Review: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on September 3rd 2013
Genre(s): Young Adult, Fantasy
Pages: 419 pages
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased
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.
Holly Black's interpretation of vampires. Need I say more? I love the magical work that is the writing of Holly Black (Spiderwick is dear to my heart) and this read was no different. It was enticing to say the least, the kind of lure you feel to something taboo. You know you shouldn't, but you really want to. The characters are decent, the plot is solid, and the expressive setting completes this wicked novel. I'd definitely recommend it.