Review: Asylum

Asylum - Madeleine Roux

*yawn*  Is it naptime yet?  I think I would’ve been better off sleeping, rather than spending my time reading this book.  That actually makes me sad, because this sounded like such a scary, creepy story.


I’ll be honest here, and say that I didn’t have very high hopes for this book before I started based on the reviews I had read.  With that considered, I decided to go against my better judgment and go ahead and give it a shot.  I should’ve went with my gut, but curiosity got the best of me this time.


This book really did have potential.  I did see how it could’ve been a great thriller, but unfortunately it fell short for me.  I found myself not caring about the characters and started getting bored towards the end.  That’s kind of not supposed to happen in a YA horror/thriller.  The characters turned out to be awkward and the relationships among them were just plain strange.  If they would have been a bit more developed, I could have probably connected with them a little better.


I will say this, the plot was actually alright.  It’s just how the author went about executing it that made the whole thing fall apart for me.  Sure, it had a few good creepy moments, but none of which were very memorable.


Not to mention, that ending was kind of lame.  I finished the last page and thought to myself  ”Seriously?  The author couldn’t have thought of a better way to end that?”  With all things considered, I was actually happy that it was finally over.