“I like the world that this book takes place in. It’s not your normal,
‘I fell in love with a vampire,’ teen vampire tale. And I promise there
are no sparkly vampires in it. But there is a bad-guy vampire who might
not be good for the main character. It’s dark and dangerous, and there’s
some definite meat to this book. Not a sunshine and rainbow vampire
tale. It’s a more literary take on the vampire teen tale. I will say,
how they become vampires in this is a really unique twist on the old
myth. It has really well developed characters, better than I’ve seen in
most of these types of books.”
A dark, edgy, wholly original reinvention of the vampire novel from bestselling, acclaimed author Holly Black
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.