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Catacomb

The heart-stopping third book in the New York Times bestselling Asylum series follows three teens as they take a senior year road trip to one of America’s most haunted cities, uncovering dangerous secrets from their past along the way. With all the thrills, chills, and eerie found photographs that led Publishers Weekly to call Asylum “a strong YA debut,” Catacomb is perfect for fans for Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

Sometimes the past is better off buried. Senior year is finally over. After everything they’ve been through, Dan, Abby, and Jordan are excited to take one last road trip together, and they’re just not going to think about what will happen when the summer ends. But on their way to visit Jordan’s uncle in New Orleans, the three friends notice that they’re being followed… and photographed. Then Dan starts receiving messages from someone he didn’t expect to hear from again—someone who died last Halloween.

When the trio arrives in New Orleans and the strange occurrences only escalate, Dan is forced to accept that everything that has happened to him in the past year may not be a coincidence, but fate—a fate that ties Dan to a group called the Bone Artists, who have a sinister fascination with notorious killers of the past. Now Dan’s only hope is that he will make it out of his senior trip alive.

As the strange occurrences escalate, Dan is forced to accept that everything that has happened to him in the past year may not be a coincidence, but fate; a fate that ties Dan to a group called the Bone Artists, who have a sinister fascination with notorious killers of the past. Now Dan’s only hope is that he will make it out of his senior trip alive.

Once they arrive in New Orleans, more questions are asked, some are answered, and everything gets more intense. Their lives are endangered multiple times, they meet some really creepy people who you would never want to meet in an alley, and experience a series of strange occurrences. Slowly, they piece together what’s going on, and with it, Dan understands the truth about who his parents are and what happened to them. It’s an incredible storyline that incorporates history, horror, and character development flawlessly.

 

About the book Author

GrimMagazine.com - Catacomb - Book ReviewMADELEINE ROUX is the New York Times Bestselling author of the ASYLUM series. She received her BA in Creative Writing and Acting from Beloit College in 2008. In the spring of 2009, Madeleine completed an Honors Term at Beloit College, proposing, writing and presenting a full-length historical fiction novel. Shortly after, she began the experimental fiction blog Allison Hewitt Is Trapped. Allison Hewitt Is Trapped quickly spread throughout the blogosphere, bringing a unique serial fiction experience to readers. Her new YA series, House of Furies, debuts summer 2017. Born in Minnesota, she lives and works in Seattle, Washington.

 

 

GrimMagazine.com - Catacomb - Book Review
Title: Catacomb
Author: Madeleine Roux
Published Date: September 1, 2015
Series: Asylum Series – Book 3
Genre: Fiction, Horror, Paranormal
Publisher: Harper Collins
Format: Hardcover, Kindle
Pages: 332 pages
Reviewed by: Kathryn Price
Our Rating: 4.0 /5

 

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