Not If I Save You First (Hardcover)

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There are a lot of books with kick-butt girls, who are out there fighting fiercely, swords blazing. But one where they are simply using their strength and expertise to simply survive the situation (in this case, Russian kidnappers and an Alaskan winter)? Those are rare. And Carter's new thriller, with fierce, capable Maddie who is out to save the president's son, Logan, from kidnappers (and himself) is most definitely welcome, and thoroughly enjoyed. 

— Melissa Fox


Maddie thought she and Logan would be friends forever. But when your dad is a Secret Service agent and your best friend is the president's son, sometimes life has other plans. Before she knows it, Maddie's dad is dragging her to a cabin in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness. No phone. No Internet. And not a single word from Logan. Maddie tells herself it's okay. After all, she's the most popular girl for twenty miles in any direction. (She’s also the only girl for twenty miles in any direction.) She has wood to cut and weapons to bedazzle. Her life is full. Until Logan shows up six years later . . . And Maddie wants to kill him. But before that can happen, an assailant appears out of nowhere, knocking Maddie off a cliff and dragging Logan to some unknown fate. Maddie knows she could turn back- and get help. But the weather is turning and the terrain will only get more treacherous, the animals more deadly. Maddie still really wants to kill Logan. But she has to save him first.

About the Author

Ally Carter is the New York Times bestselling author of the Gallagher Girls, Heist Society, and Embassy Row series. Not If I Save You First is her first standalone novel. Her books have been published all over the world, in over 20 languages. She grew up on a farm in Oklahoma and has never caused an international incident (to her knowledge). You can visit her online at

Praise For…

Praise for All Fall Down (Embassy Row Book One):

A New York Times Bestseller

"Carter knows how to construct a gripping thriller." -- Publishers Weekly

"Action packed and meticulously plotted, All Fall Down keeps readers guessing." -- Booklist

"With its intrigue and clever plot twists, this series opener will leave readers hungering for more." -- School Library Journal

"Will appeal not only to psychological-thriller fans, but to those who want a little glamour, some A-list social politics, and a bit of high school nastiness mixed in with their suspense." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Grace is a fighter, and she will stop at nothing to find out what happened to her mother. Readers will love this first book in what promises to be an exciting, thrilling mystery series." -- Voice of Youth Advocates

"An amazing book." -- The Guardian

Product Details
ISBN: 9781338134148
ISBN-10: 1338134140
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: March 27th, 2018
Pages: 304
Language: English