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.
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown stands out in a sea of other Vampires, outbreaks, and post-apocalyptic style books that we’ve all seen done many times. Holly Black gives us a look at how society might very well react to an outbreak of vampirism in the Unites States.
Quarantine them, hunt them, kill them…celebritize them? Yes, I dare say I could see all of these possibilities.
Tana and the unusual motley crew she finds herself mixed up with were a great cast of characters. My favorite being Gavriel…because he was mad and delicious in every way. When I felt I couldn’t possibly like him more…he would say something to tickle my insides with glee.
There were a few times I wanted to smack her for being a bit naive, but perhaps we are all a bit silly like that in our young age. Hard lessons learned.
If you are looking for the humanized, now traditional vampire but with a few new twists to the story, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is definitely a book you want to check out. Especially if you are a lover of vampire fiction. Holly Black has yet to disappoint me.
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown