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.
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Good, but not the greatest of the series
This book just kind of ended abruptly...and I don't get why. I loved Asylum and I very much enjoyed Sanctum, this one randomly ended with Dan saying "thanks for the trip but going to go home now." :( kind of disappointing. The epilogue kind of was odd too-he meets his mother in the middle of no where...idk. No relationship development between Dan and Abby either, not sure why she's holding back on that!!
The book was full of twists and turns that you would never know what might happen. It kept me off the edge of my seat just trying to guess what might happen next. It informs much about Dan's family history and ties up many questions from the previous books. I can't wait until the next book to be released!
Bumpy, But Good
In the eerie vein of the others in the Asylum series, "Catacomb" takes the main characters and readers on a road trip, encountering creeps and spooks on the road until settling in New Orleans. Perhaps because of the road trip"Catacomb" is a little back and forth and wavers in it's true direction at points, aimlessly wandering until it hits its stride halfway through. Despite this bumpy beginning, fans will adore the photos and mystery of Dan and his two friends, as well as a deeper mystery finally uncovered.