Monday, September 9, 2013
Asylum- Madeleine Roux
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.
When I picked up Asylum at a local privately owned bookstore I was really happy. I am desperately trying to find a YA novel that has a good creeptastic feel and is dark and scary…You know ghosts, haunted places…SPOOKY!
While this novel did have SOME of the things I was looking for: strange backdrop, unnerving history, disturbing imagery and pictures and murder mystery.
When the author writes about the asylum and the patients it was good, seriously eerie and was able to grab my attention and hold onto it.
The characters were pretty well written and the setup of the plot wasn’t half bad either.
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