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All Fall Down by Ally Carter
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5 Words: Politics, family, death, memories, lies.

Having read Ally Carter before I was expecting action and intrigue and sass and teenage boys that act more like they're 25 than 15. I was not expecting this.

And I was actually a little bit disappointed.

It was a good read, a quick read, but it was rather slow in pace. It felt like there was quite a bit of unnecessary filler in the pages. Even with this, a few of the characters just fell flat, 2D images hovering in the corner.

There are teeny tiny hints at romance, but nothing you could really latch on to. I thought it was a bit of a shame, as even a little more development of these hints would have given the story more depth.

All that said, I did enjoy this. And that twist at the end - the twist that I felt made the book - has made sure I'll read on. It hinted at all of the things I felt were missing and I can't wait.

I loved how unreliable Grace was too, those last pages completely changed my perception of her. And it was very brave.

I received a copy of this for free via NetGalley for review purposes.
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Reading Progress

January 21, 2016 – Started Reading
January 21, 2016 – Shelved
January 22, 2016 –
31.0% "Interesting start, this is very different from her other books."
January 22, 2016 –
65.0% "I thought I was going to really really like this, but something's just not clicking."
January 22, 2016 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Ashlund (new)

Ashlund i totally agree with your 5words.


Aaron Keys Wow, the ending was crazy unexpected! I agree it the made the book.


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