Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Weekly Reads: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

Tana is your average high-school girl, if you consider a girl who was bitten by her vampire mother and still bears a horrific scar to be average in any way.  When Tana wakes up in a bathtub after a crazy party, the house is eerily silent.  When she seeks out why, she discovers a bloodbath—all of her friends have been murdered and drained by vampires, and she is unsure if the vampires are still lurking around.  Upon finding her ex-boyfriend Aiden, bitten, but not yet turned, and a helpful vampire, Gavriel, they escape the house and the chasing vampires to travel to their nearest Coldtown—a designated area set up for the infected, the turned, and the vampire curious and obsessed.  The one drawback?  Once you enter a Coldtown, you can never leave. Rest assured The Coldest Girl in Coldtown isn’t your normal teen vampire book.

My rating: ****

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.

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