REVIEW: Coldest Girl In Coldtown by 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 from bestselling and acclaimed author Holly Black.

I’m not surprised at how much I liked this. I’m a big Holly Black fan and she didn’t disappoint. I’ve been in a book blah mood recently because I’ve ended up reading a lot of the same types of stuff. This, while it did have young romance in it, was different than my usuals because I didn’t have to deal with all the angst that comes with young love. Tana is trying to figure out how to survive when she is potential infected and may become a vampire so she doesn’t have time to dwell on the fact that she might have the hots for a crazy vampire. You only see her thoughts on that in passing. Honestly, had this been a book heavy on the romance it just wouldn’t work with how brutal so much of it was. Great job Holly, you never let me down.

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