The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

Black, Holly (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

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When seventeen-year-old Tana wakes up following a party in the aftermath of a violent vampire attack, she travels to Coldtown, a quarantined Massachusetts city full of vampires, with her ex-boyfriend and a mysterious vampire boy in tow.
Authors: Black, Holly
Statement of Responsibility: by Holly Black
Title: The coldest girl in Coldtown
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: 419 pages ; 24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
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Report This Mar 25, 2014
  • Cynthia_N rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Holly Black is not one of my favorite authors but I love her story ideas so I continue to read her books. I was pleasantly surprised to find I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. I did find parts of it disturbing which in my mind is a sign of a good book.

Report This Feb 17, 2014
  • gdialena rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this book, very good read. Couldn't put the book down.

this was such a BIG SURPRISE. a good surprise at that. my expectations weren't high, but this was SO GOOD. had me reading till 2am. highly recommended. :D

Report This Jan 18, 2014
  • waltzingechidna rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A fun romp through a dark landscape, with just enough romance and just enough moral ambiguity.

this sounds like a good book. i'll prob hold a request on it.

Report This Dec 06, 2013
  • LibraryK8 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Holly Black has hit it out of the park! I do NOT like vampire stories (at least not any written in the last 10 years) but this is the perfect mix of satire and suspense! I loved every minute and wanted to keep reading after the last page!

Report This Nov 27, 2013
  • JCLBethanyT rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book was scary, fun and imaginative. It combined the fantasy of vampires--decadence and cool outfits--with the reality of undeath and the creepiness of sentient predators. Great for adult and teen horror fans alike.


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Report This Jan 18, 2014
  • waltzingechidna rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

waltzingechidna thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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  • green_tiger_230 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Report This Dec 06, 2013
  • LibraryK8 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

After years of living in the shadows, being glorified as sparkly lovers and dangerous enemies and on TV, vampires have revealed themselves to humans. After a nasty outbreak of vampirism, thanks to a misplaced act of mercy, the world cannot ignore the lore. Infected cities are walled off from the public, called Coldtowns, these places are exquisite prisons for vampires. Humans, enthralled with the beauty and horror of vampires flock to the Coldtowns to offer their sweet red blood for the chance of being turned. An entire industry has sprung up around the Coldtowns. The elaborate masquerades of vampires are broadcast on reality TV. Vampire Hunters have shows as they chase the stalk the creatures. Blogs are created as envious teens dream of becoming immortal. Tana is not one of those teens. She knows all to well the threat presented by vampires. Her mother was bitten when she was a child. As she became Cold, all her mother needed was the taste of human blood to completely turn. Tana's father tried to save his wife by locking her in the basement in the hopes that the illness would run it's course and she would recover. But as the days grew longer her thirst for blood grew as she called out to her daughter. Tana, thinking she could help her mother opened the basement door...but instead of her mother there was a blood-thirsty monster downstairs. Tana survived, but she still remembers the feeling of her mother's teeth on her skin and the way her father beheaded her with a shovel.... Years later, Tana awakens in a farmhouse after a rough night of partying. As she stumbles around looking for a bite to eat she notices that the other hungover party-goers are not passed out...but dead. Drained of blood, Tana realizes that a vampire must have infiltrated the party. Trying to get out of the house as fast as possible she looks for her car keys only to find them near her ex-boyfriend Aiden (who has been bitten and chained to a bed) and a mysterious vampire, Gavriel. After a quick escape from a group of vampires looking to kill Gavriel and finish off Aiden, Tana decides her best option is to take the two to the nearest Coldtown. Getting into a Coldtown, it is getting out that is the hard part. Are Aiden and the suspiciously crazy Gavriel worth the risk?


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