#Review - The Coldest Girl in Cold Town by Holly Black
By: Holly Black
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal
Release Date: September, 3rd 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown Books
Summary from Goodreads: 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
Review: I really enjoyed this take on the vampire world. It was unique but didn't feel hokey or far fetched. It felt like it followed vampire lore closer than some books I've read.
Tana is an awesomely bad ass character who has no idea how bad ass she is. She spends the entire book just trying to stay alive, but in the end realizes that she was stronger than she thought. She is selfless and caring and at times a little reckless. If you love a good "girl tries not to turn into a vampire" story, then you will love The Coldest Girl in Cold Town (Awesome Title!).