Cut Off by Adrianne Finlay PDF

Cut Off by Adrianne Finlay PDF

Download Cut Off by Adrianne Finlay PDF book free online – From Cut Off by Adrianne Finlay PDF: 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. Buy From Amazon

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.

Editorial Reviews

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“Readers will appreciate the narrative range in this book as it echoes survivalist themes while mixing in tropes common to horror and romance. The plot delivers a number of satisfying twists while slowly revealing the motivations of the main characters….A genre-bending story that engages with themes of anxiety and trauma in imaginative ways. Recommended for readers who enjoy thrillers with elements of horror and romance.” —School Library Journal

“The novel’s characters—particularly Cam and River—are sturdy and distinctive enough to keep readers persuaded as the story line builds from sly commentary on reality television to trippy exploration of reality’s very nature.”—Publishers Weekly 

  –This text refers to the hardcover edition.

Review of Cut Off by Adrianne Finlay PDF

Solid YA Horror/Sci-Fi mash up! 

The synopsis describes it as Warcross meets Lost. Having not read Warcross as of the time of this review I cannot say. I can however, say it definitely is Dead Spots (a horror novel by Rhiannon Frater about people’s greatest fears) meets Lost.

The story is about a group of young adults filming a wilderness survival reality TV show.  The contestant who can last in the wilderness the longest wins. Once contestants are narrowed down to the last few remaining the game seems to take a drastic turn. Whenever a player decides to quit the game or becomes injured they have a GPS beacon they activate so they can be found by the show and taken to shelter and safety. Most alarming, the final contestants find out that the GPS beacons do not work. It appears no one is coming for them, all alone in the wilderness. Almost as if they are the only ones left in the world. They will all struggle and fight for their lives before they find out the truth.

This was a well thought out and intelligent story. The beginning starts off nicely as we get to know the characters. There is a slow down for me in the second half of the first section (three sections in total). I was worried it wouldn’t pick up. However, things finally started going somewhere in the second section. Then they really start to blow you away. Like, “Woah, where the heck did that come from, it scared me but I dig it!”

The author did a great job of putting together a complete story. This book includes complicated material from a scientific level, it would be easy to get distracted and let the completion of the story get away from you. While I wish the character development had gone deeper in respect to the relationships they developed with each other. I think for a YA this is certainly done well enough. Overall an engaging read that is also very thought provoking!

*Thank you to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt via Edelweiss+ for providing me with a digital review copy! 

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Review of Cut Off by Adrianne Finlay PDF

I was fascinated by the premise of Cut Off – a bunch of teens are on a reality show where they are put in the wilderness with only basic supplies and drones following their every move. The last one left wins. It sounded Hunger Games-esque with a virtual reality spin. Viewers can virtually immerse themselves in the experience and see, smell, feel everything attached to one of the contestants.

One day, the last four contestants realize that they have lost all contact with the outside world. They are completely cut off from outside civilization, and no one is coming to help. Is it part of the show, or has something gone terribly wrong? This is what River, Cam, Liza, and Trip must figure out for the first half of the story. However, after several frightening experiences, the foursome realizes that something much more dangerous and unusual is going on.

This is an interesting read that went in a totally different direction than I expected. I found that refreshing. What started as a wilderness survival show used to exploit the vulnerabilities of teenagers for the sake of entertainment became an examination of different realities.

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The well-developed and dynamic characters show tremendous growth throughout the novel. Each comes into the story with emotional baggage and fears that contribute to the plot. River suffered tremendous loss, which affected his life dramatically. He is thoughtful, solitary and fair, constantly trying to take care of and save others. Cam experienced terrible instances of domestic violence, which has shattered her trust in others. She is independent, strong, and determined. Trip feels rejected by those he loves most. He is smart, edgy, and craves attention. Liza has secrets that she doesn’t want the other to know. She is dodgy and brave. As the foursome get to know and help each other, they realize that they are not so different than they initially thought and that they make a really good team.

Though I said at the beginning of the review that the story initially reminded me of The Hunger Games, by the end it reminded me more of The Matrix or Inception. There are so many twists and turns, that it is sometimes hard to follow, but the concept behind their dire situation is fascinating.

About the Author

Adrianne Finlay received her PhD in literature and creative writing from Binghamton University. Originally from Ithaca, New York, she now lives in Cedar Falls, Iowa with her husband, the poet J. D. Schraffenberger, and their two young daughters. She is an associate professor of English and the Program Director of Creative Writing at Upper Iowa University in Fayette, Iowa. When she’s not writing, reading, or grading, she’s making soap to sell locally, raising money for type 1 diabetes research.Visit adriannefinlayauthor.com.–This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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Details About Cut Off by Adrianne Finlay PDF

  • Name: Cut Off
  • Author: Adrianne Finlay
  • ISBN: 978-0358006459
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Teen & Young Adult Fantasy & Supernatural Mysteries & Thrillers,  Teen & Young Adult Fiction about Emotions & Feelings, Teen & Young Adult Mystery & Thriller Action
  • Format: PDF/ePub
  • Size: 1 MB
  • Page: 384
  • Price: Free

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