Dear Logan, Someday I'm going to write a book: How Not to Die in Alaska - A Girl's Guide to Fashionable Survival. I bet you don't know that a hair pin can make an excellent fishing hook. You may think you can use just any kind of mud for mud masks, but trust me, you CAN'T! In a pinch, nothing starts a fire like nail polish remover. Alaska is tough. You might know this, if you ever replied to my letters. 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 ...
~I was sent a copy from the publishers-all opinions are my own~
I give it - 5/5
My review - THIS BOOK! This book was everything I wanted and more. It had so much it I didn't expect and it kept me on my toes the entire time. It is a book about friendship but it has it's family drama, there are things to do with the president, Russians, Alaska, Kidnapping.....
In this book we have Logan and Maddie. They where friends when they where younger. Her father, was the bodyguard for the president who, is the father of Logan. They had fun together but, something bad happens at the White House and Maddie and her father have to leave and basically go of the grid and live in a place without a TV, computer, phone....
It has been 6 years since Maddie left. 6 years of writing letters to Logan who, never replied. She has learnt so much in Alaska. A lot of survival skills and knows how to handle a knife. A surprise shows up one day in the shape of Logan. She doesn't want him to be there but, she's also missed talking to him and she has questions he needs to answer.
But, what happened 6 years ago is about to come back and put them in danger again. Maddie is mad at Logan but, she knows something bad is going to happen. She needs to find a way to save him and figure out what is happening and why. After all these years, why are they striking now? What happened back then for them to take another shot? Maddie needs to put her skills to the test to not only save Logan but herself.
This book was just so good. It was filled with so much action and Maddie is a fantastic character. She grew up with a father who was there to protect and she knew that is what she had to do. She was a very selfless character. Logan has changed since the events that took place 6 years ago. He's scared about seeing Maddie again, he hurt her but, he wanted to keep her away, keep her safe since he felt that he was the one who put them in danger when they where children. They are about to put their friendship to to the test and they need to get together to figure out how to stop what is happening and save themselves.
They may also find themselves close together now and again as they've gotten older, their feelings might have grown for each other....especially, after seeing each other again.
A brilliant book by Ally. It was such an amazing standalone that I can't wait for everyone to read it.