The Haunting Of Alaizabel Cray by Chris Wooding

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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.

About Chris Wooding

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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.
Published June 15, 2001 by Scholastic. 352 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Readers will get finger cramps from rapidly turning the pages of Wooding’s gripping tale, an excellent mélange of horror, suspense, and the gothic.

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USA Today

For those prone to nightmares, Wooding's scary Gothic horror tale is not good bedtime reading.

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Night Owl Romance

All in all, I recommend this book to anyone who likes a good Gothic read, or someone looking for a book that's different from most young adult fare.

Nov 08 2011 | Read Full Review of The Haunting Of Alaizabel Cray

The Trades

The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray is an original bit of fiction that, if there's any justice in the literary world at all, ought very well to serve as the springboard for a franchise.

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