Summary: 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. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown’s gates, you can never leave.
One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself.
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is a wholly original story of rage and revenge, of guilt and horror, and of love and loathing from bestselling and acclaimed author Holly Black.
Review: Ok, let me start off by saying I picked up this book without previewing what it would be about. Then, when I found out it was about vampires, I almost put the book back down. After Twilight (which I loved, but became tired of Twilight-mania), I was vampire-ed out! I’m glad I kept reading! This was a funny book with some suspense thrown in for good measure. Tana is a strong, unselfish character who very rarely thinks of herself or her own self-preservation first. The mystery behind Gavriel makes you want to read to the end to find out what exactly is his story. This was a great “non-Twilight” book, read it!
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 419 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Supernatural, Science Fiction
Source: Purchased from Amazon.com
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