Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Asylum, by Madeleine Roux

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine to spotlight upcoming book releases that we're excited about.

Release date: August 20, 2013
Publisher: Harper Children's
Format: Hardcover, 320 pages

Goodreads description:
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.

I love stories featuring old asylums and secrets. And with a cover as awesome as this, creepiness is sure to ensue! I also love that there will be photos included - that was the case with In The Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters and that book was amazing! I'm glad this one is out so soon :)
What do you guys think of it, and what book are you featuring this week?


  1. I think old asylum stories sound awesome, but it's way less creepy if you see it in a movie or TV show instead of conjuring up images with your mind. So no reading that for me, coz I'm not so good with creepy stories. ^^
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  2. This book looks super creepy! Hope you enjoy it :)
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  3. I just saw this on someone elses WOW and I just added it to my tbr :) Sounds great!

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  4. Sounds creepy like that show American Horror Story: Asylum! haven't read Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children yet but I think books with photos are great and really add to the story.

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  5. I've read Miss Peregrine's Home for Pecuilar Children, so I think I will check this one out. I'm also now a new follower via GFC and Bloglovin'

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  6. This does look creepy! I haven't read Miss P book or Shadow of Blackbirds but I do like gothic books. Like one person said it reminds me of AhS TV show. :)

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  7. Carmen! This book looks SO creepy! I'll have to let you read it first and then tell me if I can handle it! LOL! Great pick!

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  8. I love old asylum's, too. I bet the pics in this one make it just that much creepier. Been seeing this one around a lot...better make sure it's on my TBR. :)

  9. This one sounds SO creepy!! The pictures in there would just scare the living daylight out of me O.O Asylum's freak me right out so this wouldn't be for me but I can see it being incredible! Hope you'll LOVE it when it comes out Carmen :)

  10. Great pick! This sound creepy, but good.