Blog Tour: Solitary by: Alexander Gordon Smith

Solitary: Escape from Furnace 2
Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
Publish Date: 21 December 2010
Origins: Publicist for Review
Format: Hardcover
Series: Escape From Furnace Series: Lockdown (1), Solitary (2), Death Sentence (3), Fugitives (4), Execution (5)

Alex Sawyer and his mates should have known there was no way out of Furnace Penitentiary. Their escape attempt only lands them deeper in the guts of this prison for young offenders, and then into solitary confinement. And that's where a whole new struggle begins—a struggle not to let the hellish conditions overwhelm them.  Because before another escape attempt is even possible, they must first survive the nightmare that now haunts their endless nights.

This is one of those books that you can use to entice your teens into reader, both male and female, but the young men would probably be more open to the plot line and the story. I was so surprised at how easy this book was to read, I was getting into the story and then I was done, I was in a state of shock at how fast the pages flew by and then it was over and I was sad to not have anymore to read. Also, this is the second book in the series, the first book being 'Lockdown'.

The characters are exactly as you would expect them to be, there aren't any weird twists and surprises where they are concerned, minus the ones you would expect while reading. I love Alex, he knows exactly who he is and totally admits it. I enjoy honesty in a characters.

I enjoyed the darkness of the tale and its similarity to Sapphique, there are some twisted prison, darkness in the walls, similarities between the series. These books do leave off on cliffhangers, big, where the heck is the rest of the book, cliffhangers, so be prepared. I think this is a great series and will continue reading.

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  1. Hi Monica,

    Thanks for the fantastic review, I'm really glad you enjoyed the book! :-)

    Best wishes,

    Alexander Gordon Smith


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