The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray

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Orchard Books, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 292 pages
128 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 plot was kind of a mess. - Goodreads
Really creative book with quite a surprise ending. - Goodreads
The ending felt a spot abrupt, but I expected it. - Goodreads
It reads at such a smooth pace and the details, pa - Goodreads
It was pretty original, and the writing is decent. - Goodreads

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User 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

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User 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

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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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