Saturday, February 6, 2016

Book Profile - Catacomb

The third and final installment of the Asylum series by Madeleine Roux. I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book. In fact I was given the first two as Christmas gifts but within a week of the new year I was already hunting through the closest Barnes & Nobel to find this third book. Finishing Catacomb I was able to check off the trilogy for my reading challenge but also solidify that Madeleine Roux is one of my new favorite authors.

This last book finds the three friends Dan, Abby and Jordan on a road trip the last summer before college. They are helping Jordan move down to live with his uncle in New Orleans. Even before they arrive however they find that they are being followed, or at least are quite sure about it. They begin to experience strange occurrences including Dan having visions once more. He is even convinced that he has seen his father.

Once they reach the city things only get more intense. They meet a man that runs an antique store with his girlfriend and knew a friend they had made at New Hampshire College, Micah. Believing they have found an ally Dan begins a dangerous new adventure even over the protests of Abby and Jordan. It doesn't take long for him to discover that the past refuses to stay dead sometimes and he has more links to a town he has never been to than he could have ever imagined.

From Amazon  -The heart-stopping third book in the New York Times bestselling Asylum series follows three teens as they take a senior year road trip to one of America's most haunted cities, uncovering dangerous secrets from their past along the way. With all the thrills, chills, and eerie found photographs that led Publishers Weekly to call Asylum "a strong YA debut," Catacomb is perfect for fans for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.
Sometimes the past is better off buried.
Senior year is finally over. After all they've been through, Dan, Abby, and Jordan are excited to take one last road trip together, and they're just not going to think about what will happen when the summer ends. But on their way to visit Jordan's uncle in New Orleans, the three friends notice that they're being followed . . . and photographed. Then Dan starts receiving messages from someone he didn't expect to hear from again—someone who died last Halloween.
When the trio arrives in New Orleans and the strange occurrences only escalate, Dan is forced to accept that everything that has happened to him in the past year may not be a coincidence, but fate—a fate that ties Dan to a group called the Bone Artists, who have a sinister fascination with notorious killers of the past.
Now Dan's only hope is that he will make it out of his senior trip alive.

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