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Praise for the Escape From Furnace series:
“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
“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
“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
“One of those leave-you-on-the-edge-of-your-seat thrill rides that will grab the reader right from the start. Teens will appreciate Smith’s vivid imagery. His writing is extremely fluid, and he makes the reader feel for the characters, especially the young protagonist, Alex. Readers will be cheering him on from start to finish. Look for the sequel, Solitary, forthcoming in 2010. Readers will be anxious to see where Alex’s adventures take him next.” —VOYA
“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
"Lockdown is a beautifully written book that builds itself up on violence, suspense, and mystery." —A YALSA YA Galley Teen Reader
Can't wait to read the fourth book in the series, I know it will be just as good.
And it gets to some points that I simply cannot put it down, I definitely recommend it to anyone who is interested in a suspenseful story like this!
This book is packed with excitement and thrills that will keep you on the edge of your chair.
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 15 days 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 18 days ago by babymagic1955
This book is one of the best book I have ever read and I encourage other people to read itPublished 1 month ago by Brylee Logan
Targeted at tweens\teens but extremely violent. Adult should read first. You most likely will not want your child reading this series.Published 2 months ago by Margaret Long
This is the best book series I have ever read ever of all time ever. BEST BOOK OF ALL TIME.Published 3 months ago by Blahbagook
the book started out not as exciting, but the end half was amazing! I recommend this series to anyone that likes prison and excitement.Published 4 months ago by Daniel Tuttle
This is a great series that will keep you reading till the last page!Published 4 months ago by Hunter