Not If I Save You First

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, s...

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Title:Not If I Save You First
Author:Ally Carter
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Not If I Save You First Reviews

  • charlotte

    I'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 of Alaska, cut off from human civilisation, for r

    I'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 of Alaska, cut off from human civilisation, for reasons unknown. In doing this, she leaves behind her best friend Logan, the son of the President. Six years later, Logan is sent to Alaska following a string of misdemeanours to find Maddy completely changed from the girl he knew, and hating his guts.

    What follows is typical Ally Carter. And it's great.

    I have to say, Maddy Manchester might be one of my favourite Carter heroines. After Kat Bishop, of course, but I might even go so far as to say she's better than Cammie Morgan. I loved her so much, even despite the slight "not like other girls" thing going on at the start (which, maybe fair enough, I wouldn't know many girls who could survive alone in Alaska myself, let alone throw a hatchet with accuracy into a tree trunk so). I think one of the problems I had with Embassy Row was that I didn't really connect with Grace that much, or even like her really, in the way I had with Cammie and Kat. Maddy is a lot more like those two, and it's like returning to something familiar (imagine thinking I wouldn't die for Maddy Manchester).

    Normally, I also really like the love interests. However, the thing that slightly irritated me about Logan was that he never seemed to realise how capable Maddy was, not even really at the end. It was all him being like "no, Maddy, don't do this!!" like this isn't a completely different Maddy than the one he knew aged 10. There's also the whole thing where whenever one of the bad guys so much as looks at Maddy, he pretty much jumps them and starts yelling "don't even look at her!!", like, my dude, chill. I know your masculinity has been impugned on and you want to make up for it because Maddy is clearly more capable than you could ever wish to be but please. Just chill.

    There was also the small matter of the twist at the end being a little out there, but I kind of expect that with Ally Carter so, while a bit strange, it wasn't like it brought me out of the story any.

  • Claire (bookscoffeeandrepeat)

    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,

    he could attend the Blackthorne Institute.

  • Jillian (bookishandnerdy)

    this was so great. it was fun and full of adventure. i like survival stories and i especially like when the girl saves the boy. i mean i wanted read this book because it's a girl saves boy second chance at love, best friends to lovers story sooooooo yeah it really lived up to all my expectations and i really need to read more ally carter books because this was great!

  • Chris Horsefield

    Enjoyable teenage/YA tale full of action, suspense and some great, sharp narrative. All the boxes are ticked here for a good, no nonsense escapist read with decent characters and great location. It's a fast paced read following the story of Logan and Maddie on the run in cold Alaska from Russian agents.

    Overall I enjoyed as I like Ally Carter and her teen spy books. But it was not fantastic, just a good read.

  • Tricia Mingerink

    Ally Carter is the queen of teen thriller/spy/heist novels. So far I've liked every book of hers I've read (though Heist Society is by far my favorite).

    While this one has some of the same political and thriller elements as many of her other novels, it is mostly a survival story set in Alaska. And in Alaska, there is a lot of things that take grit and determination to survive.

    Maddie was by far my favorite character. She's tough, strong, determined, and can throw knives and hatchets with ease. Y

    Ally Carter is the queen of teen thriller/spy/heist novels. So far I've liked every book of hers I've read (though Heist Society is by far my favorite).

    While this one has some of the same political and thriller elements as many of her other novels, it is mostly a survival story set in Alaska. And in Alaska, there is a lot of things that take grit and determination to survive.

    Maddie was by far my favorite character. She's tough, strong, determined, and can throw knives and hatchets with ease. Yet she also loves fancy dresses and cute things and worries about how her hair looks. In other words, she's a tough girl who is not only allowed to be female but she absolutely owns it and her femininity at some points is crucial to the plot, and I loved that. This isn't a story where the main character is a girl but you could just as easily change her to a boy without changing the plot. No, this plot only works because Maddie is a girl and who is often underestimated by the bad guys because she is "just" a girl.

    Logan was a good character, but not my favorite. There was a long stretch with him captured where the novel did seem to drag just a little bit.

    I think my biggest disappointment in the book, weird as it sounds, is that Maddie left her hatchet behind. After all the build up that she can THROW A HATCHET, she never gets a chance to use that particular skill in the book. She uses a similar skill, and I was glad that became important for the plot, but to be honest, I really wanted to see Maddie taking on the bad guys with her amazing hatchet skills.

    But it was a minor thing, as was the short stretch of the book where things slowed down and dragged.

    This book is yet another great Ally Carter thriller.

    I listened to the audiobook version, and the reader did a great job. :)

  • Mandy

    This is the story of Maddie Manchester, who is the daughter of the man who was in charge of protecting the president. Until that is, he got shot foiling a kidnap attempt by the Russians. Maddie, who saw her father wounded was with the president's son, Logan, and he was also injured.

    Fast forward six years and Maddie and her father now live in Alaska. She lives a solitary life but has become very good at surviving in the wilderness, and making the most of what she has around her.

    Then Logan turns u

    This is the story of Maddie Manchester, who is the daughter of the man who was in charge of protecting the president. Until that is, he got shot foiling a kidnap attempt by the Russians. Maddie, who saw her father wounded was with the president's son, Logan, and he was also injured.

    Fast forward six years and Maddie and her father now live in Alaska. She lives a solitary life but has become very good at surviving in the wilderness, and making the most of what she has around her.

    Then Logan turns up at her cabin and her little world gets turned on its' head.

    I really enjoyed this. It was a fast-paced, entertaining read and I flew through it. I liked Maddie, and I liked the way that the author wrote her character. She seemed a typical 16 year old girl, just one that knew about surviving in Alaska.

    This is the first book that I have read by this author, but hopefully not the last.

    Very good read, that I liked a lot.

  • Maddie (Heart Full Of Books)

    For a standalone, this somehow managed to capture all of Ally Carter's strengths from her previous series! Political intrigue, high-stakes survival and hidden backstories, 'Not If I Save You First' would be a great starting point for people that wanted to discover Ally's books, without being intimidated by a whole series.

    This felt the most real and gritty of her books, with people having guns shoved in their faces or rolling off cliffs left, right and centre. Of course, I had to suspend my disb

    For a standalone, this somehow managed to capture all of Ally Carter's strengths from her previous series! Political intrigue, high-stakes survival and hidden backstories, 'Not If I Save You First' would be a great starting point for people that wanted to discover Ally's books, without being intimidated by a whole series.

    This felt the most real and gritty of her books, with people having guns shoved in their faces or rolling off cliffs left, right and centre. Of course, I had to suspend my disbelief that nobody died of concussion, blood loss or hypothermia, but still. Maddie and Logan wouldn't give up no matter what and they're determination to rescue each other kept me turning the pages non-stop.

    A fast paced, adrenaline pumping read, perfect for fans old and new!

  • ilsa ➹

    and 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.

    and 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.

    For years, she sends letters to Logan, hoping for a reply but she never gets one. When she finally thinks she's moved on from Logan, he arrives at her doorstep and the story starts from there.

    I was really excited for this release and I was lucky enough to get an early galley and to be honest, I was little

    and while it's not exactly boring, I just wasn't into it. It's Maddie hating Logan because for six years he ignored her letters, and then some truths and lies being discovered and them failing to get away from Stefan. Oh and of course kissing because our lives are in danger and were about today but no!! GOTTA GET TIME FOR SOME ROMANCE.

    It's not really something I would recommend.

    I'm surprised I'm not rolling my eyes. It was all so forced and "quoteable" and I hated it because just have a normal conversation.

    At one point, Stefan is telling them something really important and she just keeps on interrupting him like "uHFSJHGFSAJH JUST GET TO THE POINT" in some whiny tone and UGH IM SO DONE. While annoying Stefan, she was annoying me and I could NOT bring myself to like her. And I thought Maddie was gonna be really strong and independent but no, she

    Logan.

    Logan was a boring old pumpkin.

    and yes he called Maddie, Mad Dog. I

    I literally know nothing about Logan apart from that he's really handsome and he just screams "DONT TOUCH HER!!!" about Maddie all the time. Nice.

    The thing is this was supposed to be gender-reversed plot where the girl saves the boy instead of the other way round but that's a lie. Maddie saves Logan, I guess. but what do you call Logan carrying Maddie on his shoulders and keeping her warm? BOY SAVING GIRL. Typical which is not what i signed up for.

    You know how I said like 60% was travelling? Yeah,

    The mystery was not built up at all and I didn't really FEEL anything. I was never on the edge of my seat, I didn't care about anyone and honestly, I was not entertained. I barely even LIKE this book.

    So that's my thoughts on this very disappointing novel.

    :((((((

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