Escape from Asylum
In this terrifying prequel novel to the New York Times bestselling Asylum series, a teen is wrongfully committed to the Brookline psychiatric hospital and must find a way out—before he becomes the next victim of the evil warden’s experiments. With the page-turning suspense and unsettling found photographs from real asylums that led Publishers Weekly to call Asylum “a strong YA debut,” Escape from Asylum is perfect for fans of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
The nightmare is just beginning, and Ricky Desmond has been through this all before. If he could just get through to his mother, he could convince her that he doesn’t belong at Brookline. From the man who thinks he can fly to the woman who killed her husband, the other patients are nothing like him; all he did was lose his temper just a little bit, just the once. But when Ricky is selected by the sinister Warden Crawford for a very special program, a program that the warden claims will not cure him but perfect him, he realizes that he may not be able to wait for his mom a second longer. With the help of a sympathetic nurse and a fellow patient, Ricky needs to escape now.
Set long before Dan, Abby, and Jordan walked the hallways of the Brookline asylum, when it was still a functioning psych ward and not a dorm, Escape from Asylum is a mind-bending and scary installment in the Asylum series that can stand on its own for new readers or provide missing puzzle pieces for series fans.
Escape from Asylum is a dark supernatural story about the goings-on in a mental hospital and what they do to patients. There’s an enjoyable spookiness in the main character seeing ghosts lingering all around and you’re made to feel that this is the exact same feeling you would get if you walked into actual closed down and abandoned asylum. The book is actually marked as a teen-type book but I’m very positive that you will completely love this book if you are an adult also. I highly recommend this book to others.
Title: Escape from Asylum
Author: Madeleine Roux
Published Date: June 14, 2016
Series: Asylum Series – prequel
Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Horror Fiction
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishing
Format: Hardcover, Kindle
Pages: 368 pages
Reviewed by: Kathryn Price
Our Rating: 3.8 /5
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