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Christina Henry

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Séries

Obras por Christina Henry

Alice (2015) 1,599 exemplares, 58 críticas
Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook (2017) 922 exemplares, 37 críticas
The Girl in Red (2019) 703 exemplares, 30 críticas
Red Queen (2016) 570 exemplares, 10 críticas
Black Wings (2010) 496 exemplares, 38 críticas
The Mermaid (2018) 442 exemplares, 26 críticas
Near the Bone (2021) 339 exemplares, 10 críticas
The Ghost Tree (2020) 294 exemplares, 7 críticas
Horseman (2021) 285 exemplares, 9 críticas
Looking Glass (2020) 268 exemplares, 1 crítica
Black Night (2011) 248 exemplares, 15 críticas
Black Howl (2012) 183 exemplares, 12 críticas
Black Lament (2012) 132 exemplares, 7 críticas
Black City (2013) 124 exemplares, 8 críticas
Black Heart (2013) 106 exemplares, 8 críticas

Associated Works

Cursed: An Anthology of Dark Fairy Tales (2020) — Contribuidor — 214 exemplares, 4 críticas
Kicking It: All-New Tales of Murder, Magic, and Manolos (2013) — Contribuidor — 164 exemplares, 10 críticas
Twice Cursed: An Anthology (2023) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares, 1 crítica
Giving the Devil His Due: Special Edition (2021) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Raffaele, Tina
Data de nascimento
1974-08-13
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
New York, USA
Locais de residência
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Educação
Columbia College Chicago
Ocupações
author
Agente
Lucienne Diver

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Críticas

3.75 stars.

This one was hard to rate. While I will say that this book didn't give me the same thrill as other books by Christina Henry, this wasn't a bad book. I've see that this book has been kind of bombing in reviews/ratings, and I can probably guess why some people may not have enjoyed this one.

The biggest grievance I think people might have with this book is the pacing. It all goes at a very slow pace, but I think it fit the story. The other complaint I think some might have is that there wasn't enough horror in this book for it to be considered one. It was more mystery, suspense, thriller.

I was invested in the story, if not the characters. The characters were likeable enough, but weren't anything special, and could have used a little fleshing out. There was a bit of predictability in the plot, but there was a twist or two that I did not see coming. I loved that we followed the exploits of an award winning horror director, and the mystery surrounding him was a cool idea.

I suppose the problem was that everything was just fine. Other than one small part that got me a bit emotional, there was nothing that particularly stood out. It was an okay book. I think part of the reason it is so hard to rate this book as that while it wasn't bad, the expectations were high and this did book didn't meet them. But I do recommend that everyone read it and decide for themselves.
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ViragoReads | Jun 24, 2024 |
A Dark and Haunting Exploration through the Old City

Alice by Christina Henry is a haunting and atmospheric rendition of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale that left me both intrigued and conflicted. I offer this work solid four stars because of its fresh take on a familiar subject, brilliant weaving of horror themes, and engaging people that inhabit its pages.



Alice ♦ Christina Henry

Opinion

One of the most memorable aspects of Alice is the weaving of terror all over the story. Henry expertly creates a dark and frightening mood throughout Old City, providing a haunting backdrop for the characters‘ quest. I was held on the edge of my seat by the evocative descriptions of the spooky surroundings and the unpleasant meetings with other citizens of Old City. The author’s ability to combine the fantastical and the hideous provided dimension to the plot, making it a really immersive experience for enthusiasts of both the fantasy and horror genres.

However, my appreciation of the story was muted by Alice’s character. While her naïveté is reasonable given the circumstances, her choices and decision-making annoyed me throughout the novel. Her tendency to trust too quickly and make hasty choices detracted from the character’s overall plausibility. On the contrary, I was captivated to Hatcher, the male protagonist. His enigmatic demeanor, complicated past, and palpable sense of danger that surrounds him gave complexity to the story and kept me engrossed in what was unfolding.

The Old City location is a definite standout in Alice. Henry’s depiction of this bleak and desolate scenery is captivating. The novel’s overall sense of dread is enhanced by the novel’s dark and winding paths, looming shadows, and continual sense of danger. Old City is brilliantly established as a character in its own right by the author, and its presence lingers long after the final page is turned.

While the general language style is vivid and matches the novel’s somber tone, there were times when I struggled with the text. Some paragraphs seemed unnecessarily dense, and the tempo suffered as a result. Despite these minor artistic issues, the fascinating plot and the strength of the atmospheric components ultimately triumphed.

Conclusion

In the end, Christina Henry’s Alice is a fascinating and evocative retelling of a classic tale. The horror aspects, compelling characters, and unsettling atmosphere make it a must-read for dark fantasy aficionados. While some readers may be put off by Alice’s naïveté, the entire experience is definitely worth the excursion into the dark depths of Old City.


This review was first published at The Art of Reading.

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RoXXieSiXX | 57 outras críticas | May 20, 2024 |
A Gripping and Unforgettable Journey

Christina Henry's The Girl in Red is a magnificent and captivating work of literature that captured my attention and emotions from the first page. This gritty, dystopian adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood carries you on an arduous, five-star adventure that you will not wish to terminate.



The Girl in Red ♦ Christina Henry

Opinion

Christina Henry has created a terrifyingly distinct yet eerily familiar environment. Her writing skill and relentless tension combine to create a tale that is a perfect storm of emotion, terror, and unadulterated humanity. She creates a visceral and evocative post-apocalyptic setting, and Red, her protagonist, is a wonderfully complicated figure who defies the expectations of a conventional heroine.

I was captivated by Red's dangerous trip into a world full of unimaginable atrocities as soon as I started reading it. She is an inspirational figure because of her intelligence, fortitude, and tenacity in the face of unbelievable odds. It's truly amazing how well Henry was able to capture Red's essence.

The suspense and mood of the story are evident as you turn page after page with apprehension, eager to find out what is around the next dark corner. Christina Henry writes with a razor's edge, a vivid sense of place, and a wealth of provocative ideas on morality, human nature, and the resilience of the human spirit.

Conclusion

The Girl in Red delves deeply into themes of identity, survival, and familial ties. You will continue to be moved by this story long after you have turned the last page. I firmly believe that Henry has written a contemporary masterpiece, and anyone searching for an engrossing and remarkable read should pick up this book. It deserves every honor it gets; five stars are not enough to do it right.


This review was first published on The Art of Reading.
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RoXXieSiXX | 29 outras críticas | May 20, 2024 |
Ich muss gestehen, ich kenne die urspüngliche Legende von Sleepy Hollow nicht. Trotzdem hat mir dieses Buch viel Spaß gemacht!
 
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Katzenkindliest | 8 outras críticas | Apr 23, 2024 |

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Membros
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Popularidade
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Críticas
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ISBN
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