Monday, October 13, 2014

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

12813630Goodreads Synopsis:    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.

My Thoughts:

-    This is a good read for the Halloween season!

-    I liked the whole post vampire apocalypse concept. 

-    Some of the chapters were flashbacks or back story on other characters. It was a little confusing. It took a couple paragraphs to figure out what and who I was reading about.

-    This is a pretty violent book. I wouldn't recommend it for younger teens.

-    I don't know what to think of Tana. She was kind of unpredictable. I didn't know what she was going to do next. Her actions didn't seem to coincide with her motives. 

-    I didn't like Aiden for the moment I met him. What a loser!

-    I don't know how I feel about Gavriel. There were times when I didn't like him, but then there were times when he was awesome.

-    There wasn't really much of a plot. It was just about this girl in a vampire filled world trying to figure things out after a horrific event. I wanted more out of the story. The 'villain" didn't even appear til the end.

-    Overall, I liked this book, but it left a few things to be desired.


  1. I just finished! I didn't mind Aidan. He wasn't my favorite and he was kind of a douchebag. But, he added some good elements to the story. I loved Gavriel. I wish there was more kissing. And, I wish this was a series now that I've read it. I want to see what happens.

  2. I almost grabbed this one at the library today. Then I forgot. Maybe tomorrow? I need to read it. It's been nominated to be a Beehive nominee! :)