THE DOLLHOUSE ASYLUM
from Spencer Hill Press
A virus that had once been contained has returned, and soon no place will be left untouched by its destruction. But when seventeen-year-old Cheyenne wakes up in Elysian Fields–a subdivision cut off from the world and its monster-creating virus–she is thrilled to have a chance at survival.
At first, Elysian Fields,with its beautiful houses and manicured lawns, is perfect. Teo Richardson, the older man who stole Cheyenne’s heart, built it so they could be together. But when Teo tells Cheyenne there are tests that she and seven other couples must pass to be worthy of salvation, Cheyenne begins to question the perfection of his world.
The people they were before are gone. Cheyenne is now “Persephone,” and each couple has been re-named to reflect the most tragic romances ever told. Everyone is fighting to pass the test, to remain in Elysian Fields. Teo dresses them up, tells them when to move and how to act, and in order to pass the test, they must play along.
If they play it right, then they’ll be safe.
But if they play it wrong, they’ll die.
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PRAISE FOR THE DOLLHOUSE ASYLUM
The Dollhouse Asylum is many things, but at the end of the day it is a tale of obsessive love gone wrong. It is, in fact, a twisted episode of Criminal Minds with some dystopian undertones. – Teen Librarian Toolbox, http://www.teenlibrariantoolbox.com
This book totally has the WOW factor that bowled me off my feet. It swept me up and kept me engrossed from the very first word until the last. Even now, I cannot forget the chills that ran down my spine, the feeling of insects crawling all over me. – Keren Hughes, https://www.authorkerentshughes.wordpress.com
The Dollhouse Asylum was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. I genuinelly couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. Right from the moment I saw that creepy-ass cover I was dying to read it. The Dollhouse Asylum was so much more than I could have ever imagines. It was so much more creepy and it is possibly the most unique book I have ever read. – Kaleigh Books, http://k-booksxo.blogspot.com/
I love the books that take full control of my mind and when I’m doing anything other than reading, all I can do is think about going to back to my book and finishing right where I left off. This was one of those books! – Cynthia Austin, http://www.limitlesspublishing.net
I’m not really into the creepy books. But it was DEFINITELY a creepy book. Gaaaaaah. Like, probably it’s not a good idea to read it alone in the dark by yourself. The writing itself was excellent, and the writing and the plot line kept me turning pages and “Oh no she didn’t”ing all the way ’til the end. If creepy dystopian fiction is your thing, and a seriously twisted yet somehow kind of sympathetic villain makes you all happy, run to your nearest bookstore and get yourself a copy. – K.K. Hendin, http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7231267.K_K_Hendin
The Dollhouse Asylum. I can’t even see those three words without shuddering. I don’t know what kind of spell Mary Gray casts over this book but MOTHEROFPEARL it is one of the creepiest books I have ever read in my life. From the first page I wanted to put it in the freezer but I staunchly refused because if I didn’t know how it played out then I could kiss goodbye to any hopes of a decent night’s sleep ever again. Even now while trying to compile this review, I keep having to stop and blink a few times in shock. – Rebekah Campbell, http://reflectivebookworm.blogspot.com
The character that stole the show however is our villain, Teo. There is so much I want to say about him, but so much I can’t to avoid spoilers. He is the kind of villain you just love to hate. You can never anticipate his actions and he keeps you guessing. He has moments where he shows humanity and then the next second he turns it all off. He is sick and twisted and an awesome villain. – Teresa Mary Rose, http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/6054096-teresa-mary-rose
This was such a strange and unique story. I absolutely loved it. I really appreciated it that one of the characters wore an insulin pump. The entire story was just really different from anything I’ve read before. – Valerie Sparkle, http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/14275100-valerie-sparkle
Totally unique. Creepy, saucy, and just violent enough to keep you on the edge of your seat. Not one for a lazy reader, this is art and meant to be understood in its own unique way. The protagonist is a welcome departure from the snarky punk girl that prevails in most YA lately. I’m so glad I got to read this and learn more about literature and mental illness. Fascinating! – Amazon Customer www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A1KVYX2IGCK2TQ/ref=cm_cr_pr_pdp?ie=UTF8
Don’t let the word “Dollhouse” fool you into thinking this a fluffy girly book. It is a raw, mysterious, thriller and I loved every minute of it. – Tyler Jolley, http://jolleychronicles.blogspot.com/2014_01_01_archive.html