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Solitary: Escape from Furnace 2 Hardcover – December 21, 2010
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This continues a story that holds great appeal for teen reluctant readers. Be warned: the images are powerful and gruesome. This one ends in yet another cliff hanger and I simply can't wait to read the next one. Recommended.
Poor Alex :s.
I love this cover. It shows exactly how shocked, sad, depressed and lonely Alex felt in solitary.
Usually when the first book in the series is really good, you fin the sequels to be a bit disappointing, at least that's what I experienced. Not in this series.
I loved this book more than Lockdown, I didn't think it could get any better but it did! Mr. Gordon blew me away with this book. I was amazed and in love with every aspect of this book.
So, let's go for a short Summary:
So Lockdown ended with Alex, Zee, Gary and Toby jumping into the river and making a run for it.
Solitary starts from where Lockdown exactly left off. I'm not going to spoil this for you. But here's what happened in short phrases.
Alex continues to tell us what happened, in detail, after they made the jump. After he barely survives the river, he gets taken to solitary (as you might have guessed from the title) for a month as the Warden orders. In that period of time, Alex, sees and experiences for the first time the real horrors of Furnace. He thought that general population was hell, he had no idea that the real hell is under the cells.
While he's in solitary, he gets to experience the madness first hand. He finds new friends, looses ones too and gets to meet the worst creatures he had seen yet. Alex goes through the worst of it all and faces a deadly end.
What I loved:
- The writing as in the first one, was amazing. It was well paced and everything was in enough detail and yet it had some aspect of mystery. So although there was enough decryption, there were moments when you could sense something was kept hidden.Read more ›
There was so much emotion! I loved how Alex and Zee cryed...which may sound weird but it was sooo realistic.
The humor was perfectly placed!
I didnt know if Alexander Gordon Smith could top Lockdown and I wasnt sure where Solitary would go but I loved it!
Cant wait for the third book!
Alexander Gordon Smith's "Solitary" is a dark, claustrophobic nightmare; it contains brutal, tortuous images that are best compared to those found in war camps and inquisitions. My worst nightmares didn't prepare me for this novel. The gruesome infirmary scenes churned my stomach. Dark secrets concerning the blacksuits and wheezers are finally revealed. We learn the horrible fate of Carl Donovan whom the wheezers dragged from his cell one night while Alex begged them to stop. So gripped was I by shock after shock that I read this young adult novel in one day. "Solitary" is as suspenseful and terrifying as "Lockdown." The ending promises fans that the real horror has just begun.
"Solitary" is told in the first person by the novel's protagonist, Alex Sawyer. It reads like a confession coming from a man on death row. Indeed, when imprisoned in Furnace, a boy never knows when he may be claimed by death, which has innumerable forms.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved this series. Couldn't put it down. Both the hubby and I liked it.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This book is soo mind blowing if you haven't read the first you are missing out you have to read it before starting this book!! Read morePublished 4 months ago by lulu Ramirez
So I read book one and was very impressed with it. If you haven't read book one than I highly suggest you read it as you will be lost if you start on Solitary. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Autumn Fallen Over Book Reviews
Fantastic sequel to the “Escape from the Furnace” series, “Solitary” continues exploring the world of Furnace and struggle of Alex as he had been caught in attempt to break out. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Darkxy
I read the first book and I loved it but it the second book doesn't have done on it in or he dies I'm not reading it omg can someone tell me if he does?!Published 5 months ago by samantha
Once one enters the Furnace universe, it's difficult for me to imagine how anyone could choose to leave it without first devouring every book in this series. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Basia
Got this for my daughter and she loved all the author books and was crying happily at the end of the series.Published 11 months ago by babymagic1955