Thursday, January 20, 2011

Spoiler Free Review: Escape From Furnace 2: Solitary by Alexander Gordon Smith

*Spoiler Free reviews are reviews of 2nd (or 3rd or 4th) books in a series with no fear of spoilers!*

Publication Date: December 2010
Pages: 240
Series: 2nd in a series
Acquisition: received ARC for review

Summary:
Goodreads link

My thoughts:
Another big WOW! Picks up right were book one leaves off. Second latter really - which was totally awesome. I didn't feel like I had missed anything AND I was thrown right back into the action which I loved.

Alex is still fighting - and he still hadn't given up.

In Solitary we get to meet a few new characters and we learn more secrets. This series has so many layers to it and I really like how each book adds something different.

Final verdict:
A few more gory moments, lots of tension and another cliff hanger! Although, not as bad as before : ) I've gotten very wrapped up in the world Gordon has created and I'm really looking forward to following Alex further into the hell that is Furnace.

A must read if you've read book one and if you haven't, and you like YA dystopian thrillers, I recommend you start on this series.

Overall Rating:
5 / 5 Stars

Books in the Escape From Furnace Series:
Lockdown
Solitary
Death Sentence (June 2011)
Book 4 (?)
Book 5 (?)

Linkage Love:
Square Fish / Macmillan
Author's Info

10 comments:

  1. So glad to hear that the second book was just as good as the first. Thanks for sharing. ^_^

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  2. Hm... cliffhangers... I will not let that deter me! Thanks for the review! I have to pick these up! :)

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  3. Can't wait to get this series!

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  4. It's great that the second book lived up to the first. Now I've got to read these books! Thanks for your review.

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  5. I'm definitely adding these to my TBR list. Sounds so so good!

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  6. I'm so glad to hear that the second book is just as great as the first! I love books like this, and think the concept is horrifyingly brilliant!

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  7. I've been missing all my gore in the novels that have been coming out lately. How could you have a zombie novel without gore!?! Yea my point exactly. This sounds great!

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  8. I can't wait to start this series!!! It sounds absolutely fabulous

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  9. Glad to hear the series is still good in the second book. Great review!

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