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Alexander Gordon Smith went in the wrong direction with this book . . .
on January 31, 2017
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be locked in a completely dark room with no sound? This is exactly the situation that Alex is put into Solitary by Alexander Gordon Smith. This book is the second book in the Escape From Furnace series. In this book, Alex and Zee are placed in solitary, where they must fight against their mind to avoid going insane. Along the way, they meet Simon, a horrible human experiment gone wrong, who promises to help them escape, but can he really be trusted? I give this book 1.5 star out of 5.
This book is the second installment in the Escape From Furnace Series. The setting is rather boring. The majority of the book is set in a solitary confinement chamber where it is too dark to know what time it is. I feel that putting such a boring setting into the book for such a long interval of time makes the story boring.
The characters are very underdeveloped. New characters who are introduced are just barely described, and their character does not get any more information added to it throughout the book. In fact, for the most part, every character acts the exact same. They all have a “Do what’s right” attitude that really takes away from the story.
The plot of this book tries very hard to be engaging, but it is simply lackluster. Yet again the setting of A dark room provides very little for the story to play with, and the only way the writer can add a little spice to the story is by having the characters briefly escape the solitary chambers only to end up in them shortly time and time again.
Overall, I think that that Alexander Gordon Smith went in the wrong direction with this book. It did not carry any of the momentum from the first book, which was very good. I do not recommend this book to anyone.