Waiting on Wednesday: Asylum by Madeleine Roux

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a feature hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine to feature yet-to-be-released books.

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coming august 20, 2013

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.

c.j.'s thoughts

This novel contains (1) asylums, (2) photos of asylums, (3) horror, and (4) no direct mention of romance.  Aka, I took one look and TBRed it immediately.  I adore classic horror, such as your ghost story The Unquiet by Jeannine Garsee, but psychological horror is my absolute favorite.  Think Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk.  Think Psycho and Silence of the Lambs and The Butterfly Effect and Stephen King.  Plus, I love photo novels and look forward to seeing this medium used more often.  I haven't read Miss Peregrine yet, but that's also at the top of my list.  Also, anything to do with creepiness and psychology and murder and the macabre is pretty much my heaven.  So now that you know I'm morbid, go check out this book!  


  1. Sounds creepy! Nice choice!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  2. Love creepy books, so this one is straight going to my to-read list. Oh yes.