Parents' Guide to

Sanctum

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Creepy, violent Asylum sequel has some gore.

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age 16+

Based on 1 parent review

age 16+

Very creepy but great read

I am very interested in creepy things like asylums and circus' so this was perfect. It is quite scary. Younger readers proceed with caution. Nightmare inducing.

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Genre fans will have a good time with zombie novelist Madeleine Roux's fast-paced, spooky narrative. The author turned to teen horror with Asylum, and, as in Book 1, SANCTUM brings many of the genre's staples, starting with likable but boneheaded high schoolers who, against all reason, open that door, go into the woods, and break into that house, driven by motives that require a whopping suspension of disbelief. The novel comes complete with secret societies, mad scientists, the CIA, mind control, and a kitchen sink full of other perils -- all made more vivid and nightmare-inducing with dozens of found historic photos of old carnivals and circus freaks.

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