Book Watch: Execution


Execution by Alexander Gordon Smith will be released in the U.S. on November 13, 2012 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available online to pre-order in both formats at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers, the print edition is 320 pages.

Execution is the fifth and final book in author Alexander Gordon Smith’s Escape from Furnace series.


There are a ton of books releasing the week of November 13th that I’m just dying to read. But the one I’m most excited for and the one that absolutely must be in the spotlight this week is EXECUTION by Alexander Gordon Smith.

I have been waiting for what feels like two lifetimes for the release of this final book in the Escape from Furnace series. I was so very tempted to purchase the UK edition just so that I didn’t have to wait. I managed to restrain myself, but just barely.

But when my Kindle copy downloads on Monday night, November 12th, I will drop whatever I’m reading to start this. Because I am so desperate to finally find out how this series wraps up and to check out the epilogue that’s posted on the author’s website – which I won’t link here as I’m afraid I’ll accidentally read it.

After the way things ended in Fugitives I’m that much more anxious to see what happens to those characters that remain. The description promises answers, but given the way this series has progressed, I’m not confident of a happy ending for anyone. I’m just hoping that things won’t end in total annihilation.

I discovered this series thanks to the outreach of a local publicity company for the publisher. And I’m so glad that happened, because this is one of my favorite series of all time. One I never would have stumbled upon on my own. Even with it’s horrifying covers… well, especially with its horrifying covers.

There is a depth to these stories that surprised me when I picked up – and devoured – the first book in the series, Lockdown.  I did not anticipate anything other than being terrified by a book that appeared to simply be a horror story. I also didn’t expect it to be as beautifully written as it was.

I was captivated, I was shocked, I was horrified, I was heartbroken. I couldn’t have hoped for more. This series is so incredibly memorable as is the author’s writing and I am so unbelievably excited to read the final book in this series to see just how things end. I just know I’ll be heartbroken.

As this is one of my favorite series and each book is as addicting as the last, I can’t imagine that EXECUTION will be anything but amazing. And so, of course, even with all the other awesome books releasing this week, this is without a doubt the book to watch this week.

Places to Watch

The author on TWITTER

The author on FACEBOOK

The author’s WEBSITE

The author’s BLOG

The series on FACEBOOK


About the Book

*** Goodreads description is spoiler-y for previous books in the series ***

Goodreads Description:

Alex Sawyer has escaped his underground nightmare to discover the whole world has become a prison, and Alfred Furnace is its master.

Monsters rule the streets, leaving nothing but murder in their wake. Those who do not die become slaves to Furnace’s reign of cruelty. Alex is a monster too. He is the only one who can stop Furnace but in doing so he could destroy everything.

Is he the executed or the executioner? Who will die? All Alex knows is that one way or another, it all ends now.

Other Amazing Books to Watch

Here are some awesome books releasing the week of November 13th:

Soul Screamers Vol. 2 by Rachel Vincent

Renegade (The Elysium Chronicles #1) by J.A. Souders

Black City (Black City #1) by Elizabeth Richards

Bad Hair Day (Kate Grable #2) by Carrie Harris

Reached (Matched #3) by Ally Condie

Echo (The Soul Seekers #2) by Alyson Noel

Speed of Light (Fenestra #3) by Amber Kizer

Wolf Pact (Part 3) by Melissa de la Cruz

Night’s Darkest Embrace by Jeaniene Frost ***Not YA***

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