An Asylum Novel

eBook - 2014
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In the chilling second book in the New York Times bestselling Asylum series, three teens must return to the asylum that still haunts their dreams to end the nightmare once and for all. With the page-turning suspense and horror that made Asylum such a standout, and featuring found photographs from real vintage carnivals, Sanctum is a mind-bending reading experience that's perfect for fans of the smash hit Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

Dan, Abby, and Jordan remain traumatized by the summer they shared in the Brookline asylum. Much as they'd love to move on, many questions remain, and someone is determined to keep the terror alive, sending the teens photos of an old-timey carnival, with no note and no name. Forsaking their plan never to go back, the teens return to New Hampshire College under the guise of a weekend for prospective students, and there they realize that the carnival from the photos is not only real, it's here on campus, apparently for the first time in many years.

Sneaking away from sample classes and college parties, Dan and his friends lead a tour of their own--one through the abandoned houses and hidden places of a surrounding town. Camford is hiding a terrible past, and the truth behind Dan's connection to the asylum's evil warden is more terrifying than Dan ever imagined.

Don't miss Madeleine Roux's all-new gothic horror novel, House of Furies.

Publisher: [S.l.] : HarperCollins, 2014.
ISBN: 9780062221018
Characteristics: 1 online resource.


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OPL_KrisC Aug 22, 2018

A creepy yet thrilling horror book for teens set near the same insane asylum as the first book, but this time also includes a sinister circus too. The eerie black and white photos included definitely add to the story. For fans of Ransom Riggs and Rin Chupeco.

Kristen MERKE
May 24, 2015

Compared to the first one, this book is pretty awful. It's really slow, not a lot happens, the characters are dry -- and the plot is ridiculous and full of holes that hinder the suspension of disbelief. Skimmed the whole middle, definitely nothing compared to the first. Lacks the horror factor Asylum boasted so well.

May 11, 2015

the pictures are creepy and add to the general aura of the book. I had actually thought in the first book that _____________ would be the villain but they turned out to be the villain in this book instead. i was wondering if anyone else had predicted that as well?

Apr 08, 2015

The first half of this book was great, and even better than the first book, but the second half makes the mistake of trying to explain what's going on and ends up shoehorning in some plot elements that don't make sense and ends up making it unclear exactly what the motivation of the main villain is. Instead of the intense mind screw of the first book, Dan, Abby, and Jordan now have to run the gauntlet of horror cliches - creepy carnival, evil cult, town with a dark secret, mind control, etc - and it doesn't quite all come together. The first half was really good, and then the second half was a let-down. Worth reading if you liked the first book.

JaidentheKiller Dec 02, 2014

This is an amazing, chilling sequel to the first thriller. The additional pictures, characters and plot really got to my head. The entire book from beginning to end gave me chills, creeped me out alot, and gave me intense adrenaline and feels for the characters. I love this book from the suspenseful beginning to the chilling very end!

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OPL_KrisC Aug 22, 2018

OPL_KrisC thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

Mar 08, 2017

violet_bear_942 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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May 24, 2015

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