Friday, December 19, 2014

Asylum -- A Review


As I am trying to conclude my 2014 Goodreads Reading Challenge, I am also trying to read some of the books I have downloaded to my Nook.  So, when I finished my latest Agatha Raisin book, I decided to fill in with something different.  And I did.

Since my Nook library is listed alphabetically, I decided to start at the beginning and this was the first.  It is a Young Adult book written by Madeleine Roux.






It is the story of three teenagers who meet while attending a summer session at a college that used to be an insane asylum.  Two of the kids had very strange connections to the asylum and let's just say it came back to haunt them. 

This was a very easy read, engaging enough with enough spookiness to probably charm teenagers.  There wasn't anything blatantly bad about it and the vintage institutional photos go a long way to increase the creep factor.  Over all, it was pretty good.

Would I recommend it?  Well, that is a question -- for an adult it is a quick read that is really rather predictable without any unusual twists.  For a young person -- depends on the young person. 

Over all it was pretty good.  I might even try some more YA offerings.