Book Review – Not if I Save You First by Ally Carter

not if i save you firstMaddie thought she and Logan would be friends forever. But when your dad is a Secret Service agent and your best friend is the president’s son, sometimes life has other plans. Before she knows it, Maddie’s dad is dragging her to a cabin in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness.

No phone.
No Internet.
And not a single word from Logan.

Maddie tells herself it’s okay. After all, she’s the most popular girl for twenty miles in any direction. (She’s also the only girl for twenty miles in any direction.) She has wood to cut and weapons to bedazzle. Her life is full.

Until Logan shows up six years later . . .
And Maddie wants to kill him.

But before that can happen, an assailant appears out of nowhere, knocking Maddie off a cliff and dragging Logan to some unknown fate. Maddie knows she could turn back- and get help. But the weather is turning and the terrain will only get more treacherous, the animals more deadly.

Maddie still really wants to kill Logan.
But she has to save him first.


gold_star-svggold_star-svggold_star-svg 3/5 Stars

I received this book from the publishers via Net Galley, in exchange for an honest review.

I enjoyed this more than I thought I would – I’ve read a few Ally Carter books and remember enjoying gallagher girls but feeling let down by heist society and all fall down. But I’d read a sampler of this and it seemed cute and fun. And it is, in a way – I mean it’s also a thriller and those are rarely cute and fun so I mean that in a good way! I think it was hard to connect to Maddie – she seems to like glitter and bedazzling her axe but also has a very secluded life with no contact and no friends which must have been very hard indeed. But that’s all I could really say. There wasn’t enough for me on who she is. But I will say that I loved her tough girl attitude, quick thinking and loyalty to her dad. Her dad needs a bit of a smack round the head for isolating her and not telling her everything.

Logan was a bit easier to get a feel for, but again did well to stay strong through what he did. Those two are definitely gryffindor hufflepuff combos! 😂

I give it 3.5 stars for being entertaining and fun, and not being completely stereotypical in choice of bad guys (Though Russians? Really?? 😂)

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