Confinement (Book #1 in the Love and Madness series)


Author: Gabriella Murray
Publisher: Independent Books
ISBN: 0976585537
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 250
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Set in an experimental hospital for the criminally insane in the 1950s, CONFINEMENT is loosely based on the author’s one year residency in a psychiatric center, when lobotomies and other equally cruel treatments were rampant, and when the highly-experimental “Insulin Therapy” was in vogue. The focus of the story is Duffino, an attractive girl in her early 20s, sent to the mental hospital when she refuses to defend herself at trial for the highly publicized, gang-related murder of her boyfriend’s rival. Refusing to speak, Duffino is ordered locked-up until she’s willing to talk. The richness of the story unfolds with Duffino’s relationship to the other inmates, all in for violent crimes, including her obese roommate, Charlotte, who was sentenced for murdering a nun. Charlotte becomes obsessed with Duffino, and will not let up until she speaks. Throughout the course of the story, we see flashbacks of Duffino’s romantic life on the gang-infested streets, juxtaposed with flashbacks of Charlotte’s severe life in the convent; after much tribulation, the inmates slowly come to learn why they did the crimes they did, as they make us question the true nature of guilt. Between the horrifying treatments, the group therapy sessions, the flashbacks to violent crimes, the question of whether Duffino will talk, and the constant hope of escape, CONFINEMENT is a page-turning psychological thriller, in the vein of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

Locked Away (Book #2 in the Love and Madness series)


Author: Gabriella Murray
Publisher: Independent Books
ISBN: 0976585553
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
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A patient jumps out of her psychoanalyst’s window, crashes to the ground and dies. Was it suicide? Or did the psychoanalyst, at her wit’s end, push the patient to her death? Tria is a beautiful, successful psychoanalyst in the upper east side of Manhattan, an expert in mother daughter relationships, who often evaluates cases before trial. Yet nothing ever prepared her for her latest patient: Andromeda, a schizophrenic, 400 pound woman accused of murdering her mother. Andromeda hates all women, and the moment she arrives at Tria's office for evaluation, the war is on. As Andromeda’s Hannibal-esque mind games proceed, Tria becomes lost deeper in a maze of lies, deception and confusion. As she grapples with Andromeda and her insane demands, Tria begins to lose her grip on reality. Finally, she decides she must take drastic action to save both of them. Beautifully crafted, taut, riveting, A CONSPIRACY OF FRIENDSHIP brings us deeply into the subculture of psychoanalysts and their patients, showing that all is not as well as it seems. It’s a page-turning psychological thriller, set behind the mirrored glass and doormen buildings of New York city.

Sanctum


Author: Madeleine Roux
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062221019
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 368
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In the chilling second book in the New York Times bestselling Asylum series, three teens must return to the asylum that still haunts their dreams to end the nightmare once and for all. With the page-turning suspense and horror that made Asylum such a standout, and featuring found photographs from real vintage carnivals, Sanctum is a mind-bending reading experience that's perfect for fans of the smash hit Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Dan, Abby, and Jordan remain traumatized by the summer they shared in the Brookline asylum. Much as they'd love to move on, many questions remain, and someone is determined to keep the terror alive, sending the teens photos of an old-timey carnival, with no note and no name. Forsaking their plan never to go back, the teens return to New Hampshire College under the guise of a weekend for prospective students, and there they realize that the carnival from the photos is not only real, it's here on campus, apparently for the first time in many years. Sneaking away from sample classes and college parties, Dan and his friends lead a tour of their own—one through the abandoned houses and hidden places of a surrounding town. Camford is hiding a terrible past, and the truth behind Dan's connection to the asylum's evil warden is more terrifying than Dan ever imagined. Don't miss Madeleine Roux's all-new gothic horror novel, House of Furies.

Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves


Author: Mark Z. Danielewski,Zampan?o
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 0375420525
Category: Fiction
Page: 709
View: 1959
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A family relocates to a small house on Ash Tree Lane and discovers that the inside of their new home seems to be without boundaries

Asylum


Author: Madeleine Roux
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007538251
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 320
View: 982
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The asylum holds the key to a terrifying past... A thrilling creepy photo-novel, perfect for fans of the New York Times bestseller Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

The Girl Who Played with Fire


Author: Stieg Larsson
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 9780307272300
Category: Fiction
Page: 512
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Part blistering espionage thriller, part riveting police procedural, and part piercing exposé on social injustice, this second book in the Millennium series is a masterful, endlessly satisfying novel. Look for The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye featuring Lisbeth Salander, coming September 12th. Mikael Blomkvist, crusading publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation. On the eve of its publication, the two reporters responsible for the article are murdered, and the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to his friend, the troubled genius hacker Lisbeth Salander. Blomkvist, convinced of Salander’s innocence, plunges into an investigation. Meanwhile, Salander herself is drawn into a murderous game of cat and mouse, which forces her to face her dark past.

Angel's Ink

The Asylum Tales
Author: Jocelynn Drake
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062117866
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 338
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“A lot of fun, with a whole new take on the dark urban fantasy. Bright and breezy, with fascinating characters, and a background with hidden depths. Drake puts the ink in incredible.” —Simon R. Green “Angel’s Ink is an other-earthly blend of magic and technology in the best tradition of urban fantasy that refused to let me go. The continuing Asylum Tales promise to be intriguing and wildly inventive.” —Kim Harrison “Gritty, authentic and fast-paced! This urban fantasy series rocks!” —J.R. Ward The superstars of urban fantasy agree—Angel’s Ink, the first book in Jocelyn Drake’s Asylum Tales is a winner! Genre fans who know—and love—Drake’s phenomenal, New York Times bestselling Dark Days novels will be blown away by this dark and seductive new series. Meet Gage, a magical tattoo artist trying to remain hidden and alive in a world where elves, faeries, trolls, werewolves, and vampires mingle freely with humans, and warlocks and witches rule the roost with merciless cruelty. Angel’s Ink indelibly marks the beginning of something phenomenal and every reader whose tastes run to the supernatural—those who can’t wait to sink their teeth into the latest Patricia Briggs, Carrie Vaughn, Kelley Armstrong, or Jim Butcher—will want to fly with this Angel.

Infect Me


Author: Lauren Hammond
Publisher: S.B. Addison Books
ISBN: 9780999523902
Category: Fiction
Page: 220
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Samara Moore and Trevor George are convinced that they can overcome anything as long as they're together--even a deadly virus that has infected half of the city. The city of Boston has become a slave to the infected--humans that have sold turned into monsters with only one thing on their mind, consuming flesh. Samara has loved the reckless and wild Trevor since she was fourteen years old. The same goes for Trevor; he loves Mara fully and has always been the rock that hold everything together. Until the days comes when he can't anymore. In the midst of a global pandemic; Samara is torn between love and death, her head and her heart and now she's left with two choices and one epic decision. She can either save herself or give up everything--including her life.

The Farm


Author: Amy Cross
Publisher: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781521114643
Category:
Page: 374
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One farm. Two tragedies, thirty years apart. And a tortured figure whose presence connects both incidents... In 1979, the Bondalen family farm in Norway is home to three young girls. As winter fades to spring, Elizabeth, Kari and Sara each come to face the secrets of the barn, and they each emerge with their own injuries. But someone else is lurking nearby, a man who claims to be Death incarnate, and for these three girls the spring of 1979 is set to end in tragedy. Today, the farm has finally been sold to a new family. Dragged from London by her widowed father, Paula Ridley hates the idea of rural life. Soon, however, she starts to realize that her new home retains hints of its horrific past, while the darkness of the barn still awaits anyone who dares venture inside. Set over the course of several decades, The Farm is a horror novel about people who live with no idea of the terror in their midst, and about a girl who finally has to confront a creature that has been feeding on the farm's inhabitants for generations...

Gravity's Rainbow


Author: Thomas Pynchon
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101594659
Category: Fiction
Page: 768
View: 9397
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Winner of the 1974 National Book Award “A screaming comes across the sky. . .” A few months after the Germans’ secret V-2 rocket bombs begin falling on London, British Intelligence discovers that a map of the city pinpointing the sexual conquests of one Lieutenant Tyrone Slothrop, U.S. Army, corresponds identically to a map showing the V-2 impact sites. The implications of this discovery will launch Slothrop on an amazing journey across war-torn Europe, fleeing an international cabal of military-industrial superpowers, in search of the mysterious Rocket 00000, through a wildly comic extravaganza that has been hailed in The New Republic as “the most profound and accomplished American novel since the end of World War II.”

Drug

The Kassidy Bell Series (Book 1)
Author: Lynda O'Rourke
Publisher: Ravenwoodgreys
ISBN: N.A
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 261
View: 2768
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Out of work and out of luck, 19 year-old Kassidy Bell finds herself in desperate need of money. Coming across a mysterious advert in her local newspaper offering a reward, Kassidy believes she’s found the answer to her prayers. But Kassidy soon realises that if something is too good to be true then it usually isn’t what it first appears to be. Finding herself in a desperate situation, Kassidy realises that she must run if she is to escape the new horrors she has discovered however great the reward might be. ‘Drug’ a new paranormal thriller from debut author Lynda O’Rourke

The Crimson Tree


Author: Valerie Puri
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781536948097
Category:
Page: 212
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Disembodied voices. Apparitions. Waking nightmares. Strange occurrences are happening with increased intensity and Carly cannot escape what is tormenting her. With little proof and little support, she is losing everything in her life: her fiance, friendships, and her sanity. Can Carly uncover what caused the supernatural derailing of her life? Can she ever get rid of her ghostly tormentor, or is she doomed to be haunted indefinitely? Determined to stop these frightening events, she has to do whatever she can to regain control of her life before things take a deadly turn."

The Reluctant Assassin (WARP Book 1)


Author: Eoin Colfer
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141341777
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 304
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It all began with the FBI and WARP (Witness Anonymous Relocation Programme). Hiding witnesses in the past to protect the future - until now . . . Riley is a Victorian orphan, hurtled into the twenty-first century and on the run from his evil master . . . Albert Garrick, the terrifying assassin-for-hire pursuing Riley through time, along with . . . Chevie Savano, the FBI's youngest and most impulsive special agent. As Garrick relentlessly hunts them down, Riley and Chevie face a desperate race to stay alive and stop Garrick from returning to his own time - armed with knowledge and power that could change the world forever.

Elizabeth's Heart


Author: M. L. Gardner
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781492814993
Category: Fiction
Page: 282
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Simon Sinclair, who is institutionalized in 1929 for having prophetic visions, narrates from inside the Massachusetts Asylum for Feeble Minds and Lunatics. There he meets Elizabeth, a young woman with a shadow personality and a dark, secretive past. Someone Simon knows he is destined to love. As their lives become entwined, they grow so attached to each other that they each begin to believe they are the other's 'cure'. But from the perspective of outsiders, it appears that each of them are growing more unstable. The harder they try to hold on to each other and their love, the more they are pulled apart. Realizing freedom will be the only way for them to marry and lead a normal life, Simon plans their escape with help from an unlikely hospital source, hiding secrets of his own, and they must be careful not to alert Elizabeth's other personality, for fear it will expose them. On a dark and frigid night in January, they run. But life on the run turns out to be more challenging and less romantic than either of them expected, testing their resolve and love to the limits. Simon continues to have prophetic visions, and Elizabeth's hidden personality becomes angry about not being in control. Through repeated visions he neither understands nor likes, Simon realizes that the only way to have Elizabeth forever is to do the unthinkable. Give her up to someone else. In doing so, he unwittingly places one of the main characters from the novel 1929 - Jonathan's Cross in grave danger.

The Devil and Miss Prym

A Novel of Temptation
Author: Paulo Coelho
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061844867
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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A stranger arrives at the remote village of Viscos, carrying with him a backpack containing a notebook and eleven gold bars. He comes searching for the answer to a question that torments him: Are human beings, in essence, good or evil? In welcoming the mysterious foreigner, the whole village becomes an accomplice to his sophisticated plot, which will forever mark their lives. A novel of temptation by the internationally bestselling author Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym is a thought-provoking parable of a community devoured by greed, cowardice, and fear—as it struggles with the choice between good and evil.

Perfected


Author: Kate Jarvik Birch
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
ISBN: 1622662695
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 304
View: 9375
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“Compelling, imaginative, and unique. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough!” — Mary Lindsey, author of Haven Perfection comes at a price. As soon as the government passed legislation allowing humans to be genetically engineered and sold as pets, the rich and powerful rushed to own beautiful girls like Ella. Trained from birth to be graceful, demure, and above all, perfect, these "family companions" enter their masters' homes prepared to live a life of idle luxury. Ella is happy with her new role as playmate for a congressman's bubbly young daughter, but she doesn't expect Penn, the congressman's handsome and rebellious son. He's the only person who sees beyond the perfect exterior to the girl within. Falling for him goes against every rule she knows...and the freedom she finds with him is intoxicating. But when Ella is kidnapped and thrust into the dark underworld lurking beneath her pampered life, she's faced with an unthinkable choice. Because the only thing more dangerous than staying with Penn's family is leaving...and if she's unsuccessful, she'll face a fate far worse than death. For fans of Keira Cass's Selection series and Lauren DeStefano's Chemical Garden series, Perfected by Kate Jarvik Birch is a chilling look at what it means to be human, and a stunning celebration of the power of love to set us free, wrapped in a glamorous—and dangerous—bow. The Perfected series is best enjoyed in order. Reading Order: Book #1 Perfected Book #2 Tarnished Book #3 Unraveled

Catacomb


Author: Madeleine Roux
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062364073
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 352
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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.

Master of the Game


Author: Sidney Sheldon
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062015583
Category: Fiction
Page: 100
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Kate Blackwell is the symbol of success—a beautiful woman who has parlayed her inheritance into an international conglomerate. Now, celebrating her 90th birthday, Kate surveys the family she has manipulated, dominated, and loved: the fair and the grotesque, the mad and the mild, the good and the evil—her winnings in life.