Asylum

Madeleine Roux
Madeleine Roux's New York Times bestselling Asylum is a thrilling and creepy photo-illustrated novel that Publishers Weekly called "a strong YA debut that reveals the enduring impact of buried trauma on a place." Featuring found photographs from real asylums and filled with chilling mystery and page-turning suspense, Asylum is a horror story that treads the line between genius and insanity, perfect for fans of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.For sixteen-year-old Dan Crawford, the New Hampshire College Prep program is the chance of a lifetime. Except that when Dan arrives, he finds that the usual summer housing has been closed, forcing students to stay in the crumbling Brookline Dorm—formerly a psychiatric hospital. As Dan and his new friends Abby and Jordan start exploring Brookline's twisty halls and hidden basement, they uncover disturbing secrets about what really went on here . . . secrets that link Dan and his friends to the asylum's dark past. Because Brookline was no ordinary mental hospital, and there are some secrets that refuse to stay buried.

Reviews

Reviewed: 2017-06-26

2.5/5 stars
Pros
+I enjoyed the photos throughout the book

Cons
-Pushing too hard for romance and teen drama for something that I wanted to be scary and spooky 
-Nothing really happened
-The only action happened during 10 pages at the very end of the story

Overall, I was disappointed with this book. I went in with no expectations and no idea what it was about and once I finished it I was like what the heck. It was not spooky, scary, bloody or gory, which is why I’m disappointed. I also felt that the romance was just annoying and unnecessary. I would have loved if the story was darker than it was. And the only action that happened was a complete letdown and maybe had 10 pages max of content like that. 

Reviewed: 2015-09-29
This book was really creepy and I wouldn't suggest reading it at night. It freaked me out a little bit.
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