ASYLUM by Susan Vaught (WoW #141)

Waiting On Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about!


Never, Kentucky is not your average scenic small town. It is a crossways, a place where the dead and the living can find no peace. Not that Forest, an 18-year-old foster kid who works the graveyard shift at Lincoln Hospital, knew this when she applied for the job. Lincoln is a huge state mental institution, a good place for Forest to make some money to pay for college. But along with hundreds of very unstable patients, it also has underground tunnels, bell towers that ring unexpectedly, and a closet that holds more than just donated clothing….When the dead husband of one of Forest’s patients makes an appearance late one night, seemingly accompanied by an agent of the Devil, Forest loses all sense of reality and all sense of time. Terrified, she knows she has a part to play, and when she does so, she finds a heritage that she never expected.

With her deep knowledge of mental illness and mental institutions, Susan Vaught brings readers a fascinating and completely creepy new book intertwining the stories of three young people who find themselves haunted beyond imagining in the depths of Lincoln Hospital.

ASYLUM will be released February 18th 2014 from Bloomsbury.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


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    Jennifer Messerschmidt

    June 5, 2013

    Ooohh I like the cover! Pretty and eerie. Sounds like a super creepy and possibly confusing story. LOL Wondering about how the ghosts and agents of the Devil will interact with Forest and if she is really seeing them or maybe not?! Thanks for stopping by My WOW!

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    Adriana C

    June 5, 2013

    Nice pick! This book sounds creepy.
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    June 5, 2013

    This one is totally new to me! It certainly sounds like an eerie read, and I really love those. I may have to check this one out.

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

    ~Merin @ Read and Reviewed~

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    Holly U

    June 5, 2013

    Ooh, I love a good ghost/paranormal book!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

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    Jessica@a GREAT read

    June 5, 2013

    Ooh that looks interesting! Love a good ghost book as well!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    Kimberley Jones

    June 5, 2013

    Oh my goodness! This sounds awesome! It is definitely going straight onto my TBR! I love asylums and scary stories, thanks for sharing!


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    Synchronized Reading

    June 5, 2013

    This looks awesome :) I will have to add this to my tbr! Great pick.

    My WW!

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    June 5, 2013

    I've never heard of this before but it sounds so good! I'm always drawn to pick up books set in asylums, instantly creepy and I love that cover. Great pick :)

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    Kristin A.

    June 5, 2013

    Asylum sounds so good! I just received this one to read a few days ago. Great pick.

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      Kristin A.

      June 5, 2013

      Nevermind I'm confusing my books again. Totally will be waiting on this one though, lol.

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    Sash and Em

    June 5, 2013

    Love this cover!

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    Eveline V

    June 5, 2013

    Sounds creepy and exciting at the same time!

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    Olena P

    June 5, 2013

    Ohh this one sounds so creepy. Ghosts and mental institutions? Let the imagination start running wild now. :) Thanks for sharing this one. I haven't heard of it.

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    Kristen Williams

    June 5, 2013

    Oh! This sounds great! Adding to my TBR list now

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    June 5, 2013

    Oh this sounds SO good :) Great pick!

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    Tribute Books Mama

    June 5, 2013

    Looks spooky, enjoy!

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    June 5, 2013

    Oh, this looks spooky and eerie and creepy, something I've been drawn to for some reason lately. Thanks for putting it on my radar and stopping by!

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

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    Megan Nicole

    June 5, 2013

    This book sounds super creepy. It even has creepy cover! lol
    I hope you enjoy it!
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    June 5, 2013

    Asylums really freak me out, but I love reading about them. Plus, that cover is so haunting. Great pick!

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    June 5, 2013

    This sounds fantastic! I love creepy asylum stories so much. This is getting added to my wishlist right now.

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    Christianna Marks

    June 5, 2013

    This one sounds like the kind of book that I want to be reading right now! Too bad it's not coming out till next year, that's so long to wait!
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    Dabin Han

    June 5, 2013

    That sounds so freaky and cool!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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    June 6, 2013

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! This sounds really good and extremely creepy! Can't wait to get my hands on it! Thanks for letting me know about it!


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    Catherine Healey

    June 6, 2013

    Sounds creepy…but is bound to be a thrilling read that you can't put down!

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    June 7, 2013

    YES this book sounds sooooo good!

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    June 10, 2013

    I'm excited for this one as well! :)

    Sabrina @iheartyafiction