PUBLISHER: HMH Books for Young Readers
PUBLICATION DATE: August 11th, 2020
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Thank you to the publisher for the eARC of this title via NetGalley.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Warcross meets Lost in this haunting young adult sci-fi thriller in which teens compete to survive in the wilderness for one million dollars on a new virtual reality show. When something goes horribly wrong and the contestants realize no one is coming to save them, they must question their very reality—and how much of the game is really for show.
Each contestant has their own reasons—and their own secrets—for joining the new virtual reality show CUT/OFF that places a group of teenagers alone in the wilderness. It’s a simple premise: whoever lasts the longest without “tapping out” wins a cash prize. Not only that, new software creates a totally unprecedented television experience, allowing viewers to touch, see, and live everything along with the contestants. But what happens when “tapping out” doesn’t work and no one comes to save you? What happens when the whole world seemingly disappears while you’re stranded in the wild? Four teenagers must confront their greatest fears, their deepest secrets, and one another when they discover they are truly cut off from reality. Sci-fi, mystery, and romance converge in this high-stakes, fast-paced read that will leave you guessing to the very last moment.
Suspenseful, intriguing and mysterious. This novel will have you hooked as you read and follow along with the young adults in this novel. We are introduced to very interesting and vastly different characters – Trip, Brandon, River, Cam and Liza. They all have their own different personalities and I enjoyed seeing their different personalities and sarcastic wits come out in the novel. They were brave when they needed to be, their survival instincts kicked in when it had to, and I enjoyed reading about their strange time on this mysterious island as part of the TV show they were cast upon.
I enjoyed the mystery and suspense around this book and trying to figure out what exactly was going on while they were on the island. The mystery around why everyone on the island seemed to have disappeared and they were seemingly the only ones on the island. Then when strange things begin to happen on the island, it intrigued me to find out what was causing these strange events to happen.
A novel that I would recommend.
MY RATING: 4/5 stars