Asylum

09/28/2015

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Previously posted on Goodreads and Facebook

This is a 3 out 5 star book for me

So...Asylum. Well, not the best book. It started off strong for me and then slowly went downhill the rest of the way. This is a book that had a lot of directions it could take and, even though it didn't take the most obvious path, the ending fell a little flat, and was still pretty obvious. I will say there was maybe one nice twist in there though.

Dan is a bit of a geek and goes off to spend the summer at a college prep program in New Hampshire. Normal housing has been closed so the students have to stay at a different dorm, one that used to be a psychiatric hospital. The first person he meets is his weird roommate who tells him about the creepy basement loaded with creepy pictures of the old hospital. Then he makes two friends and they stupidly go exploring the basement, repeatedly. Is the dorm haunted by a serial killer from the past, why does Dan feel so close to the old warden of the place, and why does no one talk about the old hospital?

My thoughts:
His friends, Abby and Jordan, are awful. Jordan serves no purpose in this story, just one minute detail at the end gives him reason to be there but he's not necessary. Abby and Dan's romance is forced and serves nothing in the plot, just wasted space. The creepiest part of the book is the pictures, but even then it falls flat for me.

Now, I'll still read the sequels, it wasn't a complete dud but it just didn't make sense to me. Abby is linked to the hospital and so is Dan, even Dan's roommate is linked, but then there's Jordan. I don't get it. And also, Jordan is a terrible friend....just saying.

 


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05/19/2017 12:13am

Ever since I've seen that book on the bookstore, sitting beside Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, I've been wanting to read it so bad. As a fantasy, paranormal kind of person, I'm really fascinated about creepy photo-illustrated novels just like that. I've read Ransom Riggs' books before and I really love his novels so much. That's why I've heard so many comparisons between him and Madeleine Roux' books because they seem to have the same writing style and the pictures with the novel itself. I would definitely try to read this series some day to see it for myself. I just hope that I would like it as much as I love Ransom Riggs' book series.

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09/21/2016 1:29am

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