Fear haunts the streets of Manchester: a schoolgirl has disappeared. Preston is drawn to investigate, exploring the city in the hunt for his missing friend. Deep in the bowels of a secret scientific institute, he discovers a sinister machine. Captured and condemned to a cavernous space filled with problematic teens, Preston is determined to escape - but this is no ordinary jail. Friendships are forged and lives lost in a reckless battle for freedom, revenge - and revolution.
~I was sent a free copy from the publishers-this in no way affects my opinion~
I give it - 4/5
My review - I really enjoyed this book. It did take me a few chapters to get into it as I am in a bit of a reading slump at the moment, but once I got past that I really liked the story.
This story is set in Manchester but, not the Manchester how we know it. A school girl has gone missing and Preston sets out to find her, his friend. But he ends up somewhere very dark, very sinister and this is defiantly not the Manchester we know. It involves a scientific institute, a politician who banishes troublesome children into a prison.
This book is filled with wonderful characters and a brilliant plot line that looks at young people and prisons and it was really interesting to read.
This book is very urban Sci-Fi. It is fast-paced, thrilling and a book you won't want to put down until you finish it. I haven't read anything by Griffin before but I can tell I will be reading a lot more from him. He is a fantastic writer and really knows how to pull the reader in and take them on a journey and not let them go until the story is over, even then you won't be able to stop thinking about the book.
If you're looking for a story about young people dealing with prison and being an amazing thrilling read then I defiantly suggest this book to you. I read it in one sitting as it was that gripping and just fantastic!