Waiting on Wednesday (28) - Asylum by Madeleine Roux

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 7:00 AM
Waiting on Wednesday is hosted over at Breaking the Spine. Every Wednesday, book bloggers highlight upcoming releases that they are looking forward to. 

Asylum by Madeleine Roux
Hits Shelves on August 27, 2013
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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. (Goodreads)
Why I'm Waiting
Featuring found photos of unsettling history and real abandoned asylums...count me in! I loved how Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children had creepy photos throughout the book. It gave me goosebumps! Now, this book definitely sounds like a spooky treat, and I have always been morbidly fascinated with insane asylums. Abnormal Psychology was one of my favorite classes in college. What can I say? I find the brain fascinating. Though dissecting a cow eye did not make my day.

Asylum seems to have all the ingredients that make a Courtney book! Suspense, horror, insane people...I cannot wait!

What are you guys waiting for this week? Let me know in the comments or leave a link!


  1. Replies
    1. I know! I hope it lives up to my expectations! :D

  2. I think this one sounds even better than Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Very nice pick. Thanks for sharing!

    Here is my WoW.

    1. You're welcome! And I'm all game for creepy books with creepy photos.

  3. Great pick! This does sound interesting! I love the show American Horror Story and this last season set in an asylum was so creepy. I love the idea of using real found photos for the story. Yay, Asylum! Boo, dissecting cow eyes!
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    1. Haha yeah dissecting cow eyes was not fun. But I also love American Horror Story but am behind a few episodes! Need to get on that. The asylum setting was so wonderfully creepy! Thanks Natalie!

  4. That sounds really interesting!! Great pick!
    Here's my WoW

  5. Asylum settings aren't too common for me actually, now that I think about it. I see it in films a lot, but not so much in children's/YA books. I really like the sound of this! It's great to know that there are photographs too. Brilliant pick, Courtney. :)

    1. Thanks Sam! Yeah, I don't really see it much in books either. Definitely in movies and freaky shows though. There's another book called The Painted Bridge by Wendy Wallace which I wanted to check out. It's also takes place in an asylum, a private asylum for women of a higher class. But that one is actually adult.

  6. Yeah, definitely intriguing! Can't wait!


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