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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

“If you like vampires that are more frightening than sparkly, this book is for you! 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 (who is infected by a vampire bite) and a mysterious vampire boy in tow.”—Veronica at KDL’s Krause Memorial 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.