Solitary: Escape From Furnace #2 by Alexander Gordon Smith
Book one in this series ends with the cliffhanger of Alex trying to escape the Furnace Penitentiary by jumping into a raging river that he hopes flows to the surface.Unfortunately, it doesn’t and Alex and his surviving friend Zee are caught by the warden and his black-suited, demonic guards, and sentenced to 30 days in solitary confinement. The real kicker is that no one has survived and kept his sanity for longer than seven days in these tiny, underground quarters. To his shock, Alex finds out that he and Zee are not the only survivors beneath the prison. In addition to the flesh-eating giant rats, three boys have also made their way into the subterranean caverns, and pin their hopes on Alex to help them escape.
If you can believe it, this book is even more graphic and gruesome than the first one and fans will be thrilled. The pace is just as fast, jumping quickly from one harrowing escape to the next. I recommend this book to fans of the first installment, Darren Shan addicts and all teen horror fans. We also have multiple copies of the third and fourth titles in this series.