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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

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:
Death Sentence (June 2011)
Book 4 (?)
Book 5 (?)

Linkage Love:
Square Fish / Macmillan
Author's Info


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

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

  3. Can't wait to get this series!

  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.

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

  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!

  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!

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

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


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