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17 Sep 2013

Book Haul!

While my TBR pile is as tall as me I couldn't resist the small book haul I had recently.  My copy of Antigoddess by Kendare Blake finally arrived along with three others:

Invasion of the Body Snatchers by Jack Finney

On a quiet fall evening in the small, peaceful town of Mill Valley, California, Dr. Miles Bennell discovered an insidious, horrifying plot. Silently, subtly, almost imperceptibly, alien life-forms were taking over the bodies and minds of his neighbors, his friends, his family, the woman he loved -- the world as he knew it.

The Neverending Story by Michael Ende

The story begins with a lonely boy named Bastian and the strange book that draws him into the beautiful but doomed world of Fantastica. Only a human can save this enchanted place - by giving its ruler, the Childlike Empress, a new name. But the journey to her tower leads through lands of dragons, giants, monsters, and magic - and once Bastian begins his quest, he may never return. As he is drawn deeper into Fantastica, he must find the mysteries of his own heart.

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.


  1. I presume INVASION is the book upon which the movie was based? Or it is a novelization of the movie? Or neither? I enjoyed MISS PEREGRINE... I'm not so sure about ASYLUM. Sounds a lot creepier! :)

    1. Yep, the book came first. I saw the first adaptation a while back and been meaning to get the book. I really enjoyed the story, it was super creepy.

      Haha, exactly why I bought Asylum! =D I've been flicking through the pictures and there are some really spooky ones. Great for Consequences. :) I'll definitely let you know about the horror factor and if you might like it or not.