Author: Alexander Gordon Smith
Series: Escape From Furnace, #2
Date(s) read: January 27 – February 5, 2013
Genre: YA thriller
Source: Library (Paperback)
Furnace Prison …
Where death is the least of your worries.
Escape is just the beginning …
We thought we’d made it, we thought we were free. But we should have known there was no way out of Furnace.
All we did was slip deeper into the guts of the prison: into solitary confinement, where the real nightmares live – the warden, the Wheezers, and something much, much worse.
The clock’s ticking. Because if we don’t escape soon they will turn us into freaks – like them. For ever.
In the darkness of the hole your worst nightmares come to life.
When I finished reading this book, I really had to sit down and think about it. I loved the first book in this series, Lockdown, and flew through the pages and ended with my heart pounding and that feeling that I HAD to pick up the second book and continue with the series right away. But then I finished the book and felt like it could’ve been better — that maybe it should’ve been a bit different.
Solitary starts up where Lockdown left off. The boys have been caught, with Alex and Zee thrown into solitary, which is basically a dark hole where they’re cut off from the world. Solitary is the place where prisoners slowly descend into madness, so the theme for this book seemed to be NOT going mad. Of course, we’re pretty much just stuck with Alex, in his head, for a lot of the book. Him and Zee have “conversations,” but those are basically them talking via a toilet grate banged against a wall. Continue reading