Released: August 20th, 2013
Published by: HarperTeen
Page Amount: 310 pages
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.
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It was pretty average of a read and gave me everything I would expect from a YA book. Definitely has a creepy factor that I was looking for, but I can't seem to find a book that really terrifies me. While I was reading it I was totally into it but when I would try to sit down and actually figure out what had happened, until the second half of the book I couldn't really pinpoint any huge events. It all comes together in the end though for a pretty good read.
I would say this book is definitely not complicated to get through. It has a pretty easy flow but that meant the characters wasn't as developed as I would have liked for it to be. That being said though, I still wasn't disappointed and fell in lust with everyone introduced. Sadly though, I think they will be forgotten as I move onto bigger and better books.
While this review sounded kind of negative, I don't want you guys to think I didn't enjoy reading it, because I absolutely did. And I totally recommend it to everyone. It just wasn't one of those books that knocked my socks off but I will definitely keep trying Roux's stories.
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