Sunday, 17 November 2013

White Walls (Asylum #2) by Lauren Hammond

White Walls (Asylum, #2)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Adelaide Carmichael knows that she's lost her mind.

She's aware that she's being sent to The Oakhill Institution, but she's been told that she's being sent there to get better. She's been told that the staff is there to help.

And it doesn't take Adelaide long to discover that she was very, very wrong about The Oakhill Institution. Patients roam the halls like zombies. Electric currents vibrate through the plaster walls. Patients are fed sedatives like mashed potatoes and now Adelaide knows one thing for sure, she wants out.

And she'll do whatever she can to escape.

White Walls by Lauren Hammond

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

White Walls (Asylum, #2)(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
This is book 2 in the ‘Asylum’ series, and kicks off a short time after the end of book 1 ‘Insanity’.
**Warning – some unavoidable spoilers for book 1 ‘Insanity’.**
Adelaide is still in the asylum, and she’s still talking to Damien, even though she knows that he’s dead. She does have a plan for escape though, if only it goes right.
Can Adelaide escape the asylum? What will happen to her if she does? And how did Adelaide fall in love with Dr Watson?

This was a good sequel, but I really have little idea where this is going to end up!

Adelaide was once again messed up in this book. She continued to be delusional and had hallucinations, and still kept seeing Damien’s ghost and arguing with him! I’m not sure how this complex mental problem that Adelaide has is ever going to be put right, or how she’s ever going to function normally after everything that has happened to her.

The storyline in this one was alright, and it was interesting to see how Adelaide and Dr Watson started a relationship. The story was again split into ‘before’ and ‘after’ a certain incident, but it was fairly easy to keep track of what was going on.
The ending of this one once again left us with a bit of a cliff-hanger, and it will certainly be interesting to see how Adelaide’s story ends. With the current issues surrounding the release of the third book though, I have no idea when we will actually get to read the last book, if it is ever published!
Overall; a good second instalment.
7 out of 10.

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