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10 thoughts on “Asylum

  1. Melanie Melanie says:

    As I read the other reviews I wonder how horrible it must be to be one of those people who has to nitpick every little detail in a book rather than enjoy it Personally, I found this an enjoyable story, with twists I didn t see coming and an interesting conclusion I d recommend it, just maybe not to an elitist book snob.


  2. Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies says:

    The characters in this book are supposed to be 16 This is supposed to be a suspenseful thriller, a horror, for young adults It is not It is middle grade in writing It is elementary in plot development and characterization It is lacking in everything that would make it anything remotely approaching a good read.The writing is not terrible, just forgettable I usually use a fair number of quotes in my reviews I have almost nothing at all scribbled down in my notebook for this one roughly 15 The characters in this book are supposed to be 16 This is supposed to be a suspenseful thriller, a horror, for young adults It is not It is middle grade in writing It is elementary in plot development and characterization It is lacking in everything that would make it anything remotely approaching a good read.The writing is not terrible, just forgettable I usually use a fair number of quotes in my reviews I have almost nothing at all scribbled down in my notebook for this one roughly 15 words total, really This book, the writing, and the characterization is absolutely lacking in anything memorable for better or worse Do yourself a favor and skip it Don t even glance at it.Oh, I changed my mind I do have a quote for you It s not from the book, but it s my personal opinion of that idiotic ending No spoilers, by the way This type of ending is a special instance of deus ex machina, known as the folie adieu, which is French for Are you fucking kidding me Howard MittelmarkThe book fails as a suspense, because within a suspense novel, characterization should be key There is no character development in this book The characters do not develop in complexity, they act, they do not think They do not grow They do not mature They are scared, I am not scared for them I half wished they d get killed so that there would at least be a spark of excitement in this dull shadow of a horror novel Stephen King might have written something better in 3rd grade.The characters are strange, I would usually say clich d, but it s not even that It is as if the characters cannot decide for themselves which clich they are supposed to fall into It is a sad, sad thing when a book fails at writing characters that are so poorly written that they cannot even force themselves into a mold There is Dan, our main character, a seemingly extra bright 17 year old, with hints of past psychological trouble The book is told from his point of view, and he is an utterly unconvincing character I believe he is a poorly written male character It is not so much that he acts feminine, or makes observations that are uncharacteristically male and he does make certain observations about her clothes and hair that do not ring true to a teenaged boy, but there s also something lacking about the way he is written There is something about every single one of the three main characters, really, that doesn t make them feel real at all.The characters are Dan, the socially awkward but bright teen Abby, the beautiful, artsy why are they always fucking artsy girl with whom Dan falls into insta love Jordan, the brilliant gay math student The three of them bond almost immediately, but again, we are told this, not shown this I cannot buy this friendship, the way it was written does not ring true Their bond feels forced I neither like nor believe in any of the three as characters, and I do not believe in their friendship for a moment.They lack dynamic They lack emotion Their individual personalities are nonexistent They are words on paper Even through the eyes of our main character, we get no sense of development, of complexity If this was a character driven book, it fails utterly.The romance was forced, and it had no room in the plot It does not play any role of importance whatsoever, it felt merely inserted in the book for the sake of having romance in a book that needed none, and actually ended up making a bad book even worse with its extraneousness Their romance, their dates, their strained courtship had no room in the book short of trying to insert some awkwardness in the already poorly crafted credibility of the dynamic that makes up our not so dynamic trio of Jordan, Abby, and Dan.For students supposedly so devoted to the pursuit of advanced education, the three seem in a terrible hurry to throw their summer of education away They break the rules, despite knowing it would get them into trouble They make stupid decisions, they overreact for no reason at all Their apparent reasons for acting outside of their character were forced and not well written as to create a sensible flow within the book Everything felt incredibly disjointed.The final nail in this book s coffin is the fact that this book fails in delivering a compelling plot This book fails as a horror, as a thriller, as a suspenseful book There is no fear to be found within its pages The photographs are laughable, and does nothing to add to the atmosphere of the book They actually make it laughable the picture of the so called lobotomy pictures a girl with a horizontal zigzagging line across her forehead It looks like someone scrawled a long line of Ws across her forehead did anyone even bother to research this There are photographs of other patients, so poorly photographed that they are obviously posed They do not instill anything within the reader except laughter.The other photographs are that of letters, notes, sceneries Letters Yes, I am shaking in my boots Letters Terrifying I m actuallyfrightened by the hideous carpets paisley on which the notes sometimes are photographed.I was an easily scared child I would say with absolute confidence that my five year old self would not be frightened at anything within this books pages.The plot revolves around telling, not showing Suspense is never built The plot is paper thin, the twists are completely dependent upon our suspension of disbelief For a horror, there is absolutely no suspense, and no fear It is reliant upon coincidences and deus ex machina There is no subtlety in the attempts at giving us hints It was so very obvious to me from the very beginning as to whom the villain would turn out to be.There is a hint that this will be part of a series I was barely intrigued enough to keep reading until the end of this book, and I m about as eager to read the next book as I am anticipating a visit to my dentist Skip this book


  3. Maria ☾ ⋆ Maria ☾ ⋆ says:

    My mind is empty I don t know what should I say about this book Actually I was so scared but not scared I M IN SHOCK RIGHT NOW


  4. Wendy Darling Wendy Darling says:

    Meh.


  5. Fari Fari says:

    That was so so good, whaaaaaa Exceeded my expectations with flying colours, yes it did Perfect halloween read Had me doing this every couple pages That was so so good, whaaaaaa Exceeded my expectations with flying colours, yes it did Perfect halloween read Had me doing this every couple pages


  6. Bonnie Bonnie says:

    A copy of Asylum was provided to me by Harper Children s Edelweiss for review purposes.The word Asylum alone evokes a feeling of dread A twinge of apprehension Unfortunately the title was the only thing that elicited that expected response, because the book was honestly extremely dry and wearisome.The idea behind the story was solid 16 year old Dan comes to stay for several weeks over the summer at a college prep program and he finds out their dorms are located in what once was an asylum for A copy of Asylum was provided to me by Harper Children s Edelweiss for review purposes.The word Asylum alone evokes a feeling of dread A twinge of apprehension Unfortunately the title was the only thing that elicited that expected response, because the book was honestly extremely dry and wearisome.The idea behind the story was solid 16 year old Dan comes to stay for several weeks over the summer at a college prep program and he finds out their dorms are located in what once was an asylum for the criminally insane I m on board with that The characters completely destroyed this story though They were dull, uninteresting and lacking in any sort of dimension.The inconsistency of maturity was awful Dan would be contemplating Jung one minute and acting like a 12 year old boy the next He is supposed to be this incredibly socially awkward guy that has the hardest time making friends, yet he finds two people and they re the bestest of friends instantly They spend all their time together and they even decide to take some of the same classes together and they talk about their family problems with one another and it just didn t feel authentic Their friendship itself may have worked, but the fact that we knew they had JUST met ruined it all Within a week even the teachers have nicknamed them The Hydra Dan s two friends, Abby and Jordan, also met each other for the first time on the bus that brought them to the school The nail in the coffin happened for me when about a week into their stay, Abby forgets to tell Jordan that she won t be able to study with him because she s hanging out with Dan instead She comes home to find him waiting for her outside her dorm door, drinking, proclaiming that she drove him to drink Their friendship lacked a necessary composition that would generate these types of responses But honestly, I m not sure when I would ever put up with that type of behavior from a friend it was just unnecessary and dramatic Also unnecessary was the incredibly forced romance that could have completely been done without It seemed incredibly unrealistic how advanced their relationship seemed to be after such a short amount of time and considering this was a huge basis of the story, it practically ruined the story as a whole for me The comparison to Miss Peregrine s Home for Peculiar Children is a bit far fetched and the only link between the two I could determine was the inclusion of black and white pictures With Miss Peregrine s Home for Peculiar Children though, the pictures felt like they fit with the story muchand appeared to be incredibly authentic While my ARC copy didn t contain all pictures, the ones I was able to view looked digitally created and many didn t even match up to what was being described which completely defeated the whole purpose I would consider this to be a far closer match up to Dennis Lehane s Shutter Island the YA Version with extremely bad characters.The story was interesting enough but I was really anticipating a muchintense reading experience The ending doesn t give you all the answers, because apparently this is being made into a series which is completely unnecessary this could have been a perfect stand alone story if it hadsolid of characters and maybe a bitcreepy thrown in for flavor Suffice it to say this was an epic disappointment and I don t consider myself to be interested enough in continuing.


  7. Ashley Daviau Ashley Daviau says:

    I enjoyed this book muchthis time around than the last time I read it I was itching for a creepy yet easy read and that s exactly what this gave me I always enjoy it when the plot of a story is centred around an old, dark building with secrets to be uncovered This provided all of that andAdd in the slightly disturbing photographs and creepy handwritten notes and I m 100% sold


  8. Melanie Melanie says:

    Seereviews at YA Midnight Reads Thank you HarperCollins Australia for sending me this copy No compensation was given or taken to alter this review Mini review I highly recommend Asylum if you want to fall asleep in the middle of the day which mind you, I haven t done since I was 4 years old, and well, now This book certainly comes with a lot of nostalgic moments, including a writing style that s vehemently juvenile But of course, read this book if you re feeling lazy, and don t want t Seereviews at YA Midnight Reads Thank you HarperCollins Australia for sending me this copy No compensation was given or taken to alter this review Mini review I highly recommend Asylum if you want to fall asleep in the middle of the day which mind you, I haven t done since I was 4 years old, and well, now This book certainly comes with a lot of nostalgic moments, including a writing style that s vehemently juvenile But of course, read this book if you re feeling lazy, and don t want to use your brain as Asylum does a perfect job in these two areas Apart from that, Asylum was flawed in most other aspect which is re assuredly muchimportant than a middle of day snooze and no brainer read.What I enjoyed The one and only legitimate reason to why Asylum was merely bearable was the plot Sure, it was horribly executed but the mystery was somewhat there and interesting enough for me to want to know the resolution While it didn t give off the effect of a thrillingly spooky, the mystery part did give this novel some enjoyment though insanely miniscule.What was just, bleh I feel Roux created a bunch of world s randomest characters and threw them into the storyline Our main character, Dan is exceedingly flat He s meant to be smart but his dialogue and the way he tackles situations is completely hollow and illogical Moreover, Abby, the love interest had an undeniably stereotypical ego and Jordan, the other friend wasrandomer than this book He d pop out of nowhere then show up with some irregular behaviour The protagonists, to be put candidly, were inconsistent and not carefully constructed.Another undoubtedly lousy aspect was the romance There is not the slightest layer of depth Instant love really does not go well with underdeveloped characters and childish chemistry And by childish I mean utterly awkward and laaaaame.The pace Hot and Cold by Katy Perry is the ideal song to match this aspect The range of fast to slow is a distinct dynamic here, really This took major impact in the mystery Like I aforementioned, the mystery lost its chilling counterpart due to the poor even, pacing.Asylum, is another good potential gone bad Unfortunately, I cannot recommend this Heck, I couldn t find much effort in reviewing this either LAAAAAAME


  9. destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries] destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries] says:

    No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness I know a lot of people feel that asylum settings in horror are overdone, or insensitive, and I can fully respect that and see where those people are coming from That said, even as a woman who probably definitely would ve been locked up with the key thrown away if I d been alive a couple hundred years ago I say this only half jokingly , I adore a good retired asylum setting in a scary story, so when I found out about this little No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness I know a lot of people feel that asylum settings in horror are overdone, or insensitive, and I can fully respect that and see where those people are coming from That said, even as a woman who probably definitely would ve been locked up with the key thrown away if I d been alive a couple hundred years ago I say this only half jokingly , I adore a good retired asylum setting in a scary story, so when I found out about this little series, I was pretty excited to check it out It was a house for those who could not take care of themselves, for those who heard voices, who had strange thoughts and did strange things The house was meant to keep them in Once they came, they never left And I have to say, the setting in Asylum really is great It s claustrophobic at times, atmospheric as anything, and struck me as the kind of place that I would pay good money to be allowed to explore or even just take a tour through It seemed like a building that absolutely ought to exist in a million places all over the world, run down and decrepit and probably terrifying the locals on a daily basis Unfortunately, the positive things I have to say for this book begin and end there It was a fight against the madness, he felt like he was losing Maybe he already had The characters are all solidly awful, and I don t think I ever had a moment of liking a single one of them On top of that, I literally predicted the twist a few pages into the book, and having guessed it so early on made it difficult to enjoy the rest, because I kept wondering why the hell these teens couldn t come anywhere near guessing the truth I was frustrated, disappointed, and altogether unimpressed that I spent my money on this book or its immediate sequel, which I don t know if I ll ever even bother picking up.2.5 stars Buddy read with Kaleena


  10. Pinky Pinky says:

    I wouldn t say this book is amazing I mean, I liked the book, but I wasn t attached to it Before reading this book, I had so many expectations The characters were likable, but I wasn t completely attached to them Unfortunately, I wasn t a huge fan of the writing style either From some of the reviews I read, they said that this book was a cheaper version of Miss.Peregrine s Home for Peculiar Children Unfortunately, I didn t read that book yet so I cannot compare the two I just didn t enjo I wouldn t say this book is amazing I mean, I liked the book, but I wasn t attached to it Before reading this book, I had so many expectations The characters were likable, but I wasn t completely attached to them Unfortunately, I wasn t a huge fan of the writing style either From some of the reviews I read, they said that this book was a cheaper version of Miss.Peregrine s Home for Peculiar Children Unfortunately, I didn t read that book yet so I cannot compare the two I just didn t enjoy the book as much as I thought I would It was the reason I was in a reading slump I kept avoiding the book because I think I got tired of it This story is about a boy named Daniel Crawford who is going to summer school The high school that he is going to is an old asylum, that was renovated into a high school But parts of the school is not renovated and there are old offices with information about the old asylum Daniel befriends Abby and Jordan and they go on adventures to the old offices Throughout the book, there are some images that show where they are Weird things begin to happy to Daniel and murders begin to occur in the school Abby, Jordan and Daniel try to figure out what it going on and try to piece everything together If you think about it, I feel like the summary really gets you But when I read the book, I just didn t enjoy it I found it fast paced, but I didn t feel like I was Daniel Usually, when I read a book, I feel like I am the main character But I didn t feel like that in this book and I don t know why The book was meant to give you the scares, but it didn t scare me At parts I would get the creeps, but I never felt terrified When I read the huge plot twist in this story, I felt like I saw it coming I already knew who was behind the murders and I wasn t surprised I suspected one character the entire time and I was right But the thing is, when it comes to suspense and mystery, I want my predictions to be wrong I want to be shocked and read a huge plot twist that gets me As you can see, I didn t enjoy this very much Maybe others may enjoy it but I didn t enjoy it as much as I thought I would I am planning on continuing with this series because some reviewers said that it gets better I am hoping that it does Wish me luck, and hopefully I wont go into another reading slump


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Asylum [PDF / Epub] ☁ Asylum Author Madeleine Roux – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Asylum is a thrilling and creepy photo novel perfect for fans of the New York Times bestseller Miss Peregrine s Home for Peculiar ChildrenFor sixteen year old Dan Crawford, New Hampshire College Prep Asylum is a thrilling and creepy photo novel perfect for fans of the New York Times bestseller Miss Peregrine s Home for Peculiar ChildrenFor sixteen year old Dan Crawford, New Hampshire College Prep is 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, commonly known as an Asylum And not just any Asylum a last resort for the criminally insaneAs 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 buriedFeaturing 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.