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 Maddie thought she and Logan would be friends forever. But when your dad is a Secret Service agent and your b...

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Title:Not If I Save You First
Author:Ally Carter
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:1338134140
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:297 pages pages

Not If I Save You First Reviews

  • Carol (Bookaria)
    May 03, 2018

    Ally Carter is back, baby! Alright, so she never actually ??left,?? but I can?t help but feel super excited when the author of one of my all time favourite series ? The Gallagher Girls ? publishes a new book. Even if said book is a standalone, which is unlike Ally ...

    this was quite a short book, so i will keep my review brief, as well. this was good for what it was - it was a quick, enjoyable survival story filled with action, adventure, and romance. whilst it had its highs (exciting premise, easy writing, decent pacing), it also has some lows (sha...

    This is a cute and adventurous YA story and I really enjoyed it. Six years ago, Maddie, the daughter of a secret-service agent, and Logan, the son of the President of the United States were both ten and best friends. Then, something happened and Maddie moved to Alaska with her fath...

  • Ms. Yingling
    Feb 07, 2018

    Ally Carter is back, baby! Alright, so she never actually ??left,?? but I can?t help but feel super excited when the author of one of my all time favourite series ? The Gallagher Girls ? publishes a new book. Even if said book is a standalone, which is unlike Ally ...

    this was quite a short book, so i will keep my review brief, as well. this was good for what it was - it was a quick, enjoyable survival story filled with action, adventure, and romance. whilst it had its highs (exciting premise, easy writing, decent pacing), it also has some lows (sha...

    This is a cute and adventurous YA story and I really enjoyed it. Six years ago, Maddie, the daughter of a secret-service agent, and Logan, the son of the President of the United States were both ten and best friends. Then, something happened and Maddie moved to Alaska with her fath...

    New Ally Carter set in Alaska? ...

    Just what I wanted from that synopsis! A cute, quick read that you'll probably enjoy if you like survival stories. There is also a good dose of friends-to-hate-to-attraction. Only downside was that Maddie could be super annoying. She was acting that way on purpose, but let's just...

    This was a cute escape novel where Maddie, daughter of a secret service agent, and Logan, son of the president, are off in Alaska, when Logan is suddenly threatened, and Maddie?s survival smarts must save them both. Nothing too deep, and an easy-to-follow plot, but cute if you?re l...

    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 lit...

    Galley provided by publisher 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. ...

    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 fr...

    The novel was good. The synopsis (...the part with the president and special forces) raised my expectations. I expected more action, guns, bombs and so on. An Alaskan forest as the main setting took the pizzazz out the novel. ...

    Mmmhhmm 3.5 stars? It definitely wasn't perfect but I liked much more than All Fall Down. It was entertaining and full of action. ...

    Cute, quick read. More or less it was a story of friendship that gets lost and gained to move to love. Kind of found Maddie to be a bit obvious sometimes but overall an enjoyable read about two friends who get thrown back together after growing apart. However, they were thrown back tog...

    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...

    I didn't expect this to be that good. I absolutely loved it! The pace was perfect for me. I never got bored and was sitting on the edge of my seat the whole time while reading it. I wasn't a huge fan of the characters at first, but the more I read, the more I loved the characters. ...

    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. F...

    This is entertaining, and quippy, and a standalone. My immediate reaction was three stars. It's the best thing Ally Carter has written in years. And then I started, you know, actually thinking about the story, and its inherent political implications, and none of it makes any sense t...

    Review to come! ...

    3.5 ...

    Entertaining, humorous, suspenseful and just a whole lot of fun. I listened to the audiobook which I think was better because the narrator was able to give Maddie a fun personality. Maddie is strong, silly, girlie yet knows how to survive and take down dangerous Russian men. Her Secret...

    Actual Rating: 2,5 Too much whinning and even though it had some surprises it still had some boring parts and not a lot really happens. Some parts are not well developed either and things that happens are sometimes really childish... Like... Really.... ...

    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 ex...

    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 (NON-SPOILERY) THOUGHTS IN MY BOOK BLO...

    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 se...

    4/5 Stars ...

    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 draw...

    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 ...

    I didn't know the author and started reading without great expectations. The reading hooked me from start to finish and I really enjoyed it. Our heroine is badass and saves the hero countless times, but he does not disappoint us and shows his protective side when she needs him. We h...

    I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher via NetGalley. This in no way impacted on my view. I simply adore all of Ally Carter's books, and Not If I Save You First is no exception. Set in Alaska, it follows Maddie, who, apart from her father, is all alone in the wildernes...

    I think this book is meant for very young adults but in spite of that, I found it interesting. First of all, because it has a very strong female character who is ready to fight for what she wants no matter what and secondly because even if it depicted Alaska as a very wild and dangerou...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Maddie'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...

  • Jillian (bookishandnerdy)
    Apr 07, 2018

    Ally Carter is back, baby! Alright, so she never actually ??left,?? but I can?t help but feel super excited when the author of one of my all time favourite series ? The Gallagher Girls ? publishes a new book. Even if said book is a standalone, which is unlike Ally ...

    this was quite a short book, so i will keep my review brief, as well. this was good for what it was - it was a quick, enjoyable survival story filled with action, adventure, and romance. whilst it had its highs (exciting premise, easy writing, decent pacing), it also has some lows (sha...

    This is a cute and adventurous YA story and I really enjoyed it. Six years ago, Maddie, the daughter of a secret-service agent, and Logan, the son of the President of the United States were both ten and best friends. Then, something happened and Maddie moved to Alaska with her fath...

    New Ally Carter set in Alaska? ...

    Just what I wanted from that synopsis! A cute, quick read that you'll probably enjoy if you like survival stories. There is also a good dose of friends-to-hate-to-attraction. Only downside was that Maddie could be super annoying. She was acting that way on purpose, but let's just...

    This was a cute escape novel where Maddie, daughter of a secret service agent, and Logan, son of the president, are off in Alaska, when Logan is suddenly threatened, and Maddie?s survival smarts must save them both. Nothing too deep, and an easy-to-follow plot, but cute if you?re l...

    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 lit...

    Galley provided by publisher 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. ...

    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 fr...

    The novel was good. The synopsis (...the part with the president and special forces) raised my expectations. I expected more action, guns, bombs and so on. An Alaskan forest as the main setting took the pizzazz out the novel. ...

    Mmmhhmm 3.5 stars? It definitely wasn't perfect but I liked much more than All Fall Down. It was entertaining and full of action. ...

    Cute, quick read. More or less it was a story of friendship that gets lost and gained to move to love. Kind of found Maddie to be a bit obvious sometimes but overall an enjoyable read about two friends who get thrown back together after growing apart. However, they were thrown back tog...

    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...

    I didn't expect this to be that good. I absolutely loved it! The pace was perfect for me. I never got bored and was sitting on the edge of my seat the whole time while reading it. I wasn't a huge fan of the characters at first, but the more I read, the more I loved the characters. ...

    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. F...

    This is entertaining, and quippy, and a standalone. My immediate reaction was three stars. It's the best thing Ally Carter has written in years. And then I started, you know, actually thinking about the story, and its inherent political implications, and none of it makes any sense t...

    Review to come! ...

    3.5 ...

    Entertaining, humorous, suspenseful and just a whole lot of fun. I listened to the audiobook which I think was better because the narrator was able to give Maddie a fun personality. Maddie is strong, silly, girlie yet knows how to survive and take down dangerous Russian men. Her Secret...

    Actual Rating: 2,5 Too much whinning and even though it had some surprises it still had some boring parts and not a lot really happens. Some parts are not well developed either and things that happens are sometimes really childish... Like... Really.... ...

    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 ex...

  • Marla
    May 23, 2018

    Ally Carter is back, baby! Alright, so she never actually ??left,?? but I can?t help but feel super excited when the author of one of my all time favourite series ? The Gallagher Girls ? publishes a new book. Even if said book is a standalone, which is unlike Ally ...

    this was quite a short book, so i will keep my review brief, as well. this was good for what it was - it was a quick, enjoyable survival story filled with action, adventure, and romance. whilst it had its highs (exciting premise, easy writing, decent pacing), it also has some lows (sha...

    This is a cute and adventurous YA story and I really enjoyed it. Six years ago, Maddie, the daughter of a secret-service agent, and Logan, the son of the President of the United States were both ten and best friends. Then, something happened and Maddie moved to Alaska with her fath...

    New Ally Carter set in Alaska? ...

    Just what I wanted from that synopsis! A cute, quick read that you'll probably enjoy if you like survival stories. There is also a good dose of friends-to-hate-to-attraction. Only downside was that Maddie could be super annoying. She was acting that way on purpose, but let's just...

    This was a cute escape novel where Maddie, daughter of a secret service agent, and Logan, son of the president, are off in Alaska, when Logan is suddenly threatened, and Maddie?s survival smarts must save them both. Nothing too deep, and an easy-to-follow plot, but cute if you?re l...

    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 lit...

    Galley provided by publisher 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. ...

    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 fr...

    The novel was good. The synopsis (...the part with the president and special forces) raised my expectations. I expected more action, guns, bombs and so on. An Alaskan forest as the main setting took the pizzazz out the novel. ...

    Mmmhhmm 3.5 stars? It definitely wasn't perfect but I liked much more than All Fall Down. It was entertaining and full of action. ...

    Cute, quick read. More or less it was a story of friendship that gets lost and gained to move to love. Kind of found Maddie to be a bit obvious sometimes but overall an enjoyable read about two friends who get thrown back together after growing apart. However, they were thrown back tog...

    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...

    I didn't expect this to be that good. I absolutely loved it! The pace was perfect for me. I never got bored and was sitting on the edge of my seat the whole time while reading it. I wasn't a huge fan of the characters at first, but the more I read, the more I loved the characters. ...

    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. F...

    This is entertaining, and quippy, and a standalone. My immediate reaction was three stars. It's the best thing Ally Carter has written in years. And then I started, you know, actually thinking about the story, and its inherent political implications, and none of it makes any sense t...

    Review to come! ...

    3.5 ...

    Entertaining, humorous, suspenseful and just a whole lot of fun. I listened to the audiobook which I think was better because the narrator was able to give Maddie a fun personality. Maddie is strong, silly, girlie yet knows how to survive and take down dangerous Russian men. Her Secret...

  • Beth
    Jun 02, 2018

    Ally Carter is back, baby! Alright, so she never actually ??left,?? but I can?t help but feel super excited when the author of one of my all time favourite series ? The Gallagher Girls ? publishes a new book. Even if said book is a standalone, which is unlike Ally ...

    this was quite a short book, so i will keep my review brief, as well. this was good for what it was - it was a quick, enjoyable survival story filled with action, adventure, and romance. whilst it had its highs (exciting premise, easy writing, decent pacing), it also has some lows (sha...

    This is a cute and adventurous YA story and I really enjoyed it. Six years ago, Maddie, the daughter of a secret-service agent, and Logan, the son of the President of the United States were both ten and best friends. Then, something happened and Maddie moved to Alaska with her fath...

    New Ally Carter set in Alaska? ...

    Just what I wanted from that synopsis! A cute, quick read that you'll probably enjoy if you like survival stories. There is also a good dose of friends-to-hate-to-attraction. Only downside was that Maddie could be super annoying. She was acting that way on purpose, but let's just...

    This was a cute escape novel where Maddie, daughter of a secret service agent, and Logan, son of the president, are off in Alaska, when Logan is suddenly threatened, and Maddie?s survival smarts must save them both. Nothing too deep, and an easy-to-follow plot, but cute if you?re l...

    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 lit...

    Galley provided by publisher 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. ...

    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 fr...

    The novel was good. The synopsis (...the part with the president and special forces) raised my expectations. I expected more action, guns, bombs and so on. An Alaskan forest as the main setting took the pizzazz out the novel. ...

    Mmmhhmm 3.5 stars? It definitely wasn't perfect but I liked much more than All Fall Down. It was entertaining and full of action. ...

    Cute, quick read. More or less it was a story of friendship that gets lost and gained to move to love. Kind of found Maddie to be a bit obvious sometimes but overall an enjoyable read about two friends who get thrown back together after growing apart. However, they were thrown back tog...

    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...

    I didn't expect this to be that good. I absolutely loved it! The pace was perfect for me. I never got bored and was sitting on the edge of my seat the whole time while reading it. I wasn't a huge fan of the characters at first, but the more I read, the more I loved the characters. ...

    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. F...

    This is entertaining, and quippy, and a standalone. My immediate reaction was three stars. It's the best thing Ally Carter has written in years. And then I started, you know, actually thinking about the story, and its inherent political implications, and none of it makes any sense t...

  • Claire (bookscoffeeandrepeat)
    Feb 25, 2018

    Ally Carter is back, baby! Alright, so she never actually ??left,?? but I can?t help but feel super excited when the author of one of my all time favourite series ? The Gallagher Girls ? publishes a new book. Even if said book is a standalone, which is unlike Ally ...

    this was quite a short book, so i will keep my review brief, as well. this was good for what it was - it was a quick, enjoyable survival story filled with action, adventure, and romance. whilst it had its highs (exciting premise, easy writing, decent pacing), it also has some lows (sha...

    This is a cute and adventurous YA story and I really enjoyed it. Six years ago, Maddie, the daughter of a secret-service agent, and Logan, the son of the President of the United States were both ten and best friends. Then, something happened and Maddie moved to Alaska with her fath...

    New Ally Carter set in Alaska? ...

    Just what I wanted from that synopsis! A cute, quick read that you'll probably enjoy if you like survival stories. There is also a good dose of friends-to-hate-to-attraction. Only downside was that Maddie could be super annoying. She was acting that way on purpose, but let's just...

    This was a cute escape novel where Maddie, daughter of a secret service agent, and Logan, son of the president, are off in Alaska, when Logan is suddenly threatened, and Maddie?s survival smarts must save them both. Nothing too deep, and an easy-to-follow plot, but cute if you?re l...

    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 lit...

    Galley provided by publisher 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. ...

    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 fr...

    The novel was good. The synopsis (...the part with the president and special forces) raised my expectations. I expected more action, guns, bombs and so on. An Alaskan forest as the main setting took the pizzazz out the novel. ...

    Mmmhhmm 3.5 stars? It definitely wasn't perfect but I liked much more than All Fall Down. It was entertaining and full of action. ...

    Cute, quick read. More or less it was a story of friendship that gets lost and gained to move to love. Kind of found Maddie to be a bit obvious sometimes but overall an enjoyable read about two friends who get thrown back together after growing apart. However, they were thrown back tog...

    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...

    I didn't expect this to be that good. I absolutely loved it! The pace was perfect for me. I never got bored and was sitting on the edge of my seat the whole time while reading it. I wasn't a huge fan of the characters at first, but the more I read, the more I loved the characters. ...

    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. F...

    This is entertaining, and quippy, and a standalone. My immediate reaction was three stars. It's the best thing Ally Carter has written in years. And then I started, you know, actually thinking about the story, and its inherent political implications, and none of it makes any sense t...

    Review to come! ...

    3.5 ...

    Entertaining, humorous, suspenseful and just a whole lot of fun. I listened to the audiobook which I think was better because the narrator was able to give Maddie a fun personality. Maddie is strong, silly, girlie yet knows how to survive and take down dangerous Russian men. Her Secret...

    Actual Rating: 2,5 Too much whinning and even though it had some surprises it still had some boring parts and not a lot really happens. Some parts are not well developed either and things that happens are sometimes really childish... Like... Really.... ...

    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 ex...

    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 (NON-SPOILERY) THOUGHTS IN MY BOOK BLO...

  • Jasprit
    Feb 01, 2018

    Ally Carter is back, baby! Alright, so she never actually ??left,?? but I can?t help but feel super excited when the author of one of my all time favourite series ? The Gallagher Girls ? publishes a new book. Even if said book is a standalone, which is unlike Ally ...

    this was quite a short book, so i will keep my review brief, as well. this was good for what it was - it was a quick, enjoyable survival story filled with action, adventure, and romance. whilst it had its highs (exciting premise, easy writing, decent pacing), it also has some lows (sha...

    This is a cute and adventurous YA story and I really enjoyed it. Six years ago, Maddie, the daughter of a secret-service agent, and Logan, the son of the President of the United States were both ten and best friends. Then, something happened and Maddie moved to Alaska with her fath...

    New Ally Carter set in Alaska? ...

    Just what I wanted from that synopsis! A cute, quick read that you'll probably enjoy if you like survival stories. There is also a good dose of friends-to-hate-to-attraction. Only downside was that Maddie could be super annoying. She was acting that way on purpose, but let's just...

    This was a cute escape novel where Maddie, daughter of a secret service agent, and Logan, son of the president, are off in Alaska, when Logan is suddenly threatened, and Maddie?s survival smarts must save them both. Nothing too deep, and an easy-to-follow plot, but cute if you?re l...

    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 lit...

    Galley provided by publisher 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. ...

    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 fr...

    The novel was good. The synopsis (...the part with the president and special forces) raised my expectations. I expected more action, guns, bombs and so on. An Alaskan forest as the main setting took the pizzazz out the novel. ...

    Mmmhhmm 3.5 stars? It definitely wasn't perfect but I liked much more than All Fall Down. It was entertaining and full of action. ...

    Cute, quick read. More or less it was a story of friendship that gets lost and gained to move to love. Kind of found Maddie to be a bit obvious sometimes but overall an enjoyable read about two friends who get thrown back together after growing apart. However, they were thrown back tog...

    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...

    I didn't expect this to be that good. I absolutely loved it! The pace was perfect for me. I never got bored and was sitting on the edge of my seat the whole time while reading it. I wasn't a huge fan of the characters at first, but the more I read, the more I loved the characters. ...

    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. F...

    This is entertaining, and quippy, and a standalone. My immediate reaction was three stars. It's the best thing Ally Carter has written in years. And then I started, you know, actually thinking about the story, and its inherent political implications, and none of it makes any sense t...

    Review to come! ...

    3.5 ...

    Entertaining, humorous, suspenseful and just a whole lot of fun. I listened to the audiobook which I think was better because the narrator was able to give Maddie a fun personality. Maddie is strong, silly, girlie yet knows how to survive and take down dangerous Russian men. Her Secret...

    Actual Rating: 2,5 Too much whinning and even though it had some surprises it still had some boring parts and not a lot really happens. Some parts are not well developed either and things that happens are sometimes really childish... Like... Really.... ...

    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 ex...

    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 (NON-SPOILERY) THOUGHTS IN MY BOOK BLO...

    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 se...

    4/5 Stars ...

    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 draw...

  • Suzanne
    Jun 13, 2018

    Ally Carter is back, baby! Alright, so she never actually ??left,?? but I can?t help but feel super excited when the author of one of my all time favourite series ? The Gallagher Girls ? publishes a new book. Even if said book is a standalone, which is unlike Ally ...

    this was quite a short book, so i will keep my review brief, as well. this was good for what it was - it was a quick, enjoyable survival story filled with action, adventure, and romance. whilst it had its highs (exciting premise, easy writing, decent pacing), it also has some lows (sha...

    This is a cute and adventurous YA story and I really enjoyed it. Six years ago, Maddie, the daughter of a secret-service agent, and Logan, the son of the President of the United States were both ten and best friends. Then, something happened and Maddie moved to Alaska with her fath...

    New Ally Carter set in Alaska? ...

    Just what I wanted from that synopsis! A cute, quick read that you'll probably enjoy if you like survival stories. There is also a good dose of friends-to-hate-to-attraction. Only downside was that Maddie could be super annoying. She was acting that way on purpose, but let's just...

    This was a cute escape novel where Maddie, daughter of a secret service agent, and Logan, son of the president, are off in Alaska, when Logan is suddenly threatened, and Maddie?s survival smarts must save them both. Nothing too deep, and an easy-to-follow plot, but cute if you?re l...

    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 lit...

    Galley provided by publisher 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. ...

    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 fr...

    The novel was good. The synopsis (...the part with the president and special forces) raised my expectations. I expected more action, guns, bombs and so on. An Alaskan forest as the main setting took the pizzazz out the novel. ...

    Mmmhhmm 3.5 stars? It definitely wasn't perfect but I liked much more than All Fall Down. It was entertaining and full of action. ...

    Cute, quick read. More or less it was a story of friendship that gets lost and gained to move to love. Kind of found Maddie to be a bit obvious sometimes but overall an enjoyable read about two friends who get thrown back together after growing apart. However, they were thrown back tog...

  • Lu Bielefeld *read.laugh.love*
    Apr 12, 2018

    Ally Carter is back, baby! Alright, so she never actually ??left,?? but I can?t help but feel super excited when the author of one of my all time favourite series ? The Gallagher Girls ? publishes a new book. Even if said book is a standalone, which is unlike Ally ...

    this was quite a short book, so i will keep my review brief, as well. this was good for what it was - it was a quick, enjoyable survival story filled with action, adventure, and romance. whilst it had its highs (exciting premise, easy writing, decent pacing), it also has some lows (sha...

    This is a cute and adventurous YA story and I really enjoyed it. Six years ago, Maddie, the daughter of a secret-service agent, and Logan, the son of the President of the United States were both ten and best friends. Then, something happened and Maddie moved to Alaska with her fath...

    New Ally Carter set in Alaska? ...

    Just what I wanted from that synopsis! A cute, quick read that you'll probably enjoy if you like survival stories. There is also a good dose of friends-to-hate-to-attraction. Only downside was that Maddie could be super annoying. She was acting that way on purpose, but let's just...

    This was a cute escape novel where Maddie, daughter of a secret service agent, and Logan, son of the president, are off in Alaska, when Logan is suddenly threatened, and Maddie?s survival smarts must save them both. Nothing too deep, and an easy-to-follow plot, but cute if you?re l...

    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 lit...

    Galley provided by publisher 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. ...

    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 fr...

    The novel was good. The synopsis (...the part with the president and special forces) raised my expectations. I expected more action, guns, bombs and so on. An Alaskan forest as the main setting took the pizzazz out the novel. ...

    Mmmhhmm 3.5 stars? It definitely wasn't perfect but I liked much more than All Fall Down. It was entertaining and full of action. ...

    Cute, quick read. More or less it was a story of friendship that gets lost and gained to move to love. Kind of found Maddie to be a bit obvious sometimes but overall an enjoyable read about two friends who get thrown back together after growing apart. However, they were thrown back tog...

    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...

    I didn't expect this to be that good. I absolutely loved it! The pace was perfect for me. I never got bored and was sitting on the edge of my seat the whole time while reading it. I wasn't a huge fan of the characters at first, but the more I read, the more I loved the characters. ...

    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. F...

    This is entertaining, and quippy, and a standalone. My immediate reaction was three stars. It's the best thing Ally Carter has written in years. And then I started, you know, actually thinking about the story, and its inherent political implications, and none of it makes any sense t...

    Review to come! ...

    3.5 ...

    Entertaining, humorous, suspenseful and just a whole lot of fun. I listened to the audiobook which I think was better because the narrator was able to give Maddie a fun personality. Maddie is strong, silly, girlie yet knows how to survive and take down dangerous Russian men. Her Secret...

    Actual Rating: 2,5 Too much whinning and even though it had some surprises it still had some boring parts and not a lot really happens. Some parts are not well developed either and things that happens are sometimes really childish... Like... Really.... ...

    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 ex...

    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 (NON-SPOILERY) THOUGHTS IN MY BOOK BLO...

    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 se...

    4/5 Stars ...

    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 draw...

    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 ...

    I didn't know the author and started reading without great expectations. The reading hooked me from start to finish and I really enjoyed it. Our heroine is badass and saves the hero countless times, but he does not disappoint us and shows his protective side when she needs him. We h...

  • charlotte
    Aug 29, 2017

    Ally Carter is back, baby! Alright, so she never actually ??left,?? but I can?t help but feel super excited when the author of one of my all time favourite series ? The Gallagher Girls ? publishes a new book. Even if said book is a standalone, which is unlike Ally ...

    this was quite a short book, so i will keep my review brief, as well. this was good for what it was - it was a quick, enjoyable survival story filled with action, adventure, and romance. whilst it had its highs (exciting premise, easy writing, decent pacing), it also has some lows (sha...

    This is a cute and adventurous YA story and I really enjoyed it. Six years ago, Maddie, the daughter of a secret-service agent, and Logan, the son of the President of the United States were both ten and best friends. Then, something happened and Maddie moved to Alaska with her fath...

    New Ally Carter set in Alaska? ...

    Just what I wanted from that synopsis! A cute, quick read that you'll probably enjoy if you like survival stories. There is also a good dose of friends-to-hate-to-attraction. Only downside was that Maddie could be super annoying. She was acting that way on purpose, but let's just...

    This was a cute escape novel where Maddie, daughter of a secret service agent, and Logan, son of the president, are off in Alaska, when Logan is suddenly threatened, and Maddie?s survival smarts must save them both. Nothing too deep, and an easy-to-follow plot, but cute if you?re l...

    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 lit...

    Galley provided by publisher 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. ...

  • Sophie
    Aug 28, 2017

    Ally Carter is back, baby! Alright, so she never actually ??left,?? but I can?t help but feel super excited when the author of one of my all time favourite series ? The Gallagher Girls ? publishes a new book. Even if said book is a standalone, which is unlike Ally ...

    this was quite a short book, so i will keep my review brief, as well. this was good for what it was - it was a quick, enjoyable survival story filled with action, adventure, and romance. whilst it had its highs (exciting premise, easy writing, decent pacing), it also has some lows (sha...

    This is a cute and adventurous YA story and I really enjoyed it. Six years ago, Maddie, the daughter of a secret-service agent, and Logan, the son of the President of the United States were both ten and best friends. Then, something happened and Maddie moved to Alaska with her fath...

    New Ally Carter set in Alaska? ...

    Just what I wanted from that synopsis! A cute, quick read that you'll probably enjoy if you like survival stories. There is also a good dose of friends-to-hate-to-attraction. Only downside was that Maddie could be super annoying. She was acting that way on purpose, but let's just...

    This was a cute escape novel where Maddie, daughter of a secret service agent, and Logan, son of the president, are off in Alaska, when Logan is suddenly threatened, and Maddie?s survival smarts must save them both. Nothing too deep, and an easy-to-follow plot, but cute if you?re l...

    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 lit...

    Galley provided by publisher 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. ...

    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 fr...

    The novel was good. The synopsis (...the part with the president and special forces) raised my expectations. I expected more action, guns, bombs and so on. An Alaskan forest as the main setting took the pizzazz out the novel. ...

    Mmmhhmm 3.5 stars? It definitely wasn't perfect but I liked much more than All Fall Down. It was entertaining and full of action. ...

    Cute, quick read. More or less it was a story of friendship that gets lost and gained to move to love. Kind of found Maddie to be a bit obvious sometimes but overall an enjoyable read about two friends who get thrown back together after growing apart. However, they were thrown back tog...

    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...

    I didn't expect this to be that good. I absolutely loved it! The pace was perfect for me. I never got bored and was sitting on the edge of my seat the whole time while reading it. I wasn't a huge fan of the characters at first, but the more I read, the more I loved the characters. ...

    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. F...

    This is entertaining, and quippy, and a standalone. My immediate reaction was three stars. It's the best thing Ally Carter has written in years. And then I started, you know, actually thinking about the story, and its inherent political implications, and none of it makes any sense t...

    Review to come! ...

    3.5 ...

    Entertaining, humorous, suspenseful and just a whole lot of fun. I listened to the audiobook which I think was better because the narrator was able to give Maddie a fun personality. Maddie is strong, silly, girlie yet knows how to survive and take down dangerous Russian men. Her Secret...

    Actual Rating: 2,5 Too much whinning and even though it had some surprises it still had some boring parts and not a lot really happens. Some parts are not well developed either and things that happens are sometimes really childish... Like... Really.... ...

    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 ex...

    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 (NON-SPOILERY) THOUGHTS IN MY BOOK BLO...

    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 se...

    4/5 Stars ...

    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 draw...

    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 ...

    I didn't know the author and started reading without great expectations. The reading hooked me from start to finish and I really enjoyed it. Our heroine is badass and saves the hero countless times, but he does not disappoint us and shows his protective side when she needs him. We h...

    I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher via NetGalley. This in no way impacted on my view. I simply adore all of Ally Carter's books, and Not If I Save You First is no exception. Set in Alaska, it follows Maddie, who, apart from her father, is all alone in the wildernes...

  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    Jun 13, 2018

    Ally Carter is back, baby! Alright, so she never actually ??left,?? but I can?t help but feel super excited when the author of one of my all time favourite series ? The Gallagher Girls ? publishes a new book. Even if said book is a standalone, which is unlike Ally ...

    this was quite a short book, so i will keep my review brief, as well. this was good for what it was - it was a quick, enjoyable survival story filled with action, adventure, and romance. whilst it had its highs (exciting premise, easy writing, decent pacing), it also has some lows (sha...

    This is a cute and adventurous YA story and I really enjoyed it. Six years ago, Maddie, the daughter of a secret-service agent, and Logan, the son of the President of the United States were both ten and best friends. Then, something happened and Maddie moved to Alaska with her fath...

    New Ally Carter set in Alaska? ...

    Just what I wanted from that synopsis! A cute, quick read that you'll probably enjoy if you like survival stories. There is also a good dose of friends-to-hate-to-attraction. Only downside was that Maddie could be super annoying. She was acting that way on purpose, but let's just...

  • jessica
    Jun 15, 2018

    Ally Carter is back, baby! Alright, so she never actually ??left,?? but I can?t help but feel super excited when the author of one of my all time favourite series ? The Gallagher Girls ? publishes a new book. Even if said book is a standalone, which is unlike Ally ...

    this was quite a short book, so i will keep my review brief, as well. this was good for what it was - it was a quick, enjoyable survival story filled with action, adventure, and romance. whilst it had its highs (exciting premise, easy writing, decent pacing), it also has some lows (sha...

  • Carro Herdegen
    Dec 27, 2017

    Ally Carter is back, baby! Alright, so she never actually ??left,?? but I can?t help but feel super excited when the author of one of my all time favourite series ? The Gallagher Girls ? publishes a new book. Even if said book is a standalone, which is unlike Ally ...

    this was quite a short book, so i will keep my review brief, as well. this was good for what it was - it was a quick, enjoyable survival story filled with action, adventure, and romance. whilst it had its highs (exciting premise, easy writing, decent pacing), it also has some lows (sha...

    This is a cute and adventurous YA story and I really enjoyed it. Six years ago, Maddie, the daughter of a secret-service agent, and Logan, the son of the President of the United States were both ten and best friends. Then, something happened and Maddie moved to Alaska with her fath...

    New Ally Carter set in Alaska? ...

    Just what I wanted from that synopsis! A cute, quick read that you'll probably enjoy if you like survival stories. There is also a good dose of friends-to-hate-to-attraction. Only downside was that Maddie could be super annoying. She was acting that way on purpose, but let's just...

    This was a cute escape novel where Maddie, daughter of a secret service agent, and Logan, son of the president, are off in Alaska, when Logan is suddenly threatened, and Maddie?s survival smarts must save them both. Nothing too deep, and an easy-to-follow plot, but cute if you?re l...

    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 lit...

    Galley provided by publisher 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. ...

    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 fr...

    The novel was good. The synopsis (...the part with the president and special forces) raised my expectations. I expected more action, guns, bombs and so on. An Alaskan forest as the main setting took the pizzazz out the novel. ...

    Mmmhhmm 3.5 stars? It definitely wasn't perfect but I liked much more than All Fall Down. It was entertaining and full of action. ...

    Cute, quick read. More or less it was a story of friendship that gets lost and gained to move to love. Kind of found Maddie to be a bit obvious sometimes but overall an enjoyable read about two friends who get thrown back together after growing apart. However, they were thrown back tog...

    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...

    I didn't expect this to be that good. I absolutely loved it! The pace was perfect for me. I never got bored and was sitting on the edge of my seat the whole time while reading it. I wasn't a huge fan of the characters at first, but the more I read, the more I loved the characters. ...

    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. F...

    This is entertaining, and quippy, and a standalone. My immediate reaction was three stars. It's the best thing Ally Carter has written in years. And then I started, you know, actually thinking about the story, and its inherent political implications, and none of it makes any sense t...

    Review to come! ...

    3.5 ...

    Entertaining, humorous, suspenseful and just a whole lot of fun. I listened to the audiobook which I think was better because the narrator was able to give Maddie a fun personality. Maddie is strong, silly, girlie yet knows how to survive and take down dangerous Russian men. Her Secret...

    Actual Rating: 2,5 Too much whinning and even though it had some surprises it still had some boring parts and not a lot really happens. Some parts are not well developed either and things that happens are sometimes really childish... Like... Really.... ...

    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 ex...

    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 (NON-SPOILERY) THOUGHTS IN MY BOOK BLO...

    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 se...

    4/5 Stars ...

    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 draw...

    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 ...

  • i.
    Jun 29, 2018

    Ally Carter is back, baby! Alright, so she never actually ??left,?? but I can?t help but feel super excited when the author of one of my all time favourite series ? The Gallagher Girls ? publishes a new book. Even if said book is a standalone, which is unlike Ally ...

    this was quite a short book, so i will keep my review brief, as well. this was good for what it was - it was a quick, enjoyable survival story filled with action, adventure, and romance. whilst it had its highs (exciting premise, easy writing, decent pacing), it also has some lows (sha...

    This is a cute and adventurous YA story and I really enjoyed it. Six years ago, Maddie, the daughter of a secret-service agent, and Logan, the son of the President of the United States were both ten and best friends. Then, something happened and Maddie moved to Alaska with her fath...

    New Ally Carter set in Alaska? ...

    Just what I wanted from that synopsis! A cute, quick read that you'll probably enjoy if you like survival stories. There is also a good dose of friends-to-hate-to-attraction. Only downside was that Maddie could be super annoying. She was acting that way on purpose, but let's just...

    This was a cute escape novel where Maddie, daughter of a secret service agent, and Logan, son of the president, are off in Alaska, when Logan is suddenly threatened, and Maddie?s survival smarts must save them both. Nothing too deep, and an easy-to-follow plot, but cute if you?re l...

    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 lit...

    Galley provided by publisher 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. ...

    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 fr...

    The novel was good. The synopsis (...the part with the president and special forces) raised my expectations. I expected more action, guns, bombs and so on. An Alaskan forest as the main setting took the pizzazz out the novel. ...

    Mmmhhmm 3.5 stars? It definitely wasn't perfect but I liked much more than All Fall Down. It was entertaining and full of action. ...

    Cute, quick read. More or less it was a story of friendship that gets lost and gained to move to love. Kind of found Maddie to be a bit obvious sometimes but overall an enjoyable read about two friends who get thrown back together after growing apart. However, they were thrown back tog...

    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...

    I didn't expect this to be that good. I absolutely loved it! The pace was perfect for me. I never got bored and was sitting on the edge of my seat the whole time while reading it. I wasn't a huge fan of the characters at first, but the more I read, the more I loved the characters. ...

    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. F...

    This is entertaining, and quippy, and a standalone. My immediate reaction was three stars. It's the best thing Ally Carter has written in years. And then I started, you know, actually thinking about the story, and its inherent political implications, and none of it makes any sense t...

    Review to come! ...

    3.5 ...

    Entertaining, humorous, suspenseful and just a whole lot of fun. I listened to the audiobook which I think was better because the narrator was able to give Maddie a fun personality. Maddie is strong, silly, girlie yet knows how to survive and take down dangerous Russian men. Her Secret...

    Actual Rating: 2,5 Too much whinning and even though it had some surprises it still had some boring parts and not a lot really happens. Some parts are not well developed either and things that happens are sometimes really childish... Like... Really.... ...

    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 ex...

    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 (NON-SPOILERY) THOUGHTS IN MY BOOK BLO...

    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 se...

    4/5 Stars ...

    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 draw...

    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 ...

    I didn't know the author and started reading without great expectations. The reading hooked me from start to finish and I really enjoyed it. Our heroine is badass and saves the hero countless times, but he does not disappoint us and shows his protective side when she needs him. We h...

    I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher via NetGalley. This in no way impacted on my view. I simply adore all of Ally Carter's books, and Not If I Save You First is no exception. Set in Alaska, it follows Maddie, who, apart from her father, is all alone in the wildernes...

    I think this book is meant for very young adults but in spite of that, I found it interesting. First of all, because it has a very strong female character who is ready to fight for what she wants no matter what and secondly because even if it depicted Alaska as a very wild and dangerou...

  • ☆★Tinja★✮ A Court of Pizza and Laziness
    Jun 17, 2018

    Ally Carter is back, baby! Alright, so she never actually ??left,?? but I can?t help but feel super excited when the author of one of my all time favourite series ? The Gallagher Girls ? publishes a new book. Even if said book is a standalone, which is unlike Ally ...

    this was quite a short book, so i will keep my review brief, as well. this was good for what it was - it was a quick, enjoyable survival story filled with action, adventure, and romance. whilst it had its highs (exciting premise, easy writing, decent pacing), it also has some lows (sha...

    This is a cute and adventurous YA story and I really enjoyed it. Six years ago, Maddie, the daughter of a secret-service agent, and Logan, the son of the President of the United States were both ten and best friends. Then, something happened and Maddie moved to Alaska with her fath...

    New Ally Carter set in Alaska? ...

    Just what I wanted from that synopsis! A cute, quick read that you'll probably enjoy if you like survival stories. There is also a good dose of friends-to-hate-to-attraction. Only downside was that Maddie could be super annoying. She was acting that way on purpose, but let's just...

    This was a cute escape novel where Maddie, daughter of a secret service agent, and Logan, son of the president, are off in Alaska, when Logan is suddenly threatened, and Maddie?s survival smarts must save them both. Nothing too deep, and an easy-to-follow plot, but cute if you?re l...

    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 lit...

    Galley provided by publisher 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. ...

    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 fr...

    The novel was good. The synopsis (...the part with the president and special forces) raised my expectations. I expected more action, guns, bombs and so on. An Alaskan forest as the main setting took the pizzazz out the novel. ...

    Mmmhhmm 3.5 stars? It definitely wasn't perfect but I liked much more than All Fall Down. It was entertaining and full of action. ...

  • Chris Horsefield
    Apr 14, 2018

    Ally Carter is back, baby! Alright, so she never actually ??left,?? but I can?t help but feel super excited when the author of one of my all time favourite series ? The Gallagher Girls ? publishes a new book. Even if said book is a standalone, which is unlike Ally ...

    this was quite a short book, so i will keep my review brief, as well. this was good for what it was - it was a quick, enjoyable survival story filled with action, adventure, and romance. whilst it had its highs (exciting premise, easy writing, decent pacing), it also has some lows (sha...

    This is a cute and adventurous YA story and I really enjoyed it. Six years ago, Maddie, the daughter of a secret-service agent, and Logan, the son of the President of the United States were both ten and best friends. Then, something happened and Maddie moved to Alaska with her fath...

    New Ally Carter set in Alaska? ...

    Just what I wanted from that synopsis! A cute, quick read that you'll probably enjoy if you like survival stories. There is also a good dose of friends-to-hate-to-attraction. Only downside was that Maddie could be super annoying. She was acting that way on purpose, but let's just...

    This was a cute escape novel where Maddie, daughter of a secret service agent, and Logan, son of the president, are off in Alaska, when Logan is suddenly threatened, and Maddie?s survival smarts must save them both. Nothing too deep, and an easy-to-follow plot, but cute if you?re l...

    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 lit...

    Galley provided by publisher 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. ...

    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 fr...

  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)
    Oct 25, 2017

    Ally Carter is back, baby! Alright, so she never actually ??left,?? but I can?t help but feel super excited when the author of one of my all time favourite series ? The Gallagher Girls ? publishes a new book. Even if said book is a standalone, which is unlike Ally ...

    this was quite a short book, so i will keep my review brief, as well. this was good for what it was - it was a quick, enjoyable survival story filled with action, adventure, and romance. whilst it had its highs (exciting premise, easy writing, decent pacing), it also has some lows (sha...

    This is a cute and adventurous YA story and I really enjoyed it. Six years ago, Maddie, the daughter of a secret-service agent, and Logan, the son of the President of the United States were both ten and best friends. Then, something happened and Maddie moved to Alaska with her fath...

    New Ally Carter set in Alaska? ...

    Just what I wanted from that synopsis! A cute, quick read that you'll probably enjoy if you like survival stories. There is also a good dose of friends-to-hate-to-attraction. Only downside was that Maddie could be super annoying. She was acting that way on purpose, but let's just...

    This was a cute escape novel where Maddie, daughter of a secret service agent, and Logan, son of the president, are off in Alaska, when Logan is suddenly threatened, and Maddie?s survival smarts must save them both. Nothing too deep, and an easy-to-follow plot, but cute if you?re l...

    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 lit...

    Galley provided by publisher 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. ...

    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 fr...

    The novel was good. The synopsis (...the part with the president and special forces) raised my expectations. I expected more action, guns, bombs and so on. An Alaskan forest as the main setting took the pizzazz out the novel. ...

    Mmmhhmm 3.5 stars? It definitely wasn't perfect but I liked much more than All Fall Down. It was entertaining and full of action. ...

    Cute, quick read. More or less it was a story of friendship that gets lost and gained to move to love. Kind of found Maddie to be a bit obvious sometimes but overall an enjoyable read about two friends who get thrown back together after growing apart. However, they were thrown back tog...

    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...

    I didn't expect this to be that good. I absolutely loved it! The pace was perfect for me. I never got bored and was sitting on the edge of my seat the whole time while reading it. I wasn't a huge fan of the characters at first, but the more I read, the more I loved the characters. ...

    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. F...

    This is entertaining, and quippy, and a standalone. My immediate reaction was three stars. It's the best thing Ally Carter has written in years. And then I started, you know, actually thinking about the story, and its inherent political implications, and none of it makes any sense t...

    Review to come! ...

  • Lola
    Jul 31, 2018

    Ally Carter is back, baby! Alright, so she never actually ??left,?? but I can?t help but feel super excited when the author of one of my all time favourite series ? The Gallagher Girls ? publishes a new book. Even if said book is a standalone, which is unlike Ally ...

  • Mandy
    Apr 15, 2018

    Ally Carter is back, baby! Alright, so she never actually ??left,?? but I can?t help but feel super excited when the author of one of my all time favourite series ? The Gallagher Girls ? publishes a new book. Even if said book is a standalone, which is unlike Ally ...

    this was quite a short book, so i will keep my review brief, as well. this was good for what it was - it was a quick, enjoyable survival story filled with action, adventure, and romance. whilst it had its highs (exciting premise, easy writing, decent pacing), it also has some lows (sha...

    This is a cute and adventurous YA story and I really enjoyed it. Six years ago, Maddie, the daughter of a secret-service agent, and Logan, the son of the President of the United States were both ten and best friends. Then, something happened and Maddie moved to Alaska with her fath...

    New Ally Carter set in Alaska? ...

    Just what I wanted from that synopsis! A cute, quick read that you'll probably enjoy if you like survival stories. There is also a good dose of friends-to-hate-to-attraction. Only downside was that Maddie could be super annoying. She was acting that way on purpose, but let's just...

    This was a cute escape novel where Maddie, daughter of a secret service agent, and Logan, son of the president, are off in Alaska, when Logan is suddenly threatened, and Maddie?s survival smarts must save them both. Nothing too deep, and an easy-to-follow plot, but cute if you?re l...

    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 lit...

    Galley provided by publisher 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. ...

    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 fr...

    The novel was good. The synopsis (...the part with the president and special forces) raised my expectations. I expected more action, guns, bombs and so on. An Alaskan forest as the main setting took the pizzazz out the novel. ...

    Mmmhhmm 3.5 stars? It definitely wasn't perfect but I liked much more than All Fall Down. It was entertaining and full of action. ...

    Cute, quick read. More or less it was a story of friendship that gets lost and gained to move to love. Kind of found Maddie to be a bit obvious sometimes but overall an enjoyable read about two friends who get thrown back together after growing apart. However, they were thrown back tog...

    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...

    I didn't expect this to be that good. I absolutely loved it! The pace was perfect for me. I never got bored and was sitting on the edge of my seat the whole time while reading it. I wasn't a huge fan of the characters at first, but the more I read, the more I loved the characters. ...

    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. F...

  • Maddie
    Apr 19, 2018

    Ally Carter is back, baby! Alright, so she never actually ??left,?? but I can?t help but feel super excited when the author of one of my all time favourite series ? The Gallagher Girls ? publishes a new book. Even if said book is a standalone, which is unlike Ally ...

    this was quite a short book, so i will keep my review brief, as well. this was good for what it was - it was a quick, enjoyable survival story filled with action, adventure, and romance. whilst it had its highs (exciting premise, easy writing, decent pacing), it also has some lows (sha...

    This is a cute and adventurous YA story and I really enjoyed it. Six years ago, Maddie, the daughter of a secret-service agent, and Logan, the son of the President of the United States were both ten and best friends. Then, something happened and Maddie moved to Alaska with her fath...

    New Ally Carter set in Alaska? ...

    Just what I wanted from that synopsis! A cute, quick read that you'll probably enjoy if you like survival stories. There is also a good dose of friends-to-hate-to-attraction. Only downside was that Maddie could be super annoying. She was acting that way on purpose, but let's just...

    This was a cute escape novel where Maddie, daughter of a secret service agent, and Logan, son of the president, are off in Alaska, when Logan is suddenly threatened, and Maddie?s survival smarts must save them both. Nothing too deep, and an easy-to-follow plot, but cute if you?re l...

    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 lit...

    Galley provided by publisher 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. ...

    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 fr...

    The novel was good. The synopsis (...the part with the president and special forces) raised my expectations. I expected more action, guns, bombs and so on. An Alaskan forest as the main setting took the pizzazz out the novel. ...

    Mmmhhmm 3.5 stars? It definitely wasn't perfect but I liked much more than All Fall Down. It was entertaining and full of action. ...

    Cute, quick read. More or less it was a story of friendship that gets lost and gained to move to love. Kind of found Maddie to be a bit obvious sometimes but overall an enjoyable read about two friends who get thrown back together after growing apart. However, they were thrown back tog...

    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...

  • Adah Udechukwu
    Mar 31, 2018

    Ally Carter is back, baby! Alright, so she never actually ??left,?? but I can?t help but feel super excited when the author of one of my all time favourite series ? The Gallagher Girls ? publishes a new book. Even if said book is a standalone, which is unlike Ally ...

    this was quite a short book, so i will keep my review brief, as well. this was good for what it was - it was a quick, enjoyable survival story filled with action, adventure, and romance. whilst it had its highs (exciting premise, easy writing, decent pacing), it also has some lows (sha...

    This is a cute and adventurous YA story and I really enjoyed it. Six years ago, Maddie, the daughter of a secret-service agent, and Logan, the son of the President of the United States were both ten and best friends. Then, something happened and Maddie moved to Alaska with her fath...

    New Ally Carter set in Alaska? ...

    Just what I wanted from that synopsis! A cute, quick read that you'll probably enjoy if you like survival stories. There is also a good dose of friends-to-hate-to-attraction. Only downside was that Maddie could be super annoying. She was acting that way on purpose, but let's just...

    This was a cute escape novel where Maddie, daughter of a secret service agent, and Logan, son of the president, are off in Alaska, when Logan is suddenly threatened, and Maddie?s survival smarts must save them both. Nothing too deep, and an easy-to-follow plot, but cute if you?re l...

    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 lit...

    Galley provided by publisher 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. ...

    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 fr...

    The novel was good. The synopsis (...the part with the president and special forces) raised my expectations. I expected more action, guns, bombs and so on. An Alaskan forest as the main setting took the pizzazz out the novel. ...

  • ilsa ➹
    Feb 24, 2018

    Ally Carter is back, baby! Alright, so she never actually ??left,?? but I can?t help but feel super excited when the author of one of my all time favourite series ? The Gallagher Girls ? publishes a new book. Even if said book is a standalone, which is unlike Ally ...

    this was quite a short book, so i will keep my review brief, as well. this was good for what it was - it was a quick, enjoyable survival story filled with action, adventure, and romance. whilst it had its highs (exciting premise, easy writing, decent pacing), it also has some lows (sha...

    This is a cute and adventurous YA story and I really enjoyed it. Six years ago, Maddie, the daughter of a secret-service agent, and Logan, the son of the President of the United States were both ten and best friends. Then, something happened and Maddie moved to Alaska with her fath...

    New Ally Carter set in Alaska? ...

    Just what I wanted from that synopsis! A cute, quick read that you'll probably enjoy if you like survival stories. There is also a good dose of friends-to-hate-to-attraction. Only downside was that Maddie could be super annoying. She was acting that way on purpose, but let's just...

    This was a cute escape novel where Maddie, daughter of a secret service agent, and Logan, son of the president, are off in Alaska, when Logan is suddenly threatened, and Maddie?s survival smarts must save them both. Nothing too deep, and an easy-to-follow plot, but cute if you?re l...

    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 lit...

  • Daiane
    Oct 10, 2018

    Ally Carter is back, baby! Alright, so she never actually ??left,?? but I can?t help but feel super excited when the author of one of my all time favourite series ? The Gallagher Girls ? publishes a new book. Even if said book is a standalone, which is unlike Ally ...

    this was quite a short book, so i will keep my review brief, as well. this was good for what it was - it was a quick, enjoyable survival story filled with action, adventure, and romance. whilst it had its highs (exciting premise, easy writing, decent pacing), it also has some lows (sha...

    This is a cute and adventurous YA story and I really enjoyed it. Six years ago, Maddie, the daughter of a secret-service agent, and Logan, the son of the President of the United States were both ten and best friends. Then, something happened and Maddie moved to Alaska with her fath...

    New Ally Carter set in Alaska? ...

    Just what I wanted from that synopsis! A cute, quick read that you'll probably enjoy if you like survival stories. There is also a good dose of friends-to-hate-to-attraction. Only downside was that Maddie could be super annoying. She was acting that way on purpose, but let's just...

    This was a cute escape novel where Maddie, daughter of a secret service agent, and Logan, son of the president, are off in Alaska, when Logan is suddenly threatened, and Maddie?s survival smarts must save them both. Nothing too deep, and an easy-to-follow plot, but cute if you?re l...

    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 lit...

    Galley provided by publisher 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. ...

    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 fr...

    The novel was good. The synopsis (...the part with the president and special forces) raised my expectations. I expected more action, guns, bombs and so on. An Alaskan forest as the main setting took the pizzazz out the novel. ...

    Mmmhhmm 3.5 stars? It definitely wasn't perfect but I liked much more than All Fall Down. It was entertaining and full of action. ...

    Cute, quick read. More or less it was a story of friendship that gets lost and gained to move to love. Kind of found Maddie to be a bit obvious sometimes but overall an enjoyable read about two friends who get thrown back together after growing apart. However, they were thrown back tog...

    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...

    I didn't expect this to be that good. I absolutely loved it! The pace was perfect for me. I never got bored and was sitting on the edge of my seat the whole time while reading it. I wasn't a huge fan of the characters at first, but the more I read, the more I loved the characters. ...

    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. F...

    This is entertaining, and quippy, and a standalone. My immediate reaction was three stars. It's the best thing Ally Carter has written in years. And then I started, you know, actually thinking about the story, and its inherent political implications, and none of it makes any sense t...

    Review to come! ...

    3.5 ...

    Entertaining, humorous, suspenseful and just a whole lot of fun. I listened to the audiobook which I think was better because the narrator was able to give Maddie a fun personality. Maddie is strong, silly, girlie yet knows how to survive and take down dangerous Russian men. Her Secret...

    Actual Rating: 2,5 Too much whinning and even though it had some surprises it still had some boring parts and not a lot really happens. Some parts are not well developed either and things that happens are sometimes really childish... Like... Really.... ...

  • Tricia Mingerink
    Apr 18, 2018

    Ally Carter is back, baby! Alright, so she never actually ??left,?? but I can?t help but feel super excited when the author of one of my all time favourite series ? The Gallagher Girls ? publishes a new book. Even if said book is a standalone, which is unlike Ally ...

    this was quite a short book, so i will keep my review brief, as well. this was good for what it was - it was a quick, enjoyable survival story filled with action, adventure, and romance. whilst it had its highs (exciting premise, easy writing, decent pacing), it also has some lows (sha...

    This is a cute and adventurous YA story and I really enjoyed it. Six years ago, Maddie, the daughter of a secret-service agent, and Logan, the son of the President of the United States were both ten and best friends. Then, something happened and Maddie moved to Alaska with her fath...

    New Ally Carter set in Alaska? ...

    Just what I wanted from that synopsis! A cute, quick read that you'll probably enjoy if you like survival stories. There is also a good dose of friends-to-hate-to-attraction. Only downside was that Maddie could be super annoying. She was acting that way on purpose, but let's just...

    This was a cute escape novel where Maddie, daughter of a secret service agent, and Logan, son of the president, are off in Alaska, when Logan is suddenly threatened, and Maddie?s survival smarts must save them both. Nothing too deep, and an easy-to-follow plot, but cute if you?re l...

    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 lit...

    Galley provided by publisher 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. ...

    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 fr...

    The novel was good. The synopsis (...the part with the president and special forces) raised my expectations. I expected more action, guns, bombs and so on. An Alaskan forest as the main setting took the pizzazz out the novel. ...

    Mmmhhmm 3.5 stars? It definitely wasn't perfect but I liked much more than All Fall Down. It was entertaining and full of action. ...

    Cute, quick read. More or less it was a story of friendship that gets lost and gained to move to love. Kind of found Maddie to be a bit obvious sometimes but overall an enjoyable read about two friends who get thrown back together after growing apart. However, they were thrown back tog...

    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...

    I didn't expect this to be that good. I absolutely loved it! The pace was perfect for me. I never got bored and was sitting on the edge of my seat the whole time while reading it. I wasn't a huge fan of the characters at first, but the more I read, the more I loved the characters. ...

    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. F...

    This is entertaining, and quippy, and a standalone. My immediate reaction was three stars. It's the best thing Ally Carter has written in years. And then I started, you know, actually thinking about the story, and its inherent political implications, and none of it makes any sense t...

    Review to come! ...

    3.5 ...

    Entertaining, humorous, suspenseful and just a whole lot of fun. I listened to the audiobook which I think was better because the narrator was able to give Maddie a fun personality. Maddie is strong, silly, girlie yet knows how to survive and take down dangerous Russian men. Her Secret...

    Actual Rating: 2,5 Too much whinning and even though it had some surprises it still had some boring parts and not a lot really happens. Some parts are not well developed either and things that happens are sometimes really childish... Like... Really.... ...

    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 ex...

    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 (NON-SPOILERY) THOUGHTS IN MY BOOK BLO...

    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 se...

  • katwiththehat
    May 12, 2018

    Ally Carter is back, baby! Alright, so she never actually ??left,?? but I can?t help but feel super excited when the author of one of my all time favourite series ? The Gallagher Girls ? publishes a new book. Even if said book is a standalone, which is unlike Ally ...

    this was quite a short book, so i will keep my review brief, as well. this was good for what it was - it was a quick, enjoyable survival story filled with action, adventure, and romance. whilst it had its highs (exciting premise, easy writing, decent pacing), it also has some lows (sha...

    This is a cute and adventurous YA story and I really enjoyed it. Six years ago, Maddie, the daughter of a secret-service agent, and Logan, the son of the President of the United States were both ten and best friends. Then, something happened and Maddie moved to Alaska with her fath...

    New Ally Carter set in Alaska? ...

    Just what I wanted from that synopsis! A cute, quick read that you'll probably enjoy if you like survival stories. There is also a good dose of friends-to-hate-to-attraction. Only downside was that Maddie could be super annoying. She was acting that way on purpose, but let's just...

    This was a cute escape novel where Maddie, daughter of a secret service agent, and Logan, son of the president, are off in Alaska, when Logan is suddenly threatened, and Maddie?s survival smarts must save them both. Nothing too deep, and an easy-to-follow plot, but cute if you?re l...

  • Sandeep ☾
    May 07, 2018

    Ally Carter is back, baby! Alright, so she never actually ??left,?? but I can?t help but feel super excited when the author of one of my all time favourite series ? The Gallagher Girls ? publishes a new book. Even if said book is a standalone, which is unlike Ally ...

    this was quite a short book, so i will keep my review brief, as well. this was good for what it was - it was a quick, enjoyable survival story filled with action, adventure, and romance. whilst it had its highs (exciting premise, easy writing, decent pacing), it also has some lows (sha...

    This is a cute and adventurous YA story and I really enjoyed it. Six years ago, Maddie, the daughter of a secret-service agent, and Logan, the son of the President of the United States were both ten and best friends. Then, something happened and Maddie moved to Alaska with her fath...

    New Ally Carter set in Alaska? ...

    Just what I wanted from that synopsis! A cute, quick read that you'll probably enjoy if you like survival stories. There is also a good dose of friends-to-hate-to-attraction. Only downside was that Maddie could be super annoying. She was acting that way on purpose, but let's just...

    This was a cute escape novel where Maddie, daughter of a secret service agent, and Logan, son of the president, are off in Alaska, when Logan is suddenly threatened, and Maddie?s survival smarts must save them both. Nothing too deep, and an easy-to-follow plot, but cute if you?re l...

    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 lit...

    Galley provided by publisher 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. ...

    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 fr...

    The novel was good. The synopsis (...the part with the president and special forces) raised my expectations. I expected more action, guns, bombs and so on. An Alaskan forest as the main setting took the pizzazz out the novel. ...

    Mmmhhmm 3.5 stars? It definitely wasn't perfect but I liked much more than All Fall Down. It was entertaining and full of action. ...

    Cute, quick read. More or less it was a story of friendship that gets lost and gained to move to love. Kind of found Maddie to be a bit obvious sometimes but overall an enjoyable read about two friends who get thrown back together after growing apart. However, they were thrown back tog...

    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...

    I didn't expect this to be that good. I absolutely loved it! The pace was perfect for me. I never got bored and was sitting on the edge of my seat the whole time while reading it. I wasn't a huge fan of the characters at first, but the more I read, the more I loved the characters. ...

    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. F...

    This is entertaining, and quippy, and a standalone. My immediate reaction was three stars. It's the best thing Ally Carter has written in years. And then I started, you know, actually thinking about the story, and its inherent political implications, and none of it makes any sense t...

    Review to come! ...

    3.5 ...

    Entertaining, humorous, suspenseful and just a whole lot of fun. I listened to the audiobook which I think was better because the narrator was able to give Maddie a fun personality. Maddie is strong, silly, girlie yet knows how to survive and take down dangerous Russian men. Her Secret...

    Actual Rating: 2,5 Too much whinning and even though it had some surprises it still had some boring parts and not a lot really happens. Some parts are not well developed either and things that happens are sometimes really childish... Like... Really.... ...

    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 ex...

    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 (NON-SPOILERY) THOUGHTS IN MY BOOK BLO...

    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 se...

    4/5 Stars ...

  • Nadia
    Jun 11, 2018

    Ally Carter is back, baby! Alright, so she never actually ??left,?? but I can?t help but feel super excited when the author of one of my all time favourite series ? The Gallagher Girls ? publishes a new book. Even if said book is a standalone, which is unlike Ally ...

    this was quite a short book, so i will keep my review brief, as well. this was good for what it was - it was a quick, enjoyable survival story filled with action, adventure, and romance. whilst it had its highs (exciting premise, easy writing, decent pacing), it also has some lows (sha...

    This is a cute and adventurous YA story and I really enjoyed it. Six years ago, Maddie, the daughter of a secret-service agent, and Logan, the son of the President of the United States were both ten and best friends. Then, something happened and Maddie moved to Alaska with her fath...

    New Ally Carter set in Alaska? ...

    Just what I wanted from that synopsis! A cute, quick read that you'll probably enjoy if you like survival stories. There is also a good dose of friends-to-hate-to-attraction. Only downside was that Maddie could be super annoying. She was acting that way on purpose, but let's just...

    This was a cute escape novel where Maddie, daughter of a secret service agent, and Logan, son of the president, are off in Alaska, when Logan is suddenly threatened, and Maddie?s survival smarts must save them both. Nothing too deep, and an easy-to-follow plot, but cute if you?re l...

    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 lit...

    Galley provided by publisher 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. ...

    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 fr...

    The novel was good. The synopsis (...the part with the president and special forces) raised my expectations. I expected more action, guns, bombs and so on. An Alaskan forest as the main setting took the pizzazz out the novel. ...

    Mmmhhmm 3.5 stars? It definitely wasn't perfect but I liked much more than All Fall Down. It was entertaining and full of action. ...

    Cute, quick read. More or less it was a story of friendship that gets lost and gained to move to love. Kind of found Maddie to be a bit obvious sometimes but overall an enjoyable read about two friends who get thrown back together after growing apart. However, they were thrown back tog...

    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...

    I didn't expect this to be that good. I absolutely loved it! The pace was perfect for me. I never got bored and was sitting on the edge of my seat the whole time while reading it. I wasn't a huge fan of the characters at first, but the more I read, the more I loved the characters. ...

  • .phoebe.
    May 24, 2018

    Ally Carter is back, baby! Alright, so she never actually ??left,?? but I can?t help but feel super excited when the author of one of my all time favourite series ? The Gallagher Girls ? publishes a new book. Even if said book is a standalone, which is unlike Ally ...

    this was quite a short book, so i will keep my review brief, as well. this was good for what it was - it was a quick, enjoyable survival story filled with action, adventure, and romance. whilst it had its highs (exciting premise, easy writing, decent pacing), it also has some lows (sha...

    This is a cute and adventurous YA story and I really enjoyed it. Six years ago, Maddie, the daughter of a secret-service agent, and Logan, the son of the President of the United States were both ten and best friends. Then, something happened and Maddie moved to Alaska with her fath...

    New Ally Carter set in Alaska? ...

    Just what I wanted from that synopsis! A cute, quick read that you'll probably enjoy if you like survival stories. There is also a good dose of friends-to-hate-to-attraction. Only downside was that Maddie could be super annoying. She was acting that way on purpose, but let's just...

    This was a cute escape novel where Maddie, daughter of a secret service agent, and Logan, son of the president, are off in Alaska, when Logan is suddenly threatened, and Maddie?s survival smarts must save them both. Nothing too deep, and an easy-to-follow plot, but cute if you?re l...

    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 lit...

    Galley provided by publisher 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. ...

    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 fr...

    The novel was good. The synopsis (...the part with the president and special forces) raised my expectations. I expected more action, guns, bombs and so on. An Alaskan forest as the main setting took the pizzazz out the novel. ...

    Mmmhhmm 3.5 stars? It definitely wasn't perfect but I liked much more than All Fall Down. It was entertaining and full of action. ...

    Cute, quick read. More or less it was a story of friendship that gets lost and gained to move to love. Kind of found Maddie to be a bit obvious sometimes but overall an enjoyable read about two friends who get thrown back together after growing apart. However, they were thrown back tog...

    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...

    I didn't expect this to be that good. I absolutely loved it! The pace was perfect for me. I never got bored and was sitting on the edge of my seat the whole time while reading it. I wasn't a huge fan of the characters at first, but the more I read, the more I loved the characters. ...

    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. F...

    This is entertaining, and quippy, and a standalone. My immediate reaction was three stars. It's the best thing Ally Carter has written in years. And then I started, you know, actually thinking about the story, and its inherent political implications, and none of it makes any sense t...

    Review to come! ...

    3.5 ...

  • rachel 🌻
    Aug 28, 2017

    Ally Carter is back, baby! Alright, so she never actually ??left,?? but I can?t help but feel super excited when the author of one of my all time favourite series ? The Gallagher Girls ? publishes a new book. Even if said book is a standalone, which is unlike Ally ...

    this was quite a short book, so i will keep my review brief, as well. this was good for what it was - it was a quick, enjoyable survival story filled with action, adventure, and romance. whilst it had its highs (exciting premise, easy writing, decent pacing), it also has some lows (sha...

    This is a cute and adventurous YA story and I really enjoyed it. Six years ago, Maddie, the daughter of a secret-service agent, and Logan, the son of the President of the United States were both ten and best friends. Then, something happened and Maddie moved to Alaska with her fath...

    New Ally Carter set in Alaska? ...