Prime Ann Maries Asylum (Master and Apprentice, #1) Author Christopher Rankin –

Ann Marie Has Just Earned Her PhD In Chemistry At Age Sixteen When She Receives A Mysterious And Lucrative Job Offer The New Position At The Infamous Asylum Corporation Takes The Young Chemist And Her Alcoholic Mother From Their Working Class Philadelphia Neighborhood To Coastal California She Grows Fascinated With Her New Boss, Famed Scientist, Dade Harkenrider, A Handsome And Reclusive Asexual Labelled Dr Death By Internet Conspiracy Theorists And Rud To Be Involved In Witchcraft And Murder A Young Pioneer In Drone Warfare And Mind Control Drugs, Harkenrider Conducts Secret Experiments That Defy The Boundaries Of Space And Consciousness In An Advanced Laboratory In The Hills Perched Over Los Angeles As Ann Marie Grows Closer To Her New Mentor, A Sinister Plot By A Secretive Coven Is Unfolding In The City This Monstrous Force Is Stealing Pets And Children In An Effort To Breathe Life Into An Ancient And Terrifying Evil

10 thoughts on “Ann Maries Asylum (Master and Apprentice, #1)

  1. says:

    A Different TakeA pretty interesting story, a slightly different take on witches and sorcerers with something else thrown inI guess it is the science Moves along well, characters are engaging enough, but a little predictable A nice diversion.

  2. says:

    Thus we venture deep, deep into the uncanny valleyTrippy, scattered, horror inducing I was going to read something else to avoid nightmares, but sleep mugged me in the middle of reviewing and I just woke up without dreaming anything particularly brain bleach requiring So, yay I would like to know how it all turns out so I ll be reading the next one There s nothing particularly gory, it s of a creeping sense of discomfort and skew Definitely got triggered by the mom in the story, reminded me too much of my own

  3. says:

    Ann Marie s Asylum is not just your typical horror or science fiction novel I mean, it definitely has everything I love about horror and science fiction like witchcraft, sorcery, futuristic advanced technology including great little drones called DeathStalkers , gory and unique kills and some very violent and horrifying ones at that , manipulative evil characters who do unspeakable things, and the innocent children you root for However, it is so much than that Amongst all of the supernatural adventure and scares, you also have extremely well written and moving characters who are on deeply emotional journeys The characters are developed so well that you are immediately pulled in and care about them, and your heart breaks for them when they find themselves in peril Basically, even though there is all of this otherworldly supernatural stuff going on, this book tells a very human story and it touches on struggles we all face, such as loneliness, the feeling of not fitting in, and the desire for a soul mate or someone we can cling to and trust in this life Ann Marie s Asylum also goes beyond storytelling to open your mind and challenge your way of thinking It is not really a political book and it doesn t shove an agenda down your throat however, through its story, it does offer some very interesting and unique ideas on some controversial and difficult subjects like hallucinogenic drugs, the numbing effect corporate America can have on workers, homelessness, poverty, addiction, and strained family relationships It asks tough questions like who the real psychopaths and monsters are in a society or even in a family, and it really makes you think and feel something as you read it Now, all of this isn t to say that the story is all serious all the time There are great moments of levity and humor throughout the book as well, and when the book ends you are left with a significant sense of satisfaction and even a strange calmness Strange because you know that the story is definitely not over and the characters struggles have only really just begun I really enjoyed reading Ann Marie s Asylum, and I appreciate its strong female characters and its unique storyline, and I am very excited for the next chapter in the saga.

  4. says:

    More questions than answersI wanted to love this book I mean I really wanted to love it The synopsis seemed original and creative Try as I might I just couldn t get past the many inconsistencies Anne Marie the lead female protagonist was a genius scientist yet lived a mediocre life outside the job She also carried little to no professionalism when it came to work etiquette For a genius she made some of the oddest choices that at every turn put her in danger Dade the male protagonist by his very build up lacked the capacity of human emotion yet cared for certain people in this book I was unable to bond with any of the characters because they lacked depth Some lacked a backstory and others lacked personality I enjoyed the storyline but I wished for solutions and answers I will read any other books by this author since he seems like a writer to watch, just attention to sticking to the plot and editing out filler information.

  5. says:

    Well, I couldn t help but love it.Sure, this was Ann Marie s story, but lets face it, Dade and his arch nemesis really stole the show The characters were all just so beautifully fleshed out and well, Dade is just completely bad ass I mean, Dr Death, his utter repulsion at his own soft humanity The whole show he put on was just fantastic But really he is who I d like in my corner when death eater drones and mind manipulating mad scientists are the new reality.I loved following it all through Ann s eyes, she is strong, assertive, pragmatic but beneath that you can still see the emotionally vunerable seventeen year old she is Can highly recommend it.

  6. says:

    Not my normal.I don t usually read science fiction so much.but I started this book and also it was freeI like to give a fair chance to different types of books..once I got into a few chapters I found that it was quite interesting and that of course meant that I was compelled to finish the book and actually really enjoyed itstrange and different

  7. says:

    This was very different from what I expected.