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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Lockdown (Escape From Furnace #1) by Alexander Gordon Smith

"Furnace Penitentiary: the world’s most secure prison for young offenders, buried a mile beneath the earth’s surface. Convicted of a murder he didn’t commit, sentenced to life without parole, “new fish” Alex Sawyer knows he has two choices: find a way out, or resign himself to a death behind bars, in the darkness at the bottom of the world. Except in Furnace, death is the least of his worries. Soon Alex discovers that the prison is a place of pure evil, where inhuman creatures in gas masks stalk the corridors at night, where giants in black suits drag screaming inmates into the shadows, where deformed beasts can be heard howling from the blood-drenched tunnels below. And behind everything is the mysterious, all-powerful warden, a man as cruel and dangerous as the devil himself, whose unthinkable acts have consequences that stretch far beyond the walls of the prison.Together with a bunch of inmates—some innocent kids who have been framed, others cold-blooded killers—Alex plans an escape. But as he starts to uncover the truth about Furnace’s deeper, darker purpose, Alex’s actions grow ever more dangerous, and he must risk everything to expose this nightmare that’s hidden from the eyes of the world."

This book was a thriller and is by far the best book I have ever read. The motto conveys what the book is about perfectly, “beneath heaven is hell and beneath hell is the Furnace.” It's about thrills and chills. The book was so jaw-dropping and amazing, that I kept going to my family and reading parts to them. By the time I got done I literally had no voice, I sounded like a bizarre mouse squeaking out words. It seemed like every other paragraph something comes that you didn't see. Every time, you just stare at the page and say
I definitely recommend. It's hard to tell whether I had light amounts of language or a medium amount, the blood rushing, adrenaline raising content really left my ‘how much’ scale disoriented. Based on the length of the book I would have to say it was a medium amount, but again with the action it was hard to take notice. My only lasting question was...Why have I never heard of this author before?!

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