The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray
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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Review: The Haunting of Alaizabel CrayUser Review - Jan - Goodreads
I read this some time ago but I really enjoyed it. At the time I did not know I was reading steampunk but there you go. I really liked Alaizabel. I remember thinking it was so inventive and clever. Read full review
Review: The Haunting of Alaizabel CrayUser Review - Allison Fabian - Goodreads
I read this book as a teen and for some reason it's been popping into my head a lot recently, I'm going to have to track it down and give a it a re-read to figure out what about it is sticking out in my mind. Read full review