Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Review: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

Title The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
By Holly Black
Genre YA Supernatural/Paranormal
Rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Tana lives in a world with vampires. Most are locked away in walled cities called Coldtowns. But when she wakes up the morning after a party surrounded by corpses and her on again off again boyfriend is infected, it's obvious there's vampires loose. But why do they have one of their own chained up and why does Tana decided it would be a good idea to help him?

First Sentence
Tana woke lying in a bathtub.

I adore Holly Black's Curse Workers series but have always been hesitant to try one of her other books after a bad attempt at reading Tithe. I'd heard good things about this one though so I gave it a try. I wasn't blown away or anything but as you can see, I gave it 4 stars. I enjoyed Black's take on vampires. As usual, Black creates a flawless world that seamlessly comes together with no confusion or over explaining.

I always love her characters too. They have a history and depth. They aren't just puppets to tell a story but these multidimensional people that you can't help but feel empathy for.

The romance in this one? So steamy! I had to fan myself a few times. It was that good.

My only real complaint about the book is that it's a standalone. I usually enjoy that but when I like a world and characters this much I want more. I don't want this to be the end. I'm all for open endings but in this case I would love to know what happens.

Should you read it? 
If you like vampires and kick ass heroines, yes!


  1. I have been meaning to read this. Glad to hear it is good!

  2. I read this one a while ago, so I can't remember much, but I think it was just eh for me. We seem to have opposing views on books lately.

  3. I'm glad you liked it. I really enjoyed it myself. I liked the romance, but it didn't quite do it for me so I had to reread Twilight right after. I know, you can do an exasperated sigh at me, lol.

  4. I wanted to know what happens next, too...just because I liked these characters, and the world of Cold Town, so much.

  5. I might read this. I've heard the MC is just super, super TSTL and runs headlong into danger at the drop of a hat. Thanks for the review, though.

  6. I'll have to give this one a go. I read one of her newer books (can't remember the title) and wasn't all that impressed, but this one sounds like something I'd like. Glad you enjoyed it!

  7. Coldest Girl in Coldtown is pretty much my favourite vampire book- the world and atmosphere Holly Black created for it was fantastic! The ending is super open-ended too... I remember a friend of mine being so frustrated about not knowing what happened after!

  8. This one has been on my TBR for ages! I'm so glad to know you liked it.