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Solitary Fresh and ferocious Lockdown will hook boys with its gritty unrelenting surprises James Patterson for Lockdown Escape from Furnace Book Alex tried to escape He had a perfect plan He was almost fr

  • Title: Solitary
  • Author: Alexander Gordon Smith
  • ISBN: 9780312674762
  • Page: 227
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fresh and ferocious, Lockdown will hook boys with its gritty, unrelenting surprises James Patterson, for Lockdown Escape from Furnace Book 1 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 sur Fresh and ferocious, Lockdown will hook boys with its gritty, unrelenting surprises James Patterson, for Lockdown Escape from Furnace Book 1 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.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.Praise for Solitary Fast paced and packed with nail biting scenarios This is a dark story with a dark ending, but the gritty action and compelling characters will have reluctant readers enthralled School Library Journal Once again, Smith has created a thrill ride that will leave the audience wanting Smith s prose is fast paced, witty, and sometimes downright terrifying Some of the images he creates could manifest into a nightmare or two Teens who are looking for a great thriller horror story will definitely want to pick up these novels VOYA Adrenaline fueled action infuses the narrative as it did in Lockdown 2009 , keeping the pages turning The author knows what keeps his readers locked to the page and delivers it soundly Kirkus Reviews Breathlessly paced BooklistPraise for Lockdown Fresh and ferocious, Lockdown will hook boys with its gritty, unrelenting surprises James Patterson Furnace is hotter than hell and twice as much fun Sign me up for a life sentence of Alexander Gordon Smith Darren Shan, author of the Demonata seriesAlso by Alexander Gordon Smith The Devil s Engine seriesThe Devil s Engine Hellraisers Book 1 The Devil s Engine Hellfighters Book 2 The Devil s Engine Hellwalkers Book 3 The FuryThe Escape from Furnace seriesLockdown Book 1 Solitary Book 2 Death Sentence Book 3 Fugitives Book 4 Execution Book 5

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        Alexander Gordon Smith is the author of the Escape from Furnace series of young adult novels, including Lockdown and Solitary Born in 1979 in Norwich, England, he always wanted to be a writer After experimenting in the service and retail trades for a few years, Smith decided to go to University He studied English and American Literature at the University of East Anglia, and it was here that he first explored his love of publishing Along with poet Luke Wright, he founded Egg Box Publishing, a groundbreaking magazine and press that promotes talented new authors He also started writing literally hundreds of articles, short stories and books ranging from Scooby Doo comic strips to world atlases, Midsomer Murders to X Files The endless research for these projects led to countless book ideas germinating in his head His first book, The Inventors, written with his nine year old brother Jamie, was published in the U.K in 2007 He lives in Englandcmillan author alexan


    1. This book will mess your mind and emotions.This little shit is amazing and Smith is a genius for giving you one hell of a roller coaster ride. The suspense never ends in this book and you can't help but hold your breath every now and then becausethe author wants you dead.Wait no, sorry that's wrong. He just wants you to have some difficulty in breathing.Solitary is the second book in the Escape from Furnace series and if you want a fast-paced book that causes emotional and mental destruction, th [...]

    2. I'm gonna tell you something: I am not easily scared with books. And yet, this book kept me afraid all the time. Because now I finally imagined myself in the characters' place, trapped in a prison for a crime I didn't commit knowing I'll probably die in there.Just like the first one, this book is incredibly fast-paced. The action never ends, and the thrill just increases with every passing moment. Add to that the fact that each minute the characters have to face yet more horrible things that onl [...]

    3. 4.5 StarsThis second installment was just as thrilling as the first, and even went deeper into the creepy than Lockdown did! I devoured this book in one sitting, and the only thing stopping me from tearing into the third is ability to get it right now. I had a pretty lengthy review for Lockdown that can be seen here and most of what I said still applies. One thing that I was bothered by in this book though was the switching of terms (slang?). Sometimes I would be jarred from the story because of [...]

    4. This series just plays on all my deepest, darkest fears.There's the fear of being framed for a crime I didn't commit, of telling the truth and having no one believe me. There's the fear of the supernatural - of things that come and get you after dark. Of friends being taken and changed into something unrecognizable and horrifying.But with this second installment, there is also a new fear. A claustrophobia caused by being locked in a tiny, dark space. Shut away without companions or even light. L [...]

    5. This series is blowing my mind. It is intense and extremely engaging. Solitary is more of a psychological journey with slightly less action than the first book, Lockdown, but definitely still as gratifying. We are introduced to new characters in Solitary and learn more about the secrets hidden in the depths of Furnace. While we catch glimpses at these new characters, Alex learns a lot about his self and has to fight many personal demons. His mind is pushed to it's limits, showing him he was just [...]

    6. This is the second installment in the series Escape From Furnace, and the hair-raising adventures continue. The book begins where the first left off--the boys have been recaptured after their first failed escape attempt. Keeping their hope alive is how much further they got than anyone expected or dreamed possible. Alex and Zee are thrown into solitary for a month, a length of time that no one has served under those circumstances without going mad. The two boys find ways to maintain their sanity [...]

    7. هوممممنميدونم ميتونم اينجوري بكم يا نه ولي چقدر اعصاب خورد كنه اين!!!!!اعصاب خورد كن خوب،اعصاب خورد كن خفنجدا از اينكه پلات داستان واقعا پيشرفت كرد تو اين كتاب، وحشت بيشتري هم داشتنه از اون وحشت هايي كه كابوس بياره و اينهيه وحشتي كه وقتي بهش فكر ميكنم دل و رودم به هم ميريزهدلم ب [...]

    8. I have to be honest, I've been on a bit of a binge. I inhaled “Lockdown” and “Solitary” in one day.It has left me on a downer, though. Smith writes such brilliantly gritty stuff, that I know that the chances of seeing Furnace in any other format except written are slim to none at best. I mean there is so much high quality entertainment in books that slowly trough past few years TV kind of lost it's meaning. Truth be told, it never offered much anyway, but I lost the taste for the watered [...]

    9. I thought the first book in this series was rough, scary, horridbut this book two was deff its match. These are so good. I cant turn the pages fast enough. Alex tries to escape Furnace one more time, just having the hope of doing so keeps him going hour by terrifying hour in solitary confinement. He forges a new pact with new friends. What will happen this time? How can they try again? Where? Will it work this time? Read it and find out. Im on to book 3 soon. You just cant tear yourself away fro [...]

    10. Boring. Sometimes I could skip one or two pages of reading and then I knew I didn't miss anything. Being locked in a hole, the author makes you to feel everything Alex feels in darkness, but the real actions are very slow. In whole book Alex does only two real tries to escape. And he almost does it.

    11. When I finished the first book in this series, I was left with too many questions on what happened after Alex and his friends jumped into the underground river, hoping to escape the under ground prison called Furnace. I was left wanted more of this story, so I began to read the sequel, Solitary. This book did a great job of picking up right where the first book left off. I was constantly left at the end of every single chapter thinking to myself, how is he still alive? The crazy plot twists and [...]

    12. After putting down Furnace: Lockdown - which effectively stopped right on a monumentally massive cliff-hanger ending - wondering if Alex Sawyer actually, really and truly escaped from the underground prison Furnace, I simply took a deep breath, cracked open Solitary and plowed on ahead. You see, Alex has witnessed horror upon horror during his stay in Furnace and just when the possiblity of escape is dangled right in front of him, he's brought back to grim reality by the evil Warden and his soul [...]

    13. This was as action packed as the first in the series. This was as creative and creepy as the first in the series. This was as "on-the-edge-of-my-seat" as the first in the series. And yet I couldn't love it as much as the first in the series. I think there was more repetition - in solitary, out of solitary, in solitary, out of solitary, etc. etc. ETC. - than there was in the first book. I also think the (almost complete) absence of my favorite character, Donovan, was what was really missing for m [...]

    14. I think I just died a little inside.*SPOILERS*This is the second book in the Escape from Furnace series (one of my favourites may I add) in which our protagonist Alex, after accused of murdering his best friend, is convicted and sentenced to life in Furnace prison - basically, as close to Hell as you can go. This series features mainly his desperate desire to escape.I feel so gullible. At the end of the first book when he found the river to escape in I LITERALLY thought he would make it. Again, [...]

    15. Solitary is the second installment of Escape from Furnace by Alexander Gordon Smith.Alex Sawyer failed in his attempt for escape and other than that he was put in solitary confinement, he faces much greater horrors hidden in Furnace's belly. He will meet some unlikely companions, and together they will plan again another strategy for escape.This volume has so much grittiness in it. I've read worse, but not in young-adult fiction, and this kind of gore is my thing so I definitely enjoyed it. Bein [...]

    16. Four bellissimo stars!!!Sois is the second book in the series.  And I read the first book a year agoDon't get me wrong.  I loved the first book.  I kept telling myself to pick up the second book soon, but there are always so many other books that I've been dying to read.  #UnMontonDeTBR Yes.  My TBR pile is probably as high as the highest mountain in Taiwan, 3952m.  Looking forward to become Everest (JK).  The problem isI keep buying books even though there are a lot of books I haven't ev [...]

    17. 4.5/5 starsHoly sh*t. Sorry for the language, but this is nuts. Solitary, the second book of Escape from Furnace series, explores my fear of claustrophobia. Following their escape in the first book, Lockdown, Alex, Zee and Gary were recaptured by the warden and the Blacksuits after only a short moment of freedom. (it's not actually freedom if you're in a mile beneath the Earth surrounded by man-made monsters and hideous prison.) Alex and Zee were then separately sent to one-month solitary confin [...]

    18. Personal Response:I really liked this book. It was a thriller, mystery, and it was intense. I never got bored and had to force myself to keep reading. It was a pretty easy read as well.Summary:"Solitary" is the second book to the series "Escape From Furnace". Alex and Zee got caught trying to escape from The Furnace. The warden put them both in the hole for their first part of their punishment. The hole is a very small cell that is underground with a door on top that can only be opened from the [...]

    19. Personal response: Solitary was the second book to the exciting series by Alexander Gordon Smith. The book was full of action like I expected, but it was not as exciting as the first. I thought that this one was going to be better than the first but most of it was just Alex sitting in a cell. If the next book in the series gets worse, I would probably stop reading them. Although the book was not as exciting as the first, it shows a lot more of who Alex is. It lets you get to know him a lot bette [...]

    20. Reviewed by Hayes aka Haute Librarian for TeensReadTooSentenced to life without parole in the hellish prison known as Furnace, Alex has come to know the horrors the prison holds - the black suits with their shark-like grins, the wheezers and their gas masks, the dull red wash of the bloodwatch light.However, Alex attempted the impossible. He tried to escape.In this sequel to LOCKDOWN, Alex's jump for freedom into the raging underground river takes him to a new gallery of terrors.Alex must face t [...]

    21. I picked up the first book in this series about a year ago, looking for something different, as I read YA from time to time.The first book was a departure from most of the YA fare, being gritty and dark. The setting of the prison, ranks as harsh an environment that you find in literature.This second book picks up immediately after the end of book one, with our main characters in the midst of an escape. Not to continue here to spoil anything. We meet some new characters, and revisit and find out [...]

    22. you never know what to expect when going into a series. Book 1 may be awesome and subsequent books may taper off but guys so far, this book is still on a winning streak. Look my emotions were all over the place. Alexander Gordon Smith really does a good job of pulling you into Furnance. You're practically at the edge of your seat, rooting for Alex and gasping at all the (i want to say scrapes but phew it's basically life or death there so its so much bigger than scrapes)- crazy situations he fou [...]

    23. It was a good book but the first was better. This book was all about escaping the prison, and it stuck to the story line, but it was dragged out and it wasn't as good as i thought it would be. I would recommend this series to someone as i thought that up till the end of this book it was a series to read.

    24. Personal response : I like the book Solitary because it keep me on the edge of my seat. I rate the book four out of five stars because it was really good but sometimes I could see what would happen next. I thought he was dead half the time but he managed to get out of that situation. Like in the beginning when he jumped in the river I thought he was going to drown but Zee managed to get him out. When he tripped when that monster was chasing him I thought he was a goner's. It is a really good boo [...]

    25. Personal Response-I liked this book because, like the previous book, this one was pretty action-packed. I also liked that the author kills off certain characters. Although I was sad at times, I thought it emphasized the dangers of Alex’s situation. I also have to admit I didn’t anticipate the author would go there, but I liked that he did because it added drama. My final thoughts on this book were that it was a solid read, and I am excited to read the next book in the series.Plot-At the end [...]

    26. Solitary is the second book in the Escape From Furnace pentalogy. The second book in a series is always the most dangerous one because the author has to top what they wrote in the first book all while trying to pique the reader's interest enough to continue the series. Once a reader gets past the second book they're very likely to continue reading the entire series, no matter if they think the quality of the books start declining. So we'll see if Alexander Gordon Smith delivered well on Solitary [...]

    27. After reading the first book "Lockdown" I was hooked right in and had to read the next one, especially since the last one ended with them jumping into the river. The book "Solitary" by Alexander Gordon Smith was just as good if not better than the First book Lockdown. This action packed and nail biting book kept me up late at nights wanting to find out what was going to happen next. The book Solitary was outstanding and I would definitely read it again. This book starts off where the last book e [...]

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