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Asylum
Asylum | Madeleine Roux
Madeleine Roux's New York Times bestselling Asylum is a thrilling and creepy photo-illustrated novel that Publishers Weekly called "a strong YA debut that reveals the enduring impact of buried trauma on a place." Featuring found photographs from real asylums and filled with chilling mystery and page-turning suspense, Asylum is a horror story that treads the line between genius and insanity, perfect for fans of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.For sixteen-year-old Dan Crawford, the New Hampshire College Prep program is the chance of a lifetime. Except that when Dan arrives, he finds that the usual summer housing has been closed, forcing students to stay in the crumbling Brookline Dormformerly a psychiatric hospital. As Dan and his new friends Abby and Jordan start exploring Brookline's twisty halls and hidden basement, they uncover disturbing secrets about what really went on here . . . secrets that link Dan and his friends to the asylum's dark past. Because Brookline was no ordinary mental hospital, and there are some secrets that refuse to stay buried.
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TamTracy
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Mehso-so

The story was good but had potential to be very creepy. More detailed and just a little slower pace would have made this better for me. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
Asylum | Madeleine Roux
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#CurrentlyReading Getting caught up on my round of #lmpbc. I'm loving all the creepy photos scattered throughout this book. @BeeMagical @ShelleyBooksie @BookishTrish

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BookishTrish
Asylum | Madeleine Roux
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It‘s snowy and grey, but I have nowhere else to be. A perfect Side H on repeat and #lmpbc afternoon.

Bookzombie ❤️ 9mo
kspenmoll ❤️😄❤️ 8mo
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BookishTrish
Asylum | Madeleine Roux
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Another too snowy too COVIDy day outside….

Reggie I wish this was always my lunch break book. Lol 9mo
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BookishTrish
Asylum | Madeleine Roux
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@BeeMagical Your #LMPBC pick has safely made its way to snowy BC @ShelleyBooksie @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego

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ShelleyBooksie
Asylum | Madeleine Roux
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@BeeMagical - what a great #lmpbc pick! My first time reading this author and I will check out more of her work.

BeeMagical I‘m so glad you liked it! ❤️❤️ 10mo
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BeeMagical
Asylum | Madeleine Roux
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Book 121📚
This is my #LMPBC book and boy was it a goodie!! Spooky, creepy, all around twisted ride!
I can‘t wait to listen to Sanctum and see how the story continues!🗝

Dan is a summer student for pre-college. His dorm has a sorted past…as an asylum. Maybe sometimes it‘s best to leave the past undisturbed…
Even if it calls to you🤫

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BeeMagical
Asylum | Madeleine Roux
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Okay! Based on word count, these are my current options! #LMPBC
Although I may find something in my various swaps that could be interesting! 👻 @BookishTrish @ShelleyBooksie
@StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego

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BookishTrish Yes please to all. 12mo
ShelleyBooksie #1.Asylum, #2. Today I Learned It Was You. All of your picks are awesome @BeeMagical 12mo
ShelleyBooksie I didnt know RL Stine also wrote adult! That one sounds great as well. 12mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I'm leaning towards Asylum too, but that all sound interesting! So whatever you're into. 12mo
BeeMagical @BookishTrish @ShelleyBooksie @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Asylum it is!👏🏻 That was my first choice too!🖤@ShelleyBooksie - Superstitious is his first adult novel! I had no idea either! 12mo
ShelleyBooksie @BeeMagical - how.do I make those cool book links in a post? 12mo
BeeMagical @Shelley when you go to comment there‘s a little bookmark icon beside the ☠️ that will link a book!😊 12mo
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Roary47
Asylum | Madeleine Roux
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5✨ Absolutely chilling. I loved every minute! Dan is going to “college” in a refurbished old psychiatric hospital. He has these dreams that don‘t seem to be isolated to just him and when one of the other students ends up dead things seem to get ghostly.

MaleficentBookDragon I liked this series, though I wish there were even more photos. 1y
MaleficentBookDragon I have the next two books in the series if you'd like them. If you do, email me at maleficentbookdragon@gmail.com. 1y
MaleficentBookDragon I apologize, I‘ve been driving around with the books for a while. I finally mailed them out yesterday. You should get them next week. 1y
Roary47 @MaleficentBookDragon no worries. Thank you for even offering to pass them on. 😊💛 1y
Roary47 @MaleficentBookDragon I just got them today! Thank you again. 💛 1y
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BoleyBooks
Asylum | Madeleine Roux
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Tackle the TBR 🤓📚 #boleybooks #asylum #madeleineroux #bookbeast #Litsy #readwithme
What are you reading? 😊

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mnjacques
Asylum | Madeleine Roux
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Pickpick

I just finished this series and oh my goodness. I got roped in with the first page and I couldn't stop reading. I wanted to know more instantly, I wanted to find out what was going to happen next. It was absolutely fantastic.

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ashley_o13
Asylum | Madeleine Roux
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I am reading this book for a book club that I am in. I started it back in March but I honestly didn‘t remember anything. Now I‘m at the same point I stopped at in march.

Has any one read it? Thoughts?

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FantasyChick
Asylum | Madeleine Roux
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This is what I needed! I wouldn't classify it as horror, more of supernatural YA suspense but I really enjoyed it. Tried the audiobook but the PB is filled with creepy asylum picks that just add that extra unsettling factor. Looking forward to the next one

Don't remember if this is my #bookspin or #doublespin but I know it's one of them! 😂

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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SiameseCatsRead
Asylum | Madeleine Roux
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Daniel Crawford is taking part in a summer, college-prep program. He is housed in an old insane asylum on campus. Soon, strange things start to happen around campus and to Daniel. Is it all in his head, or is this place haunted by the people of the past? Does Daniel have a connection to this asylum? We watch as he digs deeper to find out the truth of this place, even if it means risking his life. This #ya novel had me creeped out!

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SiameseCatsRead
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I'm LOVING this book! I like the old pictures included. It really enhances the reading experience.

This quote summarizes my thoughts about the main character right now. Is this insane asylum turned dormitory really his destiny? Is he there for a reason? Spooking me out!!!

#ya #yalit #mystery

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Slajaunie
Asylum | Madeleine Roux
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Today‘s reading companion decided to sit across the room from me so he could look for squirrels 🐿 out the window. 😂😂😂 Silly Moose!💙📖🐿🐾❤️

BiblioLitten The best thing I saw today! 😍 2y
squirrelbrain ❤️🐿❤️🐿 2y
Slajaunie I‘m glad you enjoyed Moose! He loves squirrels! I put feeders out to attract them so he can watch them. @BiblioLitten @squirrelbrain 2y
Nute Moose looks so comfortable. It‘s the perfect squirrel-watching spot!🐿 2y
Slajaunie He lives it especially since he considers that “his” chair. 😂 @Nute 2y
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Slajaunie
Asylum | Madeleine Roux
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Tonight‘s reading companion in my new chair and ottoman.

ozma.of.oz What a sweetheart! ❤️ 2y
Texreader Awwww! 🥰 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Are you still self-isolating? How'd it going? 2y
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Slajaunie @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick Thank you for asking. I brought my Aunt to the doctor yesterday. She had an atypical strain of pneumonia. She did not have Covid. I left my self quarantine yesterday with joy! 2y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I'm glad you got to make an early escape. I hope your aunt feels better quickly! 2y
Slajaunie Thank you for thinking of us. That is so nice. 💙💙 @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick 2y
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jnichole
Asylum | Madeleine Roux

Finished! It was so good (and quick) I finished it in two days. I haven‘t done that in a really long time.

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jnichole
Asylum | Madeleine Roux
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I listened to House of Futures by Madeleine Roux a few weeks ago, it was amazing. So even I saw this sitting on my fathers daughters bookshelf, I had to borrow it. It‘s just as good as His off Furirs.

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Vee_Bookish
Asylum | Madeleine Roux
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Panpan

A pretty bland read that felt like it wanted to hop on the Random Riggs bandwagon, the photographs were poorly photoshopped, the characters flat and uninteresting and the horror wasn't remotely unique or scary.

Crewgurl Agreed!!!! 3y
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FantasyChick
Asylum | Madeleine Roux
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All the company has gone until tomorrow, 2 out of 3 kids are out cold and this place is about as clean as I'm willing to make it tonight. Couch, book and Witcher until bed.

Happy Christmas Eve Littens. May Santa fill your stockings with the best books ❤🎄

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kbibliophilific
Asylum | Madeleine Roux
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FINALLY getting to my October book club book......school has really SLOWED my personal reading....🖤💀🤩

Enchanted_Bibliophile Ooo, I enjoyed the pictures of this one. 3y
night_shift I actually wasn't too keen on this one. It was TOO YA for me, if that makes sense. 3y
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kbibliophilific Hmmm - I‘m definitely not a fan of YA, but I‘m on like chapter 4 and don‘t find it to be too YA. Hmmm we shall see. That‘s the beauty of book clubs - you read things that you normally wouldn‘t pick up. 3y
IamIamIam I just snagged this on Amazon for a couple of bucks! I'm interested to see what you think! 3y
kbibliophilific Halfway through. I still like so far! Stay tuned. 3y
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Christinak
Asylum | Madeleine Roux
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”Dan walked up the front steps and found himself in a large entrance hall. The enormous chandelier couldn‘t overcome the #darkness caused by all the wood paneling and overstuffed furniture. Through a grand archway across from the entrance, Dan spotted a wide staircase, and halls leading in on either side. Even the students bustling in and out did nothing to dispel the feeling of heaviness.” #QuotsyOct19 #AllHallowsRead #GiveAScaryBook

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ashley_o13
Asylum | Madeleine Roux
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I‘ve been MIA from here for a little while and that‘s because graduate school is consuming my life 😫 but I‘m currently listening to the audiobook of Asylum during work and it‘s keeping me on the edge of my seat 👩🏻‍🔬🧟‍♀️

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mdm139
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Finished this book in 3 hours. It is fantastic for its YA horror genre. Would make a good movie with it suspense and creepy coincidences. Perfect read for Halloween. Book 4 for #screamathon @4thhouseontheleft

alisiakae Oohh, this sounds good. 3y
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mdm139
Asylum | Madeleine Roux
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Starting this one today for a book club read a thon. Nothing like spending the summer living in a #haunted psych ward. #screamathonphotochallenge @4thhouseontheleft

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CoffeeNBooks
Asylum | Madeleine Roux
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This wasn't quite as good as I was hoping, but it was still a fun read.

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hyperashley
Asylum | Madeleine Roux
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Pickpick

This book was amazing!! I can't wait to read the rest of the series!

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AvidReaderandGeekGirl
Asylum | Madeleine Roux
Panpan

I don‘t know if it was just because I listened to the audiobook, which wasn‘t well done at all, but the book was really hard to follow and kind of boring.

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BeansPage
Asylum | Madeleine Roux
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AvidReaderandGeekGirl
Asylum | Madeleine Roux

So far a bit slow, 34% in already it's a bit weird but still sorta slow and romance is definitely not needed in this book!

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AvidReaderandGeekGirl
Asylum | Madeleine Roux
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Part 1 of my library horror haul

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Jadams1776
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I liked this book! I can with 100% certainty tell you that I would not be attending a summer program if I had to stay in a former asylum. No thanks, you can keep your tortured souls to yourselves! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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BeansPage
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I do recommend this book to those who enjoy YA and a good horror book.

Please read my full review here:
https://thereadingmermaidsreviews.weebly.com/book-reviews/asylum-by-madeleine-ro...

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HufflepuffGirl90
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I‘m glad someone has an intelligent reaction to spooky things! #quotes

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CoffeeNBooks
Asylum | Madeleine Roux
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This is what I read to my English classes for #firstchaptermonday today. I haven't read it yet (other than the first chapter, lol!), but it's next on my TBR list! #teachersoflitsy #englishteacher

Dcueto I really liked this series! 3y
CoffeeNBooks @Dcueto I've heard it's a great series! I have the entire series in my classroom library, but haven't read them yet. 3y
Dcueto Get on it, neighbor! 3y
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CoffeeNBooks @Dcueto I'm planning to start Asylum when I go to the library with my classes on Friday. Would it be wrong to refuse to check it out to anyone before then because I want to read it, lol?! 3y
Dcueto Ha! I always do that. I tell them I‘m making sure it‘s appropriate 😜 3y
Dcueto Btw, I think it‘s awesome that you model reading for them. It‘s so important for them to see readers 3y
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jb72
Asylum | Madeleine Roux
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Mehso-so

Book-a-Week Challenge
Week 2
I‘m way behind on all my check-ins so I‘ll start with this one. Week two I finished Asylum. It‘s a so-so rating for me. Partly because I took some points off for the narration as I listened to it on audiobook.

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AshleyHoss820
Asylum | Madeleine Roux
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Mehso-so

This was a tough one. I both liked it & was let down a little. The characters felt younger than they were supposed to be (I kept picturing 13/14-year-olds) Just when I started to get sucked in...meh... Maybe I need to read the rest of the books for it all to come together. I am aware this is YA, so that‘s why I‘m not being harsh. I REALLY dig the premise and I was just hoping for a little more oomph. Dame Agatha has spoiled me...

mydearwatson These books look interesting, but how is its treatment of mental health? The description makes me a little wary, but I think the whole old photograph thing is really cool. 3y
AshleyHoss820 @mydearwatson They don‘t really go into it. It‘s more of a focus on the former warden and two specific patients that were “criminally insane.” It‘s fairly lacking in details and the end leaves too many questions, for my tastes. 😕🤷🏻‍♀️ 3y
AshleyHoss820 @mydearwatson I LOVE the found-photographs premise and find it really interesting, which is why loved the Peculiar Children series so much! Have you tried those? (edited) 3y
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e.c.vitoria
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OneCent76
Asylum | Madeleine Roux
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Mehso-so

I had high hopes for this book. It had potential to be scary but it didn't follow through. It's a teen book but felt more juvenile. The ending was all kinds of crazy, like the author didn't know how to end it or how to even successfully carry it over to the sequel. It'd be a fun read for an 11-13 yr old. 2019 SWON TRC

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AnnHeitman
Asylum | Madeleine Roux
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A guilty pleasure...

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! This one is on my TBR stack! 4y
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hollylynnbee
Asylum | Madeleine Roux
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I could not put this book down. A really beautiful dark series and not just for teenagers!

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e.c.vitoria
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Jess_Franzino
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Despite a lot of negative reviews, I actually rather enjoyed this book. Literary gold? No. However, it‘s a fun and mysterious quick read. It is YA, possibly bordering on Middle Grade. Even so, I had a lot of fun with all the references to psychology, and I‘m also a sucker for haunted asylum stories. I‘ll read the next one.