Books | Juvenile Fiction / Horror
The asylum holds the key to a terrifying past... A thrilling creepy photo-novel, perfect for fans of the New York Times bestseller Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. For sixteen-year-old outcast Dan Crawford, the summer program at New Hampshire College Prep is a lifeline. Finally, a chance to make some friends before college. Even if that means staying in a dorm that used to be a old asylum. Soon Dan’s hanging out with Abby and Jordan, and summer is looking up. But then he learns that the asylum was not just any sanatorium – it was a last resort for the criminally insane. As Dan, Abby and Jordan explore the hidden recesses of their creepy summer home, they discover it's no coincidence that the three of them ended up here. And that some secrets refuse to stay buried... Featuring unsettling found photos of real abandoned asylums and filled with chilling mystery and page-turning suspense, Madeleine Roux's teen horror debut ASYLUM treads the line between genius and insanity.
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" I think it may have been written for a much younger audience? Found the main character Abby a bit underdeveloped and details about her unbelievable (for ex not a very talented artist yet she's supposed to be an art major). Quick read, predictable "twist" and not remotely scary or creepy. 1.5 out of 5."
"Dan Crawford is excited to Brookline school for the summer. Brookline however, was an old asylum and Dan hesitantly realizes he is learning much more than he bargained for. This is a darker setting for the younger group. I picked it up because I read it when I was younger and remember enjoying it a lot and would like to move forward with the next book in the series. "
"This is honestly one of my favorite books, so my rating might be biased, however it's a really good book if you want something with mystery, suspense, and Thriller with that little twist of Horror. It honesty is what made me get into horror. I recommended for younger readers or if you just want a nice read :)"
"It was a little slow at the beginning, but it really picked up. I just couldn't put it down. The ending was a bit confusing for me, though. I didn't understand the Professor's role at all except she had the keys. Did she have this whole thing planned out or what? And also, what was with the note at the very end?"