The Strange And Deadly Portraits Of Bryony Gray

The Strange And Deadly Portraits Of Bryony Gray

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 isn?t bad enough that her uncle keeps her locked in the attic, forcing her to paint for his rich clients, she?s becoming rather well known in the art world? since all her customers seem to go missing. When her newest painting esc A Tim Burtonesque retelling of The Picture of Dorian Gray aimed at Middle Graders. The most peculia...

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Title:The Strange And Deadly Portraits Of Bryony Gray
Author:E. Latimer
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:B071VQKXTR
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

The Strange And Deadly Portraits Of Bryony Gray Reviews

  • Amelinda Bérubé
    Jan 23, 2018
    Stylish, gothic, and occasionally terrifying, with a prickly, vulnerable heroine and some delightfully scary monsters. A great book to read under the covers with a flashlight. And - confession time - I haven't actually read THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, but this book makes me want to! ...
  • Kristen McDermott
    Mar 05, 2018
    My review of this book appears in Historical Novels Review 84 (May 2018): Described as ?Lemony Snicket meets Oscar Wilde meets Edgar Allan Poe,? this supernatural adventure for middle-grade readers is not quite witty or gothic enough to live up to its billing. Set in an appro...
  • Scott
    Feb 24, 2018
    A delightfully creepy mix of horror and mystery, this book is wonderful from start to finish. Latimer does a great job of placing her characters in peril and ratcheting it up, making us wonder how they'll get out of it. I don't know how many of the target readers will be familiar with ...
  • Marzie
    Feb 14, 2018
    This book, targeted to the Middle-Grade reader, is an imaginative spin-off from Oscar Wilde's The Portrait of Dorian Gray. It's a clever enough idea but research issues and anachronisms kind of tanked my enjoyment of the book. Set around November 1901, (as discerned from a reference to...
  • Ms. Yingling
    Feb 22, 2018
    Copy provided by the publisher Bryony Gray's mother is dead, and her father is probably as well, so she has been kept in the attic by her aunt and uncle, and forced to use her considerable artistic talent to paint portraits of the well-to-do to earn money. When the last three pe...
  • Laura
    Nov 26, 2017
    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 buildi...
  • A.  Reviewer
    Jan 11, 2018
    The Strange and Deadly Portraits of Bryony Gray is a fresh take on Oscar Wilde?s The Portrait of Dorian Gray aimed at a middle grade audience. When I first heard of this novel, I was ecstatic and eager to read it. In London, in the late eighteen hundreds, there have been strange dis...
  • Ivonne Rovira
    Mar 10, 2018
    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, althoug...
  • Devann
    Feb 28, 2018
    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley So I would classify this more as a 'middle grade sequel' to the Picture of Dorian Gray [a truly hilarious sentence when you stop to think about it] rather than a retelling because it is literally set after the original novel [althou...
  • Em
    May 13, 2018
    Bryony Gray is very quickly becoming a well-known painter in London, but her life is anything but glamorous. Her wicked uncle keeps her locked in the attic, making her paint portraits for his wealthy friends. Something bizarre is happening now and her paintings are strangling coming to...
  • Wensday
    Nov 14, 2017
    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 t...
  • Michelle (FabBookReviews)
    Mar 15, 2018
    When I saw the great cover and read the blurb for E. Latimer's The Strange and Deadly Portraits of Bryony Gray I thought it sounded terrifically spooky and added it to my reading list. A gothic historically-set middle grade novel, inspired by Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray?...
  • Jessica Harrison
    Feb 28, 2018
    After multiple attempts, I just couldn't get into this book. More than 50 pages in, and I still didn't care for any of the characters. The writing style was a little stilted for me as well. I give myself a certain percentage with every book that I have to read. After I reach that point...
  • Valerie
    Mar 02, 2018
    In this creepy and thoroughly enjoyable romp through London, Bryony Gray, a young artist contends with misbehaving mirrors, murderous paintings, and a wicked uncle. Along with the intriguing siblings next door, Bryony sets out to find her mysterious patron and investigate her family?...
  • Chazzi
    Feb 22, 2018
    Thirteen Bryony Gray has an exceptional talent for one her age - she can paint incredible portraits of people. Incredibly life-like! She is being raised by her aunt and uncle, who know of this talent and keep her locked up and living in the attic. She is allowed downstairs when a ri...
  • Kyra Nelson
    Feb 25, 2018
    I've loved this book since it was just a few pages my critique partner sent me ;) ...
  • Bran Pendergrass
    Mar 29, 2018
    I absolutely adored this frighteningly scary new take on Oscar Wilde?s The Portrait of Dorian Gray; which is also one of my favorite classic tales that reread often! The creations that came alive in the story were straight from your worst nightmare. The things that you collect and us...
  • B.A. Williamson
    Jan 17, 2018
    What a fantastic and wonderful read. Bryony Gray is a spirited girl in Victorian England. Her Aunt and Uncle keep her locked in the attic, where she's forced to paint portraits for the London gentry. He rportaits are wonderful and lifelike... too much so. The portraits come to life and...
  • Krysti
    Sep 11, 2018
    My favorite book of the year so far! The premise of this story is so smart and creative. I love the way the author incorporated elements from THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY. There is a creepy yet whimsical tone to the story that I couldn?t get enough of. The characters are enchanting, an...
  • Erica
    Jan 20, 2018
    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...
  • Jill Jemmett
    Feb 26, 2018
    The Picture of Dorian Gray is one of my favourite Victorian novels. This is a great sequel to the story. This story had great pacing. Bryony?s paintings began to come to life right at the beginning. It was so creepy! It kept me hooked through the whole story. I really couldn?t p...
  • Amy Sousa
    Mar 22, 2018
    I'm pasting my review from Amazon on here since I don't believe it shows up on here: I'm 22 years old and even I loved this! This is so original and beautifully executed. Bryony is a wonderful protagonist that experiences crazy things in a completely different time period, yet is so re...
  • Thalia
    Dec 13, 2018
    What the hell was this clusterf*ck f a book?! It had so many side plots! And none of the stuff in the book was remotely believable. Even in regular fantasy, the magic and curses make sense. This happens, that happens, bam. There it was. This story is not like that. Her father started t...
  • Heather Brown
    Feb 14, 2018
    The Strange and Deadly Portraits of Bryony Gray is a super creepy but super fun story. Bryony Gray stays locked up in the attic, painting portraits under the close watch of her aunt and uncle. Bryony's fame has reached far and wide, for although she's only 11, she is an amazing painter...
  • Amy
    Feb 28, 2018
    WOW. THIS BOOK. SO GOOD!!! A new all-time favourite and easily the best of 2018 so far. Amazing characters with fabulous friendships, beautiful writing, and an enticing plot. The story follows Bryony Gray in her attempts to amend the problem she unknowingly caused. After one o...
  • Kristin
    Mar 10, 2018
    This was a delightfully creepy read. Beautifully written with enough twists to keep my flipping the pages. ...
  • Engel Dreizehn
    Nov 24, 2017
    ARC...copy deliciously dark (darker then most middle grade horrors I read actually) retelling/take on Dorian Grey (especially the themes of vanity-beauty), and imaginative in the artistic-world building of the "painted" Grey family curse. It felt especially creepy when the portraits do...
  • Debra Goelz
    Mar 03, 2018
    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...
  • Rebecca Schaeffer
    Feb 21, 2017
    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...
  • Alana H
    Jan 12, 2018
    I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway, and I am quite glad that I did! For a middle-grade novel (for a younger crowd) I found it still very enjoyable. I acquired an advanced reader's copy, so I will not comment on specifics of the plot, but give a general overview of the book in gene...