Author: Madeleine Roux
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Read in: Spanish | Titulo: Catacomb
And with this we finally end the Asylum saga written by Madeleine Roux. Man, did I enjoyed this… I remember when I found the first book for the first time, but that’s a story I plan to write soon.
So, the book starts with the golden Trio (Dan, Abby and Jordan) doing a road trip to New Orleans where Jordan will be living for the upcoming years with Uncle Steve. Given that the aforementioned Jordan is gay, his parents refused to pay for his school, and kindly enough Uncle Steve has allowed him to stay at his house and help him pay for College.
Everything goes remotely good, for they are having the time of their lives being finally able to move on from past events, not to mention they are finally free and able to spend time together. This trip is supposed to provide an enclosure, have a final adventure together before going separate ways. But things start to get awkward when stopping to fix the car turns into a creepy scenario where they find the person they thought was helping has never been there.
Everything turns out for the bad when Dan begins to receive strange messages from a dead person, and not just that. They are being followed! Not to mention that Dan begins to realize that there might be clues regarding his parents, a thing he’s been desperate to find out since he stepped into Brookline. ( see book 1 )
In this book we get to see that there’s something bigger and sinister than Brookline. Something that’s been connected to Dan’s parents AND the asylum he’s been so eager to forget.
Someone is messing with dead people, and they are called The Bone Artists. As in the previous books, Dan will have to escape from the horror and endure the consequences of his past. The good thing is that he will finally find the answers he always wanted to find. His parents, what happened to them and where are they now.
I think I enjoyed this book more than I expected. It was definitely a fast read because I honestly couldn’t stop reading. Unlike the previous books, in this one Madeleine keeps you on the edge from the very beginning and I really liked that. I expected for it to be very slow and boring, for I read a lot of bad reviews about it 😥 but I really liked it! It may, or may not be my favorite book in the entire saga. We’ll have to find that later.
We get some answers from queries we’ve been craving since book one. And all in all, even if it’s not entirely perfect, Roux did ended this saga just well. It has an open ending but it is alright. I mean, I’m not absolutely pleased with the way it ended all, but I can’t see what other way it could have finalized. It was alright.
All in all this is a book people should read around October. If you are into spooky, fully of mysteries and sinister characters then definitely read this.
P//S: THANK YOU MADELEINE FOR PRIORITIZE FRIENDSHIP OVER ROMANCE!!