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  • Title: Asylum
  • Author: Kristen Selleck
  • ISBN: 9780615550176
  • Page: 267
  • Format: Paperback

  • Across the country, hidden in plain sight, are the forgotten remains of a once great psychiatric movement the asylum These crumbling castles all share a common appearance and history They inspire curiosity, fear, and even a few urban legends.Chloe Adams came to Birch Harbor, a small college town in the U.P to escape the stigma of mental illness Her new roommate Sam KAcross the country, hidden in plain sight, are the forgotten remains of a once great psychiatric movement the asylum These crumbling castles all share a common appearance and history They inspire curiosity, fear, and even a few urban legends.Chloe Adams came to Birch Harbor, a small college town in the U.P to escape the stigma of mental illness Her new roommate Sam Klingeman, came to drink her weight in vodka and find a hot guy with a trust fund Between Chloe s developing relationship with campus hockey hero and floor RA, Seth Maird, trying to be the voice of moderation for Sam, and her new position as teacher s assistant for the eccentric Dr Willard, she s stayed busy enough to keep the past firmly behind her.But the voices returnd this time, she s not the only one that can hear them.The beautiful old dormitory she lives in is hiding a secret A secret that will uncover a dark plot 200 years in the making Will Chloe be able to hold onto the new life she s worked so hard to build, will she relapse into a world of her own making, or will she, perhaps, fulfill the legacy she was born into
    Kristen Selleck
    Kristen Selleck is avidly evil Until recently, she worked as a mad scientist After several diabolical attempts at world domination proved unsuccessful most notably, building an army of robots from used pipettes, empty reagent boxes, and other things left lying around the lab , she decided to pick up the pen She used the pen to poke an annoying lady at the gas station in the eyeball Then she decided to write She has been known to speak with a strong Russian accent This is inexplicable due to the fact that she was born in Detroit It has also been documented that she likes vodka, roller coasters, things which are purple, and blowing things up with dry ice She abhors kittens, wood paneling popularized in the 1970 s, and her arch nemesis Jimmy the Evil Overlord of Specimen Processing She was last known to reside in Grand Rapids, and may be in the company of two tiny minions, and her devoted henchman, Shad If seen, please contact the FBI immediately she owes someone in Accounting a sandwich.


    Paige Dukes
    Although the base story of the asylum/dormitory was pretty interesting, there just wasn't enough of it to justify really liking this book. The romance between Chloe and Seth felt forced and improbable, and there is a lot of book filler pertaining to it. I had a hard time believing that such a described "perfect" guy would be interested in Chloe for no other reason than "just because". It had a Bella and Edward feel to it in that a decidedly remarkable guy falls in love with what we are led to be [...]

    Dierdra McGill
    I picked this book up at some point because it was only .99 and yesterday I had to rush out and forgot my kindle! I started looking through books I had on my kindle app on my Iphone and started to read this book. I was hooked from the first page I really loved it! Most of the way through the book I wanted to just gush how much I loved this book and give it 5 stars and tell anyone who likes paranormal books to read this, and while I still think that last part I had to settle for 4 stars.I try rea [...]

    Shelli Black Rose
    I got this book free, so I can't complain too much. Although, as a "teaser" to get you to buy the other 2 books in the series, it should have been edited much better than it was.The story was tight and well written. The characters were fleshed out very well; I felt like I really got to know all of the main characters. It was difficult to put the down at times, either because I didn't want to stop reading, or couldn't find a good spot to take a break.Which brings me to the editing problems. The b [...]

    Michele Padua
    Instantly liked the 3 main characters. Not sure I loved the ending (little extreme) but looking forward to the next book.

    Flora Smith
    This was a really creepy read. I wish that I had saved this one for Halloween becuase its such a great ghost story.Sam and Chloe end up as roommates in college. Both are trying to leave behind bad experiences in highshool and at home but are dealing with their problems very differently. Chloe had issues with mental illness while in high school and is trying to move forward and leave it behind. However, she discovers that the college dorm was built to be a mental hospital before the school was fo [...]

    Wow. Been meaning to read this since I downloaded it last Christmas. First, the dialogue in this was a breath of fresh air for someone who reads a lot of YA. Instead of being stilted, insipid, and stiff, it comes across very naturally--very realistic language. That being said, some of it might not be appropriate for younger teens.The story itself is really quite unique, seems to be a mishmash of genres, eclipsing horror, romance, mystery, and is even very humorous at times, especially in the mou [...]

    Laura Carson
    I started out so excited for this book. While it was a fun read it fell a little short. I didn't get engrossed like I had hoped. Or creeped out. The premise was good. The characters were decent, but while I understand the age of the characters, they came off very immature and hard to connect with. The main character Chloe, has had a rough time growing up. Hearing voices in her head causes her mother to put her in an asylum and give up hope on her. She escapes a day shy of her 18th birthday and e [...]

    Hard to say the main character was a total Mary Sue with absolutely no self-esteem. She enjoys telling her boyfriend (who is actually very sweet and blessedly, very patient) all the reasons he shouldn't date her, the number one reason being that she's "a mess." She's also painfully naive and innocent, to the point where I kinda wanted to see something bad happen to her for the sheer delight of watching her squirm.There were many times I wanted to DNF this book, but I just kept reading. Why did I [...]

    Cecilia (rather barefoot than bookless)
    This book was so good! I could not put it down. I have no idea how it was possible to read it in two days when I´ve been working the whole day and taken care of my son the rest of the time, but I did, that is how good it was. AMAZING.I loved the character Chloe, she is just so lovable and she is trying so hard to be normal and forget about her past at the nut house, but the voices and her room mate won´t have any of that and I just feel so sorry for her. I also really like Seth, he is so down [...]

    A.G. Lindsay
    Started out very strong. I liked the characters of Chloe, Seth and Sam. The "haunted dorm" thing has been done, but the author's handling of it seemed well thought out and unique.Unfortunately, about half way, maybe 2/3 of the way through, I just lost interest. I can't really explain why. I think nothing was really happening, and one can really only read so much of "does he like me? why does he want to hang out with me?"I pushed on to the end and was a bit disappointed. The part with the possess [...]

    March Shoggoth Madness The Haunted Reading Room
    Asylum (The Birch Harbor Series #1)5 starsI want to give this book about 28 stars! No story has strummed my heartstrings like this one since I read Kealan Patrick Burke’s “The Number 121 to Pennsylvania.” Author Kristin Selleck digs so deeply in this novel: ghosts, hauntings, asylum history, romance, contemporary mental health issues, control freaks (don’t worry, you’ll definitely find some), first-year-college in a new locale, and more. I totally loved this book, am racing to get the [...]

    Noe Crockett
    This book was awesome, I loved it from the start. I'm still unsure about the ending though. It may be a little too much for me to get my head around. I'm really curious about how the next book will play out. It definitely piqued my curiousity, I found myself researching old asylums while reading this.

    Erica Badgerow
    I loved this book and can't wait for the next in the series. It had just enough creep factor to keep me interested and I couldn't help but root for Chloe and Sethgood job on your first book Kristen Selleck.

    Anjie Kendall
    There were some formatting issues in the Kindle edition, but the story was good enough that I overlooked them. I'm looking forward to the next in the series.

    I really liked this book. Ending was a little odd, but overall it was good.

    I bought this book for my Kindle when I was playing around at one day. I was intrigued by the synopsis of the book because I wondered exactly what would happen if a woman, formerly of a mental hospital, were to begin classes in a building slated to be a mental hospital. If you tossed a bit of romance, freshman year of college and liberal amounts of paranormal activity, you'd have this book in a nutshell. But that wasn't all the book had to offer, as I found out the further I read.Part of me ide [...]

    Holy smokes. This was one good book. There are secrets and ghosts and scary things that go bump in the night and more secrets. *shiver* It was exactly what I wanted when I picked it up. I mean, you all know about my desperate love for abandoned places, right? It doesn't matter what they are cities, asylums, catacombs, houses I love the darn things. While technically the building in question here isn't abandoned, the idea of these moldering, broken, forgotten buildings that housed such terrible a [...]

    I’ve always believed there’s a level of clarity found only within the realm of insanity. ‘Course, that could be because, like Chloe, I count myself as one of the “crazies.” ☺I LOVED THIS BOOK!***For whatever reason I have come across very few fictional reads that involve the exploration of mental illness. This book does just that and in such a positive light; it’s the perfect coupling with a spooky ghost story. Chole’s struggle to know what is real only adds to the intensity of t [...]

    I gave this book four stars because the storyline was very interesting and engaging. However, I must say that this book is in desperate need of proofreading and correction. Above and beyond the numerous puntuation mistakes, there are several instances where there are small problems with continuity. For example, in the scene where Chloe and Seth break up (in which she is standing and he is seated across the room from her), she begins by "Looking down at his hurt expression", but after much dialog [...]

    What an amazing book this is!!I was really eager to read it and now that I have, I am happy.It is very different from the books that have come out recently and many people have not even heard of this novel, but it is GREAT book, one of those hidden gems.Both Chloe and Sam have come to beach harbor to escape the stigma that haunts them. Both the girls become best friends and Chloe, though, hesitant at first enters into a relationship with the dorm's resident adviser, Seth.Life goes on normally fo [...]

    Jessica at Book Sake
    This book is so good! The characters are all believable and I liked how each of them had flaws or secrets that unfolded over the course of the book to make things more interesting. I thought the author did a great job with the plot overall, but it wasn’t as creepy as I had anticipated – maybe that’s just me, though. Thankfully, the internal conflicts of the characters carried me through ‘til the next nail-biting moment. I think my favorite character was probably Sam. The romance between [...]

    I was really excited for the premise of this book -- a dorm in an old asylum. It started out well, sucking me in rather quickly. But the longer it went the more I wondered why I kept reading.The good is punctuated by fairly well fleshed out characters. Chloe was insecure and whiny at times, but in a believable way. Seth was a mix of 2-dimensional and dynamic, mostly focused on the jock angle. Sam was a thoroughly flawed character but real and a good friend for Chloe in the end. The mystery surro [...]

    Alexandra Rolo
    Depois de terminado o livro anterior decidi escolher outra leitura ao calhas das que tenho no kindle e achei que este título era interessante. Sem ler a sinopse lá comecei a aventura de páginas desconhecidas e foi uma boa escolha.A autora traz-nos uma jovem que decide ir para a Universidade mais longe que encontra para poder fugir a uma adolescência marcada por infelicidade e um internamento num lar para pessoas com problemas psiquiátricos. É lá que conhece Sam, a sua colega de quarto e a [...]

    This is probably more a 2.5 but I went up rather than down. The only real positive is the author did a good job with a mystery plot. I found myself curious as to how everything would tie up in the end. The other good part was that this book was on .99 on Kindle.Now the negatives about the book is a little bit longer. Why are the cheap Kindle books so poorly edited? This was better than some but I still struggled with errors. I really struggled with her character development. I felt myself not un [...]

    Sara Diane
    This one wasn't anything stunning, but it was interesting enough to finish. About a young college student who isn't sure if she's sane and then strange things start happening around her. Is she insane? Is there possible ghosts haunting her? Haunting the campus? And what if she is sane, then what does all the crazy mean?The writing was clean but not captivating. I won't go out of my way to find others by this author, but if one was given to me free on kindle, I wouldn't turn it down.

    A creepy story about a girl who hears voices and see things but is she insane or is there really something paranormal at work??You can feel how shy Chloe is at the beginning of the book but thanks to Sam and Seth becoming her friends she starts to come out of her shell. Things get creepy after a night of drinking and playing with a Ouija board. A little love story mixed in with alot of weird and you goy Asylum. Looking forward to book 2.

    I have been trying to read more fiction books lately. Asylum is one of the first that I have read since . . . I don't know - 7th grade?! I loved everything about this book. I could really visualize the characters in my mind. I loved the dialogue. I loved how the story flowed and kept me clicking my kindle in suspense. I love how I stayed up until 3am some nights just because I wanted to find out what happened next. Can't wait for the sequel!

    Karen M
    This book started as a 3 star book, in my opinion, but about half ways through it became a 4 star book. Any detailed review would reveal too much of the book and I can't do that to the next reader. Lets just say you start out thinking this book is one thing and then you gradually realize maybe you were wrong and then you discover you were completely wrong and you fasten your seatbelt. If you enjoy surprises than this is the book for you.

    3.5-A bit too much going on in this book. While the idea was good the execution was not great. The characters were not very sympathetic and there seemed to be a distance between the characters and the reader. I think perhaps because of the style of the writing. I am interested enough to buy the next one.

    I liked Seth and Chloe. Their story was interesting. I had problems with the possession, the Priest, and the whole "Abraham" deal. I got more confused the more I read. I hated the ending! I felt like the author tried to add too much, and could have even turned this into two stories. What started out good, ended with disappointment. I doubt I will read the rest of the series.

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