Not If I Save You First by Ally Carter

Not If I Save You First

Maddie 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...

Details Not If I Save You First

TitleNot If I Save You First
Release DateMar 27th, 2018
PublisherScholastic Press
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Adventure, Romance, Fiction, Thriller, Survival, Young Adult Contemporary, Mystery, Teen

Reviews Not If I Save You First

  • charlotte
    Galley provided by publisherI'd be the first to admit that I wasn't all that impressed by the last book Ally Carter released. I would even go so far as to say that I was a bit disappointed. This one, on the other hand, is a welcome return to how good her previous output had been.Maddy Manchester is the daughter of the (former) head of the Secret Service. Following the attempted kidnap of the First Lady, Maddy's father moves them to the wilderness...
  • Claire (bookscoffeeandrepeat)
    I may be biased.You know, technically Maddie would've been a perfect Gallagher girl. She's like the combination of Bex and Gracie. And maybe if Logan's father is no longer the president, maybe he could attend the Blackthorne Institute.FULL REVIEW TO COME IN MY BOOK BLOG.
  • ilsa ➹
    The first thing I will say is that this book is pitched as Girl Saves Boyand Girl want to kill the boy and then save him and its set in Alaska and it's going to be really angsty and action-packed but,,, it really wasn't that.This book is about a girl called Maddie. When she was little, her dad worked in the Secret Service and she was friends with Logan, the president's son. After an incident, Maddie has to move away to the middle of nowhere in co...
  • Madison
    With Not If I Save You First, Ally Carter delivers a novel that is full of humour, survivalist adventure, a touch of drama, and a few bedazzled hatchets. Not If I Save You First is a stand-alone, and perfect for readers who enjoy female protagonists who are more than capable of looking after themselves as they battle the dangers of remote Alaska and the evil of kidnappers.Maddie doesn’t know why her father dragged her to the wilds of Alaska six...
  • Ms. Yingling
    E ARC from Edelweiss PlusMaddie's father is a Secret Service agent who is protecting Logan's father, the president of the United States. "Mad Dog" and "Rascal" manage to get up to all kinds of trouble in the White House, finding secret passages and spying on dignitaries. When Russian spies try to kidnap Logan's mother, Maddie's father manages to save the First Family, but is injured himself, as is Logan. Fast forward six years. Maddie and her fat...
  • Carro Herdegen
    Language – G (0 swears, 0 “f”), Mature Content – PG; Violence – PG; Maddie has been betrayed and left alone, which is great for practicing the skills that her father, a Secret Service agent, has taught her but not so great for finding friends. Before they moved to the middle of nowhere in Alaska, Maddie had a friend, Logan—the President’s only son—but he has long since proven that he was never really Maddie’s friend. Now Logan i...
  • Jasprit
    I had such high hopes going into Not If I Save You First, I'd adored Carter's books in the past and the absolutely amazing premise of course drew me in, so I'm kind of disappointed that I didn't end up enjoying this book more. Not If I Save You First started off wonderfully, I was drawn into Maddie's world and her friendship with Logan the president's son. I could tell that despite being just ten years old their friendship meant the world to them...
  • Karen Whittard
    I have so much love for this fantastic book. 5/5 stars a must read for all. Maddie and Logan have been best friends for as long as they can remember. Maddie was the only person who could make Logan’s world of being the presidents son bearable, and Logan was the friend that Maddie always wanted. One day at a presidential party Logan and Maddie are off exploring the White House. Everyone is happy and everything is busy as they all get ready for t...
  • Tamara
    A great quick read. It was fun to read and having it set in the Alaskan wilderness made it even more fun.
  • Melissa
    That was fun! (Well as fun as a survival/kidnapping story set in Alaskan winter can be)
  • Lucy Booth
    This was a pretty good book. I was surprised when it was done, as the whole book took place in two days. However, I loved how independent and smart Maddie was.
  • Daphne (Illumicrate)
    As much as I'm a fan of Ally Carter, I'm really not a fan of nature and the wild, and stories set in nature and the wild. And this was very much a hostage story in the Alaskan wilderness. Reading the book just made me feel cold and hungry. I wanted more of 6 years ago, than right now. Although I did like the chemistry between Maddie and Logan a lot.
  • Kerri
    Hatchet for girls is overly simplistic but this adventure tale set in the Alaskan wilderness is spot on. Classic Ally Carter smart mouthed and clever heroine takes care of business.
  • Amy
    Many thanks to Scholastic for sending us a copy of this book in our Spring 2018 Book Fair Preview Pack.I really, really enjoyed this read. It was quick, the adventure and thriller aspects were totally appropriate for a middle school audience, and it was interesting. Maddie and Logan were the best of friends, her dad being Secret Service and his dad the President of the United States. Then, one night when they were both 10, the Russians attacked. ...
  • Lindsay
    I loved the Embassy Row series. It was brilliant. But this was a mess. The characters were annoying, the plot was unbelievable, and the bad guys were comical and very un-bad guy like. Maddie and Logan kept making stupid decisions after stupid decisions and despite not fearing for their lives as hostages they decide to fall in love and make out multiple times. They acted like dramatic 11 year olds instead of their supposed age of 16 so this really...
  • gem
    Hmm. 2.5 Stars.I love Heist Society and her other books, but this just made me feel meh.It may because I literally can’t relate to any of it; the setting is so far removed from anything you’d ever experience in the middle of the uk where the nearest we have to Alaskan wilds is the Clent Hills, and if someone hasn’t replied to my letters after a couple of months I’d have thought ok we’ll forget them and move on not harbour a grudge for 6...
  • Shelby Wilson
    I really enjoyed this novel! I picked up the ARC at YALLFest because I had previously read Ally Carter’s Spy novels, and this one was just as good! Everything about this book was thrilling, though there were times when the pacing was a little off. Occasionally, after a scene where a lot of action goes on, we’ll leave it behind and slow down, which throws off the pace of the novel. Also, I felt our main character, Maddie, was a bit of an incon...
  • Lauren
    Yay another Ally Carter book in third person. I like that voice better for her than first, and this story and it's twisty thriller plot was great fun. Daughter to a former Secret Service agent and former best friend to the president's son, Maddie has been living in the Alaskan wilderness with her father for the past 6 years after a kidnapping incident at the White House. ....Love Triangle Factor: NoneCliffhanger Scale Standalone
  • Fritz42
    I'm giving this five stars because of Maddie. She's a strong female MC who doesn't need a man/boy to save her. She was physically strong, capable, ingenious, and wasn't afraid to use anything in her arsenal to defeat "the bad guy," including preying on their stereotypes of what a teenage girl should be like. This one is going to be put in as many female YA readers in my life as I can.
  • Analise Powell
    this was by far a really god book i read. I loved the way it was set up and always had you wondering what was gonna happen next
  • Alex
    A fierce girl in the Alaskan wilderness with a cute love story on the side... Loved it!!
  • Laura
    Got this sweet, beautiful ARC at YALLFest 2017 and reading this was the gift for myself upon completion of NaNo.So, I've loved pretty much every single Ally Carter book that has been published. But this one, this one I think is my absolute favorite of them all. Like, can't pick a favorite line, can't pick a favorite scene, can't even really pick a favorite character, it is all so fantastic. This book was hilarious as well as action-packed. I have...
  • Megan
    I blazed through this book in about two hours... I couldn't put it down.I don't think it's possible for Ally Carter to write a bad book. Her writing is always funny, creative and even though she employs some classic tropes in her work, she always has a few surprises up her sleeve.So not only is this book wonderfully titled, when you see the titular words used on the page, you will totally smile and wish you could start reading again with a fresh ...
  • Karen Whittard
    I have so much love for this fantastic book. 5/5 stars a must read for all. Maddie and Logan have been best friends for as long as they can remember. Maddie was the only person who could make Logan’s world of being the presidents son bearable, and Logan was the friend that Maddie always wanted. One day at a presidential party Logan and Maddie are off exploring the White House. Everyone is happy and everything is busy as they all get ready for t...
  • Alyssa Grace
    Three words: This. Was. Awesome. I don't think I've had this much fun with spies/secret agents since watching The Man from U.N.C.L.E.. Unlike the Gallagher Girls series that made Ally Carter a staple of bookstore shelves worldwide, Not if I Save You First isn't an espionage thriller, more a wilderness survival thing, but it has all the verve and banter of a great spy comedy. So Hatchet, but funny. As it is, the book is almost perfect for what it ...