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Title: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
Author: Holly Black
Length: 419 pages
What it’s about (synopsis via Goodreads):
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.
How and when I got it:
I picked up a copy at a library sale a few years back.
Why I want to read it:
I’m on a Holly Black kick! I just finished the amazing Folk of the Air trilogy, and I want more! And while this isn’t a faerie book, it still sounds pretty awesome to me. I understand it’s a vampire story… which is okay by me. And I like the fact that this is a stand-alone, because I have more than enough ongoing series that I’m trying to keep up with.
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8 thoughts on “Shelf Control #203: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black”
I have an unread copy of this too, and I’d love to read it one of these days😁 I’ve heard pretty good things about it.
I’m feeling a little obsessed with Holly Black’s books at the moment, so I’m thinking this one is going to happen soon for me. 🙂
I remember wanting to read this one when it came out. Still haven’t. Thanks for reminding me of it.
I’m really looking forward to it!
I have read it – it was good to be honest, which I expected from this author, although the plot feels like a distant memory now!
I’m really looking forward to finally reading it!
oh I definitely recommend this one- I thought it was really unique!
So glad to hear it!