The Weekend Aesthetic is a feature where I post book aesthetics on the weekend. They might be of a book I’m currently reading, recently read, or read a long time ago.
I’m a huge fan of Ally Carter’s work, so it’s no surprise that I loved Not If I Save You First. The characters, setting, and plot kept me engaged with the story the entire time. This does depart from Ally Carter’s previous series as it’s a standalone and dual POV, but fans will still see her trademark style throughout the novel. I actually listened to this one on audiobook and highly recommend this format as the narrator did a phenomenal job portraying Maddie and Logan’s voices and the gravity of the situation they were in (as well as nailing their kid voices from the parts when they were younger).
This story felt so realistic, even though an assassin chasing the President’s son and a secret service agent’s daughter through the Alaskan wilderness is anything but realistic. I loved Maddie’s voice and character—especially how she was girly and outdoorsy at the same time. Plus, her anger at Logan and the hurt she felt was very justifiable (so this totally has both the hate-to-love and childhood friends-to-lovers tropes going on). Fans of Ally Carter’s previous series will love Not If I Save You First. And if you haven’t read one her books before, this story will hook you!