The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

by Holly Black

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | September 3, 2013 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is rated 4 out of 5 by 4.
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.

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: September 3, 2013

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 031621311X

ISBN - 13: 9780316213110

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great modern twist on vampires! Very great book. Easily a new fave. Good book for people who enjoyed the Anne Rice vampire chronicles. This book also features many GSMs with their characters which is very nice! 
Date published: 2014-02-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Review from Esther's Ever After The vampire trend in YA books seems to be dying down, but I'm still interested in reading books that have a creative twist on an old favourite. The synopsis for Holly Black's new release initially drew me in, particularly because of the Coldtowns introduced in the book. Unfortunately, I didn't quite get the creepy, intriguing book I desired and was left feeling a bit disappointed with the story. Reason to Read: 1. Coldtown is a great setting: The Coldtowns are a main focus of the story, and easily the most fascinating aspect. There's so much mystery and eccentricity stemming from Coldtown; I couldn't help but want to know more about the place and I was eagerly awaiting the characters' arrival in Coldtown. I also thought that was a great approach to take in a story where vampires are real and the world is trying to learn how to handle that reality.  The beginning of the book had me hooked very quickly, but unfortunately that just didn't last. The pace slowed down considerably early on, and I found it dragged on for a while. Much of the story seemed to revolve around Tana's internal thoughts and feelings about the events taking place around her. As a result, she didn't seem grounded in the story at all.  On top of that, I couldn't connect with any of the characters in the slightest. I was indifferent towards them, at best. They never really grew on me, as much as I wanted to be invested in their lives. Their personalities weren't consistent, and the ending didn't feel like a natural result of characters' decisions but simply because the plot demanded it.  The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is well-written, but I found it difficult to be excited about the story or care about the characters.  Review copy received from HBG Canada for review; no other compensation was received. 
Date published: 2014-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Vampire Story My first ever Holly Black read and I had pretty high expectations for this one. I’m not overly tired of paranormal books and I still rather love the vampire genre. I’m pleased to say that Holly’s take on vampires had me become a fan of her writing. Holly writes with a storyteller’s great tone of voice and it’s clearly evident in her latest book The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. The pacing is fast and her writing is fluid. The only thing I had trouble grasping was the back and forth chapters of the past and present. It felt too sudden, too invasive and I found myself forgetting what happened in the other parts of the story. I know the past tense was important for the overall character development and storytelling, but I had trouble following it. I loved the story and how Holly weaves it into a vampire world where they’re treated as reality show celebrities. That was something different. I also liked how the transformation of becoming a vampire wasn’t so immediate. It gave the book that much more tension. Overall, I really enjoyed Holly’s take on vampires and I’m sure she has many more stories to tell. I’ll be on that list to buy all her future books!
Date published: 2014-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really great read Thank you Holly, I loved reading this book.  It reminded me of some of your earlier books that I really liked.
Date published: 2014-01-04

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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

by Holly Black

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: September 3, 2013

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 031621311X

ISBN - 13: 9780316213110

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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.
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