Review: Asylum by Madeleine Roux

AsylumAsylum by Madeleine Roux
Release Date: August 20, 2013
Publisher: Harper Teen
Format: Paperback
Pages: 310
Genre: YA, Horror, Mystery, Paranormal Thriller
Sources: Publisher

Goodreads Synopsis:

Asylum is a thrilling and creepy photo-novel perfect for fans of the New York Times bestseller Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

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

My Thoughts:

Asylum was a seriously spooky story. Madeleine Roux is a very talented writer. I was extremely excited to read this and it definitely did not let me down at any point during the book.
The plot to this story was very well developed. It kept me guessing every step of the way. Every spare moment, I had my nose in this book. I could not wait to find out who did it. Madeleine’s characters were very well defined with extensive personalities and teen angst of their own. All had their own drama and story running in the background. It was great the way Madeleine tied each character into the story.
Dan and Abby are both my favorite characters, each determined to figure out answers to their own mysteries; each a little hesitant to trust others with their personal stuff. Little Lucy seriously gave me the creeps.
I seriously enjoyed Asylum and am looking forward to a sequel. But I highly recommend Asylum to readers of mystery, paranormal, horror, and romance.

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