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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

ISBN: 0316213101

Title: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

Author: Holly Black

KDL Description:

HORROR TEEN BLACK

Here we all thought the teen vampire book craze was over. Not according to author Holly Black! I recently read her latest, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. I loved how thoroughly she created the “world” of this book. I could totally picture it in my mind. Tana, the main character, is brave and strong, and the vampires are (except for one) so not boyfriend material. Scary!
—Kris at KDL’s Comstock Park branch

Amazon Description:

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.