This Week's Pick: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: September 17th 2013
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.
I'll be honest, I didn't even read the description for this book until I was writing this WoW pick. You see, about four years ago I read a short story by Holly Black by the same name and I absolutely LOVED it. It's still one of my favorite short stories of all time and when I heard Black was writing a novel based on the same idea? Well, I may have freaked out a bit. I adore Holly Black as an author, and the idea is such a great one. After reading the description I'm even more excited for this book, which I didn't even think was possible.
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown sounds like a novel I am going to love and I seriously cannot wait to read it!
- Ciara (Lost at Midnight)