Adele’s list may be YA only, but I’m including all age brackets. Oh, and these aren’t all published in 2010 – I just read them in 2010. Better late than never 😉
Anyhoo, here we are, counting down from 5 to 1 – yes, I do play favourites:
Alex Sawyer and his allies were close enough to see the sky, but they didn’t manage to escape Furnace Penitentiary. Now Alex is being physiologically turned into one of the monstrous blacksuits, but even worse is that his psychology is shifting that way, too.
Furnace’s history traces back to WWII, and whilst the science is vague (and thus seems unrealistic), it still has interesting development. Logic-fail aside, Death Sentence is another cracking thriller with plenty of soul. The threat of Alex losing his mind to bloodlust is ever-present, but so is the hope that he’ll still have his morals, and can work together with others for the greater good. But the monsters aren’t just physical – now they’re seeping into the inmates’ brains. Expect another cliff-hanger, because it seems Book 4 will explore new territory…