Review: Asylum by Madeleine Roux

Posted October 28, 2013 by girlswit in Review, Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Asylum by Madeleine Roux 
Release date: August 20th, 2013 

Asylum is a thrilling and creepy photo-novel perfect for fans of the New York Times bestseller Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
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.
Lisa’s Review: I received this ARC while at SDCC at the Harper Collins booth. I love when a horror novel keeps me up at night and that is what this one did . This book is a pretty quick read and flowed well. I loved the quirkiness of Dan, Abby and Jordan. The creepy pictures inside the book put goosebumps all over my skin. 
This is definitely a great read for Halloween.

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