Asylum

by: Madeleine Roux

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Title: Asylum

Author: Madeleine Roux

Publisher: HarperCollins; First Edition first Printing edition (August 20, 2013)

ISBN Number: 0062220969

Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Supernatural, Mystery, Thriller, Fiction, and Science Fiction

Awards: None

Personal Review

Sixteen-year-old Daniel Crawford had grown up in a lovely home with his adoptive parents, but when he decided to go to a New Hampshire College Prep program his life would change in more ways than expected. Now the college prep sounds like a great opportunity, but because of renovations the students have to stay in an abandoned asylum. This place keeps its secrets closed to many, but exposes itself to those who have their own mysteries. So, here Dan learns things he never expected could happen or be true. Carrying on, Dan explores this area with his new friends, Abby and Jordan, each finding secrets that no one wanted to discover.


Asylum is a terrible book, in my opinion. All other reviews say it's such a chilling and great book, but that is bull. Nothing ever happens in this book, the things that do happen is a couple of supernatural events. Now that sounds very exciting, but the thing is the author doesn't really elaborate greatly on the events, and these things only happen after you are 3/4 done with the book. Madeleine Roux probably is a much better writer than I'm describing, but what I read in Asylum was one of the most boring things I have spent my time on. Not having read the other books in the series, the books could possible get a lot better and the first book was could just be character development. So, if you want something that's not scary, but has one thing happen then this book is one for you.

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By: Hannah Moody

Period: 5/6