Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Asylum by Madeline Roux Review

Asylum (Asylum, #1)
Reading Level: Young Adult
Publisher: Harper Teen
Source: Conference
First book in the Asylum series
For sixteen-year-old Dan Crawford, New Hampshire College Prep is more than a summer program—it's a lifeline. An outcast at his high school, Dan is excited to finally make some friends in his last summer before college. But when he arrives at the program, Dan learns that his dorm for the summer used to be a sanatorium, more commonly known as an asylum. And not just any asylum—a last resort for the criminally insane.
As Dan and his new friends, Abby and Jordan, explore the hidden recesses of their creepy summer home, they soon discover it's no coincidence that the three of them ended up here. Because the asylum holds the key to a terrifying past. And there are some secrets that refuse to stay buried.
Featuring found photos of unsettling history and real abandoned asylums and filled with chilling mystery and page-turning suspense, Madeleine Roux's teen debut, Asylum, is a horror story that treads the line between genius and insanity.

Talk about a perfect pre Halloween book. I'm telling you this book was so creepy. It was set in an asylum and it had pictures! 

This tells the story of Dan, Abby, and Jordan. They are taking a summer program. As the days pass, things get weird. All they want to do is finish out the program. But someone is determined to make things difficult for them. 

This had some pretty great characters. I thought they were very well done. I liked that they stuck together. I liked that they stuck up for themselves. I loved that they didn't get scared or give up. If I was in that position I would run away screaming. It was a little difficult to keep up with the past story. I had some troubles understanding it. 

This was a very suspenseful read. You didn't see anything coming. It was pretty action packed. The pictures really added an effect to the story. This is a pretty complex story. If you don't pay attention, your going to miss something. Overall I thought this was a super fun, creeptastic read. It was very well done. I can't wait to see more from this author! 


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