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“In this third installment of the Furnace series, Gordon-Smith has pulled out all the stops. It is a tour de force of action and adventure… Honestly, this reviewer could not put this book down, having thoroughly enjoyed all of the novels in this series, and will anxiously await the release of Fugitives: Escape from Furnace 4 due winter 2012. Please continue to wow us, Mr. Gordon Smith--your books are a pleasure to read.” ―VOYA
“Fresh and ferocious, Lockdown will hook boys with its gritty, unrelenting surprises.” ―James Patterson
“Furnace is hotter than hell and twice as much fun! Sign me up for a life sentence of Alexander Gordon Smith!” ―Darren Shan, author of the Demonata series
“This nightmarish start to a new series is unrelentingly bleak, uniquely horrifying, and strangely compelling.” ―Realms of Fantasy magazine on the Escape from Furnace series
“A great next choice for fans of The Maze Runner, The Grassland Trilogy. . . or Lord of the Flies . . . Recommended for dystopia, thriller, and horror fans, or anyone looking for a fast-paced, spine-chilling ride.” ―Jennifer Robinson's Bookpage on the Escape from Furnace series
“Readers will be turning pages without pause, and the cliff-hanger ending will have them anticipating the next installment. Most appealing is Smith's flowing writing style, filled with kid-speak, colorful adjectives, and amusing analogies. Fans of James Patterson's ‘Maximum Ride' and Darren Shan's ‘The Demonata' series will find this satisfying fare.” ―School Library Journal on the Escape from Furnace series
“Not for the faint-hearted, this dramatic British import is both a page- and stomach-turner. . . The pacing is superb, building on the tension as each horror is revealed while saving the ultimate monstrosity for the cliffhanger ending.” ―The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books on the Escape from Furnace series
“Lockdown is a beautifully written book that builds itself up on violence, suspense, and mystery.” ―A YALSA YA Galley Teen Reader
Alexander Gordon Smith is the author of the Escape from Furnace series, including Lockdown and Solitary. Born in 1979 in Norwich, England, he always wanted to be a writer. After experimenting in the service and retail trades for a few years, Smith decided to go to University. He studied English and American Literature at the University of East Anglia, and it was here that he first explored his love of publishing. Along with poet Luke Wright, he founded Egg Box Publishing, a groundbreaking magazine and press that promotes talented new authors. He also started writing literally hundreds of articles, short stories and books ranging from Scooby Doo comic strips to world atlases, Midsomer Murders to X-Files. The endless research for these projects led to countless book ideas germinating in his head. His first book, The Inventors, written with his nine-year-old brother Jamie, was published in the U.K. in 2007. He lives in England.
My teenage boys loves this series . ....and they are not readers.Published 1 month ago by Heidi Leaf
So I was so glad I was able to get to my library to pick this book up. I have been dying to find out what has happened to Alex. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Autumn Fallen Over Book Reviews
I still don’t know how Alexander Gordon Smith’s “Escape from the Furnace” cycle got on my radar, but I’m really happy it did. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Darkxy
This was a gift for a relative. I can rate it only on the reaction of the recipient when received.Published 2 months ago by Barbara P.
I love this series!! It's one of my favorites! I've read it several times and then my daughter read it too.Published 6 months ago by Mel
This is such a great book, that I look forward to going back and reading this story again and all the other books to this series as well. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kindle Customer
Got this for my daughter and she loved all the author books and was crying happily at the end of the series.Published 8 months ago by babymagic1955