A Tim Burtonesque retelling of The Picture of Dorian Gray aimed at Middle Graders. The most peculiar things always happen to Bryony Gray. As if it isnt bad enough that her uncle keeps her locked in the attic, forcing her to paint for hisrich clients, shes becoming rather well known in the art world since all her customers seem to go missing.When her newest painting escapes the canvas and rampages through the streets of London, Bryony digs into her family history, discovering some rather scandalous secrets her uncle has been keeping, including a deadly curse shes inherited from her missing father. It turns out, Bryony has accidentally unleashed the Gray family curse, and its spreading fast.With a little help from the strange-but-beautiful girl next door and her paranoid brother, Bryony sets out to break the curse, dodging bloodthirsty paintings, angry mobs and her wicked uncle along the way....
|Title||:||The Strange And Deadly Portraits Of Bryony Gray|
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|Number of Pages||:||336 pages|
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The Strange And Deadly Portraits Of Bryony Gray Reviews
The Strange and Deadly Portraits of Bryony Gray is one of the most fun and well-crafted middle grade books I've read in a long while. The story is essentially—"What if Dorian Gray, (from Oscar Wilde's The Portrait of Dorian Gray) had a daughter who inherited his curse?
The answer: Utter mayhem on the streets, in the tearooms, museums, and drawing rooms of London!
At the beginning of the story, Bryony Gray is a prisoner of her evil aunt and uncle. She's a brilliant portrait painter but is locked i ...more
What a delightful and exciting read. I had not known what to expect when I started reading, but I certainly had not anticipated how much I would enjoy this book.
It’s an engaging, interesting, story line, with compelling characters. I'll want to keep an eye out for more books by this author.
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I received this ARC from penguin random house
Woohoo my first book of 2018! I greatly enjoyed this book. I loved Bryony. She was a wonderful lead character. I especially liked her friendship with Thomas and Myra. This was a very well written book with a very interesting storyline. 4 stars all day long!
Psst! The Strange and Deadly Portraits of Bryony Gray proves a book in which it would be much too easy to say too much. Orphaned Bryony lives with her weak Uncle Bernard and his domineering, social-climbing wife, Gertrude. Like her disgraced father (about which nothing is said, although Bryony knows Uncle Bernard and Aunt Gertrude whisper about him and his rakish life), Bryony has an incredible gift for painting. But she also has a stubborn independent streak and a volcanic temper.
So, for the pa ...more
The Picture of Dorian Gray is my all time favorite classic, hands down, so I was extremely excited for this novel, and it doesn't disappoint. Strange and Deadly Portraits is both a wonderful ode to the darkness, atmosphere, and themes of the original, while still being something wholly and uniquely its own. I loved the monsters crawling out of paintings and sucking out people's life, and I found Bryony and her friends all unique and well rounded characters. If you like dark, atmospheric middle g ...more
I've loved this book since it was just a few pages my critique partner sent me ;)
Fun, intriguing, and compelling, with plenty of nods (and nudge-nudge-winks) to Oscar Wilde and his work. Loved it!
When I was in London, a number of years ago, I got turned around on Oxford Street. Oxford Street is a broad, straight road, in the center of London, well known for its shops. It was originally a Roman road, back when London was under Roman rule, and the Romans are well known for building straight roads, because that is the way they worked.
I bring this up because, although this novel never said when it took place, exactly, it is clear that a) it is taking place in London around the early 1900, a ...more