The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

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Replete with grisly violence, an intriguingly complex take on the mechanics of vampirism, and well-developed and memorable characters, this superior, dread-soaked tale will satisfy vampire addicts of all ages.
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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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Holly Black is the bestselling author of contemporary fantasy novels for teens and children, including Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale and the #1 New York Times bestselling Spiderwick series. She has been a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award and the Eisner Award, and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award. Holly lives in Massachusetts with her husband, Theo, in a house with a secret library. Her website is www.blackholly.com.
 
Published September 3, 2013 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 440 pages
Genres: Horror, Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on Jul 01 2013

Replete with grisly violence, an intriguingly complex take on the mechanics of vampirism, and well-developed and memorable characters, this superior, dread-soaked tale will satisfy vampire addicts of all ages.

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Reviewed by Jia on Sep 05 2013

In many ways, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown reminds me of a cross between The Silver Kiss and Lost Souls. It’s the theme of making peace with the past combined with a road trip and goth sensibility.

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Lectus cn 6 Jan 2014

I finished this book because I fell for Gavriel; Tana? No, thank you.

I never thought that I would fall for a vampire again, but this book proved me wrong :-)

I lost my interest in the story...

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Lauren Mead 26 Aug 2015

Rated the book as 4 out of 5

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