s happening. It’s so patronizing that no one will tell her anything and expect her to be docile.

Grace is also a frustrating protagonist. She’s so weak and reckless. It’s a lethal combination. And obviously, it’s terrible for her mental state. I don’t have any desire to cheer her on — anything that happens is truly her fault.

Related Reading

  • All Fall Down – Ally Carter
  • I Am the Traitor – Allen Zadoff
  • The Fixer – Jennifer Lynn Barnes (but this was better)
  • We Were Liars – E. Lockhart (this was also better)

Rating: 1/5

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