Published: August 5, 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen
Author: Website
Info: Goodreads

When Dan and his friends meet Cal in Sanctum their impression of the privileged New Hampshire College student is less than stellar. But Cal wasn’t always the cold, sarcastic guy he is now. In this digital original story preceding the events of Sanctum, we meet Cal when he is experiencing college like any other kid with a group of close friends and a dad who piles on the pressure. Only, when the pressure starts getting to him and Cal accepts an invitation to meet a selective group of students and alumni known only as the Scarlets, the course of Cal’s life changes forever. And the price of joining the Scarlets might be higher than he can pay. (

Another great addition to the Asylum series, I think a little more overall creepy than THE BONE ARTISTS, THE SCARLETS digs into the asylum itself (pun intended) and pulls out the strings of the Scarlets a little more, showing Cal in a different light all together.

Here things are more supernatural, creeping up on your shoulder when you least expect it. They’re more conniving as Cal’s father gets his hand in Cal’s life, forcing him in a direction he doesn’t want to go. Introducing him to a lifestyle he originally wants nothing to do with. It shows just how deep the Scarlets’ influence goes and it makes the world all the more chilling. Can anyone ever get away from them?

If you’re a fan of the series you won’t want to miss THE SCARLETS. It’ll make everything a little more robust and just a hint scarier.


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