The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown 1

by Holly Black

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 11/02/2014

5/5 Rating 1 Reviews
Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. It's an eternal party, shown on TV 24 hours a day - gorgeous, glamorous, deadly! Because, once you pass through Coldtown's gates, you can never leave. . .

A wholly original story of rage and revenge, love and loathing from bestselling author, Holly Black. Fans of TRUE BLOOD will love this dark and sexy tale.
Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
Hachette Children's Group
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
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Holly Black

Holly Black is the author of bestselling contemporary fantasy books for kids and teens. Some of her titles include The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), The Modern Faerie Tale series, the Curse Workers series, Doll Bones, and The Coldest Girl in Coldtown.

She has been a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award and for an Eisner Award, and the recipient of both an Andre Norton Award and a Newbery Honor. Her new books are The Darkest Part of the Forest, a return to faerie fiction, and The Iron Trial, the first book in a middle grade fantasy series, Magisterium, co-authored by Cassandra Clare. Holly currently lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret door.

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  • The Best Vampire Read Yet...

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    Greetings lovelies. It brings me great pleasure to be writing this review after finally finishing one of my most anticipated reads of 2014. Arggg... I'm so excited to have finally read this book. And now I can totally share my thoughts about it! Okay. So first things first, I had some pretty high expectations for this book. One reason is because Holly Black is the author of the Spiderwick Chronicles, a series I absolutely loved. Secondly is because this is a vampire book, and any vampire YA book these days have to be spot on and just plain fantastic! But let me just say, my little bees, I more than just enjoyed this book. I'm obsessed with this book, and it's my go-to vampire read of the month.

    The world is completely aware of vampires and their ability to infect people. There are even Coldtowns set up across the world where vampires stroll and humans mingle. After Tana wakes up hazy at a party with no knowledge of the events that occurred the night before, things really do begin to change for her. Tana finds out that she, along with her ex-boyfriend and an ancient vampire, were the only survivors of a vampire massacre that occurred on the night of the party. Tana goes on a journey filled with romance and death to save not only herself, but the two friends who came along with her.

    I'm really glad this was nothing like Twilight. Twilight, for me, was a bit unrealistic and corny. I think it's safe to say that I compare all my vampire books with Twilight. What I enjoyed most about this book was the pace. I liked how the book started on the morning of the party, which of course led into all the action. The storyline was well put together, along with other things. Holly Black is a master storyteller. As I was reading, I couldn't find the time to put this book down!

    Let me just say now, before I get all the comments about how your book boyfriend is better than mine that Gavriel is my new book boyfriend. Gavriel, the smoking hot vampire, had me swooning and grasping for air. But you'll also fall in love with the main character Tana, who had pure intentions. Unlike the other crazy people in the world, she didn't want to become a vampire. And there are some pretty rad scenes where she kicks some vampire ass!!

    I'm probably gonna regret saying this, but I think this is the best vampire YA book of the year! I always read vampire books from time to time to get myself off a reading slump, but I'm really glad I ended up picking this book. Now I just have to read the other 157 books on my TBR list... oh jesus. Anyways I hope you enjoyed this review, and I really hope I convinced you to get this book so we can talk about it together!