Waiting on Wednesday (78): Asylum by Madeleine Roux

July 24, 2013

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Waiting on Wednesday is a book feature hosted by Breaking the Spine.

This week, I’m waiting on:

 asylum by madeleine roux
Asylum by Madeleine Roux
Expected Release Date: 20th August 2013

Goodreads Summary: 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.

Okay, how flipping CREEPY does this one sound? Not only is the main characters dorm in an old asylum, but it’s a photo-novel, meaning that the creep-factor just got multiplied by ten. Because I won’t have to imagine the setting, it’ll be right there for me to see. Ugh. I’ll definitely be aiming to get myself a copy of Asylym soon after its release date, and then I’ll probably read it right around Halloween because obviously, I like to torture myself…

What are you waiting on this week?

16 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday (78): Asylum by Madeleine Roux

    1. Hollie Post author

      I think it’s the kind of book that people are either really going to want to read or they just aren’t. Or you’ll get the people like me who just like to creep themselves out to the max…

  1. Natalie @Natflix&Books

    I know! This one looks so awesome. Asylums are seriously like the creepiest places in the world. Do you watch American Horror Story? This last season was in an asylum. *shivers* Great pick! I can’t wait to read this one.

    1. Hollie Post author

      I cannot bring myself to watch it. Seriously, I can read creepy stuff, but as for watching it on TV? That is a total no-go zone haha. And yeah, asylums are terrifying, reading this book is going to be like complete torture, haha!

  2. Bookluvr Mindy

    I’ve been seeing mixed reviews on this one so I haven’t decided on this one yet! I’ve seen a few quite horrible reviews. But then people I trust gave it a pretty good review. SO I’m so/so here.

  3. Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

    Gah! This one looks and sounds SO creepy!! I heard a lot about the photos too, apparently they add another dimension to the whole thing and depth to the creepiness! I hope you’ll enjoy this one but I definitely couldn’t read it myself – I’m such a wuss!


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