#PBwkendread Review: Sanctum (Asylum #2) by Madeleine Roux
Published: Aug. 26, 2014
Publisher: Harper Collins
Genre: YA, Paranormal
Review: library book
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk
In this haunting, fast-paced sequel to the New York Times bestselling photo-illustrated novel Asylum, three teens must unlock some long-buried secrets from the past before the past comes back to get them first. Featuring found photographs, many from real vintage carnivals, Sanctum is a mind-bending reading experience that blurs the lines between past and present, genius and insanity, perfect for fans of the smash hit Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.
Dan, Abby, and Jordan remain traumatized by the summer they shared in the Brookline asylum. Much as they'd love to move on, someone is determined to keep the terror alive, sending the teens photos of an old-timey carnival, with no note and no name. Forsaking their plan never to go back, the teens return to New Hampshire College under the guise of a weekend for prospective students, and there they realize that the carnival from the photos is not only real, it's here on campus, apparently for the first time in many years.
Sneaking away from sample classes and college parties, Dan and his friends lead a tour of their own—one through the abandoned houses and hidden places of the surrounding town. Camford is hiding a terrible past, and the influence of the asylum runs deeper than Dan ever imagined.
So book two I have to say was pretty cool. The pictures within was pretty awesome though not as creepy as in book one.
Dan, Abby and Jordan are still having nightmares from Brookline though they are trying to move on. So when they get sent some pictures it just goes to show they can not get away from the terrors that are within Bookline. They decide it is time to go back and get some answers and put this all to sleep once and for all. Though what they end up uncover is way more than they ever thought. It seems that this goes deep like government, students and so forth. We also get some past history on Daniel Crawford and it seems to me the poor man had some problems growing up just saying. This book is far from creepy there is not horror to it. Though I have to say the cover makes it seem that way it is not. The trio have some good investigation going on and I liked how they didn't give up even when terror was staring them in the face. I do hope to read book three as I want to know if the three accomplished putting Brookline and the trouble it has behind them or will something else come to light. Will Dan ever figure out how he is related to Daniel Crawford?
Author of Allison Hewitt Is Trapped, Sadie Walker Is Stranded and the upcoming ASYLUM.
MADELEINE ROUX 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.
Born in Minnesota, she now lives and works in Louisiana.