The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black: Book Review

Title: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
Author: Holly Black
Pages: 419 pages
Published: September 3rd, 2013
Genre: Paranormal fiction, YA, teenage romance
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 author and acclaimed author Holly Black. 

Greetings lovelies. It brings me great pleasure to be writing this review after finally finishing one of my most anticipated reads of 2014. Arggg... I'm so excited to have finally read this book. And now I can totally share my thoughts about it! Okay. So first things first, I had some pretty high expectations for this book. One reason is because Holly Black is the author of the Spiderwick Chronicles, a series I absolutely loved. Secondly is because this is a vampire book, and any vampire YA book these days have to be spot on and just plain fantastic! But let me just say, my little bees, I more than just enjoyed this book. I'm obsessed with this book, and it's my go-to vampire read of the month.

The world is completely aware of vampires and their ability to infect people. There are even Coldtowns set up across the world where vampires stroll and humans mingle. After Tana wakes up hazy at a party with no knowledge of the events that occurred the night before, things really do begin to change for her.  Tana finds out that she, along with her ex-boyfriend and an ancient vampire, were the only survivors of a vampire massacre that occurred on the night of the party. Tana goes on a journey filled with romance and death to save not only herself, but the two friends who came along with her.

I'm really glad this was nothing like Twilight. Twilight, for me, was a bit unrealistic and corny. I think it's safe to say that I compare all my vampire books with Twilight. What I enjoyed most about this book was the pace. I liked how the book started on the morning of the party, which of course led into all the action. The storyline was well put together, along with other things. Holly Black is a master storyteller. As I was reading, I couldn't find the time to put this book down!

Let me just say now, before I get all the comments about how your book boyfriend is better than mine that Gavriel is my new book boyfriend. Gavriel, the smoking hot vampire, had me swooning and grasping for air. But you'll also fall in love with the main character Tana, who had pure intentions. Unlike the other crazy people in the world, she didn't want to become a vampire. And there are some pretty rad scenes where she kicks some vampire ass!!

I'm probably gonna regret saying this, but I think this is the best vampire YA book of the year! I always read vampire books from time to time to get myself off a reading slump, but I'm really glad I ended up picking this book. Now I just have to read the other 157 books on my TBR list... oh jesus. Anyways I hope you enjoyed this review, and I really hope I convinced you to get this book so we can talk about it together!

Favorite Quote:
(said by Gavriel)
"If you're proposing a duel, I believe she get's to pick a weapon. I hope she picks me."

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  1. I have this book on my TBR so I'm glad you enjoyed it so much :)

  2. Ooh this book sounds great! I had no idea what it was about, but now I do :) I can't wait to read it. Lovely review, Alex :)

    Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books

  3. I'm so glad you loved this one as much as I did! I read it last year and couldn't get enough of it!

    Thanks for stopping by my STS @ Addicted Readers!


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