The asylum holds the key to a terrifying past....
A thrilling creepy photo-novel, perfect for fans of the New York Times best seller Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.
For 16-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.
©2014 Madeleine Roux (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
"I started reading this one at my desk in broad daylight and still got goose bumps." (Glamour)
I write short stories and love reading. I can't stand poor grammar though. I like most types of books but I don't like erotica or romance.
Okay positives first and there are one or two. It has atmosphere and drama. It's got pace and the naration is fairly good though there are some issues with production where some words seem to fade out rather than actually finish. However, gramatically the book is lazy but then, if you get published and people call you a great writer which you're not who really cares about that? The plot however should come in for criticism since there are parts of it which are implausible and mostly it's predictable with a really lame ending. I sussed it from way back but then, it is only a teen horror after all and for teenagers not as well red as me it would be a great read.
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