ASYLUM by Madeleine Roux

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Dan Crawford couldn’t be more excited to have been accepted to the New Hampshire College College Prep Program. Not only does this mean his first taste of college and the real world, it means a summer away from his parents. Freedom.

Dan arrives on campus to find that his dorm is actually an old asylum, something that at first intrigues. But that’s before the strange things start to happen. A student is killed and Dan begins having bouts of missing time and that’s only the start. As the tension increases on campus, Dan and his friends explore more of the old Brookline Asylum in an attempt to unravel the mystery. What they find is truly terrifying and could mean certain danger for each and every student in the program.

Using “vintage” images in the style of Ransom Riggs’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Roux builds a chilling and intriguing tale filled with ominous locked rooms, hints of strange experiments and dark insane asylum history, and an uber creepy serial killer who may just have returned from the past to hunt down and murder teens.

In other words, Asylum is super fun.

9/15 Becky LeJeune

ASYLUM by Madeleine Roux. HarperCollins; Reprint edition (August 26, 2014).  ISBN 978-0062220974.  336p.

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2 Responses to ASYLUM by Madeleine Roux

  1. citygirlscapes says:

    The whole look of this screams “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”. It sounds like an interesting concept, but I don’t know how I feel about it being so similar to Ransom Riggs’ works, it’s just a bit too alike for me, which is a shame because asylums are super creepy and I’m sure there was something great here and this didn’t need to piggy back off Miss Peregrine. – ashley

  2. melly801 says:

    I checked this book out in BAM. The pictures are really good. But they are a bit disturbing. I will read this eventually.

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