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Beautiful Nightmares (Asylum #3)

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The epic, final installment in the Asylum Trilogy.

Sanity is a funny word.
Sanity.
Sanity.
To be sane.
To have clear thoughts.
To be able to distinguish the difference from fantasy and reality.
I used to think that my sanity was still intact.
That all of my marbles were still in the bag known as my mind.
That I would never—EVER—let Oakhill get the best of me.
Now, I’m not
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Kindle Edition, 165 pages
Published November 19th 2013 by S.B. Addison Books
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JaHy☝Hold the Fairy Dust
*** 3" MIND EXHAUSTING" STARS***

This is your brain.....


..this is your brain during,

......and after "Beautiful Nightmare's "


Any questions?...




...oh' and prepare to cry..
... MAYBE!


p.s. Mrs. Hammond , can please provide an answer key? My friends and I are so confused.
Haley ~ YA-Aholic
Oct 08, 2013 Haley ~ YA-Aholic marked it as to-read
WHERE IS THIS BOOK!?!? ): It's been over 2 weeks since it was suppose to come out and it is still no where to be seen! The author told me there was formatting errors..I guess I just didn't think they would take this long to fix? /:


Well excited for whenever this does come out!

Jan 2,2013 edit:

I work with alot of authors for my book blog, and never have I seen an author be so uncaring towards her fans. You're the one telling your fans dates that NEVER happen Lauren, at least try to act understandi
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Christine The Dark Romance Junkie *Principessa*


Review to come?
Seriously I'm not sure what I'm going to write besides my mind has been thoroughly fucked!!!

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OMG!!! Read the first chapter of Beautiful Nightmare
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I just read it and oh my freaking goodness!!!


Arianna
Mar 13, 2015 Arianna rated it liked it
3.5 STARS

“Beautiful Nightmares” is the third book in Lauren Hammond’s “Asylum” series.

This final installment was the most confusing book for me in the series and one of the most confusing book I’ve read so far. It was captivating, intriguing, depressing and so much more. It fucked up with my head. If at the end of book 1 I had some questions, here I got only some answers. I still have some unanswered questions. I still don’t understand some things and other things didn’t make sense at all.

There
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Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
4-4.5 stars!!

I'm so depressed.

I feel so sorry for Adelaide.

I'm so depressed.

Did I say I was depressed?!

The series is over...well sort of, until Aurora's two books are here. And that part at 59% where (view spoiler)

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And then the sudden (view spoiler)

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And does the ending count as HEA? (view spoiler)
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Johanna
Nov 21, 2013 Johanna rated it it was amazing
*~*~*~**~5+ For Being Thoroughly Mind F*cked *~*~*~*~*~*

Someone get me a contraceptive because my mind has been thoroughly f*cked!!
ALL ABOARD!!

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This book literally messed with my mind. I feel like I just stepped off the crazy train right along with Adelaide
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Once you check into Oak Hill Asylum you never check out

Beautiful Nightmares by Lauren Hammond is the final installment to the Asylum series it is uniquely and intricately woven to F*CK with your mind and it surely did that and then some.
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Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Book - Beautiful Nightmare (Asylum #3)
Author - Lauren Hammond
Publication Date - November 19, 2013
Type - Series (Must read in Order)
Genre - Dark, Mind Fuck
Rating - 5 out of 5 Stars

Synopsis
The epic, final installment in the Asylum Trilogy.

Sanity is a funny word.
Sanity.
Sanity.
To be sane.
To have clear thoughts.
To be able to distinguish the difference from fantasy and reality.
I used to think that my sanity was still intact.
That all of my marbles were still in the bag known as my mind.
That I would nev
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Marie
This wasn't at all how I wanted or saw the story going...

Ok so I loved insanity and I loved White Walls.... But fuck me, what what's this?

This whole series is messed up, never read such a mind-fucking book.

I mean book 1 and 2 I could make sense of? But this... A whole new level of confusion.

(view spoiler)
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Caitlin
I'm sorry, I just can't take this anymore.

This has gotten completely out of hand.

On October 26th, Lauren Hammond posted that the book would be available as an eBook the next day and in paperback later that week. I'm quite certain that it used to say that she was finishing up editing that night.

Then...nothing.

For well over a month, fans wondered what had happened.

No response.

Plus, all of the links on her blog to Punkin Press are dead.

I seriously wondered whether Punkin had suddenly gone out of b
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Lisa
Nov 23, 2013 Lisa rated it it was ok
Two stars was generous. Cause, what I really want to say is WTF.

As in: where the F is the story?
Where is the plot? Where is the same character from a year ago?

I got no answers. I got heartburn instead, lost 2.99 and 2 hours of my life I'll never get back.
Kolleen
Nov 23, 2013 Kolleen rated it did not like it
Unbelievable. Unacceptable. What an enormous pile of shit! I have waited a year, more even, for this book to come out. By now, I had forgotten most of what was going on and had to spend time reacquainting myself with the previous books. And what do I get in return?!? A book that says 7% complete on page one! A tiny, mini-book that I was able to read in about a half hour. Also, a book that answers none of my questions and does not give me any sort of closure. I had only had an alright relationshi ...more
Scarlet
"The road called life is long and winding.
There are curves.
Bumpes along the way.
And sometimes...

Sometimes youre speeding through it, missing the signs and by the time you reach the end of it you have thoughts, recollections, and moments where you realize you havent really lived.

And thats the thing about life.
It goes way too fast.
At least mine did..."


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I waited so long to read this book and I have to admit that it was worth every minute of waiting. When I saw the cover first time, I thought it wo
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Marielis
“The human heart is fragile.
So delicate that it should be protected, taken care of.
Nurtured and swaddled among piles of blankets like an infant.
Because once it breaks…
It’s broken forever.
After your heart breaks once, it never heals quite right.
There are always cracks, or chipped pieces. And depending on what kind of person you are and what kind personal strength you have, sometimes after your heart breaks it can feel like you’ve never had a heart at all.
Or that it’s hardened.
Turned to stone.
T
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Carla ☺Did I Say That☺
Nov 20, 2013 Carla ☺Did I Say That☺ rated it really liked it
4.5 *Thoroughly Mind-Fucked* Stars!!!

Kelle
Nov 25, 2013 Kelle rated it liked it
This book had me believing I was going crazy at times.


I've enjoyed this series but after waiting so long (and I actually I didn't wait as long as most readers since I read the first two in August) for this third book I'm still left with quite a few questions. Questions that were important and should have been answered. And now I'm hearing that those questions will be answered in the spin off of Aurora's story. WHAT?? NO, NO, NO, you finish this story in what is suppose to be what you called the
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Angelina
Nov 23, 2013 Angelina rated it really liked it
"4 mind fucking stars"

First I was like .....



Then Suddenly .....

















Why is this a short read? My god it didn't change anything at all!!.. It leaves me confused and lots of questions unanswered. I was thinking Maybe ..... the author is crazy too!!.. LOL

Ps... Aurora's story is very interesting!! I cant wait to read more about :)
Zizz
Nov 22, 2013 Zizz rated it really liked it


Sometimes you read a book and don't know how to feel about it once you're done. This is exactly how I feel now.

I have no issues with the way this ended. I have no issues with the revelations in this book. I suppose secrets revealed here are supposed to elicit shock. This trilogy has been one hell of a mindf*ck and this continues on with this third book. My biggest issue is that I don't feel satisfied. There are several things that remain a mystery to me? Is it just me who needs things to be exp
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Steph Moles Krayeski
Sadly, I am not going to rate this book. Beautiful Nightmares seemed too short and left me utterly confused. I still have too many unanswered questions about Dr. Watson, Damien, and more. If this was supposed to be the conclusion of the series, some kind of definite timeline should have been developed. I still can't tell what's imaginary or what's real.
Sally
Nov 21, 2013 Sally rated it it was amazing
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Beautiful Nightmares (Asylum #3) by Lauren Hammond
5 Mind Fuck Stars!

This book gave me everything I wanted & more! I love how Lauren Hammond can mess with our minds and through it all you’re just hanging on every word just trying & hoping that maybe just maybe you’ve got it figured out this time. In this final installment she did not disappoint and it was so worth the wait for me. We get long awaited answers and still you’re on that WTF rollercoaster! Taking this journey with Adelaide was
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Gisbelle
After months of waiting, I expected a little more from this book than this. It was confusing because everything was all over the place.

I loved book 1 and book 2, but I can't say the same for this one.
Kadensmomm
Feb 03, 2014 Kadensmomm rated it liked it
Ok complete mind fuck.., I mean what the hell happened? I don't get it..




PLEASE release this book! I can't wait to read it.

Dec 26 - this book is still not out and I want to cry :(
Paula
Nov 21, 2013 Paula rated it it was ok
What was that? I'm so confused and so disappointed.
Ashleigh
Nov 21, 2013 Ashleigh rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-lendable
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Barbara
Dec 15, 2013 Barbara rated it it was amazing
The human heart is fragile.
So delicate that it should be protected, taken care of.
Nurtured and swaddled among piles of blankets like an infant.
Because once it breaks…
It’s broken forever.
After your heart breaks once, it never heals quite right.
There are always cracks, or chipped pieces. And depending on what kind of person you are and what kind personal strength you have, sometimes after your heart breaks it can feel like you’ve never had a heart at all.


I'm writing this review and I'm crying.
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Reem Hardan
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I can't believe what came to be of this!!!!
I refuse to believe any of it!!!!!!
NO NO NO NO!!!
Absolutely no!!!
There is just no way in hell!!!


WHAT THE HELL PEOPLE!!!!!
I CAN'T EVEN START TO HAVE THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS!!!!
I WANT TO SCREAM AND CRY AND I FEEL LIKE EXPLODING!!!
I NEED SOME BLOODY EXPLANATIONS !
until then this will remain with no stars cause i seriously don't know how to rate it!!!
FUUUUUUU!!!!!
Karoline
Edit: Creo que jamas superaré esto. En fin, si alguien quiere hablarme de las teorías durante los 3 libros ¡Aquí estoy! Realmente estoy muy confundida (Y CADA DE VEZ QUE ME ACUERDO DE ELIJAH ME DAN GANAS DE LLORAR, hlp me pls)

Me lo advirtieron. Me lo advirtieron. Me lo advirtieron.
Solo quiero preguntar ¡¿POR QUE?!

Esta es una de las historias mas deprimentes que he leído, la autora odia a Adelaide. La historia de ella es súper triste, pasa de tragedia en tragedia.
Dejame advertirte: Esto no tiene
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Tsukushi
I'm fucking confused right now. My mind has just been brain-fucked to a hundred degrees I swear I could throw an egg right now at Lauren Hammond's head for being fucking unbelievable.

Fuck. Did I just say fuck?

I cannot believe I just read that book and actually finished it because I have no idea what I just read. Wait, what did I just read? This book shouldn't be called 'Beautiful Nightmares' it should be entitled 'Confusion' or 'Brain-fuck' or 'Mindspin' or just plain 'WHAT?!'

Yeah, what. What th
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Imani
Jul 25, 2014 Imani rated it liked it
I loved it but it was too short. :(

So we get a lot of answers, I'm sure there were some left unanswered but I am satisfied right now.

I felt so bad for Addy, man she had a hard life, like really hard. She's been through so much.

I'm glad she has her happy ending.

I am soo sad about Damien even though he was, you know. But I wanted him!

Great trilogy as I said before Lauren, and I cannot wait for Aurora's story.
Mariana
Aug 06, 2013 Mariana marked it as to-read
8/6/13
It's out next month, I guess....


1/18/13
Still no sign of this book....:(

12/15
WHERE IS THIS BOOK!?!?

So I read in her blog this would be released Oct 16... Well this book better be out by then!

11/19
Well, this book is not out yet! I need to read it! Why the wait! Whyyyyyyyyy?????!
Sadie
Hoping we can get answers/explanations from the author because I was into it but at the end of the series I'm left feeling confused and pretty frustrated about what transpired. I'm not sure how to rate it...
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Lauren Hammond knew from a young age that she was born to be a writer. After publishing her first novel in 2007, she then went on to write several screenplays and a few award winning poems.She aspires to be a positive role model for young people who have a pencil, a piece of paper, and a dream. Never give up on your dreams, you might wake up one day and regret not pursuing them.She has two more no ...more
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“The human heart is fragile.

So delicate that it should be protected, taken care of.
Nurtured and swaddled among piles of blankets like an infant.

Because once it breaks...

It´s broken forever.

After you heart breaks once, it never heals quite right.

There are always cracks, or chipped pieces. And depending on what kind of person you are and what kind personal strenght you have, sometimes after your heart breaks it can feel like you´ve never had a heart at all.

Or that it´s hardened.

Turned to stone.

Then...

You change.

Become a different person.

You become bitter. Cold. Distant. You start to hate things. And people. Pretty much everything around you. You hate the sun for rising every day. You hate the moon for illuminating the night sky. Hate, hate, hate. It consumes you. It eats you alive from the inside out.

Until...

Hate is the only thing you know.

And pretty soon your days stretch on and on and are never ending decades of nothingness. You forget what it´s like to feel. You forget what it´s like to love. And more then anything you feel like you´ll never deserve the kind of love you once had.

I´ve been there.
I´ve been full of hate.”
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“I’ve been cut down, destroyed, and demolished. Someone once told me that the human mind is like a temple. A sound structure. Compiled by bricks, cement, and straw.
Built by sweating slaves after hours and hours of back-breaking labor.
But I disagree… I disagree because even the most sound and well-built structures can crumble.
I’ve had days where I felt like my mind was crumbling in the palms of my hands and I was frantic, with fear and desperate with trembling fingers to put the pieces back together.
I felt like that until my husband saved me.
I want to cherish the way I feel about Elijah forever.”
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