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  • Title: The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray
  • Author: Chris Wooding
  • ISBN: 9780439598514
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Alienist meets Dracula in this gripping, gothic horror thriller from young UK phenom Chris Wooding.Thaniel, just seventeen, is a wych hunter Together, he and Cathaline his friend and mentor track down the fearful creatures that lurk in the Old Quarter of London It is on one of these hunts that he first encounters Alaizabel Cray Alaizabel is half crazed, lovely, anThe Alienist meets Dracula in this gripping, gothic horror thriller from young UK phenom Chris Wooding.Thaniel, just seventeen, is a wych hunter Together, he and Cathaline his friend and mentor track down the fearful creatures that lurk in the Old Quarter of London It is on one of these hunts that he first encounters Alaizabel Cray Alaizabel is half crazed, lovely, and possessed.Whatever dreadful entity has entered her soul has turned her into a strange and unearthly magnet attracting evil and drawing horrors from every dark corner Cathaline and Thaniel must discover its cause and defend humanity at all costs.
    The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray The Alienist meets Dracula in this gripping gothic horror thriller from young UK phenom Chris Wooding Thaniel just seventeen is a wych hunter Together he and Cathaline his friend and mentor track

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    1. I was browsing the YA section of my local library and I stumbled across this book Or maybe I should say that it called out to me The blurry cathedral on the cover just promised to be dark and mysterious I m a sucker for dark, broody, creepy, gothic etc type stories, and this delivered just that I haven t read anything by Chris Wooding before, in fact, I d never even heard of him until I picked up this book As soon as I m done writing this review, I m going to be adding his other books to my TBR [...]

    2. I really enjoy reading Chris Wooding s novels There s always something very dark and weird to the worlds he creates, and it makes the stories edgy and exciting The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray is no exception Set in an alternate universe of Victorian London, there are than just famous serial killers in this case, it s Stitch face to worry about Ever since the city was bombed, wych kin have been appearing in the Old Quarter They kill, possess, steal babies, and just generally do bad stuff They re [...]

    3. Another unexpected wonder by Chris Wooding In an alternative Victorian London, young Thaniel Fox hunts wych kin, the spooky beings who haunt the Old Quarter While hunting, he encounters the beautiful Alaizabel Cray, who is possessed by a spirit that makes her an attraction to all sorts of wych kin horrors In solving Alaizabel s mystery, Thaniel and his mentor Cathaline become discover a secret society that is threatening not only London, but humanity itself This atmospheric tale is perfect for H [...]

    4. 15 Jan 12Still shrieking, she saw the thing lurking in the shadows of the corner of the room, visible only in the murk of sleep fogged eyes Naked, twisted, an old, old crone with her long straggly hair cloaking her bent body, she crouched on all fours with hooves for feet and a long tail twitching behind her.If you liked the Bartimaeus Trilogy, or if you thought The Mortal Instruments was good or, in my case, had good ideas but failed to deliver, then go give The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray a try [...]

    5. 4 Stars The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray by Chris Wooding is a fun, fast, and action packed gothic horror novel that is done up in a steampunk like London Wooding has created a cast of likable characters and put them in a really cool urban fantasy setting Thaniel, our main protagonist is a young man that is a Wych Hunter by trade He is the son of England s most renowned Wych hunter, and has had to try and live up to his father s legacy This novel centers on a mass murder named Stitch Face, a legen [...]

    6. This one s a keeper Some books just hit you in the first few pages, and you know deep in your gut that you ve stumbled on a true find Wooding has crafted a gritty, atmospheric fantasy set in the Old Quarter of London Thaniel is a wych hunter he hunts Cradlejacks, monsters who steal babies He protects Alaizabel who is mysteriously possessed and a magnet for evil creatures The tools of a wych hunters trade are well detailed, and it s a pleasure to read such a well thought out form of magic Althoug [...]

    7. So I m actually not going to rate this book until I ve finished my review I ve had a lot of mixed feelings about this one Normally I would just decide whether a book is good or not, but for some reason I just couldn t decide this time around I felt maybe reviewing it would finally bring me to a conclusion The problem might have been that I actually found the main characters bland Whilst the ones that stood out were the bad creepy ones, and you know when your preferring the bad guys over the hero [...]

    8. It s kind of strange that I would end up reading this book right after I finished playing Dishonored Like Alaizabel Cray, Dishonored is set in a vaguely steampunky Victorianish city, infested with hungry rats and being devastated by a mysterious plague I couldn t help but picture parts of the Wooding s Old Quarter as looking like the Flooded District of Dishonored But if the developers of Dishonored took any inspiration from this book, that s where it ended In Dishonored, magic is very thin on t [...]

    9. I m maybe a bit below four stars on this one, but I ll round up because my teen book group really seemed to like it, and teen appeal counts for something with YA lit In general, this book held my interest well It was pretty original, and the writing is decent Toward the end, though, it seemed to get a bit heavy handed with the philosophical aspects of the story I like the idea that the witch kin ghoulish beings of all sorts come from the dark part of human minds, but to say that they come becaus [...]

    10. I enjoyed this book, it was Young Adult in tone but not pandering I just read two books of very similar tone to this, and I liked both of them This one has a very Gothic, Faerie Tale bent to it Definitely felt Young Adult, like Graceling, but I was engrossed and kept with the characters Interesting environment and world which I was interested in learning about, sometimes it felt a bit thinly drawn, but the author succeeded in giving me the total creeps a few times with his monsters, so bravo to [...]

    11. UKUPNA OCENA overall rating 7 10Radnja story 7 10Likovi characters 7 10Pripovedanje writing style 7 10Okru enje setting 8 10

    12. Steampunk meets horror YA adventure Monsters, serial killers, elder gods, and dirigibles This is one of those books where I can just start listing off a bunch of random things that are cool about it For example, the characters Alaizabel Cray she s cray cray, but that s because she s possessed by the spirit of an ancient wychThaniel Fox our protagonist, a teen gentleman badass who hunts monsters and isn t snarky Perhaps that s the biggest surprise of the novelCathaline Bennett 30 something monste [...]

    13. I never expected any anticipation of a pleasurable read from this book I was bored and I was in dire need of buying a book and I came across this book by Chris Wooding and it was on sale at that time A book below ten bucks is what I consider a sure buy with no regrets, which is why I didn t shed a tear when I bought The Da Vinci Code So, I bought it and let it collect dust on my bookshelves for a while until the day I was urged to read it I finished the book in one sitting and at the end of the [...]

    14. This book is good Scary good I love it Take this with a pinch of salt though because I first read it when I was quite young, so rereading it meant a whole lot of nostalgia It s absolutely amazing because Wooding has managed to stick so much into such a small book, and do it well.To summarise Thaniel is seventeen prime YA protagonist age and an orphaned wych hunter in a steampunk London which is overrun with wych kin , boogie men, zombie things, ghouls, and monsters that steal babies He s orphane [...]

    15. Photina HaumschiltGenre HorrorThanial Fox is a seventeen year old wych hunter London has been plagued with wychs and dark creatures ever since The Vernichtung While on a hunt for a Cradlejack Thaniel finds what he thinks to be a creature crouched in a corner half crazed He soon finds out that the creature is really Alaizabel Cray and that she has been possessed by an old wych spirit With his mentor and friend, Catheline, they all set out to find answers and fight the creatures that keep plaguing [...]

    16. 3.5The writing in regards to place and the general happenings of the story in this alt reality Victorian London Lovecraftian type creep fest is good it s very atmospheric and there were definitely moments where I found myself reading with wide eyes and a quickened heartbeat, unconsciously holding my breath Not much gore, which is good, but definitely some creep factor going on.I didn t feel that the characters were developed quite as well as the world, though, and I was a bit unhappy that Thanie [...]

    17. I found this book on a steampunk list, but don t be fooled It s not steampunk in fact, it s Lovecraftian horror, by which I mean lots of creepy creatures and not much soul.Basically, that s the problem with this book The characters are fairly one dimensional and you never get close enough to them to really invest in their story The description and detail in the book is great, but when time goes into describing the wych kin than the characters reaction to them, you re in trouble.For me, I never [...]

    18. This came highly recommended from someone at work, but it just couldn t sustain my interest I was reduced to skimming my way throught the final third to see what happens The concept of an alternate Victorian reality is definitely an awesome one, but it wasn t always executed well Its Jack the Ripper figure, for example, ultimately had little to do with the integral narrative, not to mention the fact that I was highly disappointed at not discovering the murderer s identity Why is it that neo Vict [...]

    19. Chris Wooding did here what Cassandra Clare was trying to do with Mortal Instruments write a story set in a Big City swarming with evil beasties, centred around the heroic actions of the evil beastie hunters Wooding did it much, much better and with a lot less would be incest I really enjoyed the fast paced, suspense driven plot while being successfully spine tingled by the scary bits The carriage driving serial killer, Stitch face, particularly sticks in my mind I m almost glad I ve left London [...]

    20. This book completely redefined my view of fantasy I love how instead of using Harry Potter style magic, they took the superstitions and ran with them The creatures that Chris Wooding invented are beyond any stretch of my imagination I ve been to England before, but I have to say that this time I didn t want to come back home.

    21. Left unfinished Just couldn t get into it I was hoping for something creepy, intriguing It was a bit too predictable and easy.

    22. A lovecraftian gothic horror Young Adult novel is always a welcoming idea There s a portion of young adult people who want their book scary but also adventurous with a tinge bit of romance I was one of them though I am no longer a young adult Yet, there s a good lovecraftian gothic horror young adult book and there s this bookGH.I don t like this book at all It s not bad I can t actively say this book sucked ass and bad Chris Wooding has a talent, I give you that But dear Lord This book is incre [...]

    23. What a wonderful book this was I was hooked from the start, and it just kept getting better and better The storyline was captivating Not much information was given at the start about the wych kin or in fact the characters, but it was such a realistic world that it wasn t needed, everything was clear and brilliant from the start.The characters themselves are wonderful Even the characters who are in it for less than a page such as those mentioned in a chapter that is mainly about murders being com [...]

    24. Waaaaah This book was ROLLICKING Action Adventure Edge of your seat, what WILL happen next ness It was creepy, without actually trying to freak you out it does anyway I sat and read, read, read it so that bed time came and went, while my enthusiasm for it did not But then , you ask, a tentative hand on my shoulder, Why did you only give it 4 out of 5 stars Ah I reply, a grave and sincere look upon my face, Because Because I have to admit, the characters themselves could have just been cleverly d [...]

    25. The haunting of Alaizabel Gray is a great book when I first heard the title I thought that it was going to be a very scary book but it actually wasn t there were some creepy parts in the book but they mass out the great parts of the story I would recomemd this book to anyone because anyone can read it but I wouldn t suggest it to kids grade pre 4 because they migh tnot understand the theme and the reason of the book whicih is a very big thing because if you know what that is then you will unders [...]

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