Wednesday, September 16, 2015


Title: Lockdown

Author: Alexander Gordon Smith [Website][Facebook][Twitter]

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux

Series: Escape from Furnace, Bk 1

ISBN: 9780374324919

Length: 273 pages

Obtained: Library copy

Why this book?:

A coworker brought it to my attention and it sounded interesting.


I don't know what I was thinking when I picked this up, despite the comment from my coworker.  It dark and gritty and horrifying.  Highly intense and emotional.  I wanted nothing more than to rush through the end (as in, I read it all in one morning before going to work that afternoon) and see if there was a successful escape from this place - only to find that there isn't a proper ending!  I'm sorry for the spoiler but this is a major cliffhanger.  I came into work in a tizzy, this book and all the possible outcomes swirling in my mind, and scolded the coworker who had suggested it for not warning me! For suggesting a book without an end!  It appears she hadn't fully read it herself yet, and she says calmly, "Well it's part of a 5 book series."  That would have been good to know in advance, and even then I don't expect cliffhangers!

Overall this is an emotionally gripping / riveting book, but I recommend reading it only if you have the next book on hand and time to read it.  I have the second book checked out now, but I'm worried it will end in a similar manner, so I've been delaying reading it.


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