by Susan Vaught
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Insanity by Susan Vaught

In three connected stories all set in the same mental institution in rural Kentucky, ghosts of a very spooky sort make appearances in dark tunnels, abandoned bell towers and forgotten corners of the basements. Based on real local lore and the actual institution headed by Vaught herself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599908397
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 02/18/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 629,581
Lexile: 800L (what's this?)
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Susan Vaught is the author of many acclaimed books for teens including Trigger, My Big Fat Manifesto, Going Underground and most recently, Freaks Like Us. She is a practicing psychologist in Kentucky, where she lives with her family and many rescued animals.
SUSAN VAUGHT is the author of the highly acclaimed novels Trigger, My Big Fat Manifesto, Going Underground,as well as Oathbreaker, which she coauthored with her son, JB Redmond. She is also a practicing psychologist and lives with her family and many rescued animals in Kentucky.

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Insanity 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
ImaginaryReads More than 1 year ago
2.5 stars Lincoln psychiatric hospital in Never, Kentucky, attracts all sorts of occult and paranormal activities. Forest has just aged out of the foster-care system and is now working at Lincoln Psychiatric with the hope to earn enough money to go to college. Darius is also working at Lincoln for the same reason, and his girlfriend Trina has left college to intern at the same place. Levi was murdered and brought back to life by his Imogene grandmother. He haunts the halls of Lincoln, helping the recently dead to cross over and keeping tabs on all of the malevolent spirits. Although all of them live in different times, they all experience a series of paranormal adventures, linked by their connection to the eerie, haunted Lincoln. The story is told from the multiple perspectives of Forest, Darius, and Trina. All three of them introduce a different paranormal story, and they overlap and share characters. However, the transition is confusing, as the story moves from one perspective into another without warning before we really get to know any of the characters; on top of that, the perspectives are all told in the first person. It's difficult to tell when the POV is changing because it's all told in first person. Also, it's disappointing that we don’t get to know about the past of Forest, Levi, Darius, and Trina, and why they are haunted beyond imagining in the depths of Lincoln Hospital. Insanity thrusts readers into a world of mystery, ghosts, demons, and among other forms of paranormal activity. There is darkness, rage and dark magic brewing. There is the paranormal knack that comes with the Madoc blood, and there is also witchcraft and plenty of evil. I am a kind of disappointed about the book, as we never are given a satisfactory explanation for why the characters are drawn to Lincoln or why it is such a magnet for ghosts, haints, and shades. Basically, it tells the story without giving the keys that we need to fully understand it. If you don't care about all these things and are just looking for a quick, dark, paranormal read, however, then you may enjoy this one. Review by Alice
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is more of a ghost love story than anything about an asylum.
JKingSnake More than 1 year ago
I haven't read a book that I couldn't put down in a long time. This story is part mystery, part ghost story, part love story, and just fun. It's a journey and I wanted to know what happened to every character, which is exceptional because I normally have at least one character I do not like. There were many moments that I held the book tightly saying no, no no and wanting the characters to be safe. It's a very engaging tale and have to saw was not what I was expecting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is on eof the best books i have ever read. It is very well written and i never wanted to put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pads in before holly please talk
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We live in a giant nightmare. There is a river of blood and the sky is black and it always smells like burning bodies and rotten flesh. There is also a cave full of rainbows. We have a lake of rainbows. '364 umm'. You can be anything, as long as it is morphed and stretched in some way. Any fantasy creature works. Queen is highest rank, King second, Princess, Elite, Assasin, Warrior, Hunter, Aprentice, Child. Medicine is another, but you are chosen.