Sep 5, 2015


by Madeleine Roux

Book: Asylum #3
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pub Date: September 2015
Genre: Young Adult
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
Book Links: Goodreads  Amazon

Sometimes the past is better off buried.

Senior year is finally over. After all 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 are apparently being followed.. And Dan starts receiving phone messages from someone he didn’t expect to hear from again—someone who died last Halloween.

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 connection with a notorious killer from the past. Now, Dan’s only hope is that he will make it out of his senior trip alive.

In this finale to the New York Times bestselling Asylum series, found photographs help tell the story of three teens who exist on the line between past and present, genius and insanity.

My Review: Oh what a fun horror story! Yes, I said fun. Somehow the author has a way of making it creepy and yet such fun to read. Much better than wanting to go hide under the covers with the lights on type of horror. 

Anywho....the gang has been through a lot. School is over and they just can't wait to hit the road and actually have some fun. That's right. Good old fashion fun and not worrying about anything. doesn't exactly go as planned. So it looks like this gang won't be getting their sanity back anytime soon. Nope, not when Dan starts getting messages from someone who is supposed to be dead. Then you have this thing called fate involved. Fate is such a fun thing, you never know where it may lead you. Maybe its fate that you find a prince and live happily ever after. Or maybe being connected to the Bone Artists is fate. At leas its the latter for Dan. 

On another note, this was a bone chilling end for the series. One you couldn't put down because you wanted to know what was going on. But then you had moments where it was best to put it down and go calm yourself before diving back in. Some parts will have you racing to the point of need to put it down. Which is always a sign of a great book by a great author. Can't wait to see what Madeleine comes up with next!