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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 ›
Except for the sounds of scratching from above. As if something wants in. Something strong enough to dent the heavy metal lid that locks you in a cell that is not much more than a hole.
A solid lid that locks in place, leaving you no way out. And hopefully keeping you protected from whatever wants in.
They say that three days is the most that anyone can survive in the hole with their mind intact. But what if you had to survive for thirty?
After a month locked away from the light and from all human contact, with only nightmares for company, just who, or what, would you be when you were released?
And if escape is the only chance you have for survival, how is it even possible to plan to break free if your mind has snapped?
Solitary is the incredibly imaginative, unbelievably disturbing and downright chilling second installment in the Escape from Furnace series by Alexander Gordon Smith. Digging into this novel after lights out is a sure way to bring to life the nightmares that exist in and just beyond the walls of Furnace Penitentiary that unfold page after gruesome page.
In this sequel, the journey is darker, scarier and even more horrific than what Alex Sawyer encountered in Lockdown and is just as nail-biting, if not more so. And readers will quickly discover that the horrors that face the prisoners aren't the only things crawling through the tunnels beneath Furnace penitentiary.
Solitary picks up right where Lockdown ended, on the edge of that cliff as Alex and the other escapees attempt their prison break.Read more ›
Definitely worth the price and is a series that will be read over and over.
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One of my favorite series! I kept telling myself "one more chapter, one more chapter" and before I knew it, I was buying the next book.Published 1 day ago by Jojo
I bought this series for my son I read it a couple years ago and loved it. Now my son is hooked. The creepiness of this series is just right and the characters very realistic. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Angee B
One of my favorite series. Rough, tough, quick and dirty. It will leave you thinking about the story for days afterward!Published 3 months ago by kimberlyrav
Loved this series. Couldn't put it down. Both the hubby and I liked it.Published 8 months 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 11 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 11 months ago by Autumn Fallen Over Book Reviews