If you like creepy, then this series is for you!! I normally do not like this kind of book, to be honest. Don't get me wrong, it's a great book. It's well-written and will keep you on the edge of your seat. But it's the demonic portion of this book that is just too creepy for me. I read the entire series because my teenage daughter was reading it. I'm a very conservative parent. I watch carefully, as much as I can, what my kids read. But I also believe that I have to let them make choices and to learn the consequences (whether good or bad) of those choices. But when I find she is reading something that I'm hesitant about, my best bet is to read it also, and then we talk about them.
So, I read it. The story revolves around this young boy who goes to check out a potential college. What he find is not at all what he expected. This college used to be an insane asylum back in the days when horrific experiments were done on patients. Anyone remember the movie, "One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest?" The secrets of what happened there still haunt the campus. He makes friends with two of the other students there who continue throughout the entire series.
Book two picks up with the three kids going back to the campus to try to end the nightmares that have plagued them since they left the first time. Someone has been sending them photos of a creepy carnival that took place on the campus and the three teens are determined to resolve this once and for all. This book still kept you on the edge of your seat, just waiting to find out how it ends. I couldn't put it down.
And last, Book three takes place after the three teens have graduated high school and decide to take a road trip before starting college. They head to New Orleans but soon realize they are being watched & photographed. So they end up on another very suspenseful but enlightening journey. Again, I couldn't put it down!
All three novels have chilling REAL photographs from asylums that are just creepy. You can't help but wonder what was really happening in the photographs.
I loved the books, but they are definitely not for everyone. I am glad I read them, though, because my daughter and I enjoyed talking about them together.