Author: Madeleine Roux
Book #: 1
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: August 20th 2013
After reading 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' I got this book as a recomendation because appearantly it fits under the same subject, or theme.
At first this book was quite exciting, with all the suspense and mystery surrounding Dan and the Asylum, but after a while, most specifically towards the end, it got a bit disconnected. Something was missing from this book, a little explanation on why Dan and the others could be 'possessed' by the people that used to live in the Asylum, should have been considered in order to keep the integrity of the book, in my opinion. Asides from the 'they were related' to eachother there was no explanation on why this could happen.
It was almost like 'Asylum' went from a suspense book to a paranormal with no warning what so ever.
Don't get fooled though, I rated it 3 stars for a reason. 'Asylum' is not a bad book, it was quite interesting still and the photos that were connected to the plot gave it a little kick, making it even more mysteryous and creepy. The characters were nice, and there was the ability to connect to the main character Dan, since he was a bit of an outcast.
All in all, I am still looking forward to read the next book on this series, mostly to see if there is a little more insight on how and why the situations in the first book came to be.