Solitary by Alexander Gordon Smith

Solitary (Escape From Furnace, #2)
Solitary (Escape From Furnace, #2) by Alexander Gordon Smith 

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Alex tried to escape.
He had a perfect plan.
He was almost free. Even felt the cool, clean air on his face.
Then the dogs came.
Now he’s locked in a place so gruesome—so hellish—that escape doesn’t even matter.
He just wants to survive.

Solitary picks up where the first book ends. To Alex and his gang's dismay and horror, they did not find their way out, but ended up in the same place they were trying so hard to escape.

To punish them for their defiance, the Warden orders them to be locked up in the Solitary for a month. But the most terrible event has yet to come.

What's so special about Smith's books are the horror and vivid imagery that swirl around your mind even long after the story ends. In this installment, Alex displays his resilience even when his mind is near its breaking point. It's almost impossible to escape the hell hole called Furnace, but Alex never give up on 'hope'.

While in total seclusion in the Solitary, Alex and Zee somehow finds a way to communicate with each other to maintain their sanity. When they find an unexpected ally in Simon, their brains go auto-pilot in concocting another daring escape attempt.

Will they succeed? I'm pretty sure the answer is not pretty - but I'm definitely getting my hands on the next book. You'd want to know what happens to Alex and Zee too, don't you?

Rating: 3.685

To seek more horrors, visit the Escape From Furnace Website.

About The AuthorOn the run!
Alexander Gordon Smith, 32, is best known as the author of the Escape From Furnace Series, made up of Lockdown, Solitary, Death Sentence, Fugitives and Execution.
He also wrote The Inventors – which was runner-up in the national Wow Factor Award – and The Inventors and the City of Stolen Souls, both of which were co-authored by his eleven-year-old brother Jamie. The first novel in his third series, The Fury, will be published in 2012, alongside an as yet untitled book for younger readers. He is the author of two creative writing handbooks, Inspired Creative Writing and Writing Bestselling Children’s Books, a number of screenplays that are currently in development, several non-fiction books and hundreds of short stories and articles.

1 creative remarks:

Heather said...

What a great description and review. I haven't heard of this series before but now I totally want to check it out!