Book Review: Asylum by Lily White

 

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Title: Asylum
Author: Lily White
Goodreads Link:  Asylum – Lily White

Type: Fiction
Genre: Mental Illness | Dark | Abuse | Suspense | Romance | New Adult

Asylum is the story of the young women, Alexandra Sutton, who is the prime suspect in the murder case of her former lovers. The story begins when Alex wakes up confused and lost in an Asylum with no recollection of the past four years of her life. She doesn’t understand why the staff and the nurses fear her or why they accuse her of being a murderer. Dr. Jeremy Hutchins is the Psychiatrist responsible for aiding Alex through her journey of remembering her horrible past…… annnddd that’s enough about the plot I guess, I don’t wanna spoil it!!!

So…

This story is not a lovey-dovey romance, since it is a bit disturbing and dark. This book tackles issues such as deception, brainwashing, manipulation, abuse, and rape.

You have been warned…

The reason I decided to review this book is because I believe that its one of a kind. This book was a lucky encounter for me since I came across it while surfing the internet and I think it should be given more credit because of the fascinating subject it tackles.
So, this book is narrated from Alex’s point of view and it very much introduces the readers to the abuse and mistreatment that patients of Asylums/mental institutes are exposed to. I think this is a very interesting subject that isn’t usually addressed in many fiction books and it kind of paints a picture of the type of inhumane treatments that were inflicted in mental institutions in the past! So, you get to learn a bit more about the history of psychology and all (Don’t worry, now its much better, and mental institutions are governed by laws and stuff).
Without delving much into details, this was a very interesting read! I loved the twists and turns and how the author keeps you guessing till the very end! However, it didn’t meet my high expectations since I found myself a bit disappointed towards the end.
This is not a medical book and its a bit stretched here and there and that’s fine since its for the sake of entertainment and all.

Honestly, my favorite parts of the book were the quotes at the beginning of each chapter and the writing style… very deep and very nicely written!

“The healthy man does not torture others – generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers.” -Carl Jung

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