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Thursday 24 September 2015

Review: The Cut Out (#1)

Move over Anthony Horowitz. Jack Heath is here to stay. With a list of high action tales already under his belt, this new series starting with The Cut Out has it all: intrigue, action, the occasional gadget and end of the world, life and death scenarios.

One thing Jack has over Horowitz (sorry Anthony) is that amidst the world falling apart, Fero’s story is that tiny bit more believable. He really is just a kid caught up in the weirdest of situations. The gadgets he gets always feel possible and the mammoth obstacles that get in his way, not too out of the ordinary. The delicate web of questions that close in as the pages fly are grounded in reality too. I bet you won’t see the final twist coming. I didn’t.

Easy to read, high action and intriguing: what more could you want? For me, the only problem I have now is waiting for the release of Book 2, The Fail Safe.

Title: The Cut Out (#1)
Author: Jack Heath
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, $14.99 RRP
Publication Date: August 2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781760111984
For ages: 12+
Type: Young Adult Fiction