May 13, 2010

Oblivion Road by Alex McAulay

Oblivion Road
Alex McAulay
Publisher: MTV
Paperback, 304 pgs.

From Goodreads:

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.


Wow! I didn’t quite know what to expect from Oblivion Road, but I know I wasn’t expecting what I got. It definitely caught me by surprise. This was without a doubt a edge of your seat kind of book.

Oblivion Road was an experience, I hadn’t read a book in awhile that had me wondering what could possibly happen next. It was a scary, cringeworthy read. I even found myself wincing at one time. Alright, so five teenagers are driving back home from a weekend at a cabin, deciding to take a shortcut they end up on a remote road when the car hits a deer. All five kids are hurt in some way, some more than others, and now they find themselves stuck out in the Colorado woods, in the middle of a snow storm. Needing medical attention, and with the fear of freezing to death, some of the kids decide to start walking to find help. What they find is a abandoned van with a body in it, and to make matters worse it is a prison transport van. Well, the craziness ensues soon after. I don’t want to give anything away, but I will say again that it scared the pants out of me. I’ve seen enough movies to never get off the main road! Hello people, Texas Chainsaw Massacre!

Oblivion Road is a book I would definitely recommend .  This was pure enjoyment of the “glad that ain’t me” kind.

Rating: 5

Received this book from Other Shelf Tours


  1. Cringeworthy? Cool! Great review.

  2. Sounds like a fun read and I love the color!!!

  3. Nice review. I will have to check this book out

  4. Wow, sounds really exciting. :D Definitely a unique story premise. Wonderful review!


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