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Catacomb /

Dan, Abby, and Jordan embark on a senior road trip to New Orleans, but as creepy occurrences escalate into near-death experiences, the trio realizes they will be lucky to make it out of this senior trip alive. Full description

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Language: English
Published: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2015
Edition: First edition.
Series: Asylum ; Book 3
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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.

Don't miss Madeleine Roux's all-new gothic horror novel, House of Furies.

Review by Booklist Review

The third volume in Roux's Asylum series starts with a road trip to New Orleans the summer before fast-friends Dan, Abby, and Jordan begin college. But with this trio, danger is never far away: they are stalked during the road trip, and Dan experiences startling visions of his dead father, learning about a cover-up regarding his parents' deaths. Upon arriving in New Orleans, things get worse, with physical attacks, slimy politicians, a mysterious motorcyclist, and the Bone Artists, who reside in the catacombs and want to add Dan's bones to their collection. Although not as strong as the two previous titles, Roux's use of found photographs, text messages, and excellent chapter hooks will keep readers up late, following the misadventures of the appealingly geeky honor students. It's not a stand-alone title, but the series' many fans won't complain about slight weaknesses in plot and character development. An epilogue solves one mystery, assures readers that everything is okay, and leaves open the possibility of a future installment.--Carton, Debbie Copyright 2015 Booklist

From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.

Madeleine Roux was born in Minnesota. She received a BA in creative writing and acting from Beloit College in 2008. In the spring of 2009, she completed an honors term at Beloit College, proposing, writing and presenting a full-length historical fiction novel. Afterward, she began the experimental fiction blog Allison Hewitt Is Trapped. She is the author of Allison Hewitt Is Trapped, Sadie Walker Is Stranded, and Asylum.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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