Review: The Coldest Girl In Coldtown

Nov •  23 •  2013

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Review: The Coldest Girl In ColdtownThe Coldest Girl In Coldtown by Holly Black
Series: Stand Alone
Published by Brown For Young Readers, Little on September 3rd 2013
Genres: Young Adult- Fantasy/ Paranormal
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Paragraphs Books
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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.

Since this book was getting such rave reviews, I thought I give it try. Being that I was done with paranormal, I was hoping that this book would be different. It is different. But for me, it still carried that same feel to a vampire book.

Plot: I think my biggest problem of the book didn’t really capture me. The plot is about a girl, who is living in a time of vampire. They can turn people but you can also go cold. Which means you get a vampire sickness but after a few month of no blood and isolation, you can turn back to human. This plot goes from her childhood to her now, in which she faces some hard times. Honestly, I felt like this plot has no umph. It just was.

Love: Now, the love interest captured me more than the plot. This story is also told in different point of view and one pov the reader gets is the vampire. Now he lead and now leads an interesting life. I love going back in time and seeing how he can to be. I also like, even though it move fast, his love with Tana. That was quite unexpected with moments that this steal your breathe away. *Fans self*

Ending: I felt the ending was fitting. It did go in the direction I expected it to be. And I like how well elements came together in the end.

This is a good book. It is different from many vampire stories but it does carry some similarity.  The Coldest Girl In Coldtown carries much potential with lots of action. It follows are great narrative that any reader can get into. The Coldest Girl In Coldtown is great.

I give it 4 BITES!


Happy Reading!


  1. Jen @ YA Romantics
    Nov 23, 2013

    I really enjoyed this one. And so glad it was a standalone!

  2. I still need to read this. I hate to see that the plot didn’t interest you though! I’m a huge plot person so that may be a deal breaker, though. But, the love interest does sound good!