Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Lockdown Review

273 pages
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

Love love love! This book definitely was action filled and spooky and left me with more questions than answers but I couldn't put it down! The book starts out with Alex being sentenced unfairly to a maximum security youth prison for a murder he didn't commit. Furnace Penitentiary.... even imagining the worst scariest prison on earth can't top this place. As soon as Alex steps foot in the prison the mysteries of Furnace Penitentiary begin to pop up. There are so much weird things going on that it leaves you thirsting to finish the book so you can find out just what the hell is going on. Almost everything is described in great detail and I could feel myself being pulled in the book and experiencing things right along with the character. The ending doesn't answer everything you may want to know but luckily there are more books in the series. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who just likes to read a good fiction novel and aren't afraid of a lot of horror.


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