Sanctum (Asylum Series #2)

Sanctum (Asylum Series #2)

by Madeleine Roux


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In the chilling second book in the New York Times bestselling Asylum series, three teens must return to the asylum that still haunts their dreams to end the nightmare once and for all. With the page-turning suspense and horror that made Asylum such a standout, and featuring found photographs from real vintage carnivals, Sanctum is a mind-bending reading experience that's 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, many questions remain, and 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 a surrounding town. Camford is hiding a terrible past, and the truth behind Dan's connection to the asylum's evil warden is more terrifying than Dan ever imagined.

Don't miss Madeleine Roux's all-new gothic horror novel, House of Furies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062221001
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/01/2015
Series: Asylum Series , #2
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 91,258
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Madeleine Roux is the New York Times bestselling author of the Asylum series, which has sold into eleven countries around the world and whose first book was named a Teen Indie Next List Pick, and the House of Furies series. A graduate of the Beloit College writing program, Madeleine now lives in Seattle, Washington.

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Sanctum (Asylum, Book 2) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Asylum was awesome and Sanctom was even better! Murders, cults, fully-realized ghosts, curses! This book is so yummy for the brain!
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
I'll admit its been a while since I read the first one. But from what I remember is the first one while atmospheric with a good setting and creepy moments, the pace was just slow. I get it was building up the story but at the same time I don't know, I was almost getting bored. I wasn't sure about the characters either. Especially Dan. Maybe that's why I been putting off reading this for a while now then saw it on the shelf and was in the mood for a creepy Halloween-ish type read. Now with the sequel, I found the pace to be much better. Stuff was happening a lot more and it seemed the characters were making progress. The trio here I liked more in this book. Dan especially. I don't know what it is. I mean he was okay. He sure had moments where I'm thinking, what is he doing and seriously dude you're just figuring it out now?! Anyway, the setting for both books I do like. In the first one you got an asylum and in this a creepy carnival. I wonder what the next one will take place on and what pictures we'll see in it. Pretty good sequel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If anyone is a big fan of Madelene Roux will find great enjoyment out of it, but-if new to the book-still worth checking out either way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While it is true, the first book had a few loose ends and the photos given weren't exactly as described, I feel as if the author listened and made up for that and more in Sanctum. I enjoyed reading both books, but especially this sequel grabbed my attention. I am reading the novellas now and going straight out to get Catacomb. I love the dynamic between the three friends which is only getting more brilliant as the writer goes on. Jordan cracks me up! I felt for the characters outside of our little gang this time so I was glad to discover the novellas. I hope she will write more of those to fill in more pieces. Loved the photos this time around and how they did contribute throughout the story and even into the novella I am reading now. Don't let Ppl discourage you from the first one. Keep going and just have Sanctum close by! They are worth forming your own opinion about. ......where psychology of the mind meets spookiness....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just bought this book today and I absolutely love it I had gotton the previous book for a Christmas gift and wanted this one and it is just as good as the first I hope a third comes out soon!
YoyoMitch More than 1 year ago
Dan, Abby and Jordon, having lasted a summer of mystery and mayhem at New Hampshire College, decide that their survival was an indicator of a need to return to that campus. Their reason for returning to the place that saw the death of three of their campus mates, the onset of hallucinations, repeated betrayals and town folk who did not want them there was, “in search of answering questions left unasked.” Those answers revolved around Brookline Asylum, Dr. Daniel Crawford, his “experiments” and why Felix (Dan’s roommate from the summer course, now a patient in a psychiatric ward) directed them back to such a place. All of these questions were, of course, set up in the series first installment. When Dan visits Felix, he is told that “(Daniel) could ‘undo what has been done.’” Knowing that his path will return him to the place that inhabits his nightmares does little to further Dan’s recovery from his own recent trauma. Were it not for the promise of “undoing,” he would not consider returning to New Hampshire College. With the company of his buddies, however, that is what he does.  The trio never suspects that what was heard as a promise could be meant as a threat. That reality occurs too late for other choices to be made. This book is a pale extension of the series. The plot is weak, the execution sloppy, and the characters shallow and cartoonish.  There is, once again, more harsh language to be found in this book targeted to younger readers – language that is unneeded and frivolous. The violence of the first book has been toned down as has been the body count, but the tension has been ramped up, a combination for which Ms. Roux is to be commended.  The ending felt rushed and incomplete, leaving the door open for another volume.  If such occurs, hopefully Dan, Abby and Jordan can move beyond what is quickly becoming an endless summer. 
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Good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing it had me on edge wanting to read more and more. The Asylum series has kept me intrigued and I am looking forward to reading the next one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of action, characters are likable and dynamic, definitely like this series of books.
Stephanie Young More than 1 year ago
Sanctum is the second book in the Asylum series, and let me tell you that it is just a creepy as Asylum, maybe moreso. Creepy is a good thing. So we begin with Daniel, or Dan as he prefers to be called. He has been desperately trying to get his friends to contact him more. He feels alone, and has been having nightmares. One day Dan receives a letter from the mother of the guy who tried to kill him! Seriously, that's messed up. Felix is in a mental ward, and keeps screaming Dan's name, over and over and over! His mother pretty much begs Dan to visit Felix. He visits Felix, and Felix slips him a picture....well a piece of one. Dan contacts his friends, and it appears they both have a piece of a picture too. Once they compare pictures, they see that it makes one complete picture. On the back of each piece is a word. When the picture is made whole, it says: "You're Not Finished" See, I told you it was awesomely creepy. Dan, and his friends Jordan and Abby, head back to Brookline to figure out the mystery. Once they arrive, strange and weird things begin happening just like they did in Asylum. I urge you to read these books. I love when a book can suck you in, and scare the crap out of you, but keep you interested at the same time. That is exactly what Madelieine Roux does. Such fantastic writing. I cannot wait to read Catacomb.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's got many plot twist, and I couldn't put it down!!!! The whole series is a great summer read, and they're all good to!!
SuperReaderChick More than 1 year ago
Sanctum hooked me from the very beginning. Dan's search for answers had me completely engrossed in the story, so much so that I could hardly put the book down. Once again, the photographs helped to enhance the story and its eerie feel. I was eager to see them put the pieces of the puzzle together and solve the mystery. Once again there was an element of suspicion and I didn't know which characters to trust as the story went along. As the final realizations were made, I was on the edge of my seat. I enjoyed book one, but I am really hooked on the series after reading book two. The mysteries connected with Brookline got even darker and deeper with book two. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book. Found out some background to the story. I do think that the book ended too soon. I would have liked it to have gone into more dept, but I'm sure the future books will.
19269684 More than 1 year ago
*Audiobook Review So this is the follow-up to Asylum, by Madeleine Roux. Sanctum starts off so much better than its predecessor. There's a set plan and there seems to be a great deal more mystery that makes it a likable book. Dan and his friends have returned to Brookline and the NHCP program, under the guise of returning students. The desire to become super sleuths came from mysterious letters and a frightful visit to Felix in his new state of mine. It's all confusing to Dan, Abby and Jordan, who still suffer haunting nightmares and postals. What are three seniors to do when they're threatened and preyed upon? Why go to the place it all began of course! This time, the trio pretend they're interested in returning to Brookline for college. They go through orientations and other programs, while investigating clues left by Felix and ghost droppings. They're also spied, followed and attacked several times. These kids are the lame version of the Mystery Machine's crew. Yet they managed to shut yet another door on a case, button the finale... I'm not even gonna lie, this too was an audiobook and it was boring. I listened with little interest. The author kept it slightly ghostly, but I was seriously expecting Mr. Hyde White to pop up at the end! The worst sort of monsters are the people kind. For the complete review: **This audiobook is from my personal library.
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Brittany_Review More than 1 year ago
There is never a dull moment. Abby, Jordan, and Dan are back for more but, this time there is a surprising twist to the plot.
Orchid1227 More than 1 year ago
Great sequel, mysteries solved and it was creepy
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She said to tell u bezerk i think thats the name of the book