Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Money Run by Jack Heath


Money Run by Jack Heath
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Published date:  April 1, 2013

Summary:  Take two child geniuses (thieves in their spare time), one obsessed assassin, and the richest man in the world to create a compelling, completely unpredictable young adult thriller. Fifteen-year-olds Ashley and Benjamin have concocted a daring master plan: to steal billionaire Hammond Buckland's most precious belonging, hidden in the depths of his conspicuous corporate building. But Hammond Buckland has a most elaborate plan of his own - and none of them have counted on Peachey, the hit man with a determination to finish the job - at any cost!The beginning of a dazzling new series from Jack Heath, author of The Lab and Remote Control.

The cover is magnetic! When I saw it, I knew I had to read this book!  

Beginning the book with two fifteen-year-old teens on a plane trying to steal the most precious gem from a high-tech security system, is a perfect hook to real in the reader. I seem to enjoy the James Bond-style of action, the anticipation of being caught and the technology that seemed a little too unbelievable for even this day and age. Throw in the fact that these are teenagers taking on a highly trained assassin, and a billion dollar business man, really made it even more doubtful.

Bringing in Ash (girl) as the front man (or woman) pulling moves that rival James Bond with Ben being the techie in the ear-piece was genius. Having the constant changing point of views from character to character was quite entertaining and kept me on edge to see what each of their stories were. When Peachy shows up, I had to laugh at his ego and how he was imagining his life on film. The ending was pleasantly surprising and not as predictable as I thought it would be.

A good fast-paced read for Middle-Schoolers? I wouldn't suggest this to kids younger than 14. A few too many bad words and it is a book that glorifies theft. Not something that young influential minds should be reading in my opinion.

If you are looking for a suspenseful, action packed, high-tech, 007-type entertainment for young adults, this book is for you.

Thanks to NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book.

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