Book Review: Oblivion Road

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Oblivion Road by Alex McAulay

Released: November 13, 2007
Publisher: MTV Books
Pages: 304
Rating: 5 stars
Five stranded teenagers must battle for their lives against a group of escaped convicts, and each other, in this shocking survival thriller from the author of Bad Girls and Lost Summer.

Courtney Stanton thinks she's on just another ski trip with her friends -- until a horrific car accident strands them all on an isolated Colorado road during a blizzard. Frightened but alive, Courtney and her companions discover an abandoned vehicle nearby, and seek help. But the vehicle turns out to be a prison van, with the inmates missing, and the guard's dead body in the front seat.

Soon after, a stumbling figure emerges from the snow, a handcuffed refugee from the van. He says he's been in prison for selling meth, but that he once served in the army. Dare they trust him? He pleads innocence about the guard's murder, warns them about the other fugitives, and promises he will help guide them out of the wilderness. But as the group begins a nightmare trek across the frozen landscape, they start to get the feeling he hasn't told them the entire truth, and someone -- or something -- is secretly watching their every move.

I have been wanting to read this for awhile now and was excited when I finally got the chance to. I Loved it! This is one book that won't disappoint it's readers. There are surprises from beginning to end.

It was extremely hard for me to put down. It seemed as though every time I turned the page, another unexpected twist would occur. I couldn't figure out what would happen to the teens, so I was on the edge the whole time. Honestly, it would totally suck to be caught in a situation like that, especially when you add some escape convicts on top of that...Yikes!!

Courtney and Reyna are two very brave and courageous girls. They never gave up, even after everything they had to endure. Their will to survive was unbreakable.

Packed with action, mystery, and suspence, this is a must read novel!



Unknown said...

The cover is beautiful and it sounds really good. Great review, off to go put it in my wishlist!

brizmus said...

This does indeed sound like a must read novel! I'd never heard of it before, but now I am sincerely interested!

The Book Bug said...

Fab review!! I've been wanting to read this for ever. I'm interested now which guarentees an obsession until I get it.

Tales of Whimsy said...

Great review! :) Makes me want to grab the book :)

Unknown said...

Wow, this sounds very gripping!

Eleni said...

Great review! I have this book on my shelf :)

Cindy said...

Oh, this sounds really good. Great review :)

oodles of books.

Unknown said...

Oh this one sounds good... I need to add this to my ever expanding list!! Great review!

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