The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

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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."--Publisher website.
Publisher: Ashland : AudioGO, 2013.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781478980070
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Subjects: Young adult fiction.
Horror fiction.
Downloadable audiobooks.
Massacres -- Fiction.
Revenge -- Fiction.
Imaginary places -- Fiction.
Vampires -- Fiction.
Additional Contributors: Lakin, Christine

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Rozywang
Aug 15, 2017

A cool and interesting book. The type of vampires written is new and unique. This book is pretty cool and good for teens.

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WCLSDemingLibrary
Jan 25, 2016

Though vampires have been covered a thousand ways, Black managed to create a fresh and original take. I was totally absorbed from the first page and routinely found myself rationalizing "one more chapter." The world and it's characters felt totally plausible and I wish there was a second book to look forward to!
~Alexa

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KDoz
Oct 18, 2014

I liked the writing. Sometimes it felt so realistic for teenagers to act this way...especially Aidan and Aidan/Tana relationship at the beggining.

What I didn't buy is Tana almost ALWAYS falling for Aidan's tricks, always giving in. And when she FINALLY stood up to Aidan she found herself in the arms of another boy/man/whatever.

That is the annoying recurring thing with YA novels. Can't get a story without boy trouble. Sigh.

JCLJoshN May 16, 2014

Holly Black doesn't just walk the line between loving tribute to vampire stories and smart deconstruction of vampire stories, she dances along the line in beautiful pirouettes. She's created a world where vampires are out and proud, where the media portrays them as both terrifying monsters and glamorous, gorgeous eternal beings of mystery. She uses this setting to give us characters who are gritty and complicated, beautiful and powerful, monstrous and brutal. And she gives us a terrific heroine, Tana, who is smart, scrappy, brave, loyal, trusting, confused, terrified, and vulnerable. She's forced to make difficult choices, trust untrustworthy people, risk her life and the lives of people she loves, and face her deepest, darkest fears. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is clever, tense, touching, witty, gruesome, heartbreaking, and inspiring.

JCLChrisK May 01, 2014

Once upon a time long ago, in the days of my youth, I read some Anne Rice and a few other vampire "classics" and had a creepy good time, finding the creatures fascinating. In more recent memory, though, I've come to find vampires overdone, cliched, and tiresome, and generally avoid the genre. This, though, came highly recommended and is by an author I enjoy, so I decided to give vampires another try for at least one book.

The verdict? A well-deserved four stars waffling toward five. I was drawn in, cared about the characters, and read excitedly to the end. Black has done excellent world-building and tells a complex, nuanced story. One of the plot twists even had me emailing a friend who'd read it, since I was that involved in my reaction. This one's a winner.

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alera Jun 24, 2015

“But if you didn't believe in monsters, then how were you going to be able to keep safe from them?”

alera Jun 24, 2015

“Even from the beginning, that was the problem. People liked pretty things. People even liked pretty things that wanted to kill and eat them.”

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