October 13, 2013

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown Review

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

After a night of partying Tana wakes up and finds that everyone at the party has been slaughtered. What compels her to rescue a vampire named Gavriel, and her ex-boyfriend Aidan from that house, I have no idea.
The story takes us on a dark and twisted journey to Coldtown where Tana lives among dangerous vampires and is at risk of turning into one. She seems to do a good job at evading it though until one of the people she meets along the way bites her.....

I love the ending to what I thought was an epic vampire novel

I adore and love Gavriel and Tana. I need a Team Gavriel button

My rating: 5 of 5 skulls

Goodreads Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Holly Black is the author of bestselling contemporary fantasy books for kids and teens. Some of her titles include The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony Di'Terlizzi), the Modern Faerie Tale series, the Curse Workers series, Doll Bones, and her new novel, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. She was a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award, a finalist for an Eisner Award, and a recipient of the Andre Norton Award. She currently lives in New England with her husband, Theo, in a house with a secret door. Her website is www.blackholly.com.


  1. I'm glad you had more luck with this one than I did. Perhaps my expectations were a bit too high thanks to my never-ending love for the Curse Workers series.
    Anyways, thanks for sharing.


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