Waiting on Wednesday: The Dollhouse Asylum by Mary Gray

waitingonwednesday“Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights one book that we are super excited about being released!

the dollhouse asylumThe Dollhouse Asylum by Mary Gray

Spencer Hill Press
Expected October 22, 2013

Summary from Goodreads:

A virus that had once been contained has returned, and soon no place will be left untouched by its destruction. But when Cheyenne wakes up in Elysian Fields–a subdivision cut off from the world and its monster-creating virus–she is thrilled to have a chance at survival.

At first, Elysian Fields,with its beautiful houses and manicured lawns, is perfect. Teo Richardson, the older man who stole Cheyenne’s heart, built it so they could be together. But when Teo tells Cheyenne there are tests that she and seven other couples must pass to be worthy of salvation, Cheyenne begins to question the perfection of his world.

The people they were before are gone. Cheyenne is now “Persephone,” and each couple has been re-named to reflect the most tragic romances ever told. Everyone is fighting to pass the test, to remain in Elysian Fields. Teo dresses them up, tells them when to move and how to act, and in order to pass the test, they must play along.

If they play it right, then they’ll be safe.

But if they play it wrong, they’ll die.


This synopsis sounds so interesting! I’m intrigued by the dystopian element, but even more so because it really sounds like Mary Gray has taken the typical dystopian story and made it her own.  The perfect subdivision Elysian Fields sounds extremely creepy, as well as the guy who made it.  I’m interested to see what happens to all of the people who are placed in it, and why they suddenly all have names that reflect the most tragic romances in history! Can’t wait to get my hands on this one!


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