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Asylum

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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.

Book Description

Once you get in, there's no getting out.

For sixteen-year-old Dan Crawford, a summer program for gifted students is the chance of a lifetime. No one else at his high school gets his weird fascinations with history and science, but at the New Hampshire College Prep program, such quirks are all but required.

Dan arrives to find 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 it turns out Brookline was no ordinary psych ward. And there are some secrets that refuse to stay buried.

Featuring haunting found photographs from real asylums, this mind-bending reading experience blurs the lines between past and present, friendship and obsession, genius and insanity.

It had the right amount of creepy and mystery, I just wasn't connecting to the characters. The pictures in the book though went perfectly with the storyline.

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I read the book! I found it entertaining and the plot was unique, but I thought that after a while it became a little bit repetitive.
That being said, I did enjoy and I'm super excited for the next one to come out!

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I am an 8th Grader and i really do not like reading books; but i really liked this book, i recommend this book to who ever likes reading horror..... Madeleine Roux i love the way you wright and i think you should keep writing horror.

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im reading it now reminds me of project 17

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Saw this book on Epic reads on the day of the release and was so excited, I absolutley loved it! Anyone who read Miss Peregines (not sure of spelling) House for Peculiar Children or The Madman's Daughter will love this book.

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I wanted to say THANK YOU to EPIC READS. I received my very first book from watching TEA TIME!!! I received ASYLUM by MADELEINE ROUX. I am super excited. Can't wait to read it. Thanks again!! =o)

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Why the mid-ranged review?

I rate this book 3.5 stars.

It's Tuesday and Asylum has been released! So excited, except I can't find where to buy it! Anyone know where you can pick one up? I've called all the Barnes and Nobles close to me, and none of them have it.

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You could buy it as an e-book so you can start reading it and then if owning a hard copy of it is important, you could buy it later. Or you could buy it online and have it shipped to you. That's strange that B&N doesn't have it today.

Just finished reading the preview... and I can't wait to pick this book up on Tuesday! I'm very interested in the idea of this novel. I've been in the mood for creepier YA fiction lately, so hopefully this will fit my reading needs! :)

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read the preview! the photos are soooo creepy! Dan seems an interesting character, intrigued by his story so far, there's definitely a mystery there, can't wait to read the rest of the book when it comes out!

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I can't wait to read this so exciting I love the cover.

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I can't wait to read this book I love a good thriller I so want to read it.

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