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Asylum

Roux, Madeleine (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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"Three teens at a summer program for gifted students uncover shocking secrets in the sanatorium-turned-dorm where they're staying--secrets that link them all to the asylum's dark past"--
Authors: Roux, Madeleine, 1985-
Title: Asylum
Publisher: New York, NY :, Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2013]
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 313 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: "Three teens at a summer program for gifted students uncover shocking secrets in the sanatorium-turned-dorm where they're staying--secrets that link them all to the asylum's dark past"--
ISBN: 0062220969
9780062220967
Statement of Responsibility: Madeleine Roux
Subject Headings: Ability Fiction. Psychiatric hospitals Fiction. Haunted places Fiction. Mental illness Fiction. Mystery and detective stories. Ability Fiction. Psychiatric hospitals Fiction. Haunted places Fiction. Mental illness Fiction. Universities and colleges Fiction. Supernatural Fiction.
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction.
College stories.
Mystery fiction.
Paranormal fiction.
Ghost stories.
Topical Term: Ability
Psychiatric hospitals
Haunted places
Mental illness
Mystery and detective stories.
Ability
Psychiatric hospitals
Haunted places
Mental illness
Universities and colleges
Supernatural
LCCN: 2013007302
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Jun 19, 2014
  • emilyswartzer rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This was a rather large disappointment with flat characters, an awful mystery, and terrible romance.
Total rating: 2 stars (I'm being nice) I would read Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children ten times over before I came within 100 feet of this book.

Jun 18, 2014
  • khanna_83 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book was amazing and leave you sacred from the minute you start it. The true definition of Insanity.

Apr 07, 2014
  • EragonShadeslayer rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

*I an writing this review from an advance reader copy, NOT the version the library has.* This book is almost like an episode of the X-files, without any of the tv show's characters. When the normal building New Hampshire College Prep program is held in, Dan Crawford is forced to stay in the new dorm: an old asylum. Brookline Asylum is something like Batman's Arkham Asylum. It seems to create madness, and the main characters are tied to it's past. The plot was slightly confusing, especially as the story progresses. One thing I didn't like was the extreme focus on Dan. It seemed like Abby and Jordan got shoved out of the story, which worked against it. There were also some plot inconsistencies, but overall I enjoyed it. I recommend reading though it twice. Fans of the X-files will enjoy this book.

Feb 20, 2014
  • tnjohnstone rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Inspiration – there’s a right way and a wrong way to use it. Asylum gets it all wrong.
The integration of old photographs into a narrative, or the creation of a story around found imagery, has been done well before (Ransom Riggs) but this book was far less successful. I went in with the expectation for an asylum type story. I never really expect these to be highly original, but Roux’s work felt formulaic at best, lazy at worst.
Complete review at http://hellphiesfiendishfiction.wordpress.com/2014/02/20/asylum-madeleine-roux/

Very dissapointing. Leaves alot of unanswered questions unanswered and doesn't have a good plot.

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Nov 03, 2013
  • EragonShadeslayer rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Lots of swearing.

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