Monday, 9 April 2012

A-Z ... THE HAUNTING OF ALAIZABEL CRAY





Hi everyone! I'm not quite home yet, but I actually am able to sit here for a moment and add a "live in the moment" (it's live in the moment as I type it, anyway) message to this scheduled post! I want to thank everyone for all the comments. I haven't been able to do a lot of commenting in return, of course, but I intend to get right back into that upon my return home (from April 12th on). I've had a great holiday, but I am excited to get home and get on with my life - and to get back to a shower I know just how to operate!! And to see my kitties. :)

Anyway, let's move on to today's actual post. As you know, for the A-Z challenge of 2012, I've been posting an A-Z list of books I want to read, inspired by my GoodReads "to read" list (which is rather long indeed, sometimes I've found it hard to choose a book for a particular letter!). For my H book, I've chosen...



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The Haunting Of Alaizabel Cray - Chris Wooding

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, 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.


Why do I want to read it? I guess it sounds like a cool mix to me - weird and cool and creepy!

7 comments:

  1. You're in Sheffield? Didn't know you were in the UK. Hope you're having a fun time! I got back from five days in Blackpool on Friday and only last night finished catching up with my A-Z comments, so good luck with that!

    The book sounds cool. I like the setting and it has the potential for lots of creepiness.

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    1. Hey - yep, was in Sheffield for a night, now waiting for our ride to Heathrow! Home soon :)

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  2. I absolutely LOVE the sound of this one! I am definitely adding it to my TBR list - thank you for sharing! :)

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  3. Hi...I'm hopping over from the A to Z challenge. Lovely post...good luck with the challenge. I'm a new follower!

    Donna L Martin
    www.donasdays.blogspot.com

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  4. Oh wow, that sounds like a really good book. Thanks for sharing!

    Just a Nice Girl

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