I would like to wish a very happy Independence Day to all the Indians out there! 🇮🇳 It’s time for another book review! This time, I’m reviewing Asylum, a thrilling book that I read thrice in four days 🙂
Without any further ado, let’s get started!
Warning: Spoilers ahead.
Author: Madeleine Roux
Genre: Horror Fiction
Daniel Crawford arrives at New Hampshire College Prep (NHCP) for the five week summer program in Brookline, hoping for a summer of fun and meeting new people. His enthusiasm is only slightly dampened on discovering that the entire campus is built on an asylum for the mentally unstable. What he doesn’t know is that it’s not just an asylum- it’s a last resort for the criminally insane.
On arriving, Dan makes two new friends, Jordan and Abby, and the three form a perfect trio. Everything goes along nicely, until one day they discover an untouched building, which happens to be an old wing of the original building. Curiosity, of course, doesn’t allow them to leave it untouched.
They go in to explore, wanting to unveil the mystery around the asylum. Every time they go in, they find other spooky things: a creepy photograph, a scary room that looks like a surgery… there’s no dearth of evil in there. Dan discovers that the warden who worked here shared his name, and finds information about a particularly evil serial killer housed in the asylum. Wanting to know more, he also discovers the horrific types of treatment given to the inmates of the asylum. He soon starts receiving notes written in the same spidery handwriting that warn him of him of his forecoming death. In the end, what the trio finds out chills them to the bone. Because the asylum holds the key to a horrific past. And some secrets refuse to stay buried.
This book is full of suspense and is a real page turner. It’s the kind of book where you want to continue reading and throw the book away at the same time. For people who’ve read Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, this book is a must read.
4.5 on 5
That’s it for today!! I hope you all enjoyed the review! If you liked this post, or have a suggestion, please comment.