Review – The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray

The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray18685132

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.”



This was merely not for me. I was really excited to read this and it seemed promising but the writing style fell short for me. It didn’t flow well for me, it became boring and the way the characters talked was rather annoying for me. The characters didn’t feel real. It became boring very quickly and it felt like it was being dragged on and on. I ended up not finishing it and that saddens me because I wanted to enjoy it.

The reason I continually say ‘for me’ is because I do believe this is a case of ‘it’s not you, it’s me’. This book was not for me, though I can see why others would enjoy it. If you enjoy Victorian-age language and background, as well as creepy/horror based books, this is for you.


Rating: 1/5


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