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See How They Run (Embassy Row Series #2)

See How They Run (Embassy Row Series #2)

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by Ally Carter

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For the past three years, Grace Blakely has been desperate to find out the truth about her mother's murder. She thought it would bring her peace. She thought it would lead her to answers. She thought she could put the past to rest.

But the truth has only made her a target.

And the past?

The only way to put the past to rest is for Grace to kill it once and


For the past three years, Grace Blakely has been desperate to find out the truth about her mother's murder. She thought it would bring her peace. She thought it would lead her to answers. She thought she could put the past to rest.

But the truth has only made her a target.

And the past?

The only way to put the past to rest is for Grace to kill it once and for all.

On Embassy Row, power can make you a victor or a victim; love can turn you into a fool or a fugitive; and family can lead you forward or bury you deep. Trust is a luxury. Death is a very real threat. And a girl like Grace must be very careful about which secrets she brings to light.

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Praise for All Fall Down (Embassy Row Book One):

A New York Times Bestseller

“Carter knows how to construct a gripping thriller.” -- Publishers Weekly

“Action packed and meticulously plotted, All Fall Down keeps readers guessing.” -- Booklist

“With its intrigue and clever plot twists, this series opener will leave readers hungering for more. -- SLJ

“Will appeal not only to psychological-thriller fans, but to those who want a little glamour, some A-list social politics, and a bit of high school nastiness mixed in with their suspense.” -- Kirkus Reviews

“Grace is a fighter, and she will stop at nothing to find out what happened to her mother. Readers will love this first book in what promises to be an exciting, thrilling mystery series.” -- VOYA

“An amazing book.” -- The Guardian

VOYA, February 2016 (Vol. 38, No. 6) - Deanne Boyer
Grace Blakely is a magnet for trouble. Wracked by guilt after discovering that she killed her mother, Grace is consumed by unanswerable questions. Why did the prime minister want her mother killed? Why did her mother have so many secrets? When her brother, Jamie, arrives on a visit from West Point with his friend Spence, Grace lashes out, blaming herself and her “brokenness” as the cause of Jamie’s visit. When Spence is found dead after a late-night party and blame is placed on the Russian ambassador’s son, Alexei, life on Embassy Row is forced into the international spotlight. Convinced of Alexei’s innocence, Grace concocts a plan to find the killer, leading her to discover a sinister plot that can prove nothing but deadly. Filled with international intrigue, secret societies, and angry mobs, See How They Run, is a page-turner that keeps the reader guessing what will happen next. Grace is a flawed but believable character that struggles with panic attacks and depression. Readers will appreciate Grace’s stubborn persistence in finding the truth behind her mother’s death and her fearless protection of her friends. Carter weaves plot twists with relational drama in a way that fans of romance and action will enjoy. This series will continue to find readers in a diverse group of teens. Reviewer: Deanne Boyer; Ages 12 to 18.
School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up—This installment picks up where All Fall Down (Scholastic, 2015) left off. Grace is reeling from the realization of what actually happened to her mother and the lies her own family had encouraged her to believe. Her guilt and anger have reescalated, and she barely eats or sleeps. Partially in explanation for what happened, her grandfather's chief of staff, Ms. Chancellor, reveals the existence of a secret society of women of which Grace's mother was a member and to which Grace herself will soon belong. Ms. Chancellor reveals little more other than that the society is an ancient one that has been involved in much of Adria's political intrigue. Concerned about her mental state, Grace's brother Jamie returns to the embassy from West Point, bringing along a friend whose grandmother was from Adria. When the friend winds up dead and Jamie's Russian friend Alexei is accused of the murder, the threat of an international incident has all of Adria in an uproar. Convinced of Alexei's innocence and suspecting the involvement of the society to which she is shortly to become a member, Grace enlists the help of her friends to keep him hidden until they can discover what really happened. While Grace's ceaseless anger and self-recrimination weigh heavily on the story line, this surprise-filled page-turner with its cliff-hanger ending will not disappoint. VERDICT Carter delivers another plot-twisting thrill ride for "Embassy Row" fans.—Cary Frostick, formerly at Mary Riley Styles Public Library, Falls Church, VA

Product Details

Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
Embassy Row Series , #2
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Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Ally Carter is the New York Times bestselling author of the Gallagher Girls and Heist Society series. Her books have been published all over the world, in over twenty languages. She grew up on a farm in Oklahoma and has never caused an international incident (to her knowledge). You can visit her online at www.allycarter.com.

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See How They Run (Embassy Row Series #2) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't agree it is just for teenagers. That review almost prevented me from purchasing this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Her writing hooks you and drags you deep into the story. Aldo her plot twists for this series is amazing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written. Cliff hanger at the end! I do wish the main character would start to grow in inner strength, but I bet she starts to in the next book. Can't wait to find out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That ending!!!! I was so shocked at how this ended and cannot wait for the third book to come out. I'm going to be sitting on pens and needles until I have it in my hands! In this one you never have a feeling who the bad guy is and not even at the end, but you will have your suspicious of someone near the end that just makes you believe you're corrdect.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have fallen in love with Ally Carter Books! I only have one problem, I need more! Excellent Series!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I came away from See How They Run feeling the same way I did after the first book of the series. Grace is not likeable. Not one of the characters is getting enough development. There is so much promise in this series and it feels like Ally Carter is letting it go to waste. This book should have been 400 pages. I like the plot and the setting, but feel like it is the salad and I am waiting for the main course. Ms. Carter, please put however much time you need into book 3 because you can do so much better than this.
Take_Me_AwayPH More than 1 year ago
I swear the original date for this release was January 5th. Hence the semi-lateness lol But I still had to squeeze it in because that cliff hanger in the first one was AWFUL. Unfortunately, the questions I thought would be answered in this one,weren't and then even more were piled on our plate. After her huge realization Grace doesn't know what's up and down or left and right anymore. The only thing she knows is that the only way she can battle her future is if she knows her past. So as she sets out to do just that, she gets more than she bargains for. This review will be a little hard to write because almost everything in it is a spoiler! lol This book was full of action and plot twists! For half the book I had my mouth dropping open wondering how Grace would jump back from one event and then another something would happen! I can say it was a wild ride and there seemed to be cliff hangers in every chapter. This is not a book where you can say "I'll stop after the next chapter." There were a couple things with the plot twists I didn't like too though. Towards the end they got predictable. As soon as one thing was mentioned, I knew what was coming afterwards. Maybe it's because I read too much YA, but I was able to catch it right away. And because of that I think it took away the thrilling edge for me. It seemed more like a filler than anything for me because I was able to guess everything. The only thing I didn't like about this one was the fact that there weren't any questions asked. Including the ones from the first book. It just put more questions piled on top of the others. Granted there was a "game changer" as there was in the first one, but still some of things weren't answered. Maybe it would've been better had it told us a little more. Also, this may be only for Nook book readers, but mine felt really jumbled. It had the scene separators (The three asterisks or dots or whatever it may be in the book.) But they were so close to the words it was hard to tell they were even there. I tried everything from changing the settings to reading it on my Nook sideways, but it was still all jumbled. In the end, it made for hard reading because the scenes seemed to change so rapidly and made it seem choppy. There's really nothing that can be done in this situation except maybe try re-reading it in hard cover. Not complaining, just giving a little more info on what to expect if you have a Nook copy as I do! There were some amazing parts and then some not so great parts. Also a few format issues, but still I can see myself buying another Nook copy of the next book just so I can read it at midnight lol Carter has weaved an intricate tale in the Embassy Row series and I can't wait to see what they do with this new nugget of information they just found out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first book was amazing so i know this one is going to be awesome. Ally does the best books in life. The heist society series was great but the gallagher girls series is the best.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Kiss ur hand three times send this message to three other books look undef pillow
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing. But if you don't like cliffies... well this book is not for you.