Escape From Asylum by Madeleine RouxEscape From Asylum by Madeleine Roux

Escape From Asylum

byMadeleine Roux

Paperback | April 25, 2017

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In this terrifying prequel novel to the New York Times bestselling Asylum series, a teen is wrongfully committed to the Brookline psychiatric hospital and must find a way out—before he becomes the next victim of the evil warden’s experiments. With the page-turning suspense and unsettling found photographs from real asylums that led Publishers Weekly to call Asylum “a strong YA debut,” Escape from Asylum is perfect for fans of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

The nightmare is just beginning.

Ricky Desmond has been through this all before. If he could just get through to his mother, he could convince her that he doesn’t belong at Brookline. From the man who thinks he can fly to the woman who killed her husband, the other patients are nothing like him; all he did was lose his temper just a little bit, just the once. But when Ricky is selected by the sinister Warden Crawford for a very special program—a program that the warden claims will not cure him but perfect him—Ricky realizes that he may not be able to wait for his mom a second longer. With the help of a sympathetic nurse and a fellow patient, Ricky needs to escape now.

Set long before Dan, Abby, and Jordan ever walked the hallways of the Brookline asylum—back when it was still a functioning psych ward and not a dorm—Escape from Asylum is a mind-bending and scary installment in the Asylum series that can stand on its own for new readers or provide missing puzzle pieces for series fans.

This paperback edition features a chilling sneak peek at Madeleine Roux's all-new gothic horror novel, House of Furies.

Madeleine Roux was born in Minnesota. She received a BA in creative writing and acting from Beloit College in 2008. In the spring of 2009, she completed an honors term at Beloit College, proposing, writing and presenting a full-length historical fiction novel. Afterward, she began the experimental fiction blog Allison Hewitt Is Trapped...
Title:Escape From AsylumFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.83 inPublished:April 25, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062424432

ISBN - 13:9780062424433


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Same feeling as before I love teen books and if you like creepy weird things this series is for you! The writing is easy and interesting. It has the same feeling of the ifrst series and it being in the same place beings the same creepy atmosphere
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it I almost found this prequel to be better than the original trilogy, just for the mere fact it actually had a creepiness factor.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Prequels usually suck.. Was surprised how much I liked this prequel! Really gave the series more meaning - which I do not find often.
Date published: 2017-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it Now things make even more sense... If you have read the series and enjoyed it you will love this book too as you see inside the mind of the warden. It was chilling, thrilling and terrifying but so much fun to read
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Page Turner Madeleine Roux's books are addicting and spine tingling, I can never seem to put them down!
Date published: 2017-07-17

Editorial Reviews

“I started reading this one at my desk in broad daylight and still got goose bumps.”