Hi, bookworms! I am back from Center Parcs! I had 5 days of chill and adventure (not sure how I can put these two in a sentence, but there you go) and now that I am home I need to tell you guys about what I read when I was away. Yeah, I took books with me and I read when others were watching movies or chilling or after everyone went to bed.
So whilst I was away, I picked up Not if I save you first by Ally Carter, courtesy of NetGalley.
Thanks to NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this novel! As always, my unbiased review.
Genre: Young Adult, Romance
Year Of Publication: 27 March 2018
Publisher: Orchard Books
My rating: 3.5 – 4 stars
After Maddie’s Secret Service dad takes a bullet for the president, he takes Maddie somewhere he thinks they’ll be safe – far away from the White House and the president’s son, Logan.
But when Logan comes to Alaska, so does the danger.
If there’s one thing Alaska has taught Maddie, it’s how to survive. And now her best friend’s life depends on it …
What I liked about the story:
-the setting is spectacular as most of the story happens in Alaska.
-Maddie actually proves that she has the skills to survive and face all the things that have been thrown at her.
-the girl saves boy premise.
-interesting and funny characters; the dialogue was well done and generally enjoyed listening to the characters talk.
-highly entertaining and unputdownable.
What it didn’t like about the book:
-the plot was overly simplistic and sometimes I doubted their ability to not die of hypothermia; at some point, it felt like the story forgot that she was injured and all of a sudden remembered about it, and she collapsed. How was she able to do all of that if injured?
-Logan and the letters… I was like WTF?!
-although it is meant as girl saves the boy, but the boy also saves girl quite a bit…
-the flashback to their lives as 10-year-olds was cute and all, but I felt that it was a bit too long for my liking and impacted on the pacing of the plot.
-I would’ve wanted to know more about teenager Logan, I didn’t feel like I knew his motivations and what happened to him besides the fact that “he stopped trying”. Why?
-the villain’s motivations were like so average, it hurt my head. It was not something that I have not read before and always thought it to be a bit lame.
However, overall, I did enjoy it. It took me two days to read it and struggled to put it down as I wanted to know what would happen next, which is why I would rate this book at 3.5 stars.