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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Solitary: Escape from Furnace #2 by Alexander Gordon Smith

SOLITARY
Escape From Furnace #2
Author: Alexander Gordon Smith
Source: Publisher
*I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review*

Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Square Fish (July 5, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0312674767
ISBN-13: 978-0312674762


SUMMARY:

Alex tried to escape.
He had a perfect plan.
He was almost free. Even felt the cool, clean air on his face.
Then the dogs came.
Now he’s locked in a place so gruesome—so hellish—that escape doesn’t even matter.
He just wants to survive.


MY THOUGHTS:

Just when I thought this series could not only get any better, it does.  Just when I though Alex had been through enough already, it gets worse.  Just when you think its over, it's not.  In Solitary, we continue with Alex on his journey to escape Furnace prison.  


While I was thrilled to jump into Solitary, I feel this book wasn't as great as the first book.  Don't get me wrong!  I really enjoyed this book as well in the series, but it just didn't have the impact as the first one had.  Maybe it was because I came to expect what the prison is capable of.  All I know is that after reading Lockdown, you think Alex is going to catch a break and you have your hope built up just like him.  Then, everything comes crashing down and Alex is thrown into 'The Hole'.  Within a coffin sized hole, Alex starts to lose control of his mind and loses all hope of escape.  What he doesn't expect is a rescue in the form of monsters.  Are they there to help him, or are they there to tear him apart?  Or could they be a figment of his imagination that is working overtime in his solitude.


Again, while this one wasn't as great as the first one, it still ranks pretty high in horror, suspense and thrills.  If you enjoyed Lockdown, continue the journey from Hell to escape.

MY RATING:



Very Good! I would recommend this book! 4 STARS



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