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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

Posted by Caitie F on July 6, 2014

Title: The Coldest Girl in Coldtowncoldest
Author: Holly Black
Hardcover: 419 pages
Pub Date: Sept 3, 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown for Younger Readers
Rating: +++++

Summary from pub:

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.


I thought I was done with vampire books. I didn’t really want to read any others, but I have heard wonderful things about this book, so I got it out of the library. Wow was it good. I think it is my favorite vampire book ever.

The problem is, I don’t want to spoil anything. I went in just knowing what the back cover said and I think that is one of the reasons I enjoyed it so much. The concept of a Coldtown is interesting and is what I think the government would actually do if an outbreak happened.

Just know the characters are great, the story is thrilling, and the writing is incredible. You won’t be able to put the book down. Don’t start reading it right before bed, because you will keep reading for an extra hour or so no matter what time you have to get up in the morning.
Even if you think you have seen and read it all, give this book a chance. Holly Black knows how to write suspenseful, interesting horror books.

One Response to “The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black”

  1. I listened to this one because I heard it wasn’t very vampire-y but it was for me. I thought it was just okay.

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