Book Review: Asylum by Madeline Roux

Asylum by Madeline Roux

Fiction/horror/ghost story; 310 pages 

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Summary: Dan Crawford is in New Hampshire at a college prep program. With the main dorms under construction, the students will be staying in the Brookline Dorms- the former sanitarium turned dorm. Dan and his recently acquired friends, Anby and Jordan, decide to go exploring the old sections of the asylum that haven’t been cleared out. They begin to uncover some of the secrets that were buried with the closing of the asly when strange things start happening to the inhabitants of the dorm. 

Review: I do not handle scary movies well at all but I can usually handle scary books well. I have to give props to Madeline Roux because she had me thoroughly freaked out at times reading this book! It was so eerie and creepy reading certain chapters. Not to forget the photos from old asylums that she inuded in the book. It really helped to set the mood and leave you weirded out. The overall story was interesting. I found it to be well written and I enjoyed the characters for the most part. I’m looking forward to picking up the next book in the series and see where it goes. 

Recommendation: I say give it a try. It was a good book and it was something different. 

Now reading: Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys 

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