{Effie Reviews} The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

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{Effie Reviews} The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

by Holly Black
Published on September 3rd, 2013
by Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Genres: Young Adult, Dystopian, Paranormal, Vampires
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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Also by this author: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, White Cat, The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1), The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air, #2), The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air, #3)

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.

4 Stars

FINALLY!!! A book that gives off a more accurate vision of vampires and how everything in the world would be with them in it!! It’s been so long since I’ve found a good vampire book but The Coldest Girl in Coldtown gave me everything I could ask for, for a vampire book.

It had action, it had gore, it had mind games, it had blood and vice and just about everything nice. This vampire book will most definitely be placed in my All-Time-Favourite-Vampire-Books-List. It more than deserves its place there.

Holly Black created since an intriguing dystopian version of our world and I kind of wished I could be part of that world right now. Even with all the bad, blood and gore, we get to experience in the book, I still would love living in that world, not necessarily in a Coldtown itself, but just the general world, LOL.

As for characters, I actually quite liked Tana, I could relate to her personality wise, because she’s a down-to-earth, regular teen who just experiences more problems than I ever will, but still, she’s very relatable and that makes her all the more likable to me. And Gavriel, he’s a great vampire and a great character. Although I have to admit I didn’t fawn over him, like most male characters in books make me do these days, but he’s still cool and also as mad as a hatter, which is just awesome! All the other characters like Aidan, Jameson, Midnight, Winter, Pearl, Lucien and Pauline (I know there more but I’m not gonna list all of them, that would take forever) were great to in their own way.

That being said, why not give this book 5 stars? Well, there was just something missing, I can’t quite explain why. It’s just a feeling I have when I read the book. Besides that it was a great read and definitely something I would recommend other people to read, you won’t be disappointed!


About Holly Black

Holly Black is a best-selling author of contemporary fantasy novels for kids, teens, and adults. She is the author of the Modern Faerie Tale series (Tithe, Valiant, and Ironside), The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), and The Good Neighbors graphic novels (with Ted Naifeh) The Poison Eaters and Other Stories, a collection of short fiction, and The Curse Worker series (White Cat, Red Glove, and Black Heart). She is also the co-editor of three anthologies, Geektastic (with Cecil Castellucci), Zombies vs. Unicorns (with Justine Larbalestier), and Welcome to Bordertown (with Ellen Kushner). Her most recent works are the middle grade novel, Doll Bones, and the dark fantasy stand-alone, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown.

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