The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray

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Orchard Books, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 292 pages
77 Reviews
The Alienest 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 ever dark corneer. Cathaline and Thaniel must discover its cause - and defend humanity at all costs.

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No attention to prose. - Goodreads
The ending felt a spot abrupt, but I expected it. - Goodreads
The characters were good, the plot kept me reading. - Goodreads
It did, after all have an interesting premise. - Goodreads
Really creative book with quite a surprise ending. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Gloria - Goodreads

It was okay, I just couldn't help thinking I'd read something like it before. Read full review

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User Review  - Kellie Alley - Goodreads

More of a 3.5. The inky problem I had with this were the many characters. I felt each page there was a new name mentioned and I couldn't remember if we had already met them. Interesting concept of who the wych-kin are. Read full review

About the author (2001)

Chris Wooding began writing at the age of 16, and his first novel Crashing was published when he was 19. Since that time, he's written dozens of novels in several genres, notably the award-winning The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray; Poison; Storm Thief; the Malice series; and the graphic novel, Pandemonium.

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