Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Asylum / Book Review

Hi there!
This is the second review of the year, but i finished the book last week, it was the kind of book that i couldn't put away, i felt the urgency to kept reading even when i was totally freaked out.
First i have to mention this because the book is a little polemic, or at least it is on goodreads, i still don't understand why people make comparatives of this nature but certainly is so wrong. It's like when people used to say or still say "you can't be a Harry Potter fan if you like Twilight" i mean, that's totally out of the case, i love Harry Potter and i enjoyed Twilight, even when one is a master piece and the other is a light reading. I don't get what a love story about vampires has to do with a story about a orphan boy who needs to find who he was, and save his own life and the life of others by vanquishing the most dangerous wizard in history, do you?
The same case apply here. People and even the description of the book made the terrible mistake by saying "if you enjoyed the best seller Miss Peregrine's house for peculiar children, you would love this book" or something very similar, they couldn't be more wrong to write something like that. It's wrong to mislead people by using a best seller popularity just for sell books, but like i mentioned it has nothing to do with the book and probably the author.
When Miss Peregrine, even with all its creepy pictures is a very enjoyable story in which accepting the differences of the children and their peculiarities and realize that no matter what you can be friends and then together save the peculiars and go to an impossible adventure, asylum is darker.
The story:
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.

The pictures in some parts look like imposing, like if they were there just to fill a page and had nothing to do with the story, while others really freaked me out.
One in particular about the Warden which had the eyes scratched just like the pictures on the right, dear that gave me nightmares.
The story is interesting enough to keep you awake all night, and the end lead you to the possibility of a sequel which according to the author is a fact. The book by itself would be great as one single book, but the story works perfectly for a second book, so well see how it goes.
If you like a little disturbing pictures and good stories, i highly recommend this book.


  1. I'm always looking for interesting new books to read, and both of those sound really good. I've never heard of either, but I'm going to put them on my to-read list on goodreads so I don't forget!

    1. I hope you like them as much as i did, the second book of Miss Peregrine came out just a few days ago :)

  2. This sounds like such an interesting book. I'm definitely going to have to track down a copy, I'm so into this sort of thing! thanks for telling us about it xx

    1. Thank you for stopping by, have you read The Mad Man Tale by John Katzenbach? it's really great too, and most of the story happens in an asylum too.


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