Christmas Awards 2011

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

Publisher: Little, Brown

September 2013

ISBN: 978-0-316-21310-3

Pages: 419

Contemporary, Paranormal, Young Adult

Tana’s life consists of walled cities called Coldtowns.  They exist for the quarantined monsters and the humans that mingle with them.  It is a decadently bloody place that mixes predator and prey.  Once you pass through Coldtown’s gates you can never leave. 

One morning Tana wakes from a perfectly ordinary party to be surrounded by corpses.  The only other survivors of the massacre are a mysterious boy with a terrible secret and her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend.  An ex-boyfriend that is now infected and on the edge.  Tana is shaken but determined to save the three of them.  So she enters a race against a clock that is ticking by the only way she knows how.  She goes straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself.

This is story that puts a very interesting twist on vampires.  It isn’t like your usual vampire stories and it proves to be engage and intriguing in ways that make it hard to put is down once it is started.  The ending is such that it will have readers desperately hoping there will be more books after this one so that they can get some closure to this one.  It takes some great twists and turns so the reader never knows just will happen next.  It will definitely keep readers on their toes with this one.  The characters are interesting though some prove to be very good at being adversaries.  The story has some great tension to it that keeps the story line moving and will take readers on one very wild ride.  For those that love vampire books this is one they won’t want to miss.

I give this one 4-1/2 red roses


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