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Sanctum
Sanctum | Madeleine Roux
In this chilling, fast-paced sequel to the New York Times bestselling Asylum, which Publishers Weekly called "a strong YA debut that reveals the enduring impact of buried trauma on a place," three teens must return to the asylum that still haunts their dreams to end the nightmare once and for all. With the page-turning suspense and horror that made Asylum such a standout, and featuring found photographs from real vintage carnivals, Sanctum is a mind-bending reading experience that's perfect for fans of the smash hit Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Dan, Abby, and Jordan remain traumatized by the summer they shared in the Brookline asylum. Much as they'd love to move on, many questions remain, and someone is determined to keep the terror alive, sending the teens photos of an old-timey carnival, with no note and no name. Forsaking their plan never to go back, the teens return to New Hampshire College under the guise of a weekend for prospective students, and there they realize that the carnival from the photos is not only real, it's here on campus, apparently for the first time in many years. Sneaking away from sample classes and college parties, Dan and his friends lead a tour of their ownone through the abandoned houses and hidden places of a surrounding town. Camford is hiding a terrible past, and the truth behind Dan's connection to the asylum's evil warden is more terrifying than Dan ever imagined.
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Jadams1776
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A return to the asylum. Dan, Jordan, and Abby have tried to let go of what happened over the summer, but mysterious pictures of a creepy carnival, nightmares, and a visit with Felix, send them racing back to the campus just in time for Halloween. I love this series full of the paranormal. 1 more book down for the #scarathlon. +Points (5 Related to Halloween) #TeamStoker

TheReadingMermaid Sweetie I know you want to rack up extra points and I want you to too LOL that is awesome the way you are scoring this but unfortunately it's just the 5 pts for the related to Halloween book + 1 post pt. I'm excited to look into this book though because we just finished Asylum in my Facebook but club and I thought it was pretty good. I loved all the haunting pictures that are inside the book!!!! 2mo
TheReadingMermaid And I want to say that you are doing fantastic!!! You have one of the highest scores on the board so far ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Jadams1776 Ok - so just so I‘m clear on points (I reposted this three times editing) so you can earn either 2 points for a book that falls under the theme or 5 for a book related to Halloween? But not both. Sorry I‘ve been trying to stick to things that fall into a single category- otherwise it‘s confusing (case and point) 2mo
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TheReadingMermaid No problem sweetheart. Let me clarify... It's either or. You get either 2 points for the book under the team theme or you get 5 points for the book about Halloween. No double points. 2mo
TheReadingMermaid I'm so sorry for the confusion 🤪🤪🤪 we are still trying to perfect it ourselves LOL 😂 2mo
Jadams1776 Gotcha! No problem! Thanks for sorting it out. 2mo
TheReadingMermaid 😘😘😘 2mo
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sparrowssavvy
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A very fun and enjoyable book. I was curious where the author was planning to go with this one as I felt the first novel was quite complete by itself. However I felt this was a plausible story and didn‘t feel tacked on to the original. It was fast paced and had great visuals, which really enhanced the tale. Still not sure where the author goes with the third, but I‘ll be getting into that soon.

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sharonann
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Sanctum

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hollylynnbee
Sanctum | Madeleine Roux
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I was afraid the series would get bad the further I read, but I could not put it down I had to keep reading.

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Jess_Franzino
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I found this book to be a bit better than “Asylum”, even in spite of how the dialogue in the “showdown” scene was a bit cliche. While it‘s not without problems, it was still enjoyable. I rather enjoyed the whole “spooky carnival” subplot, and the twists & turns are quite creative. A breezy read— interesting, but not “scary” (at least for me). Am still eager to read the final book of the trilogy.

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pilardib
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My year in books 😀 14 books and a total of 4307 pages! For some this may not be much, but for me it's way above my reading average!

BridgetteM Congratulations! 🎊🎉🎈 11mo
CouronneDhiver Nice work! 👏🏽👏🏽 11mo
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
Reggie Great job!!! 11mo
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pilardib
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I'm really hoping to finish this book before the year is over 😥 #slowreaderproblems

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pilardib
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Scary read before bed 👀

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Sarz
Sanctum | Madeleine Roux
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Mehso-so

2.5 ⭐
This one didn't really hold my interest. I flew through it, but wasn't captivated by the story. I think I liked the mystery/plot more than the first book, but the writing didn't appeal to me.

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ashley_liz
Sanctum | Madeleine Roux
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Day 2: #Bloodcurdling ft a creepy girl in a white dress

#BlackCatChallenge @Clwojick

Clwojick 😱 13mo
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demicaractere
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Sanctum by Madeleine Roux. Trashy YA? Yes (in the sense that the writing isn't Pulitzer Prize level and the story might not be completely air tight). Fun, creepy read? Also yes. I'm a sucker for books with pictures. #guiltypleasure #trashyya #madeleineroux #sanctum #asylum #bookstagram #northerngothic

Reecaspieces Looks awesome (edited) 2y
GatheringBooks ooh! i live books with pictures or illustrations, too! :) 2y
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demicaractere
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Currently using my entire Library haul to break in these two music books. I have a competition tomorrow and my accompanist has to use official copies of the music. #library #spinebreaker #music #sheetmusic #musicmajor

CSeydel Good luck! 🎵🏆 2y
demicaractere @CSeydel Thank you!!! 2y
GondorGirl Good luck! 2y
Carolhreads Good luck at the competition tomorrow :) you‘ll do amazing !! 2y
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Christinak
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dizie_lizie
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November‘s #tbr pile. So very happy that autumn has finally arrived in Southern California! Cool, grey days curling up with a great book and a hot cup of coffee is my idea of perfection.

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Campbrarian
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I just love this series of books. I am an adult and they scare me! I find myself flying through the pages. I love how the author uses vintage photographs in the book and story.

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Tdumatrait
Sanctum | Madeleine Roux
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I loved Asylum, but Sanctum took my forever to read. It felt like it kept dragging on. I keep thinking these books are meant to be lessons to snooping children. Don't follow instructions and going snooping around, you get in trouble and almost killed.

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JM_Sullivan
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Roux did a nice job tying in SANCTUM to its predecessor, but to be honest I had a harder time finishing this book than I did ASYLUM. I felt the beginning of the story was not as fast paced, so it took me a bit more time to get into. Once I reached about the 25% mark, however, things started to pick up & I was hooked again. The end of the story also had some really great twists I didn‘t see coming, which is always a plus. Overall, I'd say pick.

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Joybishoptx
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This was a pretty good addition to the first book. I enjoyed the first one better. This just seemed to take a while for me to get through. I'll read the next one but I think Poochie and I are going to do something other than YA next. Poochie is exhausted.

Tanzy13 🐶 3y
Faibka Aww what a sweetie 🐶💕 3y
SaturnDoo ❤❤❤❤🤗🤗🤗 3y
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Joybishoptx
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Ok Poochie! We somehow have to finish this book, wrap Hanukkah gifts, and clean the house before Hanukkah dinner tonight. Look alive! The joys of an interfaith relationship when Hanukkah starts on Christmas Eve.....

respekt1111 Cute! 3y
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rbmavrick7
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Love the photos and illustrations in this book!!

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Ancchy
Sanctum | Madeleine Roux
Mehso-so

Nothing special

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Milliegirl20
Sanctum | Madeleine Roux
Mehso-so

This book was just ok for me. It was predictable and the ending seemed rushed.

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libellule.reader
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#Booktober #CreepyCovers Haven't read them, but they all look creepy indeed.

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murflegirl
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Still no power on the island, so something spooky to pass the time.

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Victoriahoperose
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This was just as good as the first one. Lots of suspense. A quick read and a great ending. I really like this series! I definitely recommend it!

MMenefee Agree! 3y
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HiddenGemBooks
Sanctum | Madeleine Roux
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Mehso-so

(Book 2 of Asylum series)

Someone is determined to keep the terror alive, sending the teens photos of an old-timey carnival, with no note and no name. Forsaking their plan never to go back, the teens return to New Hampshire College under the guise of a weekend for prospective students, and there they realize that the carnival from the photos is on campus, for the first time in many years.

🌟🌟🌟3/5 not good as the first. But still creepy 😊👍

BekahB I agree. I think the plot of the first book was more streamlined and it was definitely creepier. I've also read Catacomb but I still need to read the prequel Escape from Asylum. 3y
PrezBookster I was wondering if the next one was good! 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings I agree, first one was better, but I still gave this a pick because I usually find horror/suspense sequels lacking, but I still enjoyed it, which is so rare. 3y
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Cityofamber
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Started off slow but eventually it picked up and I enjoyed it. It felt unfinished, probably why there's a third book huh?

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ashley_liz
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Sanctum brought even more adventures for Dan and his friends... I enjoyed this book very much and can't wait to find out more about this mysterious world that Madeleine Roux has created.

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MariaRichardson
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Tag line for this book: "Lose your mind" right up my alley

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KatieA
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I liked Asylum better, but this was a good second book.