The Coldest Girl in Coldtownby Holly Black (Website, Facebook, Twitter)
Series: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown +#1
Published by Little Brown Books for Young Readers on September 3rd
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
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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.
As soon as I read “Vampires” I was sold! I just love Vampire stories and recently they haven’t been enough of these out there, so when Coldest Girl in Coldtown was announced I was ecstatic! Thankfully, I was able to get a copy signed from Holly Black at BEA, and after reading it, I’m even more excited!
Scary – Eerie – Edgy! Vampires in Coldtown are … not so nice creatures!
The world in “The Coldest Girl in Coldtown” was absolutely outstanding and refreshing! Vampires are out in the open and everyone knows about them and … also fears them. Because Vampires are definitely not nice creatures. They are dark and they are dangerous and you should truly stay inside during night if you want to life! But most Vampires exactly live in exile towns called Coldtown where they can do whatever pleases them. Yeah, scary! Because of course, also humans live they, as usually deeply fascinated with immortality and vampires.
And let me tell you this whole concept and world-building was extremely dark and eerie, which made “The Coldest Girl in Coldtown” just more fascinating and exciting!
And the story already opens with a super shocking and super bloody scene that set the mood for the whole story! There is nothing romantic about a bloodbath where 20 kids are slaughtered!
Tana – kick ass! Go Tana! Go!
There is so much to say about Tana – but in short, she is an incredible and excitingly fleshed out heroine! The moment she realizes that she might have been bitten, she knows she has to go to Coldtown in order to not protect the humans around her! Instead of being frozen with fear, she took action and made hurtful decisions. this showed her real inner strength and already there I admired her deeply. But Tana also has such a good heart, she’s not just kick ass and cold, she cares deeply about humanity. She would never hurt another human if there is a change to save them, even if it would cost herself!
Tana is a heroine! A True wonderful heroine we all love reading about so much! She shines with personality and gives a warming touch to this cold and eery story!
Bloody – Scary – Sexy! A perfect mix!
Holly Black is a master in storytelling and not only did she develop an outstanding new world, she also gave us enough back story to understand without loosing touch with the story. The pace, though sometimes a little slow, was just right with a strong, shocking, fast paced opening, a little slower middle part but then, she hit us with a twisted ending that left us hanging and gasping.
The romance between Tana and Gavriel was .. interesting! I was honestly hoping for a little more, but there were some truly lovely and also some truly hot, sexy scenes. Again, the perfect mix where nothing comes to short and nothing is overplayed!
A few closing words about Gavriel! Hot and mysterious, he’s the perfect love interest for Tana and for us. He is surrounded by a layer of mystery that keeps us guessing and guessing, but also shows some truly lovely moments that make us swoon!
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black was a brilliant and exciting new take on vampires, full of twist and definitely not for the faint hearted. Bloody, scary and sexy – The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is a must read for all Vampire lovers and for all lovers of dark and edgy tales!
Seriously, you must watch this trailer because it’s perfect and it’s epic and … I love Tana!!!