Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Teaser Tuesday: Asylum by Madeleine Roux and What We Buried by Kate A. Boorman

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Books and a Beat. Bloggers choose two 
sentences out of our current read to pique others' curiosity.

Asylum (Asylum, #1)
Asylum by Madeleine Roux 
Asylum is a thrilling and creepy photo-novel perfect for fans of the New York Times bestseller Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.
For sixteen-year-old Dan Crawford, New Hampshire College Prep is more than a summer program—it's a lifeline. An outcast at his high school, Dan is excited to finally make some friends in his last summer before college. But when he arrives at the program, Dan learns that his dorm for the summer used to be a sanatorium, more commonly known as an asylum. And not just any asylum—a last resort for the criminally insane.
As Dan and his new friends, Abby and Jordan, explore the hidden recesses of their creepy summer home, they soon discover it's no coincidence that the three of them ended up here. Because the asylum holds the key to a terrifying past. And there are some secrets that refuse to stay buried.

Featuring found photos of unsettling history and real abandoned asylums and filled with chilling mystery and page-turning suspense, Madeleine Roux's teen debut, Asylum, is a horror story that treads the line between genius and insanity.

Instantly, he felt sick. It was the room from his vision, right down to the operating table and the bloody shackles on the wall. How could he have seen a room he'd never been in? He felt shaky and weak, and leaned against the door while Abby toured around the room with her tiny cell phone light. 


What We Buried
What We Buried by Kate A. Boorman
Siblings Liv and Jory Brewer have grown up resenting one another. Liv—former pageant queen and reality-TV star—was groomed for a life in the spotlight, while her older brother Jory, born with a partial facial paralysis, was left in the shadows. The only thing they have in common is contempt for their parents.
Now Liv is suing her mom and dad for emancipation, and Jory views the whole thing as yet another attention-getting spectacle. But on the day of the hearing, their parents mysteriously vanish, and the siblings are forced to work together. Liv feels certain she knows where they are and suspects that Jory knows more than he’s telling . . . which is true.
What starts as a simple overnight road trip soon takes a turn for the dangerous and surreal. And as the duo speeds through the deserts of Nevada, brother and sister will unearth deep family secrets that force them to relive their pasts as they try to retain a grip on the present.

You can take the girl out of the pageant- hey, you can convince her those pageants have caused her "irreparable and lasting harm" worth of a million- dollar lawsuit- but you'll never fully take the pageant out of the girl.


  1. Oh, definitely a creepy/good thriller! Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  2. The room is certainly creepy. The pageant? Not my thing.

  3. I already have both of these on my list. Great choices!

  4. wow, sounds creepy alright, lol! Mine is here, in case your readers want to have a look https://francebooktours.com/2019/02/05/first-chapter-first-paragraph-the-first-noel-at-the-villa-des-violettes/

  5. Both of the books sound creepy in a good way. Hope you enjoy them!


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