This story was enjoyable, however, it was missing something. It did leave you wishing there was more to it, though, that it was actually scary.
It does read for a younger audience, but the further you get in, the more the writing seems to mature into being something even an older audience would like.
This is because at first the main characters come off as younger than they are supposed to be, but as they themselves mature, the story does as well.
Asylum does have some spooky and unexpected turns. There are times when the reader and the main character are confused and questioning what is going on and if he might be losing his mind.
The pictures added to the chilling nature of this novel.