Hello people, long time no see. How are you all doing? Is life okay? Sorry for being MIA. I am tired and exhausted and can’t go through life any longer. It’s getting hard but also I hope to get better. I am going to read about 20 books this month…I hope to get them done. I am so excited for this month as I want it to go smoothly and easily. So let’s start this review, shall we???
Author: Madeleine Roux.
Chapter: 34 Chapters.
Pages: 336 pages.
Series: Yes, Asylum Series.
Time: 6 hours 45 mins.
Publishing / Published: 26 August 2014.
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 Dorm. The dorm was formerly 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 start exploring Brookline’s twisty halls and hidden basement, they uncover disturbing secrets about what really went on at Brookline . . . secrets that link Dan and his friends to the asylum’s dark past. Because Brookline was no ordinary asylum, and there are some secrets that refuse to stay buried.
Amazon: 💙4.5/5 Stars💙.
Goodreads: 💙3.64/5 Stars💙.Taken from respective sources.
I am writing this review after finishing the whole series and I can definitely say that this book is just the start of the best horror series on earth. I have not enjoyed reading any books as much as I enjoyed reading this one.
The Asylum is just the starting of the whole series so it focuses more on character development and world-building. The writing of this book is very easy and suitable for young readers. There are so many important details in this book that are used later on that this book becomes the main focus point ahead.
There are 3 main characters throughout the book, Dan the main protagonist, Abby the female protagonist, and Jordan, the homosexual protagonist who represents the LGBTQ+ community strongly. Throughout the book, Jordan has a very strong and good role making me fall in love with how the author gave justice to his character. The book focuses more on building the characters’ friendships than the main plot as that is what is used in the other books.
Usually, when you read a series’ first book their main aim is building the world but as the world is revolving around the characters, the author concentrates more on them. The book has a lot of important information for later on books and also talks about the old times when lobotomy was used for the LGBTQ+ community to turn them into “normal” people as if they aren’t normal.
This book is not that interesting but it is very informative and full of adventure, love, and friendship-related chapters. The main horror starts from the second book although the first book also has some.
So overall this book is a must-read for everyone who loves horror and would love to know the old techniques used on mental patients in the hospitals back then. This book shows the opposite side of science, it shows how science can be used to harm people instead of treating them. The book has great language and is totally worth the read so, in my opinion, a must-read.
So that’s it, I am down and out reading books. I feel like reading more so that’s good news as I was in a slump and just got out of it. So until I see you next time…
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