Escape from Furnace # 3
Alexander Gordon Smith
Alex's second attempt to break out of Furnace Penitentiary has failed. This time his punishment will be much worse than before. Because in the hidden, bloodstained laboratories beneath the prison, he will be made into a monster. As the warden pumps something evil into his veins--a sinisterly dark nectar--Alex becomes what he most fears . . . a superhuman minion of Furnace. How can he escape when the darkness is inside him? How can he lead the way to freedom if he is lost to himself?
My Review: Alex and his crew are back. This time escape does not seem possible. We have learned in the last two books what happens to prisoners. They are turned into monsters. Now it's Alex's turn. This book is the best in the series so far. I also found this book to be the darkest and most disturbing book in the series. I think that is why I like this series so much. These books are what nightmares are made of but you can't stop reading because you need the closure for the nightmare to end. My son also enjoys these book because of the action is fast and furious. In this well written book we learn more of the history of the Furnace and where the ideas for the creation of all the creatures comes from. While Alex struggles to keep his mind clear while being turned. We are introduced to new characters and hope for the best as the story progresses. I must admit these books have me trapped I want to see how the story ends so look for the next book soon.