I just finished reading a new book last night. It is called Asylum by Madeleine Roux. Published in 2013 by Harper Collins Publishers, it is another book series, aimed at teen readers.

In case you have never heard of the series:
There are three books and four short stories so far. Based on three main characters, who attend classes (in the first book) at a university that uses a closed down asylum as a dorm. The first book follows their adventures, finding out more about their pasts and the school’s past. The history of the three teens and their families seems to be the collective theme throughout the series, not counting the short stories.

In case you have never heard of the author:
She is an American author from Minnesota, currently residing in Wisconsin. She has a creative writing background and a history of fiction.

My opinion of the book:
I have not read the series. I have only read the first book. It was imaginative,  suspenseful, and a quick read. Middle School vocabulary, and easy to follow plot line make this an enjoyable story. The ending was wrapped up well, so you don’t feel a sudden and urgent urge to read the following books in the series if you don’t want.
I probably won’t go out of my way right now, to finish the series, but if I run into the other books at a book sale, I will probably get them and read them.

If you have read the book and want to share your opinion, or just start up a conversation, just leave me a message!



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